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With an enrollment of nearly 4,500 students, Colorado State University-Pueblo is a fully accredited, regional comprehensive state university that provides social, educational, and cultural opportunities to its constituents. 

History

Founded in 1933 as Southern Colorado Junior College, the campus has adapted its name and academic programs to meet the needs of a changing student demographic. It became Colorado State University-Pueblo in July of 2003 to more closely align the institution with its governing body, the Colorado State University System.  

Location

Pueblo, Colorado, 100 miles south of Denver.

Campus

The 275-acre campus is located in Pueblo, an ethnically and culturally diverse community of more than 120,000 people less than two hours south from Denver. Pueblo offers numerous art and cultural attractions as well as recreational options. The campus landscape continues to evolve with a newly renovated Library, a new $16 million general academic classroom building, an enhanced soccer/lacrosse stadium, and a current $30 million major renovation/expansion to the Occhiato University Center.

In addition to the Pueblo campus, CSU-Pueblo offers classes in several majors to meet the needs of working adults and military personnel in Colorado Springs at Fort Carson and the Tower location off of I-25 at Circle Drive. Courses are offered in pursuit of the following degrees -- Sociology, Sociology/Criminology emphasis, Social Work, Business Administration-Management -- as well as a variety of lower division general education courses.  

Academic Demographics

Undergraduate degrees

28

Graduate degrees

10

Pre-professional degrees

13

Minors

52

Student to Faculty Ratio

16:1

Average Class Size

21 (80% of classes have 30 or fewer students)

Faculty

366

Percentage with highest degree

79%

Number tenured or on tenure track

125

Athletics

The University competes in 22 men's and women's sports at the NCAA Division II level through the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. 

Mascot

Wolfie

ThunderWolf

Student Population

Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, the University boasts a friendly student body that is among the most diverse in Colorado at nearly 50 percent minority.

Male 47.1%
Female 52.9%
In-State 86%
Out of State 14%
Living On Campus 831
Living Off Campus 3411
White 48.5%
Hispanic 31.5%
African American 6.8%
Multiple 5.4%
Unknown 3.1%
International 2.5%
Asian-Pacific Islander 1.7%

What makes CSU-Pueblo unique? 

  • A Mass Communications Department and Center for New Media that offers hands-on experiences though an on-campus public television station, a radio station, and on-line and print publications.
  • An undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation’s top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. 
  • The Hasan School of Business, which ranks in the top 15 percent internationally through its accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Student Life offerings including a Distinguished Speakers Series, concerts by Grammy Award winners like Ludacris, Gloriana, All American Rejects, Andy Grammer and Kanye West in addition to movies, and comedy performances like Second City. 
  • A military friendly designation based on a commitment to supporting military students. Recent initiatives include a Veterans Resource Center, newly refurbished Southeast Asia Campus Memorial, and annual Veterans Day Ceremonies and Fundraising Concerts to support military scholarships.   
  • A five–time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and NCAA 2014 Division II National Champion Football team, which catapulted from start up to national champion in just seven years, and a club racquetball team that has won 17 National Championships and placed 2nd  in 2016. 
  • An Outdoor Pursuits program that introduces students to all that Colorado has to offer in outdoor activities like rock and ice-climbing, biking, rafting, kayaking, hiking, and of course, skiing. 
  • The only partnership of its kind in Colorado with the Smithsonian Institution, which offers month long summer internships to students in a variety of disciplines.
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