CSU is thriving, with a five-year average enrollment of more than 33,400 students. The record-setting 2022 incoming class of 5,517 students is 28% diverse and 25% are the first in their families to attend college. Our commitment to excellence has driven more than $1.6 billion in infrastructure improvements on our campus in the past 15 years.
The core of any great university is academic success. Colorado State University is a Tier 1 Research Institute with $456.9 million in research expenditures last year, growing 46% since 2013 and placing us with the best public research universities nationally and at the very top among universities without a medical school. Our faculty is, by all objective measures, highly productive and among the most competitive anywhere. CSU graduates find success with 86% securing a job related to their career plans within six months of graduation. More than 9 out of 10 Rams would select CSU again, demonstrating the quality of the campus and learning environments.
Colorado State University in 2023 once again demonstrated it is among the most sustainable higher education institutions in the world by earning its fourth consecutive platinum rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, or STARS. We are the only institution in the world to be 4-time Platinum rated. And we were one of the first institutions in the country to be designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the APLU.