Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is a Carnegie research extensive land grant university committed to the ideal that educated and motivated people can make a difference in the world. Today, Colorado State University is setting the standard as a 21st century land grant university by supporting economic vitality, shaping people of skill and character, and targeting the great global challenges of our time through life changing research, teaching, and outreach. One of the leading public research universities in the United States, Colorado State had more than $300 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2010, in addition to substantial non-funded scholarship and artistry. Colorado State University’s instructional programs cover the broad spectrum befitting a major research university, with a comprehensive array of baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, and has exclusive statewide authority for programs in agriculture, forestry, natural resources, veterinary medicine, and extension. Colorado State University is recognized as a national research leader in engineering, environmental science, biomedicine, and human health and nutrition. Total student enrollment has... grown to more - than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Colorado State faculty collaborates with students in the classroom, laboratory, studio, and the field to help them reach their highest potential and deploy practical solutions to society’s greatest challenges.