About Us

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

Degrees Conferred 2018-19

570

Bachelor of Science

206

Masters

60

Doctoral

The 1870 Morrill Act that created land-grant colleges specified that both “agricultural and mechanic arts” be taught.

What is now known as the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering carries on that mission in the 21st century, its legacy expanding from weather and agricultural innovations into groundbreaking research on satellites, robotics and lasers, and machines that can learn on their own.

Meet the Dean

David McLean, Dean of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Colorado State University provided me an educational and experiential foundation that guided me throughout my career. I am excited to have the opportunity to once again serve and give back to the institution. 

I am very proud of the engineering programs at Colorado State. We deliver solid, rigorous, and well-rounded academic programs that balance theory and application. We educate bright students and our graduates are well prepared for careers or for graduate school. We recruit excellent faculty who are committed to undergraduate education, to graduate education, and to research.

It is my privilege to work with this group of faculty, staff and students as we continue this important work.

David I. McLean
Professor and Dean

Mission, Vision and Values

The goal of the College 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.

Mission

Educate, innovate, cultivate and engage in order to generate new knowledge, improve quality of life, and positively impact society.

Vision

We will significantly benefit our region, nation and the world by engaging the global water, health, energy and environmental challenges of the day through leadership in the practices of engineering research, education, innovation and engagement.

Values

  • Excellence
  • Inclusiveness
  • Collaboration and Respect
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Transparency and Accountability
Strategic Plan

The College’s 2020 Strategic Plan details our mission, vision, and values, and presents strategic initiatives that advance our highest priorities and create value for our students and faculty, CSU, Colorado, and beyond.

The 2020 Strategic Implementation Plan identifies specific actions needed to achieve success with the initiatives contained within the 2020 Strategic Plan.

CSU Land Acknowledgment

Colorado State University’s land acknowledgment is a statement crafted by a variety of Indigenous faculty and staff, as well as other officials at CSU.

The statement recognizes the long history of Native peoples and nations that lived and stewarded the land where the university now resides. The land acknowledgment statement also maintains the connection Native people and nations still have to this land.

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Facts and Figures

Students Fall 2019

3,275

Total

2,619

Undergraduate students

656

Graduate students

Undergraduate Diversity

20.9%

Under-represented minority

26.2%

Female

32.5%

Non-resident

Graduate Diversity

8.3%

Under-represented minority, Masters

7.7%

Under-represented minority, Ph.D.

Note: Graduate under-represented minority statistics for degrees conferred do not include international students.

24.3%

Female

58%

Non-resident

Fall 2019 New Student Profile

28.5

Average ACT composite score

1294

Average SAT composite

3.92

Average high school GPA

615

Entering freshmen

46

Home states

Degrees Conferred 2018-19

570

Bachelor of Science

206

Masters

60

Doctoral

Faculty

125

Number of tenured and tenure-track

33

Associate professors

67

Professors

25

Assistant professors

6

University Distinguished Professors

1

University Distinguished Teaching Scholar

2

National Academy of Engineering Members

1

National Academy of Sciences Member

Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness

Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness is a service office for the University community.
It is our mission to support strategic planning activities and continuous quality improvement at the institution.