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 2021-22


Bachelor of Science





Over 150 years of engineering history

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.

Colorado State University engineering alumnus Walter Scott, Jr.'s historical giving to CSU through his foundation totals $64.2 million.

Allen Robinson
Dean of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

We’re excited to welcome Allen Robinson to the college as our new Dean!

Robinson joins CSU from Carnegie Mellon University where he is the Director of Carnegie Mellon University-Africa in Rwanda and Associate Dean for International Programs in Africa for the College of Engineering. He is the Director of the EPA-funded Center for Air, Climate, and Energy Solutions, and a professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy.

He began his appointment on October 1. Ken Reardon, Associate Dean for Research and professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, served as Interim Dean prior to Robinson’s arrival.

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.


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


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.


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

2026 Strategic Plan

Curious about where the college is heading over the next five years? Download our Strategic Plan now, with information on our mission, values, and imperatives.

Download the plan

The College’s 2026 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.

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: Fall 2022





Undergraduate students


Graduate students

Undergraduate Demographics


Historically underrepresented





Graduate Demographics

Note: Graduate historically underrepresented statistics for degrees conferred do not include international students.


Historically underrepresented, Masters


Historically underrepresented, Ph.D.





Fall 2022 New Student Profile


Average high school GPA


Entering first-year students


First generation


Home states

Faculty and honors

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.