Colorado State University-Fort Collins

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,426
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,609
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.61%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
83.5%
28,843 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
32,428
70.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
70.2%
2,976 Graduates

About

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a higher education institution located in Larimer County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Colorado State University-Fort Collins were General Business Administration & Management (705 degrees awarded), General Human Development & Family Studies (296 degrees), and General Psychology (255 degrees).

In 2020, 8,111 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado State University-Fort Collins. 54.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,826 degrees), 7.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (809 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $9,426, which is $−19,203 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $9,426, which is $−19,203 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,609.

In 2020, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,426
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was $9,426. The cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $−19,203 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$17,609
2020 Value
4.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Colorado State University-Fort Collins had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,609. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Colorado State University-Fort Collins grew by 4.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,939
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was of $11,939 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.53% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Colorado State University-Fort Collins received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.14% with respect to 2019, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.61%
2018 Default Rate
140
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was 2.61%, which represents 140 out of the 5373 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 28,843 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.85% annual growth. Out of those 28,843 applicants, 24,091 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.5% acceptance rate.

There were 32,428 students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 2020, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an overall enrollment yield of 19%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
24,091
Accepted Out of 28,843

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado State University-Fort Collins was 83.5% (24,091 admissions from 28,843 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 81.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.85%, while admissions grew by 4.57%.

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SAT Scores

79%
Submission Percentage
3,635
Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has a total enrollment of 32,428 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 22,872 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,556. This means that 70.5% 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 69.6% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.44% Two or More Races, 2.99% Asian, 2.22% Black or African American, 0.506% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.133% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (31.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.92%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32,428 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 22,872 and the part-time enrollment is 9,556. This means that 70.5% of students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2020 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 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
  1. White
    22,583
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,452
  3. Two or More Races
    1,440

The enrolled student population at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 69.6% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.44% Two or More Races, 2.99% Asian, 2.22% Black or African American, 0.506% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.133% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 751 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 (5,826 degrees awarded). There were 7.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (809 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is General Business Administration & Management (705 degrees awarded), followed by General Human Development & Family Studies (296 degrees) and General Psychology (255 degrees).

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 Agriculture (384 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (404 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (206 degrees).

Workforce

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 (397,371 people), Other managers (166,192 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (122,088 people), Postsecondary teachers (121,661 people), and Other Physical Scientists (107,421 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Agriculture (384 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (404 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (206 degrees), Biology (983 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (355 degrees).

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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 Surgeons, Actuaries, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Agriculture (384 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (404 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (206 degrees), Biology (983 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (355 degrees).

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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 (493,117 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (334,851 people), Elementary & secondary schools (321,138 people), Offices of physicians (212,507 people), and Scientific research & development services (141,284 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Agriculture (384 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (404 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (206 degrees), Biology (983 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (355 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 705 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 296 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 255 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was General Business Administration & Management with 705 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,680
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,431
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,680 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Fort Collins, which is 0.831 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,431).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 591 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.56 times more than the 380 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 380 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.643 times less than the 591 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 45% 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, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is Female and Asian (78.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.28% of graduates (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,826 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    809 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    286 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is white (5,826 degrees awarded). There were 7.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (809 degrees).

2.23% of degree recipients (181 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,215 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,611 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    488 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is white female (3,215 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,611 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an endowment valued at nearly $410M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $22.3M (5.45%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Colorado State University-Fort Collins had a total salary expenditure of $1.17B. Colorado State University-Fort Collins employs 482 Professors, 393 Assistant professors, and 370 Associate professors. Most academics at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Male Professors (323), Female Assistant professors(211), and Male Associate professors (200).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are: Research, with 1019 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 794 employees, and Service with 598 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$410M
2020 Endowment
4.65%
growth from 2019

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an endowment valued at about $410M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado State University-Fort Collins grew 4.65% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $108M 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. $262M - Federal
  2. $136M - State
  3. $1.19M - Local

As of 2020, Colorado State University-Fort Collins received $262M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $136M from state grants and contracts, and $1.19M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$615M
2020 Salaries
6.91%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Colorado State University-Fort Collins paid a median of $615M in salaries, which represents 52.6% of their overall expenditure ($1.17B) and a 6.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.64% growth from 2018 and a 3.62% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$168M
Instructional Salaries
1,646
Number of Employees

In 2020, Colorado State University-Fort Collins paid a total of $168M to 1,646 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
482 Employees
Research
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1019 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins were Professor with 482 employees; Assistant professor with 393 employees; and Assistant professor with 370 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins were Research with 1,019 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 794 employees; and Service with 598 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was Male Professor with 323 employees, Female Assistant professor with 211 employees, and Male Associate professor with 200 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Colorado State University-Fort Collins.

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