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CSU Global is proud to share the work it does to fulfill its mission and student success through the HLC's 4-year Comprehensive Evaluation 

Colorado State University Global received its regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in June, 2011. This initial accreditation was good for a five-year period, and it was reaffirmed during the 2015/2016 academic year to be accredited through 2025/2026. 

Currently, the university is undergoing a Comprehensive Evaluation that will includes an HLC site visit scheduled for April 27-28, 2020.

This page will keep you updated, informed, and aware at every step in the process. If you have any questions about our reaffirmation of accreditation, or would simply like to remain informed, be sure to check back often!



When reviewing an institution for accreditation, reaffirmation, or 4-year evaluation, the HLC works through a comprehensive process designed to uphold its stated mission: Serving the common good by assuring and advancing the quality of higher education.

During the evaluation process, CSU Global will be thoroughly evaluated on five key criteria.

  • Criterion 1: Mission
  • Criterion 2: Integrity - Ethical and Responsible Conduct
  • Criterion 3: Teaching and Learning - Quality, Resources, and Support
  • Criterion 4: Teaching and Learning - Evaluation and Improvement
  • Criterion 5: Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

The process will take approximately 18 months and will be conducted by teams of staff and faculty who work to confirm (through evidence, documentation, and observation) that CSU Global meets the Accreditation Criteria, Assumed Practices, and Federal Regulations of the Higher Learning Commission. The process is led by a team of peer reviewers who will audit assurance documentation and ultimately conduct a site visit.


Schedule and communications regarding the status of the evalatuion process are publicly posted after their release to ensure full transparency and convenience.

2/3/20-2/12/20: Student Opinion Survey Conducted

3/1/20: Evaluation Document Submitted through HLC Assurance System

4/26/20-4/29/20: HLC Review Team Site Visit


If any members of the public wish to comment about CSU Global's periodic evaluation for reaccreditation, here's how to get in touch.

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