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With an enrollment of nearly 4,000 students, Colorado State University Pueblo is a fully accredited, regional comprehensive state university that provides social, educational, and cultural opportunities to its constituents. 


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.  


Pueblo, Colorado, 100 miles south of Denver.


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 the renovation/expansion of the Occhiato Student Center and the recent renovation establishing our new Center for Integrated Health & Human Inquiry.

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 Pikes Peak State College. 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. The Sturm Collaboration Campus provides selected program access in Castle Rock. 

Academic Demographics

Undergraduate degrees


Graduate degrees


Pre-professional degrees




Student to Faculty Ratio


Average Class Size

16 (91% of classes have 30 or fewer students)



Percentage with highest degree


Number tenured or on tenure track



The University competes in 20 men's and women's sports at the NCAA Division II level through the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. 




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 44.4%
Female 55.6%
In-State 83%
Out of State 17%
Living On Campus 563
Living Off Campus 3,153
White 46.8%
Hispanic 33.9%
African American 6.2%
Multiple 5.4%
Unknown 2.7%
International 2.4%
Asian-Pacific Islander 2.2%

What makes CSU Pueblo unique? 

  • A Media Communication Department that offers hands-on experiences through an on-campus 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 Affairs offers a variety of events and programs including Packfest (outdoor music festival), movies, comedy performances, and more.
  • A military friendly designation based on a commitment to supporting military students. Initiatives have included a Veterans Resource Center, Southeast Asia Campus Memorial, and annual Veterans Day Ceremonies and Fundraising Concerts to support military scholarships.   
  • An eight–time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and 2014 NCAA Division II National Champion Football team, which restarted the program in 2008 and captured a national title in just seven seasons. 
  • 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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