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Colorado State University - Fort Collins Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Colorado State University - Fort Collins? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Colorado State offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Colorado State University - Fort Collins Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Colorado State University - Fort Collins was awarded 133 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biological and biomedical sciences.

Overall Quality

Colorado State is ranked #239 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Colorado State also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Colorado ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Colorado State?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Colorado State University - Fort Collins is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 83%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 23% of students accepted to Colorado State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 560 to 650 )
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SAT Math Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 540 to 650 )
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Colorado State received ACT scores from 86% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 22 to 28 )
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Colorado State University - Fort Collins Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Colorado State University - Fort Collins is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Colorado State University - Fort Collins is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Freshmen Retention Rate

Colorado State University - Fort Collins has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Colorado State for first-time, full-time students is 41%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  41 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at Colorado State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 25,789 undergraduates at Colorado State with 22,247 being full-time and 3,542 being part-time.

Colorado State Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 92.29 out of 100, Colorado State is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  92.29 out of 100
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How Much Does Colorado State University - Fort Collins Cost?

The overall average net price of Colorado State is $19,800. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Colorado State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,834 $13,114 $17,880 $24,841 $26,049

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Colorado State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Colorado State, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $7,293 a year. That adds up to $29,172 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Colorado State is 3.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Colorado State Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Colorado State make about $47,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Colorado State students since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is a public institution situated in Fort Collins, Colorado. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Contact details for Colorado State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100
Phone: 970-491-1101
Website: colostate.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/coloradostateuniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ColoradoStateU

Colorado State University - Fort Collins Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 93 majors graduated from Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Of these students, 5,498 received undergraduate degrees and 2,107 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 702 $44,600
General Biology 260 $28,000
Mechanical Engineering 254 $62,200
Human Development & Family Studies 253 $27,700
Health & Physical Education 242 $28,900
General Psychology 239 $29,200
Economics 195 $38,100
Communication & Media Studies 189 $31,800
Construction Engineering Technology 158 $67,200
Zoology 150 $24,700

Learn more about the majors offered at Colorado State University - Fort Collins along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Colorado State

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 8,236 students took at least one online class at Colorado State University - Fort Collins. This is an increase from the 7,753 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 8,236 3,457
2016-2017 7,753 3,052
2015-2016 7,410 2,964
2014-2015 7,672 3,012
2013-2014 6,883 2,578

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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