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

Academics: I am so glad to be done with this school after this coming year. The idea that we have the money to build a new building for general classes, when this past year we had issues with budget cuts and financial restraints so bad that we had to let some professors go is ridiculous. Those in charge at this school DO NOT handle the finances as they should and take advantage of those who pay for their education.

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!!


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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
Chandler, AZ
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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
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 32 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 36 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.


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