We understand that choosing whether—and where—to pursue your degree is an extremely important decision. Below, please find additional resources to help you learn more about the university and about online higher education in general, and to help you decide whether CalSouthern is a good fit for your personal and professional goals.
When recent Master of Science in Psychology graduate Justin Lord left Florida State University, he was a six-foot-four-inch pitcher with a 90-plus mile-per-hour fastball. He had a nasty slider, a solid change-up—and dreams of making it in Major League Baseball.
As online higher education continues to grow and gain acceptance across the country and around the world, questions—and misconceptions—remain. How does the faculty-student relationship compare to that found in the traditional university setting? Is the learning methodology effective?
In Part One of this two-part exploration of the realities of online learning, we interviewed four recent graduates of California Southern University to gauge their opinions on a variety of critical issues relating to online higher education.
As might be expected in any groundbreaking field, a number of misconceptions have arisen regarding online higher education. Unfortunately, they do a great disservice to current and prospective students, alumni, hiring managers, and many others, all in addition to the institutions themselves.
By almost every conceivable measure, online higher education continues to grow. According to the latest annual Sloan Survey of Online Learning—the leading barometer of online learning in the United States, conducted by the esteemed Sloan Consortium—online higher education is growing at 21 percent, far exceeding the two-percent growth of the overall higher education population.