Colorado State named one of 100 U.S. college best buys
Colorado State University has earned a place on a 2006-2007 list of 100 colleges and universities providing the highest quality educational environment at the lowest possible cost. Colorado State, along with Colorado Christian University and University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, were the only three Colorado schools making the list.
Each year, Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., an independent research and consulting organization located in Rome, Ga., conducts a national survey to identify schools providing an academically superior educational environment at a price that makes the dream of a college degree accessible to as many deserving students as possible.
COLORADO STATE IN TOP 100 AMONG 1,204 SCHOOLS
The 16th annual survey was conducted between April 3 and July 31, 2006, via a survey submitted to 1,473 accredited U.S. colleges and universities offering four-year undergraduate programs and which provide facilities for room and board. A total of 1,204 schools responded to the survey.
To be considered for the designation, an institution must also have had an:
- Entering freshman class in the fall of 2005 with a high school grade point average and/or ACT/SAT score equal to or above the national average for entering freshmen
- Out-of-state cost of attendance in 2006-2007 for three quarters or two semesters below the national average cost of attendance, or not exceeding the national average cost by more than ten percent
COST OF ATTENDANCE (Survey $24,891 vs. CSU $22,571)
The 2006 survey results showed a national average cost of attendance based upon the regular cost at a private institution and the out-of-state cost at a public institution for 2006-2007 of $24,891.
According to the Colorado State University Fall 2006 Institutional Profile, the CSU average undergraduate tuition and fees for 2006-2007 are $4,717 for Colorado residents, $16,245 for nonresidents. Room and board were $6,326 (standard room and 210 meals), resulting in an average of $22,571 for out-of-state costs.
GPA (Survey 3.27 vs. CSU 3.50)
The survey results showed that the high school grade point average for freshmen in the fall of 2005 was 3.27.
According to the Colorado State University Fall 2006 Institutional Profile, the average CSU entering freshman brings a 3.5 grade-point average.
ACT/SAT (Survey 23/1090 vs. CSU 24/1118)
Survey results showed for entering college freshmen in the fall of 2005, the national average ACT score was 23 and the national average SAT score was 1090.
According to the Colorado State University Fall 2006 Institutional Profile, the average CSU entering freshman brings has an average ACT composite score of 24 or an SAT combined score of 1118.
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