Colorado State University consistently earns top honors in many national college rankings, for example the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program which ranks #2 in the nation by US News and World Report’s Graduate Rankings and has been in the top 3 consistently.

While the methods to create these rankings are as varied as the organizations putting them out, Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness contributes by responding to their annual requests for data.

These organizations use the data we provide—and in some cases subjective elements like reputational surveys—in their unique methodologies to create the rankings that can provide visibility for CSU and valuable information for prospective students and their parents.


These are just a sample of the rankings in which CSU appears, and Institutional Research strives to provide the most accurate and appropriate data that adheres to their definitions and instructions.