Colorado State University - Global Campus
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Overview
Colorado State University - Global Campus is located in a large city with a population of more than 250,000. It is in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood CO area.
Highlights
Undergraduate program with the highest reported starting salary ($80K): Management Information Systems and Services
Largest undergraduate program (354): Business Administration and Management
Address
585 Salida Way
Aurora, CO 80011
csuglobal.edu
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Institutional Control
Colorado State University - Global Campus is a public organization and is related to other schools.
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Accreditation
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Colorado State University - Global Campus holds an accreditation from one of the seven regional accreditors, which should ensure that credits earned transfer easily to other schools.
Accreditation History
Higher Learning Commission (Accredited June 24, 2011 - present)
  • The accreditation was recently renewed on May 16, 2016.
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for August 31, 2026.
Undergraduate Students
Not all students attend their first college full time to completion. While some schools are focused on those that population, many schools focus on transfer and or part time students. What types of of student does this school support.
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Context: Average High School GPA
Last year's entering freshman class at Colorado State University - Global Campus had an average GPA of 2.80. This is a lower GPA than reported by 40% of the context schools.
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Admissions Details
Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the Colorado State University - Global Campus's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Colorado State University - Global Campus lists the following admissions priorities and requirements:
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Important: work experience, standardized test scores, rigor of secondary school record, and academic GPA
Considered: class rank, application essay, and level of applicant's interest
Not Considered:
The average high school GPA for these students was 2.8.
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
Colorado State University - Global Campus has an undergraduate application fee of $25. We did not find Colorado State University - Global Campus on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Freshman application dates
Freshman application dates
Colorado State University - Global Campus has a rolling admissions policy without deadlines. This school notifies applicants of acceptance as they process applications.
Transfer application information
Transfer application information
Colorado State University - Global Campus has a rolling transfer admissions policy without deadlines. Applicants are notified as applications are processed. Transfer students can begin studies in fall, winter or spring.
Credits accepted from new students
Credits accepted from new students
Colorado State University - Global Campus accepts the following credits:
  • Transfer credits from accredited institutions
  • CLEP subject for transfers
  • DSST/DANTES for transfers
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Life Long Learning credits for transfers
  • Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits
Programs
Colorado State University - Global Campus program offerings
What award level are you pursuing?
Bachelor's Degree
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Program Size (Completions)
Colorado State University - Global CampusBusiness Administration a...Information TechnologyAccountingSpecialized Study in Huma...Health/Health Care Admini...Human Resources Managemen...Project ManagementManagement Information Sy...Marketing/Marketing Manag...Criminal Justice and Law ...All other degreesTop 10 matching degrees
Business
Quantitative/Technology
Healthcare
Community Services
Costs
Undergraduate out-of-state costs
Here's a quick summary of costs to attend Colorado State University - Global Campus. You will find the most up-to-date information at their website for admissions. The costs below are for out-of-state students, and you can switch by clicking the other button.
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Annual tuition
Estimated books and supplies
Miscellaneous (living off campus)
Miscellaneous (living with family)
Off-campus room and board
Per-credit charges
Cost
$8,400
$768
$1,338
$1,202
$10,488
$350
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Financial Aid
Financial aid overview

Understanding the rules and process that determine who gets financial aid can be intimidating. Here are some quick links to help:

  • Visit Colorado State University - Global Campus's Net Price Calculator for the most accurate estimate of your anticipated costs. Every school publishes a Net Price Calculator that does its best to give you a fair estimate of what you might expect to pay. Many calculators consider your high school record as part of the calculation. This will be far more accurate than any of the averages or published tuition values that you see here.
  • FederalStudentAid, a government site that will walk you through the federal financial aid process. There are a number of kinds of student loans and other aid, and this site can walk you through all of the choices you will need to make.

