Colorado State University

Colorado State University

Colorado State University is a member of Great Plains IDEA, an alliance of public universities that collaborate to provide online educational experiences. Through Great Plains IDEA, you can select Colorado State University as your home university and take online courses from accredited universities across the country, 

Participating Programs

Colorado State University participates in two Great Plains IDEA programs. The Online Master's Degree in Dietetics teaches cutting-edge concepts in food, nutrition, food service management, and wellness. This diverse array of topics ensures students can choose coursework to fit their personal and professional interests. The Online Quantitative Genetics and Genomics Course Share brings together specialized graduate courses that include hands-on experiences using a variety of computer-based technologies. Both programs provide flexibility for busy professionals and are offered at one affordable common price.

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Main Campus Location:

Fort Collins, Colorado (pop. 168,538)

Accredited By

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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School Colors

Green and Gold


CAM the Ram is named for Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College, the former university name.

Colorado State University Traditions

The Colorado State University system is comprised of three campuses: Fort Collins, Pueblo, and the Global Campus, also called CSU Online. Choose CSU as your home university and take courses through CSU Online as well as other accredited universities from across the United States.

Every year, April 18 is “I love CSU day,” a time to show Ram pride and wear green and gold.

Folks of CSU and Fort Collins find themselves explaining the treasured “A” painted on the Rocky Mountain foothills next to Hughes Stadium is for “Aggies,” the CSU nickname until 1957.

Choose Colorado State University to Help You Advance Your Career

As a member university of Great Plains IDEA, Colorado State University offers an innovative Online Dietetics Master's Degree and a variety of graduate courses in quantitative genetics and genomics. With Colorado State University as your home university, you can achieve your career goals.

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