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Columbia Southern University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityF Research AvailabilityF
Research FundingF Graduate PoliticsC
Errand RunnersF Degree CompletionB
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]A Sufficient PayA
CompetitivenessC- Education QualityC-
Faculty AccessibilityC Useful ResearchD
ExtracurricularsF Success-UnderstandingB+
Surrounding CityF Social Life/EnvironmentF
"Individual" treatmentC FriendlinessA
SafetyC+ Campus BeautyB-
Campus MaintenanceA- University Resource/spendingF
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Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
Here is my opinion based on my experience of attending CSU. My opinion surely does not reflect all the views of students who attend CSU, as each student's experience differs from person to person. The overall difficulty of the program was very low. I've written emails that were more difficult. I was previously enrolled in a master's degree program at Gonzaga University, and it was a significant challenge. Through my enrollment, the tuition became too much for me and I was growing bored of the course material, so a withdrew. I stumbled upon the option of CSU from a colleague of mine who attended the university. He was confident, so I figured that I would give CSU a try. So, that is essentially the reason why I attended CSU; it's cheap. It's the cheapest, accredited university I could find, and my goal was to attain a master's degree and have a resume enhancer. Has it helped my resume in finding employment opportunities? It's too soon to tell. From what I've heard from hiring managers is that they are more interested in what you have done, rather than what you have studied. Will a degree from a well-known university give you a leg up? Sure, it will. Big universities have impressive alumni networks that could land you a good internship or high paying job. With that said, you can also explore your own network through social media like linkedn. A Columbia Southern master's degree was not designed for your 23 year-old recent graduate from a brick-and-mortar college. It is designed for working adults who don't have time to be up until 3 a.m. writing papers. That's what I was doing while attending Gonzaga; it was brutal. I actually had time to spend with my family attending CSU. However, I have to be honest in the fact that I feel a bit inadequate because the university is not regionally accredited, nor does it hold other business accreditation such as AACSB or ACBSP. But then again, only about 25% of universities nationwide hold those accreditations. I don't want to bash CSU too bad, it does have DEAC and recognized by CHEA and the Department of Education. So, although nationally recognized, it is indeed accredited. Whether this school is right for you, will depend on your academic goals. You will have a hard time transferring CSU credits into a regionally accredited university. But then again, I transferred among three different regionally accredited universities while doing my undergrad, and not all my courses were transferred equally. Some are concerned that a masters degree from CSU will not transfer into any regionally accredited doctoral program, and that's not true. Trident University accepts a master's degree from CSU and it's regionally accredited. If one does, I'm sure there are others like it. Will you be able to transfer your CSU degree over to Harvard…probably not. Make the most informed decision, and be happy about it in the end. Getting a degree is just one step in success. The next steps come by adding value to your employer, being dependable, and being a problem solver.
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