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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
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  31,354 (23,598 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty2,7991,318
Research and public service1,361576
Total graduate assistants-1,519
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,126$1,126$1,126$1,1401.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,172$10,278$10,776$10,488-2.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,622$8,901$8,982$9,0721.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$20,482$22,285$23,203$23,5311.4%
Off Campus$19,932$20,908$21,409$22,1153.3%
Off Campus with Family$11,310$12,007$12,427$13,0435.0%
On Campus$36,182$38,077$39,056$39,9112.2%
Off Campus$35,632$36,700$37,262$38,4953.3%
Off Campus with Family$27,010$27,799$28,280$29,4234.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-district tuition$9,075
In-district fees$1,849
In-state tuition$9,076
In-state fees$1,849
Out-of-state tuition$22,248
Out-of-state fees$1,849
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid13,21574%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,31354%$17,416,433$7,530
Federal grants94722%$4,493,614$4,745
Pell grants94222%$3,798,309$4,032
Other federal grants67616%$695,305$1,029
State/local government grant or scholarships84720%$1,112,312$1,313
Institutional grants or scholarships2,09248%$11,810,507$5,646
Student loan aid1,93545%$12,813,453$6,622
Federal student loans1,90044%$10,307,946$5,425
Other student loans1734%$2,505,507$14,483
  • 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 aid111,43349%$88,472,108$7,738
Pell grants5,86125%$22,737,842$3,880
Federal student loans10,66145%$71,790,302$6,734
  • 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$12,230$13,487$14,511
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$9,147$9,898$10,449
$30,001 – $48,000$9,455$10,708$9,998
$48,001 – $75,000$14,364$14,656$14,905
$75,001 – $110,000$19,154$20,861$20,987
$110,001 and more$19,714$21,467$22,394
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment31,354
Undergraduate enrollment23,598
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,411
Graduate enrollment7,756
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 89%
25 and over: 11%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 76%
Out-of-state: 23%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 41%
Part-time: 59%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 23%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 68%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants16,6557,6259,030
Percent admitted80%77%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%33%32%
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 2014 (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 Math520630
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: 85%
Part-time students: 71%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 68 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 65%
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 38%
6-year: 63%
8-year: 65%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 39%
6-year: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 63%
Female: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 60%
Asian: 55%
Black or African American: 59%
Hispanic/Latino: 54%
White: 67%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 68%
Non-resident alien: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
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 Operations42d--
Agricultural and Extension Education Services-8d-
Agricultural Economics590
Agriculture, General-38d-
Animal Sciences, General65104
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General27--
Equestrian/Equine Studies73--
Horticultural Science2553
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management-62
Range Science and Management108d0
Soil Science and Agronomy, General2453
Category total271d89d12
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture296-
Category total296-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other75-
Category total75-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Physiology-513
Biology/Biological Sciences, General184--
Biomedical Sciences, General78--
Botany/Plant Biology-41
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-77
Environmental Toxicology-61
Exercise Physiology--5
Microbiology, General50287
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--4
Wildlife Biology6874
Zoology/Animal Biology5422
Category total46912647
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-18d-
Business/Commerce, General655432-
Restaurant/Food Services Management52--
Category total707450d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-62
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1974-
Category total320102
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General6639d11
Information Science/Studies2825-
Category total9464d11
Agricultural Teacher Education6--
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-123d36d
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-19-
Category total6142d36d
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-2d0
Chemical Engineering5931
Civil Engineering, General7342d9
Computer Engineering, General7--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3734d9
Engineering Science12--
Engineering, General-42d-
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering12--
Mechanical Engineering12911d8d
Systems Engineering-3d-
Category total329137d27d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician112--
Engineering Technology, General-6d-
Category total1126d-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-11-
English Language and Literature, General11649-
Category total11660-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management694d-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General13--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-21d1
Human Development and Family Studies, General255d72
Human Nutrition82--
Category total419d32d3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General428-
Category total428-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Environmental Health28293
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-44-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-133
Veterinary Medicine--138
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-162
Category total28102146
History, General10614-
Category total10614-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Fire Services Administration17d--
Category total17d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies73d--
Category total73d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-7-
Mathematics, General4668
Statistics, General-13d5
Category total4626d13
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-1-
International/Global Studies48--
Natural Sciences144d-
Category total625d-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management0--
Forest Sciences and Biology37223
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism-27-
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other-20-
Natural Resources/Conservation, General53--
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management174-
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management0--
Category total107733
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2866-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General9753
Category total383113
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total185-
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-166
Chemistry, General261020
Geology/Earth Science, General29154
Physics, General171511
Category total725641
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-11d-
Psychology, General2151216
Category total21523d16
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work10245-
Category total10245-
Social Sciences
Economics, General15592
Political Science and Government, General89102
Category total440378
Visual and Performing Arts
Dance, General9--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General24--
Fine/Studio Arts, General1088-
Interior Design25--
Music, General5260d-
Category total21868d-
Grand total4,8081,600368
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1491
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 434
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 32
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 144
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $5,791
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,252
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,320
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,162
Full-time students: 86%
Part-time students: 73%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined123110
Swimming and Diving31
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1925 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics7/25/2005 - 10/16/2009Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics(!)10/16/2009 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics(!)10/16/2009 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs1/1/1951 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission 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 level school of public health10/16/2010 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on 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
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
CSU Health Network Psychology
11/1/1972 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession120
Drug law violations777858
Liquor law violations129151101
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations394531
Liquor law violations6410277
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible41219
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault021
Motor vehicle theft114
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible31016
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 Year201220112010
Default rate2.8%4.8%4.8%
Number in default151221202
Number in repayment5,3064,5124,137
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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