Metropolitan State University

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General Information

Founded in 1971, Metropolitan State University is an urban school in
St. Paul, Minnesota. Its main focus is on adults in the working
community. These students are diverse in their backgrounds, but they
come together at Metropolitan with the single focus of being educated.
Accreditation was achieved in 1975. This allowed for even more
opportunities for the students. The school has almost forty years of
serving as an educational institution with the goal of helping those
who would not otherwise be able to go to college.

Metropolitan State is a small to medium university with a total of
6,325 undergraduate students. The school does offer Bachelor’s,
Master’s, and Doctoral degrees.

Admissions Information

Metropolitan State University has a $20 application fee which
must accompany the completed application form along with high school transcripts and test scores.

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

  • Ethnic Studies – General
  • Women’s Studies

Arts, Visual & Performing

  • Drama/Theater Arts
  • Playwriting/Screenwriting

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology

Business, Management, &Marketing

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Finance/Banking
  • Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Sales and Distribution

Communications & Journalism

  • Advertising
  • Communications/Rhetoric

Computer & Information Sciences

  • Computer Science
  • Computer/Systems Security
  • Information Sciences/Systems

Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English Teacher Education
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education

English Language & Literature

  • English Composition
  • English Language & Literature – General
  • Technical/Business Writing

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

  • Dental Assistance
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

History

  • History – General

Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences

Mathematics

  • Applied Mathematics

Philosophy & Religion

  • Philosophy

Psychology

  • Developmental/ Child Psychology
  • Psychology – General

Public Administration & Services

  • Human Services
  • Social Work

Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Social Sciences – General

Graduate Studies

Metropolitan State University offers a variety of graduate programs
including Master’s, Doctoral programs, and Graduate Certificates. The
offerings are in the following areas:

Master’s Degrees

  • Advanced Dental Therapy
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Entry Level
  • Public and Nonprofit Administration
  • Technical Communication

Doctoral Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Nursing Practice

Graduate Certificates

  • Healthcare IT Management
  • Information Assurance (Security)
  • MIS Generalist
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Database Administration
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Urban Secondary Education

Online Courses and Programs

Metropolitan State University offers a wide variety of online programs
that can be completed completely online. If you are unable to get out
of your house to go to school, then this may be the best option for you.

Undergraduate

  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Individualized Studies
  • Industrial Management
  • Law Enforcement for licensed peace officers
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Administration

Graduate Programs

  • Public and Nonprofit Administration
  • Management Information System
  • Business Administration

Graduate Certificates

  • Database Administration
  • Healthcare Information Technology Management
  • Information Assurance (Security)
  • Management Information Systems (MIS) Generalist
  • Wound, Ostomy, Continence (preparation for WOC certification exam)

Accreditation

Metropolitan State University is accredited by the
Higher Learning Commission, and the University
is also a part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Other accreditations include the Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education and the Council on Social Work Education. The Minnesota Board
of Teaching also approves the school’s Urban Teacher programs. This
board grants licensure and also administers the required tests to prospective teachers for the State.

Schools and Colleges

Within the Metropolitan State University there are several
colleges/schools. As you choose what direction you would like to take
for your future, you should be able to find just the right degree
within one of these institutions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health, Community and Professional Studies
  • College of Individualized Studies
  • College of Management
  • School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Urban Education

Financial Aid

One of the great things about choosing an accredited institution is
that you can apply for and may receive federal aid if you qualify. It might
depend on the income of your parents if you are still a dependent. You
will need to fill out the necessary paperwork in order to be considered
for federal aid. Other aspects of financial aid include scholarships, loans, and work-study options.

Library System

The Metropolitan State Library will provide you with the resources that
you need as you approach your various classes. Whether in the form of
periodicals, books, or specific articles, the library is prepared to
help students find the information they need. The databases should
offer the information that you need, and the librarian will be able to
assist you with any questions that you might have.

General Information

Admission Office

700 East Seventh Street

St. Paul, MN 55106-5000

(651) 793-1300

Fax: (651) 793-1310



Contact: Monir Johnson

Admissions Director
Main Address

700 East Seventh Street

St. Paul, MN 55106

(651) 793-1212

www.metrostate.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 6,325

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 68

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,880

Graduate enrollment: 614

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Ethnic Studies – General B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Playwriting/Screenwriting B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
Information Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B
Sales and Distribution B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Systems Security B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Biology Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance B
Dental Hygiene B
Nursing (RN) B
Substance Abuse Counseling B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Psychology

Developmental/Child Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Police Science B,C

Social Sciences

Economics B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the
accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to
change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions
officer.

Metropolitan State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(651) 793-1212
Website:www.metrostate.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.metrostate.edu/admissions/apply-online/undergraduate-and-graduate-online-applications
Address:700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:8,357
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):34%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,498 (54% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,566
Out-of-state Tuition:$14,394
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,354

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Metropolitan State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Metropolitan State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21131
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services341
Education161
English Language and Literature/Letters41
Health Professions and Related Programs1331
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service221
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Psychology21
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total1050122

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Metropolitan State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services163
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Grand total484

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Metropolitan State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,566
Out-of-state$14,394
Books and supplies$1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,854
Out-of-state$15,039

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid6184%
Grant or scholarship aid5981%$6,354
Student loan aid2332%$5,809

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,99753%$3,893
Federal student loans3,82450%$7,571

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Metropolitan State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Metropolitan State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants542192350
Percent admitted100%100%100%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%34%23%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Metropolitan State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment8,357
Undergraduate enrollment7,571
Graduate enrollment786

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Metropolitan State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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