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					Joint Budget Committee
  November 30, 2010
A Great Investment for Colorado
   CSU System:
   Two traditional universities (CSU in Fort Collins and CSU-Pueblo)
   and an online institution (CSU-Global Campus) in total employing
   6,800 people.

   Educating more than 37,000 students annually.

   115,000 Colorado alumni.

   Only two universities in the state exceeded their predicted
   graduation rates, CSU in Fort Collins (by 2%) and CSU-Pueblo (by
   16%). (Predicted graduation rate, as calculated by US News and World Report,
   is a nationally recognized formula based on the academic qualifications of
   entering students.)

Colorado State University
CSU in Fort Collins

More Colorado high-school students choose CSU in Fort Collins
than any other Colorado campus.

Focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematics - graduating on average more than 1,000 STEM
students every year for Colorado’s economy. CSU has the
fastest growing STEM enrollment in the state.

Not only did CSU exceed the predicted average graduation rate,
our students graduate with a student debt load less than their
peers nationwide.

Colorado State University

CSU in Fort Collins
CSU is an epicenter of research and innovation with more than $300M in
research activities in FY10--ranking second in the nation in per faculty
member funding among public universities without a medical school.

Along with Georgia Tech, CSU has one of the top two most productive public
university faculties in the country.

World research leader in cancer, infectious disease, alternative energy,
climate, environmental studies .

Named one of top 100 “High Impact” universities in Worldwide University

CSU Agencies
Colorado State University Agencies extending our knowledge while addressing statewide needs :

•Extension – 100 years serving Colorado’s Counties and Economy
             Connecting community and regional needs with University talents and resources; offices serving
             59 of Colorado’s 64 counties

•Agricultural Experiment Station(s) - 11 Colorado research centers
             Researches agricultural and natural resource problems that specifically impact Colorado, from pest
             management to improving crop performance and combating drought

•Colorado State Forest Service - Headquartered at CSU with district foresters statewide
            Managing Colorado’s natural resources by fighting pine beetle infestation and forest fires—reducing
            risks to life, property and the environment

•Colorado Water Institute - 45 years of helping Colorado citizens and managers make better water resource
           allocation decisions
           Serving Colorado’s need for unbiased, scientific water research and information

The State of Colorado invests about $30M in these agencies each year (Fee-for-Service and direct
General Fund appropriations), which agencies leverage into an additional $32M from federal and
other external sources.

Economic Impact

CSU in Fort Collins (2008 study)
    • CSU’s 95,500+ Colorado-based alumni account for more than $4.1billion in
    household income, representing 3.1 percent of Colorado’s total household
    • Colorado-based CSU alumni pay more than $180M in annual taxes to the state,
    which is almost two times what the state provides CSU on an annual basis.
    • Every CSU graduate over a lifetime will give back more than $10 in tax revenue
    for every dollar invested in his or her education.
    • CSU is largest employer in Northern Colorado, employing about 6,000 workers.
    • More than $300 million in annual research expenditures translate to innovation
    that drives technology advances for Colorado and creates private-sector jobs
    through spin-off companies.
    • Students spend $168 million annually in Fort Collins.

CSU Efficiency and Accountability

   • CSU educates a student for 4% less in combined state support and
   tuition than it did 20 years ago.

   • By the end of this fiscal year, we’ll have taken a 23% cut—nearly $30M—
   from our state support of $130M over 3 years, largely via administrative
   cuts that have spared classrooms and labs.

   • To manage budget cuts, CSU has reduced its workforce by roughly 5% in
   the last three years.

   • Faculty and staff are entering their 4th year without a salary increase.

   • CSU places high priority on efficiency and fiscal accountability.

CSU - Pueblo
Colorado’s only university designated by the federal government as a Hispanic Serving

Fastest growing traditional university in Colorado.

Unprecedented growth over the past two years is changing the landscape of the
university from a commuter school to a traditional four-year institution attracting
students throughout Colorado.

Focused on dramatically improving graduation rates through a unique graduation
incentive. Freshmen who sign a contract and graduate in four years receive a diploma
and a financial reward for their accomplishments.

