Colorado State University is a land-grant and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive. CSU was founded as the Colorado Agricultural College in 1870, six years before the Colorado Territory gained statehood. It was one of 68 land-grant colleges established under the Morrill Act of 1862. The doors opened to a freshman class of 19 students in 1879. In 1935, the school became the Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, or Colorado A&M, and was renamed Colorado State University in 1957.
Today, Colorado State University consists of eight colleges, 1,540 faculty, and 30,000 total students from every state and 85 foreign countries. Colorado residents comprise 80% of all students with 14% ethnic minorities.
The library’s holdings include more than 2 million books, bound journals, and government documents with access to more than 430,000 electronic resources. There are more than 250 public terminals to access the library’s online catalog, specialized databases, and the Internet. The library also subscribes to thousands of print journals accessible in the library. Journals are available electronically either on site or through remote access bringing research resources to your workplace. Laptop computers are available for checkout and use in the library and the library’s recent renovations include the Study Cube!
The Interior Design program is one of the oldest programs at the university, dating back to 1910.
CSU is located in Fort Collins, a midsize city of approximately 143,986, in northern Colorado at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains.