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Colorado State Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Colorado State University - Fort Collins Cost?

Is what Colorado State University - Fort Collins charges for in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee reasonable when compared to nation, state and regional averages? Find out here. You can jump to any of the following sections in our Colorado State cost report:

How Much Does Colorado State Charge for Tuition?

$12,188 In-State Tuition & Fees
$31,470 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average out-of-state tuition and fees at Colorado State University - Fort Collins ran about $31,470 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. In-state undergraduates received a discount for tuition and fees at the school and only had to pay $12,188 per year.


Colorado State University - Fort Collins tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does Colorado State University - Fort Collins cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Colorado State Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. At $31,470 a year, the average out-of-state tuition at Colorado State University - Fort Collins was high when compared to the national average.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. Undergraduates who hail from Colorado pay an average of $12,188 a year to attend Colorado State, making the school a bargain if you only consider tuition and fees alone.

If you want to know how Colorado State compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

NationwideRocky MountainsColorado
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesExpensiveExpensiveExpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveExpensiveAverage

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: Colorado State University - Fort Collins Financial Aid.

Colorado State Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

0.96% In-State Tuition Increase
1.90% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$51,009 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for in-state Colorado State University - Fort Collins increased with an average annual rate of 0.96% over the past five years. This school year, in-state students can expect to pay $12,570 if the growth keeps up.

If the in-state Colorado State tuition and fees growth rate stays consistent, two years of study could cost $25,260, and four years would cost $51,009.

Tuition and fees for out-of-state students have grown by about 1.90% in the past five years. This school year, students outside of the state will pay an estimated $32,825.

This means an estimated $66,274 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at Colorado State, and $135,091 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Colorado State.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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