Colorado State University-Fort Collins

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,716

5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,232

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.82%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

78%

21,759 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

31,856

78.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

66.7%

2,884 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 (679 degrees awarded), General Human Development & Family Studies (304 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (276 degrees).

In 2016, 7,353 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado State University-Fort Collins. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,332 degrees), 8.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (622 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $8,716, which is $-17,140 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $8,716, which is $-17,140 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,232.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,716

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was $8,716. The cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $-17,140 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,232

2016 Value

3.63%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Colorado State University-Fort Collins had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,232. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Colorado State University-Fort Collins grew by 3.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,565

Room and Board

$1,140

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was of $10,565 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,140. The cost of room and board increased by 8.03% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Colorado State University-Fort Collins received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 4% with respect to 2015, when 50% 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.

2.82%

2015 Default Rate

155

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was 2.82%, which represents 155 out of the 5487 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 21,759 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 17.3% annual growth. Out of those 21,759 applicants, 16,963 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78% acceptance rate.

There were 31,856 students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 2016, and 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an overall enrollment yield of 29.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

16,963

Accepted Out of 21,759

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado State University-Fort Collins was 78% (16,963 admissions from 21,759 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 80.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 17.3%, while admissions grew by 13.1%.

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SAT Scores

24%

Submission Percentage

1,168

Scores Submitted

24% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has a total enrollment of 31,856 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 25,113 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,743. This means that 78.8% 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 71.5% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Two or More Races, 2.78% Asian, 2.28% Black or African American, 0.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (34.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.75%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31,856 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 25,113 and the part-time enrollment is 6,743. This means that 78.8% of students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2016 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 (83%), 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

    22,776

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,432

  3. Two or More Races

    1,029

The enrolled student population at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 71.5% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Two or More Races, 2.78% Asian, 2.28% Black or African American, 0.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 990 students (3.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 639 more women than men received degrees from Colorado State University-Fort Collins. The majority of degree recipients at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are white (5,332 degrees awarded). There were 8.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (622 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is General Business Administration & Management (679 degrees awarded), followed by General Human Development & Family Studies (304 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (276 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 (393 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (504 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (194 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 & surgeons (399,260 people), Miscellaneous managers (194,804 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (163,200 people), Postsecondary teachers (141,734 people), and Registered nurses (89,125 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Agriculture (393 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (504 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (194 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (394 degrees), and Biology (754 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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Agriculture (393 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (504 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (194 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (394 degrees), and Biology (754 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

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 Hospitals (526,038 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (301,567 people), Elementary & secondary schools (295,617 people), Offices of physicians (165,057 people), and Scientific research & development services (121,493 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Agriculture (393 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (504 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (194 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (394 degrees), and Biology (754 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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was General Business Administration & Management with 679 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,357

  2. 3,996

In 2016, 3,357 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Fort Collins, which is 0.84 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,996).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 672 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.62 times more than the 416 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 416 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.619 times less than the 672 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 39% 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, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (73.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is Female and Black or African American (73.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 5.17% of graduates (149 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,332 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    622 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    348 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is white (5,332 degrees awarded). There were 8.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (622 degrees).

4.73% of degree recipients (348 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,920 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,412 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    358 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is white female (2,920 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,412 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an endowment valued at nearly $294M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.26M (1.11%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Colorado State University-Fort Collins had a total expenditure of $1B. Of that $1B, they spent $513M on salaries and $1B on benefits.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins employs 437 Professors, 361 Assistant professors, and 356 Associate professors. Most academics at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Male Professors (313), Male Associate professors(208), and Female Assistant professors (184).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are: Research, with 1175 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 992 employees, and Service with 514 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$294M

2015 Endowment

0.881%

decline from 2014

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an endowment valued at about $294M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado State University-Fort Collins declined 0.881% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.5M 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. $192M - Federal

  2. $94.8M - State

  3. $911k - Local

As of 2015, Colorado State University-Fort Collins received $192M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $94.8M from state grants and contracts, and $911k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$513M

Salary Expenditure

$1B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Colorado State University-Fort Collins had a total expenditure of $1B. Of that $1B, they spent $513M on salaries and $1B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Colorado State University-Fort Collins as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$513M

2015 Salaries

5.11%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Colorado State University-Fort Collins paid a median of $513M in salaries, which represents 51.3% of their overall expenditure ($1B) and a 5.11% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.99% growth from 2013 and a 6.11% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$136M

Instructional Salaries

1,470

Number of Employees

In 2015, Colorado State University-Fort Collins paid a total of $136M to 1,470 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

437 Employees

Research

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1175 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins were Professor with 437 employees; Assistant professor with 361 employees; and Assistant professor with 356 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins were Research with 1,175 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 992 employees; and Service with 514 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was Male Professor with 313 employees, Male Associate professor with 208 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 184 employees.

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

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