Colorado State University-Pueblo

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,349
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,388
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
94.3%
2,181 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,925
53.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
36.9%
324 Graduates

About

Colorado State University-Pueblo is a higher education institution located in Pueblo County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Colorado State University-Pueblo were Registered Nursing (111 degrees awarded), General Business (81 degrees), and Sociology (64 degrees).

In 2020, 810 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado State University-Pueblo. 58.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (424 degrees), 1.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (241 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Pueblo is $6,349, which is $−16,181 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado State University-Pueblo is $6,349, which is $−16,181 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,388.

In 2020, 73% of undergraduate students attending Colorado State University-Pueblo received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,349
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Pueblo was $6,349. The cost of tuition at Colorado State University-Pueblo is $−16,181 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,388
2020 Value
9.52%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Colorado State University-Pueblo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,388. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Colorado State University-Pueblo grew by 9.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,270
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado State University-Pueblo was of $11,270 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 2.37% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Colorado State University-Pueblo received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10.6% with respect to 2019, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.4%
2018 Default Rate
108
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Colorado State University-Pueblo was 8.4%, which represents 108 out of the 1286 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-Pueblo received 2,181 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 24.4% annual decline. Out of those 2,181 applicants, 2,057 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,925 students enrolled at Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2020, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado State University-Pueblo has an overall enrollment yield of 27.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,057
Accepted Out of 2,181

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado State University-Pueblo was 94.3% (2,057 admissions from 2,181 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 93%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −24.4%, while admissions declined by −23.4%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
477
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado State University-Pueblo has a total enrollment of 5,925 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Pueblo is 3,188 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,737. This means that 53.8% of students enrolled at Colorado State University-Pueblo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado State University-Pueblo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.5% White, 27.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.73% Black or African American, 4.05% Two or More Races, 1.45% Asian, 0.54% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.287% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Colorado State University-Pueblo in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.2%) and White Male (20.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.9%), followed by White Male (12.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado State University-Pueblo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,925 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado State University-Pueblo is 3,188 and the part-time enrollment is 2,737. This means that 53.8% of students enrolled at Colorado State University-Pueblo are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2020 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-Pueblo was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Colorado State University-Pueblo had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,577
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,620
  3. Black or African American
    280

The enrolled student population at Colorado State University-Pueblo is 43.5% White, 27.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.73% Black or African American, 4.05% Two or More Races, 1.45% Asian, 0.54% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.287% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 974 students (16.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 132 more women than men received degrees from Colorado State University-Pueblo. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado State University-Pueblo is white (424 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (241 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado State University-Pueblo is Registered Nursing (111 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (81 degrees) and Sociology (64 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado State University-Pueblo, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (90 degrees), and History (13 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Pueblo are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (394,336 people), Other managers (286,833 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (221,548 people), Social workers, all other (195,438 people), and Postsecondary teachers (137,518 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Pueblo are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (90 degrees), History (13 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (11 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-Pueblo are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Pueblo are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (90 degrees), History (13 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Pueblo are Elementary & secondary schools (503,290 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (334,824 people), Legal services (310,442 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (232,652 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (226,894 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado State University-Pueblo are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (90 degrees), History (13 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (11 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-Pueblo.
Most Common
  1. 111 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 81 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 64 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado State University-Pueblo was Registered Nursing with 111 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

339
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
471
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 339 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Pueblo, which is 0.72 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (471).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 81 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado State University-Pueblo in General Business, which is 1.93 times more than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 119 degrees were awarded to women at Colorado State University-Pueblo in Registered Nursing, which is 3.61 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 18% of students graduating from Colorado State University-Pueblo completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Colorado State University-Pueblo is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.309% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    424 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    241 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado State University-Pueblo is white (424 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (241 degrees).

2.96% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    248 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    176 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    148 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colorado State University-Pueblo is white female (248 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (176 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado State University-Pueblo has an endowment valued at nearly $22.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $939k (4.13%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Colorado State University-Pueblo had a total salary expenditure of $85.8M. Colorado State University-Pueblo employs 59 Assistant professors, 42 Professors, and 37 Associate professors. Most academics at Colorado State University-Pueblo are Female Assistant professors (32), Male Professors(29), and Male Assistant professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Pueblo are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 79 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 64 employees, and Service with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.7M
2020 Endowment
1.07%
growth from 2019

Colorado State University-Pueblo has an endowment valued at about $22.7M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado State University-Pueblo grew 1.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.9M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $17M - Federal
  2. $6.1M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Colorado State University-Pueblo received $17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.1M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$36.4M
2020 Salaries
3.12%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Colorado State University-Pueblo paid a median of $36.4M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($85.8M) and a 3.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.1% growth from 2018 and a 4.21% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11M
Instructional Salaries
171
Number of Employees

In 2020, Colorado State University-Pueblo paid a total of $11M to 171 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
79 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Pueblo were Assistant professor with 59 employees; Professor with 42 employees; and Professor with 37 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado State University-Pueblo were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 79 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 64 employees; and Service with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado State University-Pueblo was Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, Male Professor with 29 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

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