Retention to Graduation, Learning Outcomes Achievement, and National ETS Scores

In alignment with our missionwe design each of our courses to serve working adults, allowing those who have already earned college credit to finish their degrees, or to earn their master's. We are proud to serve non-traditional adult learners, and are committed to their academic and professional success.

We provide students with the services, tools, and support they need in order to successfully earn their degrees, as well as the flexibility to allow them to work full time and meet their personal and family commitments along the way.

CSU-Global is a degree completion school that requires more than 12 transferable credit hours, and therefore does not have a first-time freshman cohort. 

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Retention to Graduation Rates by Fiscal Year: All Students

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The above data represents the combined percentage of students that have either graduated from CSU-Global or are still actively taking CSU-Global classes. For specific retention and graduation data please consult our Consumer Information Guide. 

Please note that CSU-Global does not admit first time freshman, therefore it does not have a six-year graduation rate.

Assessment Data

As a state university, the quality of CSU-Global’s academic programs is a top priority. This includes ensuring students are gaining the knowledge and skills required to be successful. To accomplish this, the university has a thorough and robust model for assessing student learning that helps it make continuous improvements to the curriculum and recommendations for better student performance.

Student academic performance data, linked to program learning outcomes, is gathered and analyzed twice a year. In addition, external data such as the ETS Proficiency Profile is used to better understand student academic growth against the national school mean and determine student progress.

Educational Testing Service (ETS) Proficiency Profile – Overall Percentile Score (Fall 2013)

58 - Fall 2011 Incoming Students
87 - 2011-2012 Graduates

ETS Proficiency Profile – Scores by Category (Fall 2013)

CategoryIncoming Students
Percentile to the National School Mean
Graduates
Percentile to the National School Mean
Reading 60 86
Critical Thinking 65 78
Writing 32 77
Mathematics 44 77
Humanities 74 89
Social Sciences 81 93
Natural Sciences 56 75

Learning Outcomes Assessment

The below information indicates the percentage of students who met expectations on program learner outcomes. CSU-Global's goal is for 80% of students to meet expectations, defined as an overall score of 85% or higher on program outcome assessments. Program improvements are made when goals are not met.

The below results are for the Fall 2014 reporting period from July 2014 through January 2015.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Apply problem-solving skills to diverse accounting situations including an international setting. 91%
Construct and analyze financial business data to produce financial and business reports. 92%
Evaluate and incorporate current technology and analytical tools for performing business functions and facilitating decision-making. 91%
Identify, test, and validate processes, systems, and financial data as well as address current and emerging ethical and regulatory issues. 86%
Apply acquired accounting and leadership skills to effectively work and communicate with others in areas of financial and organizational management. 95%
Overall Program Results 91%

Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Sciences

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Demonstrate effective written communication and analytical skills. 83%
Integrate social, historic, psychological, political, and economic perspectives and apply them to a professional setting. 90%
Develop critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and decision making skills. 84%
Examine the principles and practices that underpin social science disciplines. 84%
Identify ethical behaviors and outcomes of decisions within a professional environment. 72%
Overall Program Results 82%

Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Demonstrate effective written communication and analytical skills. 85%
Apply management skills in decision-making and analysis of the organizational structure. 84%
Examine ethical behaviors and legal implications of an organization in social, environmental and corporate environs. 89%
Evaluate the role of a manager in the global economy. 84%
Develop critical thinking skills for analysis in strategic planning and innovation. 83%
Overall Program Results 85%

Bachelor of Science in Communication

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Apply critical-thinking and strategic communication skills to a variety of scenarios. 84%
Explore interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational communication. 85%
Understand the impact of diversity and culture on communication practices. 78%
Evaluate ethical, legal, and organizational influences on communication effectiveness. 81%
Use theory to create communication pieces for diverse audiences and purposes by integrating verbal, written, visual, and online media. 82%
Overall Program Results 82%

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Evaluate existing research using quantitative and statistical tools to make decisions. 74%
Understand the roles, functions, and impacts of an effective criminal justice system. 70%
Gain an advanced understanding of the ethical issues and major policy debates facing criminal justice organizations and personnel, demonstrating the ability to apply best practices and appropriate theoretical constructs. 86%
Compare and contrast a range of theories and understand the relationship between theory and practice. 77%
Demonstrate the skills needed to lead and develop efficient, focused, and flexible work teams. 83%
Examine legal, personnel, and work environment issues in criminal justice. 92%
Analyze strategies for improving efficiency, efficacy, and equity in the justice system. 75%
Use interpersonal and written communication skills to accomplish goals and objectives. 100%
Understand the value of personal and professional development, community service, and life-long learning. 97%
Overall Program Results 81%

