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Colorado State University

Overview of Colorado State University

Colorado State University (also referred to as Colorado State, State, and CSU) is a public research university in Fort Collins, Colorado. The university is the state’s land grant university and the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. The current enrollment is approximately 33,877 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students. The university has approximately 2,000 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in 65 fields of study, with master’s degrees in 55 fields. Colorado State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine.

In fiscal year 2017, CSU spent $338.4 million on research and development, ranking 70th in the nation overall and 41st when excluding medical school spending. CSU graduates include Pulitzer Prize winners, astronauts, CEOs, and two former governors of Colorado.


Colorado State University is situated in Fort Collins, Colorado, a mid-sized town with about 142,000 residents at the southern Rocky Mountain Front Range base. The main campus of the university is located in the middle of Fort Collins and contains a veterinary teaching hospital. CSU also houses a Foothills Campus, an agricultural campus of and a mountain campus in Pingree Park. CSU uses 4,043 acres for research centers and stations outside Larimer County in Colorado State Forest Service.

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  • David Anderson-professional football player.
  • Nicole Anona Banowetz-Sculptor and American artist.
Fun Facts
  • 70 Percent of Colorado's Craft Beer is Made in Fort Collins.
  • There's an Underwater City at Horsetooth Reservoir.
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