Metropolitan State College of Denver

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Metropolitan State University of Denver (formerly the Metropolitan State College of Denver and locally referred to as “MSU Denver” or “Metro State”) is a public university in Denver, Colorado. With roughly 24,000 undergraduate students, MSU Denver is one of the largest universities in the state. It offers over 50 undergraduate majors and 90 minors and is well-known for its liberal arts and science education including its business, criminal justice, teacher education, and aviation programs.

General Information

Admission Office
Campus Box 16
Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217
(303) 556-3058
Fax: (303) 556-6345
[email protected]
Contact: Elena Sandoval-Lucero
Director of Admissions
Main Address
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3662
(303) 556-3058
Total undergrads: 21,729
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,504
Degree-seeking undergrads: 20,662

Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
Regular application fee: $25
Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,033 $3,241 $3,639 $4,093 +12.48%
Books and Supplies $1,698 $1,500 $1,535 $1,600 +4.23%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $4,731 $4,741 $5,174 $5,693 +10.03%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $3,127
In-state Student Fees $2,218
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $10,490
Out-of-state Student Fees $2,218

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,252 60%
Grant or scholarship aid 902 43% $3,565,801 $3,953
• Federal grants 565 27% $2,172,142 $3,844
• Pell grants 565 27% $1,874,021 $3,317
• Other federal grants 191 9% $298,121 $1,561
Local and state government scholarships or grants 648 31% $952,344 $1,470
Institutional scholarships or grants 329 16% $441,315 $1,341
Student loan financial aid 793 38% $4,041,952 $5,097
• Federal student loans 783 37% $3,868,031 $4,940
• Other student loans 21 1% $173,921 $8,282

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2735
Area, Cultural, Ethnic, Gender, and Group Studies 9
Black/african-american Studies 2
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american/chicano Studies 7
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 147
Biology and Biological Sciences 147
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 579
Accounting 129
Business Administration and Management 158
Finance 88
Hospitality Administration/management 64
Management Information Systems 49
Marketing/marketing Management 91
Communication and Journalism Studies 84
Journalism 64
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 20
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 18
Computer Science 18
Education 39
Music Teacher Education 12
Special Education Teacher Education 27
Engineering Technology 56
Civil Engineering Technology/technician 11
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 16
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician 21
Surveying Technology/surveying 8
English Language and Literature/letters 241
English Language and Literature 129
Rhetoric and Composition 112
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 45
Foreign Languages and Literatures 45
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 124
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other 10
Health/health Care Administration/management 46
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 68
History 123
History 123
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 149
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 149
Human Services 46
Social Work 46
Mathematics and Statistics 39
Mathematics 39
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 226
Behavioral Sciences 155
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 64
Nutrition Sciences 7
Natural Resources and Conservation 45
Environmental Science 21
Land Use Planning and Management/development 24
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 124
Health and Physical Education/fitness 110
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 14
Physical Sciences 56
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 7
Chemistry 41
Physics 8
Psychology 196
Developmental and Child Psychology 69
Psychology 127
Social Sciences 149
Anthropology 27
Economics 15
Political Science and Government 81
Sociology 26
Transportation and Materials Moving 80
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew 70
Aviation/airway Management and Operations 10
Visual and Performing Arts 160
Art/art Studies 101
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 12
Industrial and Product Design 29
Music 18
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Industrial Design B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing B
Marketing Management B
Tourism/Travel Services B
Travel/Tourism Management B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Art Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B

Engineering Technologies
Civil Engineering/Technology B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Surveying Technology B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B
Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B

History – General B

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Land Use Planning B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Human Services B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving
Air Traffic Control B
Air Transportation B
Aviation Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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