Colorado State University-Global Campus Increases Access for Nontraditional Students

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Governor signs new bill increasing student access to the nation’s first 100 percent online independent state university.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Signs CSU-Global's SB14-114

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Signs CSU-Global's SB14-114

This role and mission expansion will allow CSU-Global Campus to offer full, four-year degrees to greatly enhance this innovative institution’s ability to meet the needs of students.

Colorado State University-Global Campus ( is pleased to announce that Senate Bill 14-114 has been signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper. The bill, which passed with bipartisan support, allows CSU-Global’s ability to serve nontraditional adult learners who would not otherwise be allowed to enroll in its bachelor’s degree programs.

“We are excited to be able to provide increased access to quality educational opportunities for adult learners,” said Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of Colorado State University-Global Campus. “Our commitment to advancing student success in the global economy remains unwavering, and the approval of this bill will allow CSU-Global to assist even more working adults to accomplish their goal of earning a bachelor’s degree.”

Previously, CSU-Global could not enroll degree-seeking undergraduate students unless they met the state requirements for Transfer Status (to enroll with more than 12 collegiate credit hours). With the passage of the bill, CSU-Global as an independent online university within the Colorado State University System, will be able to enroll all bachelor’s degree seeking students who qualify under the university’s admissions criteria regardless of the number of credits they have previously earned. In order to promote collaboration with Colorado community colleges and the other four-year Colorado institutions, Colorado student enrollments must meet a minimum age requirement (at least 23 years old) and new degree programs must be approved through the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. There are no such restrictions on the institution for student enrollment outside of Colorado.

“CSU-Global Campus is already a statewide and national leader in providing students with access to high-quality online undergraduate and graduate degree programs,” CSU System Chancellor Mike Martin said. “This role and mission expansion will allow CSU-Global Campus to offer full, four-year degrees to greatly enhance this innovative institution’s ability to meet the needs of students who are not in a position to access traditional higher education offerings.”

Prospective students interested in learning more about Colorado State University-Global Campus’ 100 percent online bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs should visit They may also contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-800-920-6723 or Admissions(at)CSUGlobal(dot)edu. Classes start every four weeks.

About Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) was created by the Colorado State University System Board of Governors in 2007 as the first 100 percent online state university in the United States. CSU-Global is focused on facilitating adult success in a global marketplace through career-relevant education including bachelor’s degree completion and master’s degree programs. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty trained in working with adults in an online learning environment, and through its dedication to student retention, graduation and workplace success. Visit or call 1-800-920-6723 for more information.

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