Online Masters Program…? and Cal baptist univeristy

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 4
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t know anything about CBU. 

BUTTTTT strangely enough, I grew up in Norco and graduation from NHS in 2006!

Post # 6
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think it really depends on the program. Some are great, some are degree mills. I quit the latter and will be starting at a program that is hopefully the former. Also look at your ability to do things like practicums and internships if those are common in your field. Also look at number of credits and completion time compared to traditional programs. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. On the other hand, online degrees can be great for those who are already established in a career, like my FMIL whose school wants her to work on an advanced degree, or people like me who need to work through school or can’t relocate for a program

Post # 8
405 posts
Helper bee

@Kandiss16:  I’m a CBU alumnus.  And for the love of God, avoid that school at all costs.  It has a good reputation in the Riverside area for SOME programs – like Business, Nursing. 

However, if you want to get a job outside of Riverside, you are much better off going to a CSU.  They have better reputation, and they are far less expensive. 

Post # 10
405 posts
Helper bee

@Kandiss16:  I was originally a communications major, but I switched to history after I realized that all my classes were basically going to be with two professors.

I don’t like the university because it’s too expensive for the quality of education received.  A lot of my friends from there have enormous student loans and poor employment prospects.  A degree from CSUF is of better quality and far less expensive.

I was lucky – I worked full time all the way through college as an administrative assistant, so I had 5 years of work experience backing my degree.  Honestly, out of all my friends that went to CBU, only two other people make more money than me.  One is an accountant, and one is a nurse. 

EDIT: also, if you are in ANY way “alternative,” you will probably not get along with the administration.  Most of my friends that did not fit in with the blonde/thin/Evangelical Christian/Republican stereotype eventually transferred to other schools. 




Post # 11
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I recommend choosing an online school that has an accredited counterpart.  For example, Penn State offers classes and degrees online.  Penn State is also a real university that has a decent reputation.  

Post # 12
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you’re going to do a degree program, it’s worth paying for a name people know and trust. Otherwise, people tend to brush off the degree more, and the return on the investment won’t be that great. If you’re interviewing for a job, and it’s between a candidate that went to a school that nobody’s heard of, and a candidate that went to a decent or great school everyone’s heard of, the latter will win out.

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