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Colorado State University

General Information

Name: Colorado State University
Address: 102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100

  • General information: (970) 491-1101
  • Financial aid office: (970) 491-6321
  • Admissions office: (970) 491-6909

Type of Institution: Public, 4-year or above
Religious affiliation: None

Estimated Student Expenses

Detailed Expenses2008-20092007-20082006-2007
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,126$990$900
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,134$7,382$6,602
Total Expenses2008-20092007-20082006-2007
On Campus$17,276$15,933$14,372
On Campus$32,992$29,373$25,899

Financial Aid Recipients

    Percentage of Students Who Receive Aid:
  • Any form of aid: 63%
  • Federal grants: 16%
  • State/local grants: 10%
  • Institutional grants: 27%
  • Student loans: 35%
    Average Amount of Aid Received:
  • Federal grants:$3137
  • State/local grants:$3674
  • Institutional grants:$3661
  • Student loans:$3695


Undergraduate application fee (2006-07):$50
Undergraduate Admissions
Fall 2006
Number of applicants11,3105,0216,289
Percent admitted85.7%82.8%88.0%
Percent admitted who enrolled


Total enrollment: 27780
Undergraduate enrollment: 21605
First-time student retention: 83%
Overall graduation rate: 63%

Characteristics of undergraduate students

    • Attendance:
    • Full Time: 89%
    • Part Time: 11%
    • Gender:
    • Men: 48%
    • Women: 52%

White non-hispanic: 82%
Black non-hispanic: 2%
Hispanic: 6%
Asian/pacific islander: 3%
American indian/alaska native: 2%
Other: 5%


AgencyPeriods of AccreditationAction
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1925 -  None

Degrees offered

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences
 Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations - Bachelor
 Agricultural Economics - Bachelor, Master
 Agriculture, General - Master
 Animal Sciences, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General - Bachelor
 Equestrian/Equine Studies - Bachelor
 Horticultural Science - Bachelor, Master
 Range Science and Management - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Soil Science and Agronomy, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Architecture and Related Services
 Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD) - Bachelor

Biological and Biomedical Sciences
 Animal Physiology - Master, Doctor
 Biochemistry - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Biology/Biological Sciences, General - Bachelor
 Botany/Plant Biology - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology - Master, Doctor
 Ecology - Master, Doctor
 Entomology - Master, Doctor
 Microbiology, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Pathology/Experimental Pathology - Doctor
 Plant Pathology/Phytopathology - Master, Doctor
 Zoology/Animal Biology - Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services
 Business/Commerce, General - Bachelor, Master
 Restaurant/Food Services Management - Bachelor

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
 Journalism - Bachelor
 Organizational Communication, General - Master

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
 Computer and Information Sciences, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor

 Agricultural Teacher Education - Bachelor
 Educational Administration and Supervision, Other - Master, Doctor
 Higher Education/Higher Education Administration - Master
 Technical Teacher Education - Bachelor

 Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering - Bachelor
 Chemical Engineering - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Civil Engineering, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Computer Engineering, General - Bachelor
 Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Engineering Science - Bachelor
 Engineering, General - Master
 Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering - Bachelor
 Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
 Construction Engineering Technology/Technician - Bachelor
 Engineering Technology, General - Master
 Industrial Technology/Technician - Bachelor

English Language and Literature/Letters
 Creative Writing - Master
 English Language and Literature, General - Bachelor, Master
 Speech and Rhetorical Studies - Bachelor, Master

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
 Apparel and Textile Marketing Management - Bachelor
 Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management - Master
 Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General - Bachelor
 Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General - Master, Doctor
 Human Development and Family Studies, General - Bachelor, Master
 Human Nutrition - Bachelor

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
 Foreign Languages and Literatures, General - Bachelor, Master

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
 Environmental Health - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Occupational Therapy/Therapist - Bachelor, Master
 Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer - Master, Doctor
 Veterinary Medicine (DVM) - First Professional
 Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD) - Master

 History, General - Bachelor, Master

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies & Humanities
 Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies - Bachelor

Mathematics and Statistics
 Mathematics, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Statistics, General - Master, Doctor

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
 Natural Sciences - Bachelor

Natural Resources and Conservation
 Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management - Bachelor, Master
 Forest Sciences and Biology - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Natural Resources/Conservation, General - Bachelor
 Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management - Bachelor, Master
 Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management - Bachelor

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
 Kinesiology and Exercise Science - Bachelor, Master
 Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management - Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Philosophy and Religious Studies
 Philosophy - Bachelor, Master

Physical Sciences
 Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General - Master, Doctor
 Chemistry, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Geology/Earth Science, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Physics, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor

 Psychology, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Public Administration and Social Service Professions
 Social Work - Bachelor, Master

Social Sciences
 Anthropology - Bachelor, Master
 Economics, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Political Science and Government, General - Bachelor, Master, Doctor
 Sociology - Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Visual and Performing Arts
 Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General - Bachelor
 Fine/Studio Arts, General - Bachelor, Master
 Interior Design - Bachelor
 Music, General - Bachelor, Master

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