Colorado State University
Review Averages: 6.5 out of 10
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges&Schools
Colorado State University Reviews:
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Diploma mill setting - They only care about MONEY
B.S. in Business Management - October 25, 2016
I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. This online setting is basically a diploma mill as you learn everything by yourself but are required to pay thousands of dollars so that you can have some online teacher in some random state "grade your papers." The teachers were all about the same - they would answer your questions as simply as possible without any engagement. I am not sure they even read half my papers because I would get 100 percent on papers that I know were less than stellar. While it is nice that it made it easy I think that is also the stigma that is given to online schools as no interviewer for any job has been remotely impressed with the "Global Campus" aspect of this school. I try to not bring up the online aspect but upon request of my transcripts it is perfectly clear. To be fair, I am sure all online schools have this same issue, however I wish I would have spent the money that I will be paying back for the next 20 years else wear. One other point- unless you are already on the start of a career path with some experience than this program is not for you, hiring managers DO NOT CARE about your degree you will be so proud of they want to know what EXPERIENCE you have in addition - there are thousands of applicants for the same job but the only difference is experience.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great Value, Convenient!
Organizational Leadership - October 21, 2016
I just finished my degree in organizational leadership with CSU Global. I felt that this program was adequately rigorous, and you get good support from your teachers, fellow students, and administration. The topics and skills you learn is directly applicable to the currently business environment. If you make time for your studies and assignments, you should have no problem doing well. I am a widowed mom to 3 kids under 7, and work a full time 40+ hour job, and I still graduated with a 3.97 GPA.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
B.S. in Information Technology - August 16, 2016
I am a current student at CSU-Global and this University's policy is setup to favor the University. I recently encountered a situation where I had to request an extension due to unforeseen circumstances. I followed CSU's Incomplete Request and the instructor failed to make the exam available. It is going on one month and the between the Instructor and faculty members this issues continues to be unresolved. Their lack of communication amongst one another is poor and they will try to put the blame on the student. Luckily, I am strong willed and I continue to stand my ground and advocate for current and future students. Run away and choose a more reputable University that treats its students with dignity and respect. The Instructors are not helpful and they also refer you to the internet instead of actually teaching the class. If you get stuck you'll have to depend of the internet as instructors declined to guide you through assignments. If I wanted to teach myself I would not have paid so much money to get the job done. Run, run, run, away fast.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Master of Information Technology Management
M.S. in Management - IT Concentration - March 21, 2016
I am currently enrolled in the Master of Information Technology program and I'm really enjoying it thus far. I finished up my undergrad degree at a local university, but I decided to do an online program for my Masters. After researching tons of school, CSU-Global had everything I was looking for- name recognition and a very good state school reputation, major and specialization I wanted, and also the 1 course per term format. I work full-time so I didn't want to overburden myself and I knew I only wanted a university that offered the 1 course per term format. The professor in my current class is extremely knowledgeable about what he is teaching and he brings real world experience to the virtual classroom as well. I also appreciate the enrollment and academic counselors, they are very informative about most everything. They've assisted me from step 1 (enrollment) to step 2 (financial aid) and step 3 (course registration). I feel like I'm receiving more guidance and support here than I did during my undergrad experience. I can't wait to graduate and put my degree to use. I am very happy I chose CSU-Global!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Nightmare Enrollment Advisers
B.S. in Information Technology - March 4, 2016
I tried to enroll for Mar.7th start date, but the admissions rep Sarah Lipsett, pushed back my start date to April 4th without my permission. When I contacted her to tell her I wanted to start in March, she found another reason to push the start date back to April 4th. I ran around like a chicken with its head cut off getting transcripts and other documents notarized. Additionally, I spent about $40.00 getting transcripts sent in a hurry. I ended up discontinuing enrollment and going to another school. I'm sure the education is fine but the enrollment process and Sarah Lipsett are a nightmare.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
They don't offer an MBA, they offer a MBM
BS-Business Management - July 7, 2015
I graduated at the end of 2012 with a B.S. in Business Management from CSU-Global, The Master's program in business that they offer is an MBM, which no one has ever heard of, not an MBA. Also, your diploma states, "Colorado State University System" and the diploma does not reflect your specialization or concentration. It's an ok school, reasonably priced, some professors are excellent others are worthless. they accept virtually anyone(pun intended), non-profit, however they operate similar to the for profit schools. Now if you want the real deal try CSU-online, they follow the same curriculum as the on-campus students, even have web-casts of the daily lectures and your diploma is identical to the on-campus students. I would recommend CSU-Global for an undergraduate degree, but not a Masters. They now offer a B.S. in Accounting which was my original intent, so my specialization was in accounting, however it is not reflected on my diploma. BTY when I chatted with an advisor at the CSU campus they had never heard of a B.S. in Business Management or a Masers in Business Management, additionally at that time (2011) they were unaware of CSU-Global!!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This is a great school and is becoming more prominant.
