CSU ranked one of nation's top research institutions
FORT COLLINS - Colorado State University ranked second in the nation among public research universities without a medical school, according to a report by the National Science Foundation.
NSF surveyed 711 public and private institutions in its report, which tabulates fiscal year 2008-09 federal expenditures for science and engineering research. On a per-faculty basis, CSU ranked first in federally funded research and development among all public institutions and No. 49 among all private and public institutions in 2008-09 with a record high research expenditure of $311.7 million.
"Once again, our exceptional faculty members have elevated Colorado State University with cutting-edge research that benefits students, our state and the world around us," said Tony Frank, CSU president. "A top-ranked research university like CSU drives economic growth and job creation in Colorado and beyond."
CSU's research expenditures reached $302.8 million in fiscal 2009-10, the third year in a row that the university has reported more than $300 million in spending. The university also set a record for grant awards for this year, growing 4.1 percent from $274.3 million in 2008-09 to $285.6 million.
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