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Colorado State University-Fort Collins

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B+

Rating

Public

Type

37,356

Students

$28,147

Tuition

81%

Acceptance

#115

Ranking

Midsize City

Campus Setting

Fort Collins, CO

102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0100

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a very large public university located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 6thin Colorado. It has a total of 28,398 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 81.35% of applicants. Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 249 different majors and is best known for its ecology, agricultural and domestic animal services, and construction engineering technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With a tuition cost of $9,426 for in-state students and $28,147 for those from out-of-state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is somewhat moderately costly. 61.27% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $47,100 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$30,622/Year
Above Average

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

$30,622

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$45,656/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$36,200/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

81%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

81%

National

69%
Sat

1070 - 1290

80% of students submit

Admissions Yield

23%

ACT

22 - 27

43% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$50

Students

28,398Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

5,180

Part-Time

130
Male

48%

In-state

83%

Female

52%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

11%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
12% Business Administration and Management, General4% Mechanical Engineering4% Human Development and Family Studies, General80% Others

12% Business Administration and Management, General

4% Mechanical Engineering

4% Human Development and Family Studies, General

80% Others

Business Administration and Management, General

12%

932 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

4%

290 Graduates

Human Development and Family Studies, General

4%

264 Graduates

Psychology, General

4%

262 Graduates

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

3%

252 Graduates

Economics, General

3%

208 Graduates

Speech Communication and Rhetoric

3%

195 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences, General

3%

187 Graduates

Academics

A-
Professors
StudentsProfessors14:114:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

14

Number of Library Books

1,174,326

Academic Spend per Student

$12,992

Full-time Retention Rate

82%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$36,800/Year

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

$36,800

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$36,800

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$47,100

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

61%