CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association

Voluntary System of Accountability

Colorado State University – Pueblo is a member of a national program led by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges to provide greater accountability to the public by presenting basic information about the University in a format shared by member institutions.  This common format, known as the College Portrait, will display institutional information through both text and graphics for easier comprehension.  Comparisons with member schools will be easier as common definitions and terms are used.

The primary audience for College Portrait is prospective students and their families; however, it is not meant to be a marketing tool for institutions.  Rather, it is intended to be a trustworthy source of standard data for the public.  Secondary audiences for the College Portrait are governing board members, legislators, policy-makers, education agency administrators, as well as institutional faculty and staff.  For all audiences, College Portrait will help to build a shared understanding of the institution on a broad scale.

College Portrait is organized into three sections: (1) consumer information; (2) student experiences and perceptions; and, (3) student learning outcomes.  Institutions also may include a supplemental page.  Consumer information includes cost of attendance, degree offerings, living arrangements, student characteristics, graduation rates, and transfer rates.  Student experiences and perceptions provides a snapshot of student experiences and activities by reporting results from student engagement surveys.  Student learning outcomes report evidence of learning by describing how learning is measured and what the outcomes are.

Click here to access the Voluntary System of Accountability.