GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) has been reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), following a comprehensive two-year evaluation including self-study, review, and a site visit that concluded in May 2016. The reaffirmation of accreditation has been granted through 2025-2026, and did not include provisional monitoring requirements. The university received its initial accreditation by the HLC in June 2011, having previously operated under extended accreditation of the Colorado State University in Fort Collins and Colorado State University-Pueblo since first enrolling students in 2008.
"Our HLC reaccreditation represents CSU-Global's collective ability to validate the quality and integrity of our academic programs and our effective work with students leading to their academic and workplace success. With the reaccreditation, the university's mission and vision as supported by the CSU System Board of Governors, will continue to serve nontraditional students in Colorado and beyond." said Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker, CSU-Global president.
The HLC reaccreditation process provides opportunities for continuous improvement of existing programs and processes. In approving the reaccreditation, HLC peer reviewers examined university data, documentation, and participated in first-hand observation during the university's site visit in February.
The HLC is one of the regional accreditation agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit degree granting colleges and universities. Criteria for HLC accreditation apply the Commission's standards of quality for institutional demonstration of mission; integrity: ethical and responsible conduct; teaching and learning quality, resources and support; teaching and learning evaluation and improvement; and resources, planning and institutional effectiveness.
"Reaffirming our reaccreditation for the next 10 years – the maximum timeframe allowed — is a testament to the work of our incredible faculty and staff and helps validate that our programs are of the highest academic quality," said Dr. Jon Bellum, Provost and Executive Vice President.
About Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (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 a streamlined enrollment process with accelerated eight week courses that start every four weeks. Visit CSUGlobal.edu or call 1-800-920-6723 for more information.
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