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Division of Continuing Education Colorado State University

  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Public
  • Urban
  • 49%51%
    student ratio
  • 7,189
    total students
  • $7,992 | $19,592
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 0 Degree
    degrees/awards offered



Get the flexibility of an online degree plus the reputation of a research university.

With more than 40 years of experience in online and distance education backed by Colorado State University's world-class standing as a top-ranked institution in research and technology, CSU OnlinePlus delivers high-quality, in-demand degrees and courses with the convenience and innovation that today's students need.

CSU OnlinePlus students can expect the same quality education, from expert faculty, carrying the same regional-accreditation as students on the Fort Collins campus receive. In fact, diplomas are identical with no indication of course delivery. In addition, online students pay the same tuition regardless of residency.

A recent graduate said it best, "You get all the benefits of an on-campus college program without any restrictions of place and time."


Colorado State University is regionally-accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCASC). That means the University carries the highest level of accreditation available in the United States.

Accreditation is a self-regulatory, peer review process based on rigorous standards. Regionally-accredited institutions have agreed to have their institution and its programs reviewed to determine the quality of education and training being provided. Through the accreditation process, an institution's faculty, coursework, and operations are reviewed on a routine basis to ensure students receive a high quality education.

Attending a regionally-accredited institution allows you to apply for federal financial aid and may also impact your employment, your ability to obtain professional licensure, and your ability to transfer academic credits to another institution.

Those who are considering advanced degrees (a master's after a bachelor's, or a Ph.D. after a master's) should pay particular attention to the issue of regional accreditation because most graduate degrees require that the prerequisite B.A./B.S./M.A./M.S. be granted by a regionally-accredited institution.

In addition, accreditation is important to employers. Those who offer tuition assistance may only offer the benefit for employees in regionally-accredited programs. Employers may also require that degrees used to meet job qualifications were earned from a regionally-accredited institution.

Graduate Degrees

For today's professionals, an advanced degree will keep industry knowledge current and position you for advancement opportunities. Colorado State University OnlinePlus offers several graduate degrees--each with the same accreditation and quality curriculum as an on-campus Colorado State University degree, including:

Adult Education and Training (M.Ed.); Agricultural Extension Education (M.Agr. or MAEE); Applied Statistics (M.A.S.); Biomedical Engineering (M.E.); Business Administration (M.B.A.); Civil Engineering (M.E.); Computer Information Systems (MSBA-CIS); Computer Science (M.C.S.); Conducting (M.M.); Educational Leadership, Renewal and Change (M.Ed. Teacher licensure or M.Ed. Principal licensure); Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.E.); Engineering Management (M.E.); Food Science and Nutrition-Dietetics (M.S); Integrated Resource Management (M.Agr.); Kodály Music Education (M.M.); Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology (M.A.I.O.P.); Mechanical Engineering (M.E.); Natural Sciences Education (M.N.S.E.); Music Therapy (M.M.); Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change (M.Ed. or Ph.D.); Social Work (M.S.W.); Student Affairs in Higher Education (M.S.); Systems Engineering (M.E., M.S., or Ph.D.); and Tourism Management (M.T.M.)

Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs

For anyone who has finished some higher education, but hasn't attained a bachelor's degree, Colorado State University OnlinePlus may be able to transfer credits from accredited community colleges or other higher education institutions, and apply them toward our flexible, online degree completion programs. Undergraduate degree-completion programs are offered in: Agricultural Business (B.S.); Fire and Emergency Services Administration (B.S.); Human Development and Family Studies (B.S.); Liberal Arts (B.A.), which also includes a minor in anthropology, business administration, economics, media studies, political science, or sociology; and Psychology (B.S.)

Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates

Certificates allow students to earn university credit and/or advanced training. They are shorter than degree programs, focus on the core subject matter, and do not require admission.

Undergraduate certificates of completion are offered in Core Business Competencies, Fire and Emergency Services Administration, Interior Design for High School Teachers, Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health, Residential Interiors, and Seed Technology.

Graduate certificates of completion can be earned in Adult Basic Education Authorization Training, Advanced Science Instruction, Applied Statistics, Business Intelligence, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems and Security, Data Analysis, Embedded Systems, Finance, Mediation, Natural Resources and the Environment, Organizational Development, Organizational Learning and Performance, Performance Management, Postsecondary Teaching, Power and Energy Engineering, Psychological Measurement and Methodologies, Software Engineering, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Sustainable Military Lands Management, Systems Engineering, Teaching with Technology and Distance Learning, Water Resources, and Workplace Learning and Performance.

CSU OnlinePlus also offers professional development and noncredit certificates in the following areas: Construction Management, Dalcroze, Developing a Safe Food Business, Ergonomics, PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation, Project Management, Regulatory Affairs, Sustainable Community Development, and Veterinary Medicine.

Visit us online to explore your options and learn more about each program.

Location & Contact

Division of Continuing Education

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$7,992
    • Out-of-state tuition *$19,592
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported




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