Chadron State College Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.29 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: Town: Remote
  • Student Population: 2,993 (2,362 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 82% part-time, 18% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $4,479 in-state; $7,921 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I loved CSC. The class sizes were small and the professors were very helpful.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2019

Only a semester into the program and the curriculum is rigorous but the professors are readily available to help and transparent in their lessons. It allows me to be a full time employee while obtaining an education at a reasonable price and the place is military friendly.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

The graduate program that I am in is School Counseling, and has several different classes that I am taking that make this program worthwhile. I have only taken a few courses in the Graduate Studies, but have done all of my Bachelor's Degree at this school. The school setting is secure and the staff are willing to help the students. The way that the classes are set up are extremely easy to access along with following them throughout the year. I am looking forward to completing my Graduate Program through Chadron State College.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Chadron has a unique program that allows a non business major to complete their per-requisites through an outside vendor to gain access to the program. An applicant takes a test, then works on any deficiencies. I have enjoyed my experience at Chadron State. I have learned many skills that I feel are necessary to compete in the job market. If you're slef-directed, organized, and don't need a traditional classroom setting, you'll excel in any of the online programs.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

I had absolutely no problem getting enrolled and approved for the program. If you are a person who is self-disciplined and function well with computers and the online environment, you will have little difficulty with CSC's accelerated online course format. The program's professors facilitation skills range from those who minimally interact with the online students to those who seem to almost be at your beck and call. Most of the professors teach physical classes on the campus as well as one or two online ones as well. Generally, if a student follows the syllabus as written and takes the TIME to read, write and understand the material, he/she will progress through the program without a hitch. If you have a family, you will need to be efficient with your time. This is a graduate program; therefore, even though you may not meet many of your professors face to face, all have high expectations of graduate students. Do not assume that because the program is reasonable in cost that the quality of instruction and education does not match normal college standards. Any difficulty with assignments is usually resolved collaboratively with other students. You might believe that the professors aren't aware of what's going on but I assure you that they are lurking (OK, perhaps not lurking), reading and watching to see if you the class can figure out the dilemma on their own or if they need to be nudged in the correct direction. Numerous papers will be written with strict enforcement of APA format with certain professors requiring a concise business report format instead. Get those skills down quickly. You will feel frustrated when you don't get immediate answers to problems but someone (a fellow cohort) is online at any given hour of the day to help with an answer. You will find that some students are more participative than others and/or are better team players similar to real life. I wholeheartedly endorse this program for time deficient, working undergraduates who needs that MBA to be able to have their name thrown into the pot for an advanced position within their organization. Chadron State College's MBA program would be just right for you.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: E-Books are comprehensive and easy to read through. Courses are straight forward, all assignments are displayed on the first class day enabling students to work ahead. On the rare occasions I had questions/reported problems, instructors were very responsive (all within 12 hours). Cons: No recorded lectures or additional learning aids/tools. The program is STRICTLY independent study.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

I am a new student with Chadron State College but I am excited with the opportunity to learn an grow with the community. I am a veteran and the financial aid that the college offers exceeds expectations. From day one, I have had a huge network of support; not just from admissions but from each department.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: All course assignments are provided on the first day of class. Sakai software is easy to navigate and use to submit assignments. Professors are very responsive to questions and are willing to assist to ensure student success. Cons: Unlike other colleges, there are no video lectures uploaded to the system. The program is strictly an independent study models. Between course assignments, discussion posts, and term papers, there is very little time to truly study the text book given the course time frames. while, for myself, this isn't an issue, as I'm a part-time student. For a full-time student with a full-time job, i would question how much learning actually occurs for them.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Essentially the program is in an independent study format. Each class has webpage for homework submissions quiz/test taking. There are no lectures (typical content consists of PowerPoint presentations taken from the "extra content" of the reading materials) or interaction with your instructor other than by email. For someone who's used to a traditional setting, this format is really tough. The use of pre-recorded video lectures would be very helpful in bridging the gap from a traditional classroom to a virtual learning environment, enhance the learning experience by hearing real-world examples/experience from the Instructor, and provide an opportunity to get a feel of what the Instructor's looking for in terms of assignments.. All assignments/forum requirements/group work/term papers, along with due dates, are posted on Day 1 of class, so there's no reason anyone has for missing a due date (there are no surprises). To avoid the hassle of trying to form a virtual team, teams are assigned by the instructor and known on Day 1. There is a lot of busy work in the realm of forum posts and comment requirements, but all are relevant to the course content. Assignments are graded and returned within 7 days. Group projects/Term Papers usually take 14-16 days. So far, the grading system is extremely fair, and Instructors are very responsive when grading questions are asked. The school is regionally accredited. Its MBA program holds an ACBSP accreditation, and is very affordable (Total costs, including books, will run about $12,000).
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2018

Chadron State's greatest qualities are its value, faculty, and the quality of education. I really believe I was prepared for my future by Chadron State. They have a low-cost, but extremely high quality program with a supportive faculty. I am in secondary education, which means that my professors, even more than other professions, are mentors and people I seek to emulate. The examples, I was shown at Chadron State will be invaluable as I continue my career. The downside to Chadron State would probably reflect in a lack of academic competitiveness between the students and a lack of name value. The Chadron State brand does not carry the same weight as other institutions, which comes with the cost. Also, because of the cost of the education, it might attract a lower level of student, but that comes with the cost.
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