College Overview

The College of Engineering is using its classrooms and laboratories to educate the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and corporate and civic leaders.

The goal of the College of Engineering is to serve society by educating students, solving problems of global importance, and contributing to national and international economic development. We have set our goals high and our vision is clear: to create a better world for future generations.

The College of Engineering has a strong tradition of excellence and is comprised of five departments and the School of Biomedical Engineering:

Atmospheric Science

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Our rapidly expanding research base is a true reflection of faculty expertise, and our undergraduate and graduate students benefit from the classroom and laboratory experiences that this research provides. CSU's College of Engineering is a leader among research universities, designated as a Carnegie Doctoral Research Extensive University, along with only 150 other institutions.

Our graduates are well prepared for careers and advanced study. At Colorado State, our undergraduate and graduate students work closely with faculty and each other. Student design teams have made discoveries leading to patents, new products, and start-up companies. Our alumni have gone on to distinguished careers as innovators in industry, outstanding educators, and highly ranked government leaders.

CSU's History of Engineering

Engineering Faculty & Research

  • Engineering faculty: 105
  • Annual research expenditures in FY12: $65.4M
  • Annual research expenditures per faculty member in FY12: more than $600,000


  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2.047
  • Graduate enrollment: 606
  • Degrees conferred, 2010-11: 238 undergraduate, 104 masters, 40 doctorates
  • Seniors completing at least one internship: 68% (average over the last five years)


  • Engineering alumni: 15,295 living alumni
  • Engineering degrees awarded since founding: 12,127 undergraduate; 5,895 graduate
  • Known alumni CEO's: 274