What sets Colorado State University-Global Campus apart?
By researching online degree programs from CSU-Global, you’ve made the first step in furthering your education, adding relevant job skills, and ultimately increasing your earning potential. But with so many degree programs and online schools available to you, it is important to know what sets CSU-Global apart from the rest...
Part of the Colorado State University System
CSU-Global was the first statutorily independent fully online university in the country, and as part of the renowned Colorado State University System, it benefits from the resources, research, and partnerships available from its larger, state-coordinated entity. The CSUS includes CSU-Fort Collins and CSU-Pueblo along with CSU-Global Campus, and the three campuses combined serve the state, region, country, and the world by educating nearly 37,000 new and returning scholars annually. Highly-skilled graduates number more than 6,800 a year, and more than 200,000 alumni live around the globe. The CSU System involves a total operating budget of $800 million, with annual research expenditures totaling more than $300 million.
Degrees earned at CSU-Global are conferred by the CSUS Board of Governors and proudly display the system name and CSU-Global seal along with your degree program. Specializations are not listed on your diploma.
Public, Not for Profit University
CSU-Global is a public, state institution with the primary responsibility of providing you with a quality education. As a part of the distinguished Colorado State University System, CSU-Global ensures that your education and support are priority one. CSU-Global partners this with a mission to expand the economy (both in Colorado and around the world) by increasing accessibility and sustainability of public higher education, reducing student debt, and increasing critical thinking skills for a better trained workforce. This is why CSU-Global is often significantly less expensive than other distance learning university programs!
Designed for Adult Learners
Since CSU-Global programs are specially designed for working adults and nontraditional students, you will always be treated as an equal with the professionalism to which you are accustomed. Online courses are all taught by certified instructors that have received special training for distance learning and online adult education. Virtual office hours and staff availability are scheduled for your busy schedule and all class information is pertinent specifically to your studies. Classes feature a theory based curriculum with an emphasis on application so you receive instruction that has a real world focus for use in your daily job responsibilities.
CSU-Global offers flexible 100% online class schedules that start every four weeks. Coursework is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through an ‘asynchronous’ model of online education. This means that courses utilize a network of resources, peer-to-peer interaction, and student-driven approach to learning without the constraints of specific times and places so you learn on YOUR time with no commuting or rigid class schedules.
CSU-Global is a 100% online university built with the understanding that you can’t put your life on hold to go back to college. CSU-Global provides the support you need to complete your degree with ease with our streamlined online admissions process, qualified Financial Aid and Academic Advisors to answer all of your questions, and an online campus with web-based curriculum that is accessible from anywhere with internet access.
Perhaps the biggest deterrent for continuing your education so far has been the expense associated with it, but at CSU-Global we understand the financial state of many working adults—especially in today's economy—and work at making your degree as affordable as possible. With tuition rates lower than many similar online degree programs, no out-of-state tuition increases, and CSU-Global's Tuition Guarantee, paying for your online degree has never been easier. Financial Aid options including grants, low-interest loans, military benefits, and more are also available.
We understand that, whatever your personal aspirations might be, your ultimate goal when going back to school is to get your degree. With CSU-Global, that is in your reach. With schedules, workloads, and costs that are realistic and with the individual attention you deserve, CSU-Global can make earning your undergraduate or graduate degree easier than ever. We work with you to ensure your success through graduation and beyond.
CSU-Global features a dedicated staff of advisors and a qualified faculty as well as academic leaders and passionate administrators that are all concentrated on the best possible experience for you, the student. During all phases of your education, CSU-Global is attentive to your individual needs and assists with any questions you might have. We pride ourselves on providing the quality education you would expect from a traditional brick-and-mortar university with the attentive customer service experience you would expect from a distance learning institution.
An online university needs to utilize the latest in technology and innovation to order to provide the best education possible for students all over the country, and the world. The CSU-Global experience includes full class management through Blackboard, virtual classrooms with chat and voice messaging functions to communicate with your instructors and other students, a virtual library for required readings and assignments, the latest registrar software for tracking your individual program progress and graduation requirements, an online Help Desk for any questions that might arise, and much more.
CSU-Global offers degree programs that are specialized for your field of interest and will provide you with the instruction you need to excel in today's competitive job market. All major areas of study offered at CSU-Global include specializations that allow you to customize your coursework to a specific concentration.