Colorado State University Global Ranked In Eight Categories By U.S. News & World Report

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The nation’s first fully online, state university is included within the top ten in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Program.

This #10 ranking places CSU Global in the top 3% of all universities ranked for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of top universities has named Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) as the #10 Online Bachelor’s Degree Program, among other distinctions. This #10 ranking places CSU Global in the top 3% of all universities ranked for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

This #10 ranking is even more impressive closer to home, making CSU Global the #1 online bachelor’s degree program in Colorado. In addition, a number of other CSU Global programs saw improvement in their rankings from the previous year, including Best Online Master’s Business Program (non-MBA) and Best Online Bachelor’s for Veterans. Notably, CSU Global’s online Master’s in IT program made the list in its first year of eligibility.

"We are pleased to be recognized by this publication for our excellence in online education at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and for serving our military and veteran population with the same level of care as they give to us," said CSU Global President Pamela Toney. "We believe this acknowledgment can be attributed to our unparalleled student support services, career-relevant curriculum, and our academic and industry partnerships. Congratulations to our staff and faculty for their continued excellence in being the premier provider of online educational opportunities."

Dedicated to Those Who Serve

In 2020, more than 2,700 CSU Global students were active-duty military, veterans, or dependents. CSU Global offers military-affiliated students discounted tuition rates and additional services to meet their unique needs, whether they plan to advance within the armed forces or transition into the civilian sector. U.S. News and World Report’s rankings acknowledged CSU Global’s commitment to military-affiliated students with the following rankings: #7 Best Online Bachelor’s for Veterans (and top-ranked institution in Colorado); #13 Best Online Master’s Criminal Justice for Veterans; and #27 Best Online Master’s Business Program (non-MBA) for Veterans.

Highlights of CSU Global’s 2021 U.S. News & World Report Rankings:

#10 Best Online Bachelor’s Program – Moved up from #11 in 2020; also the top-ranked Colorado institution in its category.
#7 Best Online Bachelor’s Program for Veterans – Moved up from #8 in 2020; also the top-ranked Colorado institution in its category.
#11 Best Online Business Bachelor’s Program – New category for 2021; also the top-ranked Colorado institution in its category.
#18 Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Program.
#13 Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Program for Veterans.
#39 Best Online IT Master’s Program – Ranked during first year of eligibility.

“It is always wonderful to see our academic programs receive recognition for their excellence,” said CSU Global Provost Dr. Paul Savory. “We are steadfast in our mission to advance student academic and professional success, while also remaining accessible. We are committed to innovation in delivery technologies, industry relevance, and strong stakeholder engagement as we develop and expand online programs at CSU Global.”

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About Colorado State University Global

Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) offers career-relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners. As the first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States, CSU Global is focused on student success as its number one priority. 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 who are recognized as industry leaders and trained in working with adults in an online learning environment. CSU Global offers accelerated eight-week courses that start every four weeks. Visit CSUGlobal.edu to learn more.

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