Colorado State University

2200 Bonforte Blvd Pueblo, CO 81001
(719) 549-2100

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.


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 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

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Graduate degrees


Pre-professional degrees




Student to Faculty Ratio


Average Class Size

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



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The University competes in 22 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 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.

Colorado State University-Pueblo is nestled in a historically and culturally rich community of more than 100,000 people, located in the southern part of the state near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains—just a short drive to Denver and Colorado Springs.

The state's geography and attractions create an exciting environment for this vibrant college campus. With a population of more then 5,000 students – and growing, CSU-Pueblo students thrive in small classes taught by world-class educators. Outside the classroom we foster an exciting, adventurous and social environment rich in culture, athletics, and all the beauty the Pikes Peak region has to offer. And with over 300 days of sunshine a year, people here have a healthy love for the outdoors.

CSU-Pueblo is much more than a place to learn. We offer the opportunity to explore, participate, and grow. You'll thrive in our welcoming, diverse, and collaborative community. You, too, can find yourself at CSU-Pueblo.


CSU-Pueblo offers social, cultural, recreational, and personal development opportunities through involvement in more than 70 clubs and organizations. The Outdoor Pursuits Program introduces students to all that Colorado has to offer in outdoor activities. Rock-climbing, biking, rafting, hiking, and, of course, skiing are just a few of the opportunities offered.

Can I Afford College?

The answer is yes. You can afford college. And you can afford to attend CSU-Pueblo. In fact, CSU-Pueblo is the most affordable four-year university in Colorado.*

Getting a college degree is an important investment in your future. The earnings potential you'll have once you complete your degree makes getting your diploma well worth your time and money.

So, what's it going to cost?

Well, let's find out more about you. Click the link below that best describes you so that we can better estimate how much it will cost for you to attend CSU-Pueblo:

Don't be overwhelmed! As an undergraduate or graduate student, there are lots of ways to help cover these costs. You can take out a loan, do work-study, get a scholarship or grant…or any combination of these. We're here to help you explore all the possibilities – here are some places to start:

Financial Aid – this is based on your financial need and is available in the form of grants (do not need to be repaid), work-study employment, and low interest loans (must be repaid)

Scholarships – these are based on your academic merit and/or service in the community and do not need to be repaid

Incentive Programs - These tuition discounts are offered to students according to where you live and do not need to be repaid. Colorado students – make sure you find out about the Graduation Incentive and the Colorado College Opportunity Fund!

Graduate Assistantships - A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available each year. Students should contact their Graduate Program Director for application instructions.

Contact Admissions

Our Admissions staff is here to answer any and all of your questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us today and let us know how we may assist you.

Visitor and Transfer Center Administration Building 201 2200 Bonforte Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81001-4901 Phone: 719.549.2418 Email: Admissions and Records Office Administration Building 202 2200 Bonforte Blvd Pueblo, CO 81001-4901 Phone: 719.549.2462 Fax: 719.549.2419

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Pueblo, CO Universities and Libraries

Colleges in Pueblo, Colorado

Pikes Peak Community College
Pikes Peak Community College is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The college currently offers over 125 degree and certificate programs. Over the past 40 years, Pikes Peak Community College has awarded more than 33,000 certificates and degrees to area students. Public, Two-Year College Total Student Enrollment: 10,526 Phone Number: (719) 502-2000

Pueblo Community College
Pueblo Community College, located in Pueblo, Colorado, offers more than 50 associate's degree and certificate programs. The college has a rich tradition of regional education and community outreach dating back to its inception in 1935. Public, Two-Year College Total Student Enrollment: 5,056 Phone Number: (719) 549-3200

Libraries in Pueblo, Colorado

The following is a list of the 3 largest libraries in the Pueblo, Colorado, area ranked by total number of books in circulation.

  • Pueblo City-County Library
    • Library Address: 100 E Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004
    • Phone Number: (719) 562-5600
    • Total Books in Circulation: 1,028,800
  • Penrose Library
    • Library Address: 555 4th Ave, Penrose, CO 81240
    • Phone Number: (719) 372-0606
    • Total Books in Circulation: 40,500
  • Wetmore Community Library
    • Library Address: 95 County Road 393, Wetmore, CO 81253
    • Phone Number: (719) 784-6669
    • Total Books in Circulation: 6,800



Santa Fe Inn
  • (719) 543-6530
  • 730 N. Santa Fe Ave.
  • Pueblo, CO 81003