Columbia Southern University
Accreditation: Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
Reivew Averages: 8.7 out of 10 (216 reviews)
Columbia Southern University Reviews:
63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
Understand the school and what it is for!
March 26, 2012
I graduated in November 2011 with a BS in Fire Science from CSU. The degree, without a doubt, aided me in getting the job at the fire department I wanted to work for. I get so tired of reading all the dreadful reviews from unsatisfied students on here who don't understand what this school is intended for. Columbia Southern University is not for recent high school graduates wanting the college experience, Ivy League graduates wanting ... [Read more]
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
CSU is as challenging as any other school
April 17, 2012
Let's be clear, Columbia Southern University is just as challenging as any regionally accredited school that I've attended. I graduated with a B.A. degree from Thomas Edison State College, a (RA) school and CSU's cirriculum and workload is structured the same. I totally agree with some of the other comments that if you are looking for an ivy league school or obtained your degree from some other big name (RA) school, then CSU is NOT ... [Read more]
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Real degree...what the?!?
October 10, 2010
Somebody explain to me, if this is a "degree mill", then how come I have to take 20 8-week classes (after I transferred my A.S. degree to them) to complete my B.S. degree for 120 credits. And nobody told me they were ACCREDITED (ick). Also, they have the nerve to send me ACTUAL TEXTBOOKS, which they expect me to read. And I have to take ACTUAL TESTS at the end of each week, and write ... [Read more]
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
20 years of safety experience
November 27, 2012
OK so I took advantage of the military tuition assistance (Army Reserves) and transferred my 60 AA units from a CA community college plus another 12 from another brick and mortar and got some credits for OSHA certificate courses and my E7 course work credits and had to take 12 more classes for 36 more units. I have worked as a civilian in the OCC Health and Safety field for close to 20 years so ... [Read more]
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
MBA in progress!
February 9, 2012
I am not sure why people are posting that CSU is easy? I've been working on my MBA for 4 years! I have one class to go and I've had many papers to write that were minimum 10 page reports. Let me make it clear. CSU is flexible. You need to do the work in order to complete your classes. The Professors are always there to assist you and answer questions. The text books are ... [Read more]
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Good College for my needs.
February 10, 2012
This will be my second degree program at this university;and the bad comments are funny because with so many colleges fighting for your money just pick one that suits your needs and go. Columbia Southern University is not for everyone and maybe if I was 20 then a brick and mortar would be OK but for working older adults this is great and besides unless you went to a elite university "Harvard, Yale" who cares ... [Read more]
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
April 28, 2012
This is not the school for you if you require hand-holding, you have to be self-motivated. Lots of military and ex-military go to this school. The pace is fast and furious and you can get left behind quickly if you don't keep up. But the payoff is you can get it done relatively quickly if you load up and run with it. Support is exceptional. I was accepted into FSU grad school with this degree ... [Read more]
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