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Understand the roles, functions, and impacts of an effective healthcare manager. 89%
Evaluate existing research using quantitative and statistical tools to assist in decision making. 78%
Identify, evaluate, and respond to common types of ethical dilemmas. 88%
Lead and develop work teams that are efficient, focused, and flexible. 88%
Learn to use controls to assess performance, improve processes, and boost quality. 80%
Implement strategies for improving the quality of healthcare and business performance. 88%
Use interpersonal and written communication skills to accomplish goals and objectives. 78%
Understand the value of personal and professional development, community service and life-long learning. 88%
Evaluate the impact of information systems and technology on healthcare processes and the securing of health information. 88%
Analyze the strategic impact of human resource development and management on a business. 92%
Overall Program Results 85%

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Gain technology certification exam preparation. 91%
Acquire technical skills in programming and technology trouble-shooting. 92%
Recommend, select, and service software/ hardware systems that meet the unique information technology needs of an organization. 91%
Work both independently and cooperatively to meet the technology goals of the organization. 89%
Comprehend the theoretical and applied uses of information technology in various business applications for problem-solving. 92%
Apply knowledge and skills in system analysis and design, network design and administration, database design and development, operating systems, software and web application development, and IT security. 88%
Overall Program Results 90%

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Apply managerial and business processes to information systems. 92%
Conduct systems analysis to manage complex projects. 94%
Design business intelligence solutions to meet organizational objectives. 90%
Analyze complex data to support strategic decision making. 100%
   
Overall Program Results 92%

Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Apply current theory to understand buyer behavior, define target markets, identify and evaluate market segments, and demonstrate knowledge of the 4Ps in the marketing mix (product, place, price, and promotion). 86%
Explain the impact of global competition, market forces and other external factors on the success and failure of specific marketing programs. 93%
Use market research tools and procedures to estimate market potential, conduct exploratory and descriptive research, forecast demand, and communicate research findings effectively, both orally and in appropriate written forms. 93%
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the technological and global developments that are changing the scope of the marketing discipline. 89%
Incorporate and implement new technologies as part of an overall integrated marketing communication strategy. 85%
Demonstrate analytical and critical-thinking skills with direct application to business/marketing environments. 86%
Determine appropriate communication techniques for both internal corporate and external consumer audiences. 89%
Overall Program Results 88%

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Demonstrate the application of effective written communication and research skills. 93%
Apply leadership skills to strategic development and change. 96%
Identify the ethical behaviors and outcomes of decisions within a professional environment. 90%
Develop critical thinking skills for effective analysis in decision-making. 93%
Demonstrate knowledge of the organizational responsibilities of managers. 94%
Overall Program Results 93%

Bachelor of Science in Project Management

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Apply knowledge of project leadership theories/practical application in organizations. 88%
Apply effective written communication and research skills. 94%
Examine management control, monitoring, and value methods. 97%
Demonstrate critical-thinking skills for effective analysis in decision making. 91%
Assess costs, risks, and benefits of total quality management. 76%
Overall Program Results 90%

Bachelor of Science in Public Management

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Demonstrate knowledge of leadership theories in organizations 94%
Demonstrate the application of effective written communication and research skills. 93%
Develop critical thinking skills for effective analysis in decision-making. 95%
Demonstrate knowledge of public organization design and structure. 95%
Identify ethical behaviors and outcomes of decisions within a professional environment. 80%
Overall Program Results 93%

Master of Science in Management

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Formulate strategic and effective management decisions that demonstrate a high level of knowledge of strategic planning, competitive intelligence, and ethical standards in a culturally diverse global marketplace. 96%
Demonstrate written communication skills to express ideals, research findings, data analysis, and recommendations effectively and persuasively with all organizational stakeholders using a variety of communications skills and tools. 98%
Develop comprehensive and cutting edge solutions to business problems by researching, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information using qualitative and quantitative analytical reasoning. 74%
Direct the effective use of technology in an organization to achieve superior organizational and individual performance, competitive advantage, and operational effectiveness within the global marketplace. 100%
Apply proven management theories and practices to resolve a wide range of organizational issues. 85%
Advance and foster a culture of innovation that uses new approaches, theoretical frameworks, and technologies to drive the economic performance of organizations. 98%
Overall Program Results 91%

