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 the right fit for your personal and professional goals.
The Honorable David Widmaier is a justice court judge and magistrate in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. A graduate of CalSouthern’s Master of Science in Law program, Judge Widmaier has been re-elected four times and twice named Arizona Judge of the Year by the Arizona Justice of the Peace Association.
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 measure, online higher education continues to grow. According to the latest annual Sloan Survey of Online Learning 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.
The online study of law is convenient, allowing busy adult professionals to study on their own schedules, without compromising their work and family lives. It’s also affordable: at CalSouthern, you can earn your Juris Doctor (JD) for less than $300 per credit hour—a fraction of the cost of most traditional law schools.