CSU earns top rankings and accolades for quality education, innovative research, outreach, and world-renowned faculty.
America's Best Colleges
Colorado State University ranks among the top public universities in the country according to U.S. News and World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" report for 2018. The rankings place CSU at 58 among public universities nationwide.
Best Schools for Veterans in 2018
Among four-year schools, CSU was ranked No. 7 in 2018 by Military Times, which annually reviews more than 500 colleges and universities. CSU also ranked No. 19 on U.S. News and World Report's list of the Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans.
The Princeton Review: Best Colleges of 2018
CSU is included in The Princeton Review's 2018 edition of The Best 382 Colleges. Students surveyed note that CSU is "an institution that is determined to engage and challenge its students, preparing them for post-graduate life beyond the university." CSU is also ranked No. 8 among environmentally responsible colleges in The Princeton Review's list of the Top 50 Green Colleges.
Best Graduate Programs of 2018
In 2018, CSU's engineering graduate programs were ranked No. 29 nationally by U.S. News and World Report, and CSU's business graduate programs were ranked No. 41.
Best Online Bachelor's Programs of 2018
In 2018, CSU was ranked No. 23 in the nation for online undergraduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.
Best Business Schools of 2018
The College of Business at Colorado State University is among the "Best Business Schools" in the nation according to The Princeton Review.
Affordable Online Colleges in Colorado
In 2018, CSU was ranked No. 2 among the top online colleges and universities in Colorado by affordablecollegesonline.org.
CSU achieved a sustainability benchmark no other college or university had ever achieved: a platinum designation in STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System), a program conducted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. It is considered the most comprehensive and prestigious sustainability performance measurement program in higher education.