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Colorado State University Global

About CSU Global

CSU Global is proud to be part of a state university system that you recognize and trust—and that employers recognize and trust, too.

CSU Global is the first independent, fully-accredited, 100% online state university established in the country. But that’s not the only thing that sets us apart. We're part of the renowned Colorado State University System, Colorado’s federally-designated Land Grant, which includes the flagship Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the Colorado State University-Pueblo institutions. Each of the three campuses is indepently-accredited and operationally separate with its own distinct mission, but are all governed by the same CSU System Board of Governors.

This means that as a student of CSU Global, you'll benefit from the resources, research, and partnerships of the larger, state-coordinated entity. Together, all three schools in the Colorado State University System serve 37,000 new and returning scholars annually, with graduates numbering 7,000 per year and with more than 200,000 alumni around the world.

Learn more about the Colorado State University System here.

Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker

Committed to Student Success

“Since the beginning, CSU Global has been a trailblazer in meeting the needs of nontraditional learners toward their personal and professional goals while facilitating industry and workforce success. I am honored to continue this mission of serving students where they live and work, and helping them advance their skills, abilities, and knowledge through industry-focused programs and dedicated faculty that work to prepare learners for in-demand jobs to facilitate organizational competitiveness."

CSU Global President Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker

Flexible and Convenient

The CSU Global model inherently offers both flexibility and convenience, allowing modern learners to earn a degree at their own pace, on their own terms. We understand that not every student can put his or her life on hold when making the decision to go back to college. That's why, at CSU Global, our classes are 100% online, without fixed schedules.

We also provide support for every step of the academic journey, from our streamlined admissions process to our knowledgeable Student Success Counselors, who are available to answer questions. Classes begin every four weeks, allowing modern learners to embark on their paths to academic success with minimal delay.


CSU Global’s tuition rates are already lower than many comparable online degree programs. We also have no out-of-state tuition fees or additional costs, and our tuition rates have remained the same for the past seven years. Our Tuition Guarantee also locks low rates in place, so that they will never increase as long as students stay enrolled.

Our goal is to help modern learners earn degrees in an affordable way and prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.

Sample of the CSU Global diploma

CSU Global Diploma

The degree you earn from CSU Global is conferred by the Colorado State University System Board of Governors, and your diploma features both the system name and CSU Global seal along with your degree program.

We are proud to be a part of the Colorado State University System, and we know that you will be too.

I chose CSU Global because of the flexibility, price, and the great reputation of the CSU System.

Andrea Butchmeier
CSU Global Alumni
CSU Global female alumna.