Colorado State University-Fort Collins

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,903
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$16,926
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.843%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
90.8%
33,122 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
33,403
75.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66.6%
3,229 Graduates

About

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a higher education institution located in Larimer County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Colorado State University-Fort Collins were General Business Administration & Management (651 degrees awarded), Business Family & Consumer Sciences (261 degrees), and General Psychology (256 degrees).

In 2022, 7,956 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado State University-Fort Collins. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,648 degrees), 6.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (924 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $9,903, which is $−20,247 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $9,903, which is $−20,247 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,926.

In 2022, 54% of undergraduate students attending Colorado State University-Fort Collins received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,903
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was $9,903. The cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $−20,247 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$16,926
2022 Value
7.61%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Colorado State University-Fort Collins had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,926. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Colorado State University-Fort Collins grew by 7.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,441
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was of $12,441 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Colorado State University-Fort Collins received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.26% with respect to 2021, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.843%
2019 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was 0.843%, which represents 46 out of the 5458 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Colorado State University-Fort Collins received 33,122 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.86% annual growth. Out of those 33,122 applicants, 30,066 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.8% acceptance rate.

There were 33,403 students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 2022. 43% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an overall enrollment yield of 18.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
30,066
Accepted Out of 33,122

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado State University-Fort Collins was 90.8% (30,066 admissions from 33,122 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.86%, while admissions grew by 6.19%..

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SAT Scores

43%
Submission Percentage (2022)
2,398
Scores Submitted (2022)

43% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado State University-Fort Collins had a total enrollment of 33,403 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 25,325 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,078. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado State University-Fort Collins, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.1% White, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.6% Two or More Races, 3.03% Asian, 2.32% Black or African American, 0.506% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.5%), followed by White Male (32.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.6%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33,403 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 25,325 and the part-time enrollment is 8,078. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Colorado State University-Fort Collins had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    23,068 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,746 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    1,536 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 69.1% White, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.6% Two or More Races, 3.03% Asian, 2.32% Black or African American, 0.506% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.123% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 469 students (1.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 878 more women than men received degrees from Colorado State University-Fort Collins. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is white (5,648 degrees awarded). There were 6.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (924 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is General Business Administration & Management (651 degrees awarded), followed by Business Family & Consumer Sciences (261 degrees) and General Psychology (256 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado State University-Fort Collins, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (351 degrees awarded), Biology (1,013 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (316 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Physicians (491,196 people), Software developers (489,126 people), Other managers (465,672 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (371,179 people), and Civil engineers (287,663 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 2022 are Human Sciences (351 degrees awarded), Biology (1,013 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (316 degrees), Engineering (819 degrees), and Physical Sciences (183 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Human Sciences (351 degrees awarded), Biology (1,013 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (316 degrees), Engineering (819 degrees), and Physical Sciences (183 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (641,613 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (579,757 people), Computer Systems Design (546,287 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (483,567 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (413,242 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Human Sciences (351 degrees awarded), Biology (1,013 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (316 degrees), Engineering (819 degrees), and Physical Sciences (183 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Colorado State University-Fort Collins.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 651 degrees awarded
  2. 261 degrees awarded
  3. 256 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was General Business Administration & Management with 651 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,539
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
4,417
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 3,539 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Fort Collins, which is 0.801 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,417).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 574 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.41 times more than the 407 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 407 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.709 times less than the 574 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 47% of students graduating from Colorado State University-Fort Collins completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is Female and Asian (72.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.38% of graduates (109 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,648 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    924 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    348 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is white (5,648 degrees awarded). There were 6.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (924 degrees).

1.11% of degree recipients (88 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    3,146 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,502 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    539 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is white female (3,146 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2502 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an endowment valued at nearly $549M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.1%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Colorado State University-Fort Collins had a total salary expenditure of 1.35B. Colorado State University-Fort Collins employs 486 Professors, 400 Associate professors and 355 Assistant professors. Most academics at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Male Professor (327), Male Associate professor (207), and Female Associate professor (193).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are: Research, with 1,271 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 703 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 536 employees.

Endowment

$549M
2022 Endowment
4.98%
decline from 2021

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an endowment valued at about $549M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado State University-Fort Collins declined 4.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $176M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $274M - Federal
  2. $165M - State
  3. $1.73M - Local

As of 2022, Colorado State University-Fort Collins received $274M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $165M from state grants and contracts, and $1.73M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$631M
2022 Salaries
2.86%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Colorado State University-Fort Collins paid a median of $631M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($1.35B) and a 2.86% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$182M
Instructional Salaries
1,645
Number of Employees

In 2022, Colorado State University-Fort Collins paid a total of $182M to 1,645 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
486 Employees
Research
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,271 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins were Professor with 486 employees, Associate professor with 400 employees, and Assistant professor with 355 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins were Research with 1,271 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 703 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 536 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was Male Professor with 327 employees, Male Associate professor with 207 employees, and Female Associate professor with 193 employees.

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