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The Colorado State University System

The Colorado State University System is comprised of three campuses with very distinct roles and missions. The campuses serve the state, region, country, and world, educating about 40,000 new and returning scholars annually. Highly-skilled graduates number more than 6,800 per year and more than 200,000 alumni live around the globe. The CSU System involves a total operating budget of $1.06 billion, with annual research expenditures totaling more than $340 million.

The campuses include:

  • Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the System’s flagship, is a doctoral-granting research university with a student body of nearly 30,000. As the only land-grant institution in the state, CSU has been serving Colorado since 1870. CSU boasts top-ranked business, veterinary medicine, and journalism schools, as well as groundbreaking research in atmospheric sciences, infectious diseases, and clean energy technologies. In addition, the CSU Extension offices, in 60 of the 64 counties in the state, offer community-oriented education, research, and 4-H programs.

    CSU Online is a division within CSU-Fort Collins, designed to support its outreach and access mission by combining CSU's academic excellence with the flexibility of online learning. CSU Online offers the University’s high-quality graduate and undergraduate degrees, certificates, courses, and digital badges online and at a distance to more than 10,000 students annually.
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, serving nearly 5,000 students. Diverse, intimate, and supportive, the Pueblo campus offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, education, engineering and the humanities. CSU-Pueblo delivers unique programs in mechatronics, railroad engineering, and automotive industry management.
  • CSU-Global Campus is the nation’s first, independent, fully online public university. Created to serve adult learners in Colorado and beyond, CSU-Global is committed to academic excellence, innovative and outcome-driven learning solutions, and career relevant degree programs.