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Colorado State University - Fort Collins is a public institution situated in Fort Collins, Colorado. The location of Colorado State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

181 Undergraduate Degrees
129 Graduate Degrees
$36,431 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
83% Acceptance Rate

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins Rankings

Colorado State landed the #82 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 408 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 10 colleges in Colorado, it is ranked at #2.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Colorado State has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#125 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Colorado State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Colorado State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#13 Highest Paid Information Science Graduates College Factual
#23 Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates College Factual
#30 Best Computer Information Systems Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#33 Best Computer Information Systems Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#40 Best Colleges for Computer Information Systems College Factual

Where Is Colorado State University - Fort Collins?

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

How Do I Get Into Colorado State?

You can apply to Colorado State online at: admissions.colostate.edu/onlineapplication

Admission Requirements for Colorado State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Colorado State?

83% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
23% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Colorado State University - Fort Collins is 83%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 540 to 650 )
200
800
Colorado State received ACT scores from 86% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 28. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 22 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Colorado State University - Fort Collins  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Colorado State University - Fort Collins?

$36,431 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
3.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Colorado State is $36,431. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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.

Colorado State University - Fort Collins Undergraduate Student Diversity

22,247 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25,789 undergraduate students at Colorado State, with 22,247 being full-time and 3,542 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Colorado State

There are also 7,637 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 22,247 full-time undergraduates at Colorado State, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Colorado State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Colorado State University - Fort Collins students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Colorado State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 583
Black or African American 505
Hispanic or Latino 3,354
White 15,556
International Students 904
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,345

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at Colorado State University - Fort Collins. At this time, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 107 countries are represented at Colorado State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Colorado State University - Fort Collins

3,457 Took All Classes Online
8,236 Took At Least One Class Online
7.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 19 master’s degree programs available online at Colorado State. In 2017-2018, 8,236 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Colorado State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Colorado State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Colorado State University - Fort Collins was 7.9%. This is the #1,058 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Colorado State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Colorado State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Information Science 4%
Information Science 4%
Information Technology 36%
Information Technology Project Management 36%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Colorado State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Colorado State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Information Technology Project Management #7
Information Science #33
General Information Science #33
General Computer & Information Sciences #59
Information Technology #71
Computer Information Systems #101

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Colorado State University - Fort Collins Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 150 0 31 6 187
General Information Science 31 0 78 0 109
Information Technology Project Management 0 14 0 0 14
TOTAL 181 14 109 6 310

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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