University of Colorado—​Boulder

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Computer Science
Electrical, Computer, & Energy Engineering
Engineering Management
Interdisciplinary Telecom
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The distance education program began in 1983. Entrance requirements are the same for distance and on-campus students. Courses offered through the distance education program are exactly the same as the courses offered on campus. No distinction is made on the diploma as to how courses were taken. Excellent infrastructure to support our students and faculty.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 5
Concentrations offered
Computer Science
Engineering Management

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 214


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 105 full-time; 1 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 76% full-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses 15 years
National Academy of Engineering members N/A
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 4 full-time; 10 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 21
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 4.0 years
Program target time to graduate N/A
Required time to earn degree 4 years

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