Need-based Scholarships Available

Athletic scholarships

Non-need-based Scholarships Available

Athletic scholarships

Undergraduate Outcomes
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Context and trends: Repayment Rate
How much progress do you think you'll be able to make towards paying down your college loans seven years after leaving school? In our research, we discovered that a surprisingly large number of students don't default on their loans, but also aren't making progress in paying down their principal amount. The percentages here count alumni who have decreased their loan amounts by at least $1.
Years after leaving school.
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2015201620%40%60%80%100%Former students with decreased loan principal
Chart explanation
Colorado State University - Global Campus
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Colorado State University - Global Campus who have successfully reduced their federal school loans by at least $1 by the date shown, which is 3 years after leaving the school.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the loan repayment rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Context and trends: are the loan default rates as small as possible?
The default rate is the percentage of students who are already delinquent on their loans within three years of leaving the school. If a school has a high default rate, that sends an alarm out that the students' educations are not sufficient to earn enough to repay those loans. Keep in mind that a low default rate may be more important than loan amounts in predicting your future success.
201420152016201720180%5%10%15%20%Former students with loan payment failure
Chart explanation
Colorado State University - Global Campus
On the blue curve, we see the percentage of alumni from Colorado State University - Global Campus who have defaulted on their federal school loans within 3 years ending on the date shown.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the 3-year loan default rate for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
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Classroom Experience
Student attention at Colorado State University - Global Campus
Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.
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Full-time and long-term instructors at Colorado State University - Global Campus
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Colorado State University - Global Campus has 6% full-time instructors, and 98% of the context schools have a higher percentage of full-time instructors. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students.Within the full-time instructors at Colorado State University - Global Campus, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, 72% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
6%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Faculty Diversity
Here's an opportunity to explore the faculty's diversity. For many schools, attracting a diverse teaching faculty can be a challenge. It's important to judge their success with the reality check of what their peer schools have accomplished.
Number of full-time instructors
The chart shows male instructors to the left, and female to the right, with the races/origins included along the bars. Select the context graph to see how this diversity profile compares to the schools that interest you.
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Housing
No Student Housing Available
This school does not report any housing for students.
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Activities and Services
Special academic opportunities
  • Cooperative program
  • External Degree Program
  • Freshman Honors College
  • Graduate courses available to undergraduates
  • Honors Program
  • Independent study courses
  • Internships
  • Orientation program
  • Part-time degree programs
  • Remediation available
  • Services for learning disabilities
  • Student-designed major
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification programs
Undergraduate services offered
  • Academic/career counseling services
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Programs for Veterans
If you are a veteran, it's worth digging around to find a military-friendly campus. We think this article about how colleges might help veterans might be a good starting point for questions to ask the Admissions office before you choose to attend. It's also good to be aware that many for-profit schools are behaving as predators, hungry for GI Bill dollars. Watching out for those schools is no different for veterans than for all students: judge very critically using our "Student Satisfaction and Success" tab for undergraduate programs. We wish we had the same data to support graduate programs; however, we think the undergraduate data is a good starting point for judging overall quality.
  • Credit for Military Training
  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Recognized student veteran organization
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Research
The library is the backbone of academic learning and research

A rigorous academic program requires that students and faculty alike are engaging in independent research, and that activity requires strong library support. You can get some useful information here:

  • How strong and how balanced between traditional physical books and easily-accessed (but expensive) electronic journals and other resources is this library?
  • How much is this library borrowing from other libraries? The number of interlibrary loans received can indicate the school's commitment to getting the resources on-campus researchers need, and also of the research activity on campus.
  • How big a resource is this library to other libraries? A large number of outgoing interlibrary loans speaks highly of the value of its content.

The presence of a library in and of itself is a good thing. Increasingly, libraries are comfortable and inviting spaces for individual and group study sessions. Librarians can be incredibly friendly guides in your quest to find materials that aid your learning.

