House Passes New Bill Supporting CSU-Global's Approach to Student Choice

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Colorado State University-Global Campus looks to be instrumental in providing its students with innovative learning solutions through the Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act.

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This legislation will allow colleges and universities like CSU-Global to continue to lead the way in attracting, educating, and graduating adult learners and other contemporary students.

Colorado State University-Global Campus ( is pleased to announce the passing of a new bill that allows institutions to test new educational options and opportunities based on a student’s demonstrated knowledge and skills instead of time spent in the classroom. The bill, sponsored by Arizona Representative Matt Salmon and Colorado Representative Jared Polis, aims to increase access and affordability in higher education through competency-based education programs like the ones offered at CSU-Global.

“I am thrilled that the House of Representatives recognized the promise of competency-based education in Colorado and across the country by overwhelmingly passing this bipartisan bill,” said Representative Polis. “This legislation will allow colleges and universities like CSU-Global to continue to lead the way in attracting, educating, and graduating adult learners and other contemporary students. I urge the Senate to bring this bipartisan legislation to the floor for a vote, so that CSU-Global and other high-quality colleges and universities can have the regulatory flexibility to meet their students’ unique needs.”

As a longstanding leader in academic innovation, CSU-Global already offers alternative credit options, including competency-based exams, which meet the rigorous academic standards required of a state university. These options help students to manage out-of-pocket expenses and reduce the overall cost of their education, while rewarding them for their demonstration of knowledge. This bill allows CSU-Global to expand upon these opportunities, while also opening them up to potential coverage by federal financial aid.

“This bill is a significant step forward in providing students with new opportunities to demonstrate their learning and complete their degrees within frameworks approved by the Department of Education,” said Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of Colorado State University-Global Campus. “As a state university that champions nontraditional student success, flexibility, and affordability, we are pleased to see that Congress has essentially voted to support higher education innovation.”

Students interested in learning more about Colorado State University-Global Campus’ 100 percent online bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs should visit, call 1-800-920-6723, or email 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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