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About Colorado State University Online

Colorado State University Online, an enterprise unit formally named the Division of Continuing Education, has been delivering online and distance programs developed at the flagship research campus in Fort Collins, Colorado for more than 50 years. Housed in the Office of Engagement, which reports directly to the University president, CSU Online provides affordable access to a high-quality education from wherever students call home around the nation and world, on a schedule that fits their lives. CSU's online students receive the same education, learn from the same faculty, and earn the same regionally accredited degree as students on at the Fort Collins campus. CSU Online offers more than 40 degrees, hundreds of credit and noncredit courses, and dozens of certificate programs, digital badge programs, and MOOCs.

CSU Online is a center of innovation at the University, supporting not only the development of online and distance courses and programs, but also the enhancement of campus instruction. It enjoys strong partnerships with the Office of the Provost, the colleges, the Graduate School, the Division of Student Affairs, and key instructional groups within the University, including the Institute for Learning and Teaching, and the University Distinguished Teaching Scholars. CSU Online is actively engaged in projects intended to improve teaching effectiveness and educational access and affordability across the University, including initiatives in areas such as open educational resources, open-access publishing, virtual and augmented reality, active and technology-enhanced teaching and learning, and learning analytics.

CSU Online has a staff of about 70 professionals. Key teams include Program Development and Management, Marketing and Communications, Student Success and Engagement, Finance, Learning Technologies, and Research and Analytics. CSU Online collaborates closely with the colleges, departments, and divisions across the University, with other universities in the CSU System, and with government, business, nonprofit organizations as well as other educational institutions in the Rocky Mountain region. CSU Online is a vibrant and growing organization with significant potential for continued growth.

Learn more about what we do, and the students we serve, in this Colorado State University Online Overview Infographic.

CSU Office of EngagementCSU Online is a division of the Office of Engagement, which builds partnerships across the University and connects non-profits, local and state agencies, businesses, and communities to create shared solutions through education, research, and leadership.

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