Comparison of library resources per student
How do the per-student library resources at Colorado State University - Global Campus compare to other schools?
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Comparison of library loans per student
A small library could make up for a small collection by allowing a large number of interlibrary loans to be received. An excellent library can show its strength by its number of loans given.
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Research funding: the best indicator of post-baccalaureate academic rigor
Any school that reports at least $150,000 in research and development expenditures in a given year should have submitted out the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey to the National Science Foundation (NSF). We did not find HERD data for $Colorado State University - Global Campus, so there would at most modest graduate-level academic scholarship campus-wide.
Student Body
Undergraduate Study Types
About 25% of undergraduate students are full-time. About 100% of undergraduate students take all of their courses via distance education, while another 0% take some courses online.
Undergraduate Full-time
25%
Undergraduate Online classes
100%
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Context: Student body size
Colorado State University - Global Campus enrolled 19,374 students over the past academic year. The the student body size is larger than 90% of the context schools.
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Undergraduate student gender
Is the gender balance of Colorado State University - Global Campus undergraduate students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart.
Gender
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Undergraduate student race/origin
Colorado State University - Global Campus reports that 29% of undergraduate students are minority, which is near the middle of the context schools. Similarly, this school's 0.3% of international students representing 28 countries is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
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Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
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International
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Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Colorado State University - Global Campus.
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Context: Percentage of women
With 58% women undergraduate , Colorado State University - Global Campus ranks near the middle of context schools in its percentage of women undergraduate students.
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Context: Undergraduate student race/origin
Here is how Colorado State University - Global Campus compares to the rest of the context group in terms of diversity in the student race and origin.
7%65%14%4%1%0%3%6%0%0%20%40%60%80%100%InternationalPacific IslanderAmerican IndianMultiracialAsianNot ReportedBlackHispanicWhite
Freshman residences

A high proportion of international and out-of-state students speaks to reputation and offers an opportunity for diverse interactions in and out of class.

Colorado State University - Global Campus has undergraduates from 55 states or territories and 28 countries.

Freshman residence
In-state
Out-of-state
International
Not Reported
Undergraduate student age distribution
The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.
Age range
Under 18
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School Finances
Colorado State University - Global Campus: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality
Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.
Instructional spending
Student services spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student
Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.
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Chart explanation
Colorado State University - Global Campus
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Colorado State University - Global Campus have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
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Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Colorado State University - Global Campus is a public school. Along with private not-for-profit schools, publicly-controlled schools do not have the goal of annual profit, but they do want to have healthy finances with adequate revenue to meet all expenses. On the other hand, private for-profit schools have creating a profit for shareholders as an annual goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category
We divided revenue and expenses for Colorado State University - Global Campus into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.
2012201320142015201620172018$0$50M$100M$150MRevenue$0$50M$100M$150MExpense
Investment gains
Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
Private and capital gifts
Other revenue
Investment losses
Instructional expenses
Student services expenses
Academic support expenses
Institutional support expenses
Other expenses
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The power of a large endowment
Related to the previous question of whether the annual revenue stream is stable is the question, "How deep are this school's pockets?" For many schools, a major source of annual income is investment growth. Schools with large endowments have a built-in revenue stream, although you'll see in the accompanying graphs that this revenue stream is highly dependent on the nation's economy. You can choose how to examine the depth of Colorado State University - Global Campus's resources by selecting from the buttons below.
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Net Assets
Net Assets Per Student

Here we examine assets at Colorado State University - Global Campus in context, and it seems most fair to adjust for the size of the institution. We examine the assets per full-time-equivalent student so that we level the playing field for size.

There's a catch to these assets, though. Many gifts to a school's endowment have strings attached; the money is restricted to a specific purpose. Assets shown in green below are unrestricted, and are very important to a school's ability to meet its financial obligations. Some assets are the land and buildings that a school must have in order to function, and these may appear as green (unrestricted assets) but are nonetheless less helpful in meeting annual financial commitments. This look at assets is only a piece of the puzzle as we decide if a school is stable.

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Context: 2019 net assets per student