Colorado State University-Pueblo

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,349
20% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$14,797
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.35%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
93%
2,885 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,081
49.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
32.3%
279 Graduates

About

Colorado State University-Pueblo is a higher education institution located in Pueblo County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Colorado State University-Pueblo were Registered Nursing (92 degrees awarded), General Business (65 degrees), and Sociology (59 degrees).

In 2019, 862 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado State University-Pueblo. 53% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (455 degrees), 1.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (249 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Pueblo is $6,349, which is $-15,677 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Pueblo is $6,349, which is $-15,677 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,797.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,349
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Pueblo was $6,349. The cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Pueblo is $-15,677 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$14,797
2019 Value
20.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Colorado State University-Pueblo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,797. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Colorado State University-Pueblo grew by 20.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,009
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado State University-Pueblo was of $11,009 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 7.19% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Colorado State University-Pueblo received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.94% with respect to 2018, when 68% 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.
8.35%
2017 Default Rate
105
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado State University-Pueblo was 8.35%, which represents 105 out of the 1257 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-Pueblo received 2,885 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 18.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,885 applicants, 2,684 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93% acceptance rate.

There were 7,081 students enrolled at Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2019, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado State University-Pueblo has an overall enrollment yield of 23.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,684
Accepted Out of 2,885

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado State University-Pueblo was 93% (2,684 admissions from 2,885 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 95.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 18.5%, while admissions grew by 15.8%.

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SAT Scores

82%
Submission Percentage
520
Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado State University-Pueblo has a total enrollment of 7,081 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Pueblo is 3,476 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,605. This means that 49.1% of students enrolled at Colorado State University-Pueblo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado State University-Pueblo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.5% White, 23.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.14% Black or African American, 3.94% Two or More Races, 1.07% Asian, 0.41% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.268% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Colorado State University-Pueblo in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (23%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (20.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.6%), followed by White Male (8.55%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado State University-Pueblo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,081 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Pueblo is 3,476 and the part-time enrollment is 3,605. This means that 49.1% of students enrolled at Colorado State University-Pueblo are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2019 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-Pueblo was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Colorado State University-Pueblo had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,081
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,658
  3. Black or African American
    293

The enrolled student population at Colorado State University-Pueblo is 43.5% White, 23.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.14% Black or African American, 3.94% Two or More Races, 1.07% Asian, 0.41% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.268% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 1,526 students (21.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 52 more women than men received degrees from Colorado State University-Pueblo. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado State University-Pueblo is white (455 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (249 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado State University-Pueblo is Registered Nursing (92 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (65 degrees) and Sociology (59 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado State University-Pueblo, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (57 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Pueblo are Social workers, all other (161,174 people), Other managers (132,690 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (122,966 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (119,820 people), and Secondary school teachers (97,925 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Pueblo are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (57 degrees), History (18 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (40 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-Pueblo are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Pueblo are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (57 degrees), History (18 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (40 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-Pueblo are Elementary & secondary schools (345,722 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (181,837 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (139,227 people), Individual & family services (109,343 people), and Legal services (94,083 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Pueblo are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (20 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (57 degrees), History (18 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (40 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-Pueblo.
Most Common
  1. 92 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 65 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 59 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado State University-Pueblo was Registered Nursing with 92 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

405
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
457
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 405 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Pueblo, which is 0.886 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (457).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Pueblo in General Business, which is 1.68 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 112 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado State University-Pueblo in Registered Nursing, which is 5.33 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% of students graduating from Colorado State University-Pueblo completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado State University-Pueblo is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.08% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    455 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    249 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado State University-Pueblo is white (455 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (249 degrees).

1.74% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    255 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    200 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    134 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado State University-Pueblo is white female (255 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (200 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado State University-Pueblo has an endowment valued at nearly $22.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $455k (2.03%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Colorado State University-Pueblo had a total salary expenditure of $86.1M. Colorado State University-Pueblo employs 56 Assistant professors, 42 Professors, and 35 Associate professors. Most academics at Colorado State University-Pueblo are Male Professors (31), Male Assistant professors(28), and Female Assistant professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Pueblo are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 74 employees, Service, with 47 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.5M
2019 Endowment
23.6%
growth from 2018

Colorado State University-Pueblo has an endowment valued at about $22.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado State University-Pueblo grew 23.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.7M - Federal
  2. $5.3M - State
  3. $38.2k - Local

As of 2019, Colorado State University-Pueblo received $4.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.3M from state grants and contracts, and $38.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$35.3M
2019 Salaries
2.1%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Colorado State University-Pueblo paid a median of $35.3M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($86.1M) and a 2.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.21% decline from 2017 and a 9.41% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.4M
Instructional Salaries
164
Number of Employees

In 2019, Colorado State University-Pueblo paid a total of $10.4M to 164 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
74 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Pueblo were Assistant professor with 56 employees; Professor with 42 employees; and Professor with 35 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Pueblo were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 74 employees; Service with 47 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Pueblo was Male Professor with 31 employees, Male Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 28 employees.

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

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