Colorado State University, among the nation’s leading research universities, also ranks highly for graduation rates and affordability, according to the newly released College Scorecard developed by the U.S. Department of Education. The College Scorecard makes it easier to search information about a college’s value and affordability.
"Students at CSU are getting a world-class education and outstanding undergraduate research opportunities, and the new College Scorecard shows we’re also providing an exceptional value," CSU President Tony Frank said. "Our students are graduating at a higher rate, leaving CSU with less debt than the national average, and defaulting on their student loans at a much lower rate than their peers. In fact, thanks to our emphasis on providing more student scholarships and aid, the average net price our students pay to attend CSU went down even as tuition was going up. This is great information for students to have when they’re weighing their college options."
CSU is the most affordable research university in Colorado while boasting a high graduation rate, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The College Scorecard also shows that the university is the only institution among Colorado’s research universities to decrease in average net price in recent years. CSU's graduates have a low loan default rate of only 4.8 percent, while the national average is 14.7 percent.
The high marks from the College Scorecard come at a time when CSU is consistently seeing record enrollment and strong retention rates.
The College Scorecard website contains information from colleges around the country and can be found at CollegeCost.ed.gov/scorecard/index.aspx.