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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
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  30,614 (23,917 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty2,786970
Research and public service1,315283
Total graduate assistants-1,564
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,126$1,126$1,140$1,1400.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,278$10,776$10,488$10,7942.9%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,901$8,982$9,072$9,6035.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$22,285$23,203$23,531$23,8521.4%
Off Campus$20,908$21,409$22,115$22,6612.5%
Off Campus with Family$12,007$12,427$13,043$13,0580.1%
On Campus$38,077$39,056$39,911$40,5611.6%
Off Campus$36,700$37,262$38,495$39,3702.3%
Off Campus with Family$27,799$28,280$29,423$29,7671.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$9,348
In-state fees$2,009
Out-of-state tuition$22,916
Out-of-state fees$2,009
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid13,27877%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,51459%$18,201,517$7,240
Federal grants90021%$4,205,286$4,673
Pell grants89821%$3,660,387$4,076
Other federal grants54813%$544,899$994
State/local government grant or scholarships95622%$2,731,152$2,857
Institutional grants or scholarships2,17751%$11,265,079$5,175
Student loan aid1,91745%$12,893,771$6,726
Federal student loans1,87944%$10,074,949$5,362
Other student loans1784%$2,818,822$15,836
  • 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 aid111,79950%$97,111,394$8,230
Pell grants5,72824%$22,606,274$3,947
Federal student loans10,56545%$71,255,784$6,745
  • 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$13,487$14,511$15,664
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 Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$9,898$10,449$9,808
$30,001 – $48,000$10,708$9,998$10,250
$48,001 – $75,000$14,656$14,905$16,092
$75,001 – $110,000$20,861$20,987$21,245
$110,001 and more$21,467$22,394$22,501
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment30,614
Undergraduate enrollment23,917
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,671
Graduate enrollment6,697
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: 1%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 73%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 76%
Out-of-state: 23%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 47%
Part-time: 53%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 30%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 60%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants18,5568,43510,121
Percent admitted81%78%83%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%34%30%
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 2015 (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 Reading520620
SAT Math520630
ACT Composite2228
ACT English2228
ACT Math2228
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: 87%
Part-time students: 66%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 64 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 67%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
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 2007]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 64%
8-year: 66%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 41%
6-year: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 64%
Female: 69%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 64%
Asian: 66%
Black or African American: 56%
Hispanic/Latino: 61%
White: 68%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 65%
Non-resident alien: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • 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 Operations63d---
Agricultural and Extension Education Services-7d--
Agricultural Economics892-
Agriculture, General-40d--
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture-0--
Animal Sciences, General74111-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General25---
Equestrian/Equine Studies54---
Horticultural Science2244-
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management-34-
Range Science and Management12d4d0d-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General2344-
Category total281d82d15d-
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture193--
Category total193--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other104--
Latin American and Caribbean Studies-0--
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies-0--
Category total104--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Physiology-472-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General202---
Biomedical Sciences, General61---
Botany/Plant Biology-31-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-410-
Environmental Toxicology-140-
Exercise Physiology--2-
Microbiology, General50475-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--2-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-00-
Wildlife Biology7272-
Zoology/Animal Biology4841-
Category total47514949-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General666442d--
Business/Commerce, General00--
Finance, General---0d
Management Information Systems, General---0d
Management Science---0d
Restaurant/Food Services Management61---
Category total727486d-0d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-111-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other0---
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia0---
Organizational Communication, General-0--
Public Relations/Image Management0---
Radio and Television0---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric20613--
Category total3132410d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General7547d8-
Information Science/Studies39d58--
Information Technology0---
Information Technology Project Management---0d
Category total114d105d80d
Agricultural Teacher Education15---
Art Teacher Education0---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs---0d
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-133d40d-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-18--
Category total15151d40d0d
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering0---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1646-
Chemical Engineering2822-
Civil Engineering, General7154d16-
Computer Engineering, General17---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering455213-
Engineering Science12---
Engineering, General-52d--
Engineering, Other0---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering23---
Mechanical Engineering13415d10d-
Systems Engineering-4d--
Category total346183d47d-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology0---
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician111---
Engineering Technology, General-15--
Category total11115--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-9--
English Language and Literature, General11322--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-0--
Category total11331--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management735d--
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management00--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General14---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-24d5-
Human Development and Family Studies, General260d171-
Human Nutrition70---
Category total417d46d6-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Applied Linguistics-0--
Arabic Language and Literature-0--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General297--
Category total297--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Social Work---0d
Environmental Health3613d3-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-48--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-82-
Veterinary Medicine--126-
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-135-
Category total3682d1360d
History, General8713--
Category total8713--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Fire Services Administration14---
Category total14---
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-0--
Category total-0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies70d---
Category total70d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-19d--
Mathematical Biology-0--
Mathematics, General56511-
Statistics, General3132-
Statistics, Other-0--
Category total5937d13-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-2--
International/Global Studies62---
Natural Sciences86--
Category total708--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management0---
Forest Sciences and Biology21182-
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism-24d--
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other-18--
Natural Resources Management and Policy-0--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General59---
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management198--
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management1--0d
Category total10068d20d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science26910--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General824d2-
Category total35114d2-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total155--
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-107-
Chemistry, General261019-
Geology/Earth Science, General34130-
Physics, General2395-
Category total834231-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-10d--
Psychology, General219d1416-
Category total219d24d16-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work11372d1-
Category total11372d1-
Social Sciences
Economics, General188d97-
Political Science and Government, General8392-
Category total448d3910-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0---
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General-4d--
Dance, General8---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General12---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-0--
Fine/Studio Arts, General12912--
Interior Design40---
Music, General3339d--
Category total22255d--
Grand total4,8571,7453770
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, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1121
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 294
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 17
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 68
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: $8,701
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,100
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,244
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,298
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
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined139113
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
Didactic Program in Dietetics6/1/1971 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics7/25/2005 - 10/16/2009Accredited
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
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree1/1/1951 -  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(!)7/1/1960 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/6/2009 -  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
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
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession202
Drug law violations785831
Liquor law violations15110141
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations453114
Liquor law violations1027717
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1219
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault212
Motor vehicle theft144
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1016
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate2.4%2.8%4.8%
Number in default138151221
Number in repayment5,6015,3064,512
Aid Programs
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