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    Ranking: #9
    Non-Profit: Yes
    Country: USA
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    Accreditation: Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)

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Completed AAS, working on BSBA

Associates of Applied Science, Business - October 2, 2014
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Great school, the teachers are very helpful and always respond to emails within 24-48 hours. The books are always recent, I haven't had one more than 5 years old. Plus, the books are all free. Courses consist of posting on a discussion board every week, and responding to 2 classmates. There is reading required each week, with assessments due that normally consist of 200 word written responses and multiple choice (depending on the class). About half of the classes required proctored exams, which you simply use your computer's webcam and use remote proctor now. Many of the classes also have between 2 and 4 research papers due, typically 3-4 pages in length. I am now pursuing my BSBA, and should complete it within the next 6 months. My only concern is the national accreditation through DETC. I'm thinking about going to Bellevue or Eastern New Mexico University for my Masters, since they're regionally accredited and accept CSU's Bachelors, to maybe offset that "con" in employers eyes.

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Associates of Applied Science, Business - September 19, 2011
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I am so glad I found CSU. I'm a full time employee, wife, and mom, over age 40. I had 18 credits from 20 years ago. If I were to attend night school, I would graduate around age 80. CSU is a great school. Terms are only 8 weeks long. What a great incentive to continue my eduation: to know I'll have my associate's degree in 18 months! The staff are very friendly and communicative. Financial Aid was a breeze. I researched many online schools before deciding on CSU. I know all about the RA vs NA debate. My plan is to earn my associate's at CSU, then my BS at Waldorf College(RA.)There are many RA schools that will accept NA credits. You just have to do your research.

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Columbia Southern University, AAS in Business

Associates of Applied Science, Business - December 17, 2007
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I found Columbia Southern University (CSU) to offer programs and schedules to fit the needs of almost all students and situations. With 12 different terms student can enroll every month, they also offer per course enrollment in which you can enroll at your leisure. I found every teacher to be highly qualified as they are also from remote locations. This allows CSU to attract highly qualified experts in their educational field of expertise to develop courses and programs. Their online access and use of technology is excellent. They could organize a few websites for better functionality, but the information is their once you find it. I also used my GI Bill which was handled very well by the support staff with all paperwork be submitted in a timely manner so I never missed a payment. I can't think of any reason to not attend CSU and will be enrolling in the BSBA/finance program after the first of the year.

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