Emphasis on access and affordability.
     • Serves a higher percentage of Pell eligible students than any other university in the state,
       more than double that of the next closest university
     • Offers the lowest tuition cost of any Colorado university

Economic Impact
CSU-Pueblo (2010 local impact study)
   • Total economic impact on Pueblo County - $128 million
   • Total local tax impact is $3.1 million.
   • Estimated total value-added income impact of CSU-Pueblo graduates
     living in the county is about $127 million.
   • Overall impact including alumni value-added impact, is $255 million, 6.2
     percent of Pueblo County’s GDP.
   • Employs 1,000 people, 770 live in Pueblo County, local economic activity
     associated with the university creates an additional 140 jobs.
   • Students spend $47 million annually in Pueblo.
   • More than 20,000 alumni live in the state with 5,600 living and working
     in Pueblo County.

CSU-Pueblo Efficiency and Accountability

Emphasized Resource Management by limiting the expenditure increases that
would generally have followed the large enrollment increases the University
has experienced the past two years:

    • In Fiscal Year 2009, offset $1.6 million in general fund reductions with
    revenues generated by strong enrollment growth.
    • In Fiscal Year 2010, while experiencing an increase in enrollment and
         Budgeted only a portion of the revenue thereby avoiding $1.0
         million in new expenses.
    •In both years:
        Budgeted reserves to help weather future funding losses.

CSU – Global Campus
Expanding the System’s capacity to meet the educational needs of the state by providing
access to affordable, quality degree programs for students who cannot attend a
traditional classroom.
    • CSU – Global Campus receives no state funding.
    • Charting new waters in a market historically dominated by proprietary schools.
    • The first statutorily independent fully online university in the country.
    • Began delivering positive cash flow in June 2010, two years after first students were
    • Recently received positive review towards independent accreditation by the HLC site-visit
      team with final determination by the HLC Board in Spring 2011.
    • Provides students with Guaranteed Tuition: the per credit hour rate never changes for a
      student making satisfactory progress.
    • 127 graduates for Fall 2010; 51 graduates in 2009.

CSU – Global Campus is Growing


             Total Student Credit Hours                                 8000               Student Enrollment                       7761

25,000                                                       22,828     6000                                             5166
20,000                                                                  5000
15,000                                                                  4000
                                                                        3000                                  2459
10,000                                  7,208
                                                                        2000                         1305
                              3,802                                                        1033
 5,000    1,914      3,045                                              1000     637

    0                                                                     0
         Fall 2008   Spring   Summer   Fall 2009   Spring   Fall 2010          Fall 2008   Spring   Summer   Fall 2009   Spring   Fall 2010
                      2009     2009                2010                                     2009     2009                 2010
 CSU-Global Difference

Online institutions are designed with the customer in mind and provide the skills
and knowledge relevant to working professionals.

Areas of Emphasis          CSU-Global Campus Model
Academic Programs          Market-driven: what students want to know and what they need to get jobs

Enrollment Process         1-3 days for review; acceptance in many forms

Flexibility                Starts every 8 weeks (6 per year); real-time not required

Student Learning           Outcomes are universal, tracked, monitored, shared among all faculty and

Technology                 State-of-the-art platform delivers high quality degrees; tracks and assesses

Growth                     Model designed for rapid growth and meeting the needs of
Our Commitment

  As a major economic engine in Colorado,
 the CSU System is focused on growing the
   economy through our recently adopted
              strategic plan –

             “Commitment to
      Building a Stronger Colorado”.

Strategic Plan

 Our Commitment to Building a Stronger Colorado
 and Hastening our Economic Recovery
 The strategic plan centers around four key initiatives:
    •   Ensure student satisfaction and success
    •   Create financial sustainability
    •   Expand our statewide presence
    •   Transform Colorado’s future

 A key aspect of Our Commitment is that our success is
 driven by outcomes and performance.

Building a Stronger Colorado

Goal One: Ensuring Student Satisfaction and Success
• Protecting access and affordability
• Providing support and services students need to succeed,
  graduate and be successful after graduation
• Reducing student debt-load
• Increasing retention and graduations rates
• Improving critical thinking skills and disciplinary knowledge

Building a Stronger Colorado

Goal Two: Create Financial Stability
The CSU System is looking at many revenue sources and
operational efficiencies, striving for greater returns including:
   • $500 million capital/donor campaign underway with
      more than $300 million already raised.
   • Examining our return on investments.
   • Improving the performance of real estate assets.
   • Increasing technology transfer agreements.
   • Working with our campuses and other universities on
      shared services to optimize the delivery of cost-effective,
      flexible and quality services. (i.e. IT, library resources)

