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  • Colorado State UniversityAdmissions & Enrollment

    Number of students in online programs4691
    Acceptance rate (campuswide)80.5%2
    Minimum / average high school GPA for acceptanceN/A / 3.59
    Average ACT score of accepted students254
    Admissions tests acceptedACT or SAT
    Admissions essay required?Yes
    Admissions interview required?No
    References required?Yes, for first-year college students
    Other admissions requirementsNon-refundable application fee of $50. Transfer applicants who have previously earned college credit must have at least a C- grade in an intermediate algebra course or satisfactory score on the university’s math placement exam. Candidates must submit a personal statement and a recommendation.
  • Colorado State UniversityTuition & Aid

    In-state tuition (per online credit hour*)$4191
    In-state tuition (per on-campus credit hour)$5525
    In-state tuition for academic year (including fees)$13,0583
    Out-of-state tuition (per online credit hour*)$4191
    Out-of-state tuition (per on-campus credit hour)$1,4255
    Out-of-state tuition for academic year** (including fees)$13,0583
    Financial Aid Availability
    Financial aid availableFederal only
    % of undergraduates receiving need-based financial aid47.8%2


    • *The cost per online credit hour does not include distance education fees or other expenses such as books and exam proctoring fees.
    • **Out-of-state students attending CSU online programs receive the same tuition rate as in-state students.
  • Colorado State UniversityAcademics & Faculty

    Regional accrediting bodyHLC
    Online psychology programs offeredBachelor of Science
    First online program offered in1994-1995
    Grad school accredited by the APA?Yes
    Psychology Coursework
    Foundational CoursesPsychology of the Individual in Context; Research Methods in Psychology; Mind, Brain, and Behavior; History and Systems of Psychology
    Full-time online instructional faculty1421
    Instructional faculty with PhD (College of Natural Sciences)605
    Tenured faculty (College of Natural Sciences)61%5
    Average experience teaching onlineNot available
  • Colorado State UniversityServices & Support

    Online program same as campus?Yes
    Student to student engagementYes
    Online chatroomsYes
    Web conferencing (webinars)Yes
    Skype or other visual softwareYes
    Student Support
    Academic advisingYes
    Career placement assistance?Yes
    Access to digitized library materials?Yes
    24-7 technical support?No
    Live tutoring?No
    Instructor response expected within48 hours
    One-year new student retention rate78%3
    Graduation rate69%3
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