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Analyze how individuals and groups interact within organizations 96%
Develop knowledge of strategies that support stakeholders and enhance organizational capacity 95%
Evaluate human behavior within organizations to understanding effective leadership, organizational communication, ethical practices, and cogent decision-making principles 88%
Demonstrate the ability to create and sustain lifelong learning to promote cohesive culture within an organization; 98%
Assess current challenges of organizational leadership in historical and current contexts. 98%
Assess current challenges of organizational leadership in historical and current contexts. 93%
Demonstrate skills for effective strategy development within an organization by completing a capstone project. 88%
Overall Program Results 94%

Master of Science in Teaching and Learning

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Prepare strategies for developing, administering, evaluating, and managing educational programs. 95%
Examine various learning theories and apply teaching and assessment strategies to learning environments. 100%
Acquire advanced instructional and design principles for learning. 100%
Explore contemporary and emergent technologies relevant to learning environments. 92%
Synthesize skills for effective program planning and development within an educational setting by completing a capstone project. 94%
Overall Program Results 96%

Master of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Evaluate the roles, functions, and impacts of an effective criminal justice manager as well as analyze and apply the influences of leadership and management to a criminal justice organization’s culture. 73%
Understand and apply quantitative and statistical tools in decision making including evidence corrections and law enforcement operations. 100%
Gain an advanced understanding of the ethical issues facing criminal justice organizations and personnel, demonstrating the ability to apply proper best practices and appropriate theoretical constructs. 67%
Compare and contrast a range of criminological theories and understand the relationship between theory and practice to lead and develop focused and flexible work teams. 88%
Analyze the policy and political implications of criminal justice administration and leadership. 100%
Understand the role of community in criminal justice practice and gain skills in capitalizing on the potential for programmatic and policy enhancement through community collaboration. 94%
Outline the issues associated with diversity and inclusiveness in criminal justice practice through the application of leadership theory and practices. Not Available
Synthesize the value of personal and professional development, community service, and life-long learning. Not Available
Evaluate the security issues relating to information assurance systems and technology. Not Available
Conduct critical analysis and research of problems, find solution alternatives, and develop and execute a strategy. 100%
Overall Program Results 85%

Master of Finance

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Demonstrate solid analytical and financial decision-making skills. 91%
Demonstrate the ability to adapt to changing global business environments including formulating financial strategies in the global marketplace. 92%
Demonstrate a solid foundation in ethical standards for financial decision making and leadership. 97%
Demonstrate knowledge and application of the theory and practice of finance from a managerial perspective. 92%
Perform financial statement analysis and valuation of an organization to make informed decisions. 90%
Analyze the roles and impacts of risk and uncertainty in decision making. 96%
Demonstrate skill in security analysis and portfolio management. 90%
Apply pricing and uses of standard derivative instruments. 87%
Present research and analysis in a logical and coherent manner in both oral and written communication. 95%
Overall Program Results 93%

Master of Healthcare Administration and Management

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to identify and solve healthcare organizational problems using a systematic decision making approach. 88%
Demonstrate the skills needed to manage, develop, and motivate organizations to meet changing organizational needs in a global business environment. 99%
Conduct a critical analysis of problems, research, solution alternatives, and the environment in the development and execution of a strategy. 88%
Develop awareness of the policies, procedures, laws, and ethics of the diverse array of healthcare alternatives. 97%
Apply business administration and management knowledge to the healthcare industry within the domains of management, organizational leadership, quantitative reasoning for business, accounting, applied business research, operations management, finance, marketing, and strategic planning and implementation. 98%
Synthesize the value of personal and professional development, community service and life-long learning. 88%
Overall Program Results 95%

Master of Human Resource Management

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Manage operational and strategic issues related to social, economic, and technological changes in public and private organizations. 96%
Resolve conflict and create guidelines for conduct and behavior expectations, especially when related to law, ethics, and corporate responsibility. 100%
Administer human resource management and labor affairs such as collective bargaining and industrial relations. 100%
Recruit, hire, evaluate, and train employees in a diverse workplace through strategic planning and the development of organizational culture. 96%
Execute successful management and process outcomes utilizing performance appraisals, compensation, and training. 95%
Examine strategies, structures, and techniques to provide organizational improvements in a dynamic business environment. 82%
Overall Program Results 96%

