Academics

Location
Pueblo, CO
Undergrads
3,901
Tuition (in-state)
$17,649 ($7,327)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
Colorado State University
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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Depending on the department and professors you have, the curriculum and courses can be challenging. The main thing in each class is to read the material and make sure you study for each test, even if it may not seem like a huge test (it'll count or make a difference). Homework is basically comprised of reading and papers, but if you don't procrastinate it isn't bad.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Most of my classes are very informative, and I learn so much! But a few of them I dropped because I wasn't learning anything. the teacher was just giving us the answers.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: workload is decent. teachers seem like they know their stuff.

5 College Junior

Academics: I love this major!!! The faculty are amazing the course work is relevant and always up to date with the times and very very hands on!!

4 College Junior

Academics: Popular study areas are always quite and easy to work with. There are great tools and tutor options for students that need that help! It's amazing :)

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 17th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 55th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 69th
    Best Registration Process
  • 138th
    Most Available Classes
  • 502nd
    Most Flexible Curriculums

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brittany Ferguson
Hometown
Chandler, AZ
Major
Psychology
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Colorado State University is a small campus with small classes. Due to the class sizes, professors are able to help students individually. Also, the University makes it a point for students to do well. Professors take time to make sure students will pass the class by providing extra assignments, extra credit, or personal study time (depending on the professor). Also, the campus has a tutoring center that helps students study a certain topic or review papers.

The workload at CSU-P is not overwhelming. Of course, if you take harder classes, you will have more work, but most students don’t have a problem. Although the class workload is manageable, the class schedules are often not ideal. Based on the small population of students, most likely you will not get the classes you want to take in the order and times you want to take them. They only offer certain classes certain semesters, so you will have to set up your schedule accordingly. Also, yes, the advisers are helpful, but it is very important that you do your own research with your classes and what you need to take in order to graduate. Just like with every other university, they will tell you something different every time you see them.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
16:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
185
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
188
Total FT Faculty
193
Faculty with Terminal Degree
67%
Average Faculty Salary
$57,744
Full-Time Retention Rate
58%
Part-Time Retention Rate
26%
Transfer-Out Rate
15%
Graduation Rate
34%
Programs/Majors Offered
30
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 42%
  • 20 to 49 students: 50%
  • 50 or more students: 8%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Education, Engineering & Professional Studies (CEEPS)
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS)
  • College of Science and Math (CSM)
  • Hasan School of Business (HSB)
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business/Commerce, General: 8%
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science: 4%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 6%
  • Sociology: 7%
Graduation Requirements
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • External degree program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
Online courses are very different at CSU-P. Online courses are counted as a part of a different school, so you will have to register and fill out your paperwork in a different building than all the others. Also, the online courses last six months and are self-paced. There are two times you can add a class: in December and May.
Best Places to Study
Life Science Building
Tips to Succeed
  • Attend class, and do your homework.
  • Develop good relationships with the professors. Not only are they a fountain of knowledge, but also, if you have a good relationship with them, someday they might be able to write recommendations for you when it comes to jobs and/or graduate school.
  • Really get involved. There are plenty of opportunities to get your name out there at this school.
  • Stay focused.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 32 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 36 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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