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IPEDS ID: 126818
OPE ID: 00135000
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Colorado State University-Fort Collins
102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100
General information:  (970) 491-1101
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  31,186 (23,548 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty2,6951,252
Research and public service1,260603
Total graduate assistants-1,494
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,126$1,126$1,126$1,1260.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,744$9,172$10,278$10,7764.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,324$8,622$8,901$8,9820.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$18,997$20,482$22,285$23,2034.1%
Off Campus$18,577$19,932$20,908$21,4092.4%
Off Campus with Family$10,253$11,310$12,007$12,4273.5%
On Campus$35,107$36,182$38,077$39,0562.6%
Off Campus$34,687$35,632$36,700$37,2621.5%
Off Campus with Family$26,363$27,010$27,799$28,2801.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$8,811
In-state fees$1,640
Out-of-state tuition$21,600
Out-of-state fees$1,640
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,19473%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,01746%$16,072,475$7,969
Federal grants1,04924%$4,452,429$4,244
Pell grants1,04524%$4,032,429$3,859
Other federal grants43110%$420,000$974
State/local government grant or scholarships85920%$1,472,659$1,714
Institutional grants or scholarships1,96345%$10,147,387$5,169
Student loan aid2,01546%$12,397,311$6,153
Federal student loans1,97245%$10,103,643$5,124
Other student loans1684%$2,293,668$13,653
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,07248%$84,328,438$7,616
Pell grants5,97726%$22,887,393$3,829
Federal student loans11,01847%$73,612,239$6,681
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$12,465$12,230$13,487
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$9,551$9,147$9,898
$30,001 – $48,000$10,073$9,455$10,708
$48,001 – $75,000$13,989$14,364$14,656
$75,001 – $110,000$17,916$19,154$20,861
$110,001 and more$18,322$19,714$21,467
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment31,186
Undergraduate enrollment23,548
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,426
Graduate enrollment7,638
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 89%
25 and over: 11%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 79%
Out-of-state: 21%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 39%
Part-time: 61%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 26%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 69%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants17,9708,2189,752
Percent admitted77%73%81%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%33%31%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading510620
SAT Math510630
ACT Composite2227
ACT English2228
ACT Math2227
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 86%
Part-time students: 69%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 69 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 64%
Transfer-out rate: 10%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 35%
6-year: 64%
8-year: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 62%
Female: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 53%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 57%
Hispanic/Latino: 58%
White: 65%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations48d--
Agricultural and Extension Education Services-1d-
Agricultural Economics5135
Agriculture, General-33d-
Animal Sciences, General4598
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General41--
Equestrian/Equine Studies66--
Horticultural Science2682
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management-55
Range Science and Management1380
Soil Science and Agronomy, General2592
Category total269d86d22
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture176-
Category total176-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other113-
Category total113-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Physiology-555
Biology/Biological Sciences, General167--
Biomedical Sciences, General77--
Botany/Plant Biology-54
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-23
Exercise Physiology--1
Microbiology, General5538
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--3
Wildlife Biology6521
Zoology/Animal Biology5802
Category total4498644
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-22d-
Business/Commerce, General628436-
Restaurant/Food Services Management48--
Category total676458d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-112
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1949-
Category total323202
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General56583
Information Science/Studies24--
Category total80583
Agricultural Teacher Education10--
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-138d43d
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-19d-
Category total10157d43d
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-23
Chemical Engineering4211
Civil Engineering, General7545d12
Computer Engineering, General11--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering27249
Engineering Science9--
Engineering, General-35d-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering15--
Mechanical Engineering10924d7
Systems Engineering-2d-
Category total288133d32
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician146--
Engineering Technology, General-8-
Category total1468-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-8-
English Language and Literature, General12046-
Category total12054-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management749d-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General12--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-24d1
Human Development and Family Studies, General289d221
Human Nutrition84--
Category total459d55d2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General366-
Category total366-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Environmental Health26472
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-34-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-90
Veterinary Medicine--140
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-115
Category total26101147
History, General12713-
Category total12713-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Fire Services Administration22d--
Category total22d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies88d--
Category total88d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General5369
Statistics, General-134
Category total531913
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-3d-
International/Global Studies47--
Natural Sciences15--
Category total623d-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management1--
Forest Sciences and Biology25192
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism-6-
Natural Resources/Conservation, General54--
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management159-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management1--
Category total96342
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2474-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General109114
Category total356154
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total163-
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-1712
Chemistry, General151216
Geology/Earth Science, General26121
Physics, General10132
Category total515431
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-6-
Psychology, General1831416
Category total1832016
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work8394d-
Category total8394d-
Social Sciences
Economics, General150134
Political Science and Government, General10453
Category total456359
Visual and Performing Arts
Dance, General6--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General21--
Fine/Studio Arts, General1285-
Interior Design36--
Music, General4252d-
Category total23357d-
Grand total4,7361,578370
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined121109
Swimming and Diving31
Water Polo20
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1925 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels1/31/2004 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics7/25/2005 -  Pre-Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs1/1/1951 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1970 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1973 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/6/2009 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate schools of public health10/16/2010 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1971 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1996 -  Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs3/26/2010 -  Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs3/26/2010 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession312
Drug law violations1097778
Liquor law violations94129151
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession301
Drug law violations863945
Liquor law violations6364102
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible4412
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault202
Motor vehicle theft711
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible2310
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate4.8%3.1%
Number in default202125
Number in repayment4,1373,971
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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