Graduate Programs Overview

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Fort Collins, Colorado. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $12,784 for Colorado residents and $28,055 for other students in average.

It offers two hundreds seven graduate programs: 119 Master's, 56 Doctorate, 32 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,714 students have been conferred Master's degree and 388 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameColorado State University-Fort Collins
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO
Graduate School Students7,516 students
2,209 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$12,784
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 207 Graduate Programs
119 Master's, 32 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Colorado State University-Fort Collins with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Colorado residents, the tuition & fees are $12,784 and $28,055 for non-Colorado residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $584 for Colorado residents and $1,433 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$584$1,433
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$10,787 (On-Campus) / $11,440 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,665 (On-Campus) / $1,665 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$26,436$41,707
Off-Campus Total$27,089$42,360
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 207 major areas - 87 Master's (19 online programs), 53 Doctorate (2 online programs), 31 Post-Bachelor'(15 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 33,478 students enrolled in Colorado State University-Fort Collins including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 7,516 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 3,400 male and 4,116 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 3,074 full-time and 4,442 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 2,209 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 533 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students3,400
Women Students4,116
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students3,074
Part-time Students4,442
By race/ethnicity 4,915 White, 167 Black, and 246 Asian students are attending at Colorado State University-Fort Collins. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races226
71 students are younger than 22 and 1,157 students are older than 65. The school has 4,065 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,223 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under71
40 & Over1,157
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Colorado State University-Fort Collins, 2,209 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 533 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,516
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,209
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses533
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses4,774
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,209
Colorado Resident966
Other State In U.S.1,151
Outside of U.S.92

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