Building a Stronger Colorado

Goal Three: Expand Statewide Presence
Through CSU Extension offices, we are uniquely qualified to
reach and serve Coloradans statewide.
   • In July, CSU’s first regional engagement center opened in Sterling focusing on
     range management and STEM. Planning to open three additional centers
     around the state each providing expertise in issues relevant to the local

We will continue to build partnerships with Colorado
communities and therefore increase the number of students
enrolling in higher education and at CSU campuses.
   • In July, CSU-Pueblo signed transfer agreements with all Colorado community
     colleges leading the state in facilitating transfer from a community college to
     a four-year institution.

Building a Stronger Colorado
Goal Four: Transform Colorado’s Future
   • We must provide an educated workforce to keep Colorado
   • Create new companies as a result of our research and
   • Focus our applied research in areas that will improve the
     quality of life in Colorado.
   • Build a more robust pipeline of students from K-12 who
     pursue science, technology, engineering or math at a CSU
     campus, and in particular, first-generation college students.

Building a Stronger Colorado
Financial Aid:
The CSU System’s new Commitment to Colorado is a new student
aid program effective fall 2011 for in-state undergraduate
students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
   • CSU students whose family make $57,000 or less will pay half the
     tuition. Students from lower-income families and eligible for Pell grants
     will not pay any tuition or student fees.
   • CSU-Pueblo students from a family with adjusted gross income of
     $50,000 or less who receive a Pell grant will receive financial aid grants
     to cover tuition and fees.
   • CSU-Global Campus students guarantees tuition rates for continuously
     enrolled students through graduation, and offers discounted tuition for
     military service men and women and family members.

Building a Stronger Colorado

Technology Transfer
• CSU startups have raised $700 million in private equity/debt
  and received $100 million in federal funding.

• 30 CSU startup companies have created 1,300 jobs over the
  last five years.

• At least another 1,000 jobs have been created based on the
  commercialization of research and discoveries at CSU.

Technology Transfer: Creating 2,500 New Jobs
               for Colorado.
Support for Research Universities
 Colorado State University is one of the nation’s great research institutions.

 We are proud to work with Colorado’s other great research institutions
 including the University of Colorado, the Colorado Schools of Mines and the
 University of Northern Colorado. Together, we create and sustain jobs for our
 economy and produce skilled graduates who will meet the demands of the
 ever-changing job market.

 We support the Governor’s funding recommendation of $555 million for all of
 higher education in FY12.

 We encourage you to support this minimum funding level for all higher
 education and help us find a sustainable funding source for the future so that
 the state’s research institutions can continue to meet the challenges of the
 competitive global market.

Higher Education’s Funding Challenge

 Since 1970, after adjusting for inflation, total state general fund
 appropriations have increased by 231%; K-12 appropriations
 increased by 314%; health and human services increased by
 662%; the courts and criminal justice program increased by 712%.
 (Source: Reduction in Public Funding for Postsecondary Education in Colorado from 1970 to 2010: A Study Documenting this Change
 and the Resulting Shift from a Public to Private Good by Brian Burnett)

 Over this same forty-year time frame, public higher education
 general fund appropriations have increased only 8.9%.

Educated Workforce
 As documented in the HESP findings, there is a growing need for
 more education/degree attainment.

 We all need to pay attention to a recent report published by the Georgetown
 University Center on Education and the Workforce. The findings dramatize the
 fact that not enough Americans are completing college.

         “America is slowly coming out of the Recession of 2007—only to find
         itself on a collision course with the future: not enough Americans are
         completing college . . . By 2018, we will need 22 million new workers
         with college degrees—but will fall short of that number by at least 3
         million postsecondary degrees…At a time when every job is precious,
         this shortfall will mean lost economic opportunity for millions of
         American workers.“

Colorado Must Decide
Ultimately all of Colorado must decide the future of public higher
We will betray the next generation if we do not tell them the truth: not enough
Coloradans are completing college.

By the year 2018, 67% of all jobs in Colorado will require post-secondary education.

Colorado is uniquely positioned to succeed or to fail.
         To Succeed – Investing in our universities and increasing college completion
         rates significantly

         To Fail – Letting the Colorado Paradox rule

In these toughest of economic times, we sincerely thank you for your support for the CSU
System and for all of public higher education.