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Is Colorado State a Good School for the Money?

Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$151,329 Avg Total Cost

Colorado State University - Fort Collins Value Report

Is a Colorado State degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Fair Value Nationwide

Average National Value
Top 10% National Quality
Fair Price

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is ranked #1,221 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Compared to other schools of similar quality, Colorado State University - Fort Collins is priced appropriately for the kind of quality provided and is thus a fair value according to College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  1221 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  45.52 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

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*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $151,329 For That Piece of Paper

On average, a bachelor's degree from Colorado State will cost you about $151,329. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $34,393 and a typical 4.4 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost$34,393
Average Years to Graduate4.4
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$151,329

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Colorado State student takes 4.4 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Colorado State degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$70,444 In-State With Aid
$174,632 Avg Cost No Aid
4.4 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Colorado State value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$174,632#0F
All Students$151,329#1,221C
Only Students Receiving Aid$133,025#478B+
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$112,050#F
All Students$88,752#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$70,444#F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Colorado.

About 81% of Colorado State students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Colorado State financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Colorado State cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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