B.S. in Information Technology - August 5, 2014
In January of 2013 I found my employer would be closing down in May of 2014. Fearing I would have great difficulties finding a job I began researching online colleges so that I could finish my degree and be more appealing to prospective employers. I chose CSU-Global over various schools and can't say enough about the university. Within three weeks of applying I was accepted, approved for financial aid and began my first term. That was February 2013. Classes have been demanding but I have learned a lot! With the help of my student adviser (Kristina) I was able to plan coursework to expedite my graduation and finished my Information Technology program in June 2014. My company closed in May 2014 and I started sending my resume to various places (highlighting my pending graduation from CSU-Global). Within three days of creating a Linked In account and sending those resumes I started receiving requests for interviews and two weeks prior to graduation I had secured a Business Application Support Analyst position with a great company. My degree from CSU Global also helped me to secure a place in this Fall's Arizona State University's online MS- Information Mgmt program, which is very highly regarded. I can honestly state my future would not be as bright if I hadn't made CSU-Global my college choice.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good school for the money!
B.S. in Business Management - July 31, 2014
This school is great for the money. The online format and grading system requires students to participate and think critically to be successful. I find this more valuable than regurgitating information on exams. As mentioned by another reviewer, this school is heavy on writing and critical thinking, not such much on analytics or math. The 8 week rolling semesters allows new students to easy enroll at any time.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
BS-Business Management - July 15, 2014
CSU Global is a great online school. You will write a lot! Discussion board and quiz are freebies, but the writing assignments are not. This school works very well for those who work and/or have kids. You will encounter a bad professor and you will encounter grading that seems unfair. But if you can write, you will succeed at CSU Global.
14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Good in theory, not great
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - April 22, 2014
I was excited to attend an online college that was not a for-profit college. I have worked in the for- profit industry and that is not something I wanted to be a part of. Overall I did enjoy CSU-Global. I found that 95% of my classmates in the master's program were well educated and had real career experience. I learned from many of them. Though online college is supposed to be flexible it still is time consuming. There are reasons I have chosen to not attend my graduation this summer. CSU Global has a 90% acceptance rate per information found via Google. It is hard to feel like I accomplished something when really anyone gets accepted. I think I received "A" grades, but my work was more B quality and in some cases even C quality. Instructors have to use a rubric for grading and I understand it is important to have clear guidelines so students are graded the same, but the rubric grade is often all that is given, no additional feedback is provided. I do not feel prepared for my capstone and information received in prior classes seems to conflict with what is required. Instructors were very friendly, but no one pushes students beyond their limits. I have only attended CSU-Global so I can't compare to other colleges. If you are a true student of academia a this is not the college for you. This college is better for those that need to earn a degree in a short amount of time and avoid the negatives of for-profit colleges. Elementary kids are more likely to get graded harder than anyone at CSU-Global. Expect conflicting information regarding your capstone and pointless discussion posts -time wasters for the most part. Discussion posts are typical in online courses so I assume I would have the same opinion no matter what college I went to. I don't dislike CSU-Global, but I probably won't be rocking the alumni gear.
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