Centennial State University, founded in 1891, is a prestigious public university located just south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Its remote location serves as a great higher education grounds, as there are little distractions yet many learning experiences. CSU offers a wide array of degrees, from wildlife conservation to video game design to dance, just to name a few. Our science and arts departments are among the nation's finest, and our intercollegiate athletics programs are rising up more and more every year. If you're interested in having both the experience of a lifetime and the best education in the midwest, then apply today and call CSU home.
The Crawford family, founders of both the small tourist town of Steamboat Springs and of Centennial State University, originally moved to the area in the Spring of 1874. They were the sole residents for quite a long time and due to their desire to want to settle down and expand the area that was so full of wildlife, the family knew a place of education was one of the first things they wanted the area to have. CSU was born in winter of 1891 several years before Steamboat Springs was put on the map. The town, home to natural hot springs as well as many ski resorts that were built over time, quickly became a tourist attraction and CSU became the home to thousands of students from all over the country.
Named after Colorado's nickname of Centennial State because of it's admittance into the union on the centennial year of the Declaration of Independence, CSU is located just south of the small tourist town of Steamboat Springs. The school colors, green, silver and black are prominent throughout the school and their mascot the wolf along with them give a good representation of the rich wildlife the area boasts.