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Colorado State University

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About Colorado State University

Colorado State University, a land-grant institution and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, is one of the United States’ leading research universities, with world-class research and academic programs in infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean energy technologies, human and animal health, environmental science, global business and more. 

Founded in 1870 in Fort Collins, Colorado State has more than 33,000 students, and annual research funding of more than $300 million. Colorado State University is the university of choice for Colorado residents – more Colorado high school graduates choose CSU than any other campus. With its strong STEM disciplines, 30 percent of all of Colorado’s science, math, engineering, and technology majors pursue degrees at CSU. 

From the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado State advances a distinctive model of a modern public research university, where striking natural surroundings and the heritage of the American West come together with academic, intellectual, and personal discovery. Colorado State students, dedicated to service in the community and beyond, regularly work hand-in- hand with University research faculty and together they pursue the possibility of transformative action and achieving excellence in all they do. 

For almost 50 years, Colorado State has been delivering online and distance programs through CSU Online, which is the University’s Division of Continuing Education. CSU Online partners with the University’s teaching and research faculty to create and deliver exceptional programs that meet the needs of those who cannot or choose not to come to campus. CSU Online provides affordable access to a quality education from wherever students call home around the nation and world, on a schedule that fits their lives.

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