AgriculturAL SCIENCES at CSU

Strategic Initiatives

CSU is working across the pillars of our 21st century land-grant mission to co-create solutions to global challenges by integrating intentional discovery, inclusive learning and collaborative engagement.

We invite you to learn more about the diverse ways we are mobilizing and investing for leadership and impact – regionally, nationally and globally.

Strengthening Our Foundation

Advancing Regenerative Agricultural Systems

Accelerating Agriculture’s Climate Resiliency

Innovating Local and Global Food Systems

Nurturing Human Wellness & Thriving Communities

Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Promoting Agricultural Literacy

Students By the Numbers

Total Student Enrollment


86% Undergraduate​
14% Graduate

Total Scholarships Awarded


451 scholarships
$2,804 average award

Student By Location

81% Resident Instruction​
19% Online

22.9% Increase in New Students

  • 326 First Year Students​; 318 On-Campus, 8 Online
  • 168 Transfer Students​; 93 On-Campus, 75 Online


First in their family to attend college +10%


Identify as racially minoritized +10%


Pell Grant Eligible +5%

Research By the Numbers FY 2022

Resilient | Competitive | Productive

$51,300,00 ​in Research Expenditures

230 Research Awards

$33,900,000 total awards

Additional Increases

Awards +9%
Award Dollars +30%

Total Research Expenditure Breakdown

  • $23.6M  Sponsored Programs – Grants and Contracts
  • $16.1M Agricultural​ Experiment Station – State and Federal
  • $11.6M Fee for Service


Proposal Yield Rate +13.5%


Increased Research and Self-funded Expenditures

AES Research By the Numbers

Agricultural Experiment Station FY 2022

$15 Million Overall Budget

63% On Campus AES​
37% Off Campus Research Center​

map depicting location of AES research centers across the state of CO


AES Funding in 6 non-CAS Colleges


USDA-NIFA Hatch Projects


Return on Investment on AES Funds

Matt Camper teaching class

Sustainability, Stewardship, and Success

Learn how the future of agriculture is taking shape at Colorado State.