Rocky Mountain Collegian. A tradition since 1891.

The Rocky Mountain Collegian has been a mainstay on the Colorado State University campus and has become one the of the country’s preeminent student-run news publications. Currently ranked in the top 20 of college newspapers by the Princeton Review, the Collegian is distributed throughout campus and the Fort Collins community, Monday through Thursday with special Friday sports editions on key game weekends. News is reported throughout the day with updates on, KCSU and through Facebook and Twitter. 


daily papers distributed throughout campus and to more than 150 locations in Fort Collins

Students are

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college newspaper 

than a local or national newspaper.


of CSU students have read
the print version of the Collegian


read articles online at


read the Collegian regularly


read both the print and
online versions of the Collegian

How much does a display ad cost?

Number of columns
Height in inches
Rate (listed below)

Collegian Display Advertising Rates 

Per Column inch

  • Local Open Rate: $14.00
  • Full Color $50

Colorado State University Rates

  • CSU Departments $7.40
  • Student Organization $6.40

Annual Bulk Contract Rate

  • 100 inches $10.50
  • 250 inches $9.00
  • 500 inches $8.70
  • 750 inches $8.40
  • 1000 inches $8.00

Display Ad Deadline

Deadline for booking all display advertising space is 4pm two working days prior to publication.

Display Ad Sizing

1 column = 1.75"

2 columns = 3.7"

3 columns = 5.6"

4 columns = 7.6"

5 columns = 9.5"


I'd like to place an ad, where do I start?

Contact our sales staff here to place your ad.

Special Placement Options

Front Page Advertising

Only one advertiser per day can place an ad at the bottom of the Collegian front page. Spots are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis and include full color.

  • 5 col. x 2" $300/day

Frequency discounts available.

Pre-Printed Inserts

6,500 maximum per day
4,000 minimum per day
Frequency discounts available
Ship To:
Prairie Mountain Publishing
Attention: Chris Klein/Collegian
801 North 2nd Street
Berthoud, CO 80513

  • Cost Per Thousand $70

Front Page Sticky Notes

Add impact to your advertising message with front page sticky notes. Placed on the left side of the front page, this full color sticker is guaranteed to grab the attention of readers. Frequency discounts apply.

  • Application Cost Per Thousand: $70
  • Printing Cost Per Thousand: $25


  • 10,000 minimum
  • Sticker Size: 3” x 3” (custom shapes and sizes available)
  • Deadline: 2 weeks prior to publication


A great place to build brand recognition, sponsorships including guaranteed placement by popular puzzles and features are available to advertisers sponsoring the daily Crossword, Sudoku, or Horoscope, section of the newspaper.

Sponsorship is a full semester commitment. 2 col. x 5 inch ad, frequency discounts available.


  • Black & white $120/day
  • Full color $145/day

Sudoku Sponsor

Sponsoring the Sudoku puzzle is great exposure for your business.

2 col. x 2 inch ad, frequency discounts are available.


  • Black & white $50/day
  • Full color $75/day
print ad sample pages

 Collegian Classifieds

Classifieds Deadline

Deadline for all classified line ads is 3 pm one working day prior to publication.


To Place A Classifieds Ad

Call 970-491-1683, or click "Classifieds" on, and place an ad in the upper right corner.

Classified Rates

Classified Word/Line Ads; Per word, per day

  • 1-3 Days 30¢
  • 4+ Days 20¢
  • Bold Type 20¢ (additional per word, per day)
  • Business Logo/Art $2.00 (additional per ad, per day)

College Avenue

College Avenue is Student Media’s lifestyle publication covered from a student voice. Each edition features a lifestyle topic and includes monthly features on food, fashion and trends. College Avenue provides readers unique ways to explore and enjoy our active Fort Collins community. Contact our sales staff here to place your ad.

Sidebar with Advertising rates

  • Back page (9.5” x 12.25”) $550
  • Full page  (9.5” x 12.25”) $500
  • Half page (9.5”x 6”) $320
  • Quarter page (4.375” x 6”) $200



College Avenue Publishing Dates

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

College Avenue is featured on more than 75 racks throughout campus and Fort Collins for a month, changing with each new edition.

CSU Life: Colorado State University’s Faculty and Staff Publication.

CSU Life is a monthly news publication produced specifically for faculty and staff at Colorado State University. The publication is delivered directly to staff mailboxes on campus. CSU Life is a partnership between student media and CSU’s Division of External Relations. Together we are dedicated to featuring stories for and about employees, highlighting accomplishments and presenting information about the great community that’s CSU. Contact our sales staff here to place your ad.

Sidebar Advertising Rates

  • Full page (9.5” x 13.75”) $680
  • Half page (9.5” x 6.75”) $390
  • Quarter page (4.625” x 6.75”) $240
  • Eighth page (4.625” x 3.25”) $130
  • Business card (3” x 2”) $60
  • Business profile (News story with photo about your business) $150

Previous CSU Life Editions

PDF files of CSU Life are posted each month to



We produce full publications for departments and businesses. Check out our full special publication list in unique opportunities.

Call 970-491-7467 or email to place an ad.