Master of Information Technology Management

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Demonstrate technical knowledge, skills, and abilities. 100%
Apply effective and efficient technological solutions to issues in a complex enterprise. 100%
Evaluate the potential ethical and legal ramifications of information technology in a complex organization and on society. 100%
Align organizational and IT objectives for optimal accomplishment of common strategic business goals by utilizing internal staff, vendors, partners, and consultants. 100%
Recommend and execute technology-based solutions that are aligned with strategic and operational objectives of the organization. 100%
Communicate IT plans and recommendations to decision-making groups and others. Not Available
Overall Program Results 100%

Master of International Management

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Develop comprehensive strategic business plans for global expansion. 100%
Understand compliance and regulatory requirements for international hiring and managing of foreign and remote employees. 93%
Evaluate the proper technologies needed to sustain and secure infrastructure, data, and proprietary information. 86%
Analyze competitive markets and the economic and political factors that affect them. 100%
Evaluate currency and exchange rate fluctuations and determine how they affect investments and financial planning. 89%
Overall Program Results 93%

General Education

Program OutcomesMeets Expectations
Arts and Humanities Appreciation
After completing the required General Education coursework, a CSU-Global student will be able to understand the themes and concepts of art; and have compiled a framework for sharing this understanding with experts and laypeople, alike. Current subjects offered focus on the visual arts or English literature.
74%
Arts and Humanities Critical Reasoning
After completing the required General Education coursework, a CSU-Global student will be able to learn and apply the skills of reasoning in their coursework and their daily life.
79%
Natural and Physical Science
After completing the required General Education coursework, a CSU-Global student will be able to understand the theories, concepts and practice of the study of natural or physical sciences. Each student will have constructed a personal framework for sharing this understanding with experts and laypeople, alike. This understanding includes knowledge of broad paradigms, current and extant theories, and basic jargon. Laboratory courses encourage students to apply the theoretical knowledge from lecture in their home community. Current subjects offered focus on geology, environmental biology or public health.
86%
Written Communications
After completing the required General Education coursework, a CSU-Global student will be able to understand the techniques and critical thinking skills required for the research and compilation of collegiate quality writing. Each student will have created a writing portfolio containing examples of a number of unique styles of compositions. Instructor support and critical evaluation will provide the student with direction to improve their writing across the two-course curriculum. Proper APA style will be utilized in these courses, as well as every course at CSU-Global. Current subjects offered include a two-course English composition cycle.
63%
United States History
After completing the required General Education coursework, a CSU-Global student will be able to understand the major events, people and societal changes in U.S. history. Students will be offered the tools and knowledge required to discuss past and current events in regards to social, political, technological, and economic changes. Students will be taught how to search primary historical documents, analyze that information using past and present frame-of-reference, and discuss these topics with expert and layperson, alike. Current subjects offered include a two-course U.S. history cycle split at 1877.
73%
Mathematics and Statistics
After completing the required General Education coursework, a CSU-Global student will be able to understand the techniques and critical thinking skills required for quantitative reasoning and problem solving. Each student will gain experience with logic, algebra, statistics, probability, geometry and number theory. Current subjects offered include courses in general mathematics and applied statistics.
84%
Social and Behavioral Science
After completing the required General Education coursework, a CSU-Global student will be able to understand the links between the individual and the community and create a framework for discussing these links. Each student will have opportunity to analyze and discuss power structure and social organizations in discussion-based and written assignments. Current subjects offered include political science and sociology.
88%
Overall Program Results 79%

Undergraduate Learner Outcomes

Undergraduate Learner OutcomesMeets Expectations
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a discipline or content area through professional application. N/A (see program outcome results)
Develop and communicate information effectively using a variety of methods. 85%
Select current technology applications and apply to specific professional problems and workplace challenges. 84%
Demonstrate collaboration and leadership skills. 88%
Prescribe actions to effectively address a variety of ethical situations that support social responsibility. 86%
Assess and interpret global and diversity issues pertinent to the discipline or content area. 90%
Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills for effective analysis. 86%
Overall Results 87%