Colorado State University--Pueblo

2014 Quick Stats
2200 Bonforte Boulevard

Pueblo, CO 81001

Phone: (719) 549-2100
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (West)

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Colorado State University--Pueblo is a public institution that was founded in 1933. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,390, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 279 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Colorado State University--Pueblo's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,327 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,649 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

With an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students, CSU-Pueblo is a fully accredited, regional comprehensive state university that provides social, educational, and cultural opportunities to its constituents. The 275-acre campus, which overlooks the Front Range of south central Colorado, is located in Pueblo, one of the more culturally dynamic regions of the country. Pueblo County, an ethnically and culturally diverse population of more than 150,000 people, offers numerous art and cultural attractions as well as recreational options for the outdoor enthusiast.

With a minority student population of almost 40 percent, CSU-Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework, hands-on undergraduate research experiences and superior instruction with a small faculty to student ratio, and state-of-the-art technology through 28 undergraduate and nine graduate programs offered by four schools: the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Engineering, Education, and Professional Studies, the Hasan School of Business, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition to the Pueblo campus, the Division of Continuing Education offers classes in several majors to meet the needs of working adults and military personnel in Colorado Springs at the University's Citadel Center and Fort Carson. CSU-Pueblo has earned a national ranking from Military Times EDGE magazine for its commitment to helping military veterans further their education.

The Pueblo campus landscape has changed dramatically in the last five years with renovations to its athletic and academic facility ($12 million) and University Library ($22 million) and construction of a new Student Recreation Center, Student Recreation Field, the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl football and track stadium, and a three-part residence hall complex. As a result of its stellar facilities and the tremendous University/community partnership, CSU-Pueblo was chosen as the site of three NCAA Division II Championship events over the last few years, including the 2012 Division II Wrestling championships, March 8-9, 2012, and the 2012 and 2013 National Outdoor Track and Field Championships, March 23-24, 2012 and March 24-25, 2013.

Among its unique features, CSU-Pueblo is one of only seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally due to the accreditation of its graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration by the AACSB International Board of Directors. In just five years, ThunderWolf Football has climbed from start up to national powerhouse. Since reviving its football program in 2008, CSU-Pueblo has achieved back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships, and #1 Division II national rankings.

The CSU-Pueblo Nursing Department is the lone pilot site in the United States for cutting edge simulation equipment produced by an Australian-based company, Mask ED, which uses "Hollywood style" masks to create characters used in nurse education. The Mass Communications Department and Center for New Media is the only program in the state that offers on-campus experiences with a public television station, student-operated radio station, and on-line and print publications. A recent 10-year compilation of crime statistics on 10 Colorado college campuses shows CSU-Pueblo to be among the safest in the state thanks in part to a relationship with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department, which provides law enforcement services through a community-oriented policing strategy.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1933
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Colorado State University--Pueblo, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Colorado State University--Pueblo is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 94.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 94.3%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Colorado State University--Pueblo is 16:1, and the school has 47.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Colorado State University--Pueblo include: Sociology; Business/Commerce, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; and Mass Communication/Media Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 18%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Sociology 15%
Business/Commerce, General 13%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 11%
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 9%
Mass Communication/Media Studies 5%

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Student Life

Colorado State University--Pueblo has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,390, with a gender distribution of 44.2 percent male students and 55.8 percent female students. At this school, 22 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 78 percent of students live off campus. Colorado State University--Pueblo is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,806
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Colorado State University--Pueblo offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. Colorado State University--Pueblo also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Colorado State University--Pueblo, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Colorado State University--Pueblo.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Colorado State University--Pueblo, 76.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,387.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,327 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,649 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,856 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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