Welcome to the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University. Our department has grown substantially since its inception in 1970 and enjoys an international reputation. All of our faculty are active in research on statistical theory and methodology, which is complex, challenging, and extremely useful in important real-world problems. Some of these problems come from our connections with nearby federal research agencies, including the US Forest Service, National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Institute for Standards and Technology, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Department Highlights

Colorado State University’s Master’s in Statistics Program Recognized for Online Learning Excellence

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO), a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings has recognized Colorado State University for offering one of the best online master’s in statistics programs in the country.

“In our seventh annual survey of online learning programs across the nation, we wanted to honor the colleges and universities that are providing innovative ways for students to complete a degree,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “These schools are going above and beyond the industry standard to help make online education programs more accessible and affordable. “Only accredited, public, not-for-profit institutions with at least one online program were eligible for these rankings. The primary data points used to identify the best online colleges and programs for 2018 include the following:

  • Acceptance rates
  • Cost of tuition
  • Number of full time students
  • Graduation rates

An in-depth look at Colorado State University’s top ranking and its detailed methodology can be seen here.

Josh Hewitt Named Sustainability Leadership Fellow

Josh Hewitt was just named a CSU 2018-19 Sustainability Leadership Fellow. There was a competitive process to receive the fellowship. Josh was one of the 20 graduate students selected from across CSU. Congratulation, Josh!

Statistics Undergrads Acknowledged at CURC

Our undergraduates were acknowledged tonight at CURC with a College Honors award for their work on “Evaluation of Electrical Tongue Stimulation for Communication of Audio Information to the Brain”. Pictured below (R to L) are Austin Blaho, Andrew Zimmerman, Brooke Hanson, Manjie Zhang, and graduate student mentor Hieu Nguyen. Undergraduate Jiaqi Liu is not shown.

Department News

Teaching and Mentoring Awards celebrate educators in the College of Natural Sciences

The College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University celebrated excellence in education with the Teaching and Mentoring Awards on Dec. 3. The awards recognized outstanding faculty, staff, and graduate students who foster the learning and discovery in the College.

50th Scholarship Luncheon celebrates generosity of donors, dedication of students

Thanks to the support of donors, the College of Natural Sciences awarded more than 275 scholarships and fellowships to students this academic year, which was celebrated at this year’s record-breaking luncheon.

College of Natural Sciences celebrates 50 years

The college was created in 1968, but its departments and disciplines have a long and rich history on CSU’s campus.

Piotr Kokoszka named Fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics

The fellowship is a distinction granted to a handful of senior researchers each year.


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