Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 20,474
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

64%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Metropolitan State University of Denver is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 7,276 applications and 4,647 students were granted admission. Metropolitan State University of Denver is at the #62 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 89% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 3% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT880 to 1100
ACT17 to 23

Application Fee

$25
Undergrad students
$50
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Metropolitan State University of Denver charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $18,859 and in-state students paid $5,693.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$12,104
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$5,693
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$18,859
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 68% of Metropolitan State University of Denver's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 41% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,858 (which is 13% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2016-2017, was 605, which is 38% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,938 (which is 6.9% below the national average.)

$3,858
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$4,938
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
68%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Metropolitan State University of Denver has enrolled a total of 20,474 students (12,792 students full-time and 7,682 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 20,474 students, 2,642 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and 19,940 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 534 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,395 students for distance studies.

20,474
Total Enrollment
2,642
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 57%

Hispanic: 24%

Black/African American: 6%

Two or more races: 4%

Asian: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 53% 732 85
Natural Resources And Conservation 15% 212
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 99 0
Engineering 5% 72
Education 4% 59
Health Professions And Related Programs 1% 17 0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1% 14
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 8
Mathematics And Statistics 1% 8
Transportation And Materials Moving 1% 7

Graduation & Dropout Rates

27%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Metropolitan State University of Denver full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

10%
Still enrolled
28%
Dropout rate
35%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$32,000
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Metropolitan State University of Denver graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,000. Last year, out of the total 5,873 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,110 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 6,258 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 5,257 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,000 $38,400
Employment Rate 87% 84%
Total Graduates 5,873 6,258

Campus Location

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