Colorado State University Pueblo

Public, Four-years School Located in Pueblo, CO

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How much is the CSU-Pueblo tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, CSU-Pueblo's tuition & fees is $9,245 for Colorado residents and $16,324 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $28,531 for Colorado residents and $35,610 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

CSU-Pueblo Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$9,245
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,324
Books & Supplies Costs$1,854
On-campus Room & Board$11,220
On-campus Expenses$6,212
Off-campus Room & Board$11,440
Off-campus Expenses$6,212
2023-2024 Estimates
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$9,491
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$17,017

How Much Does it Cost to Go to CSU-Pueblo for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $72,529 at CSU-Pueblo. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $150,407. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $109,295.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$17,017$35,229$25,583
Sophomore (2024-25)$17,740$36,765$26,710
Junior (2025-26)$18,493$38,369$27,887
Senior (2026-27)$19,279$40,043$29,116
4 Years Total$72,529$150,407$109,295
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$17,740$36,765$26,710
Sophomore (2025-26)$18,493$38,369$27,887
Junior (2026-27)$19,279$40,043$29,116
Senior (2027-28)$20,097$41,791$30,399
4 Years Total$75,609$156,969$114,111
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$18,493$38,369$27,887
Sophomore (2026-27)$19,279$40,043$29,116
Junior (2027-28)$20,097$41,791$30,399
Senior (2028-29)$20,951$43,614$31,738
4 Years Total$78,820$163,817$119,139
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$19,279$40,043$29,116
Sophomore (2027-28)$20,097$41,791$30,399
Junior (2028-29)$20,951$43,614$31,738
Senior (2029-30)$21,841$45,517$33,137
4 Years Total$82,168$170,965$124,389
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$20,097$41,791$30,399
Sophomore (2028-29)$20,951$43,614$31,738
Junior (2029-30)$21,841$45,517$33,137
Senior (2030-31)$22,768$47,503$34,597
4 Years Total$85,657$178,424$129,871

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, CSU-Pueblo' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $16,324.
Colorado State University Pueblo$9,245$16,324
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Colorado Four-years Colleges$17,257
Public Schools$7,075$16,324
Private Schools$17,622

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between CSU-Pueblo and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Colorado State University PuebloPueblo, CO$9,245$16,324
Western Colorado UniversityGunnison, CO$10,813$22,837
Murray State UniversityMurray, KY$9,432$18,888
Southeast Missouri State UniversityCape Girardeau, MO$9,015$15,585
University of Nebraska at KearneyKearney, NE$7,960$15,340
State University of New York at New PaltzNew Paltz, NY$8,524$18,434
University of Central MissouriWarrensburg, MO$9,410$17,450
Columbus State UniversityColumbus, GA$5,751$16,805
Westfield State UniversityWestfield, MA$11,500$17,580
Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN$8,431$13,975
University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage, AK$7,508$21,635

Financial Aid and COA

At Colorado State University Pueblo, 2,452 students (62%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $9,253.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at CSU-Pueblo is $26,357 for students living on-campus and $26,577 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 554 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $10,649 and the average amount of student loans is $5,852.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$28,531$35,610
COA (off-campus)$28,751$35,830
Tuition & Fees$9,245$16,324
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,286$19,286
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,506$19,506
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,278$26,357
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,498$26,577
Average Financial Aid$9,253$9,253
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,45262%$9,253
Pell Grants1,31333%$4,546
Federal Student Loan1,31133%$7,537
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid55498%-
Grants or Scholarships55097%$10,649
Federal Grants55097%$3,537
Pell Grants26847%$4,587
Other Federal Grants55097%$1,302
State/Local Grants20636%$4,365
Institutional Grants48285%$6,249
Student Loan Aid22540%$5,852
Federal Student Loans21939%$4,645
Other Student Loans234%$13,020
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level371367$9,730
110,001 or more8078$3,674

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

CSU-Pueblo's acceptance rate is 99.17%. A total of 2,054 applicants applied to and 2,037 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 603 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 29.60%.
To apply to CSU-Pueblo, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate99.17%98.95%99.37%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.60%33.26%26.46%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to CSU-Pueblo. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,035 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 22.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0359401,130
National Average1,168
Colorado Average1,163
SAT EBRW520470570
SAT Math515470560
ACT Composite221825
National Average24
Colorado Average25
ACT Math201624
ACT English221825

Student Population

Colorado State University Pueblo has a total of 6,617 students including 4,772 undergraduate and 1,845 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,291 male students and 3,819 female students attending CSU-Pueblo. The school offers online degree programs and 820 students enrolled online exclusively (12.39% of all students).
Total6,110 2,2913,819
Undergraduate3,928 1,8122,116
Graduate2,182 4791,703

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered51 Programs
Online Program Offered2 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered11 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate98.79%
Student Population6,617
Graduation Rate35%
Transfer-out Rate24%
Retention Rate62% (Full-time), 28% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties171 (Full-time), 170 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs546 (Full-time), 247 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$62,259
Average Staff Salary$55,371