Colorado State University-Fort Collins

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,152

5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,191

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.16%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

82.6%

23,137 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

33,083

76.6% 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 (683 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (269 degrees), and General Human Development & Family Studies (257 degrees).

In 2017, 7,504 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado State University-Fort Collins. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,437 degrees), 7.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (693 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $9,152, which is $-17,348 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $9,152, which is $-17,348 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,191.

In 2017, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,152

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was $9,152. The cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is $-17,348 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,191

2017 Value

5.91%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Colorado State University-Fort Collins had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,191. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Colorado State University-Fort Collins grew by 5.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,778

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was of $10,778 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.02% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Colorado State University-Fort Collins received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.16%

2016 Default Rate

171

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was 3.16%, which represents 171 out of the 5417 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 23,137 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.33% annual growth. Out of those 23,137 applicants, 19,116 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.6% acceptance rate.

There were 33,083 students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 2017, and 23% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an overall enrollment yield of 26.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

19,116

Accepted Out of 23,137

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado State University-Fort Collins was 82.6% (19,116 admissions from 23,137 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 78%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.33%, while admissions grew by 12.7%.

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SAT Scores

23%

Submission Percentage

1,190

Scores Submitted

23% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has a total enrollment of 33,083 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 25,327 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,756. This means that 76.6% 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 70.3% White, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 3% Asian, 2.34% Black or African American, 0.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (34%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33,083 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 25,327 and the part-time enrollment is 7,756. This means that 76.6% of students enrolled at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2017 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 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Colorado State University-Fort Collins had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    23,244

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,853

  3. Two or More Races

    1,174

The enrolled student population at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is 70.3% White, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.55% Two or More Races, 3% Asian, 2.34% Black or African American, 0.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.163% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 803 students (2.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 380 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 (5,437 degrees awarded). There were 7.85 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (693 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is General Business Administration & Management (683 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (269 degrees) and General Human Development & Family Studies (257 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 (402 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (199 degrees), and Human Sciences (362 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 (391,232 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (183,058 people), Other managers (153,233 people), Postsecondary teachers (135,396 people), and Other Physical Scientists (90,856 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Agriculture (402 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (199 degrees), Human Sciences (362 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (392 degrees), and Biology (808 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 Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Agriculture (402 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (199 degrees), Human Sciences (362 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (392 degrees), and Biology (808 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (510,504 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (329,169 people), Elementary & secondary schools (324,796 people), Offices of physicians (187,699 people), and Scientific research & development services (128,122 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Agriculture (402 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (199 degrees), Human Sciences (362 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (392 degrees), and Biology (808 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 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was General Business Administration & Management with 683 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,562

  2. 3,942

In 2017, 3,562 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Fort Collins, which is 0.904 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,942).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 625 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.69 times more than the 370 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 370 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado State University-Fort Collins in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.592 times less than the 625 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 41% 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, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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

    5,437 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    693 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    299 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is white (5,437 degrees awarded). There were 7.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (693 degrees).

3.98% of degree recipients (299 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,865 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,572 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    404 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Colorado State University-Fort Collins is white female (2,865 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,572 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an endowment valued at nearly $344M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $619k (0.18%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Colorado State University-Fort Collins had a total expenditure of $1.24B. Of that $1.24B, they spent $526M on salaries and $1.24B on benefits.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins employs 429 Professors, 378 Assistant professors, and 366 Associate professors. Most academics at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are Male Professors (300), Male Associate professors(212), and Female Assistant professors (195).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins are: Research, with 1177 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 840 employees, and Service with 673 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$344M

2017 Endowment

14.8%

growth from 2016

Colorado State University-Fort Collins has an endowment valued at about $344M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado State University-Fort Collins grew 14.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $57.8M 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. $219M - Federal

  2. $107M - State

  3. $828k - Local

As of 2017, Colorado State University-Fort Collins received $219M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $107M from state grants and contracts, and $828k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$526M

Salary Expenditure

$1.24B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Colorado State University-Fort Collins had a total expenditure of $1.24B. Of that $1.24B, they spent $526M on salaries and $1.24B 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

$526M

2017 Salaries

4.23%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Colorado State University-Fort Collins paid a median of $526M in salaries, which represents 42.2% of their overall expenditure ($1.24B) and a 4.23% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.7% decline from 2015 and a 5.11% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$150M

Instructional Salaries

1,564

Number of Employees

In 2017, Colorado State University-Fort Collins paid a total of $150M to 1,564 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

429 Employees

Research

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1177 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins were Professor with 429 employees; Assistant professor with 378 employees; and Assistant professor with 366 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins were Research with 1,177 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 840 employees; and Service with 673 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Fort Collins was Male Professor with 300 employees, Male Associate professor with 212 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 195 employees.

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

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