Education

Fort Collins has an excellent public school system and plenty of opportunity for higher learning and continuing education.  K-12 public education is provided through Poudre School District (PSD). Fort Collins also has many private, charter and parochial schools. Liberty Common School, Ridgeview Classical Schools, Rivendell Elementary School, and T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge, are just a few of these quality schools.

Poudre School District students perform on average 9-19 percentage points higher than students statewide in key areas of the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP).  More than 70% of students enroll in college or university immediately upon graduation, 82% enroll within 3 years upon graduation.

When it comes to higher education, Fort Collins is proud to be the home of Colorado State University. Colorado State University is the second largest university in Colorado and enrolls 31,725 students each year.

Colorado State is consistently ranked in the prestigious top tier of the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of “America’s Best Colleges and Universities,” providing an affordable, world-class education to Colorado students. CSU is 58th among America’s public universities in 2015.

Fort Collins is also home to other recognizable higher education institutions such as the IBMC College and Front Range Community College.