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Columbia Southern University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB- Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsF
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He cares more about University Resource Use than the average student.
Date: Dec 14 2010
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
CSU is not a bad school. They are accredited and the coursework is somewhat challenging.

I did not expect a degree that would be on the same level as Harvard, Yale or MIT. I did plenty of research beforehand and realized their way of doing business (and EVERY college/university is a business, don't forget it!) is what I was looking for: flexible hours, open enrollment, accredited, inexpensive.

The regional vs. national accreditation discussion: if you want to get a degree from a regionally accredited school, your credits from CSU probably won't transfer, so go to a regionally accredited school! Do your research. The whining and crying on these review sites is just ridiculous. If you don't know about accreditation and transferability before signing up for classes through ANY school, you should probably take a course in common sense first.

The degree doesn't make the person. It's similar to a resume getting you an interview and then YOU get the job. A degree is no more than a piece of paper that says you can learn and that you have theoretical knowledge of a specific field. That's it. I know plenty of people who have Master's degrees from brick and mortar schools who have no clue about their chosen industry. If you get a degree from an online school and your friends laugh at you because its not from a "real" school, then you and your friends need to grow up. As long as it is nationally accredited, you have a legitimate degree.

Bottom line, its about the person and how you apply the knowledge you gain. Expecting to land a good job with a huge salary just from a degree will result in failure.

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