General Information About Metropolitan State College of Denver
Founded in 1965, Metro State has grown to more than 24,000 students and educates more undergraduate Coloradans than anyone else in the state. Since nearly 80 percent of our alumni live and work in Denver and the state, you could say we specialize in fostering homegrown talent for the challenges of a new century. Join us and find out how. Real learning. Metro State designs every program, every course, for our changing world. College for college’s sake is an old idea. You’ll come here for an important reason—lifelong success. We’ll help you prepare for, enhance or change your career. It’s that simple. Real relationships. Metro State balances the benefits of being one of the largest public colleges in the country—and all the opportunities that creates—with the goal of giving you an individualized academic experience through: Classes of 19, not 200 Accessible professors Targeted advisors Industry mentors Real diversity. Metro State calls Denver and surrounding communities home, not just because of our downtown location, but because nearly everyone touched by our efforts lives and works here. Anything but homogenized, you’ll enjoy a unique college experience, including all that the city and people from all walks of life offer. We’re atypical alright … in all the right ways. Real options. Metro State provides an amazing selection of majors, minors, certificate programs and even custom-degree options to meet any need or interest. We also offer evening, weekend and online courses to fit even the busiest schedules. Real support. Because life goes on while you attend Metro State, it’s our goal to make sure you stay and complete your educational goals by offering support services such as financial aid, personal counseling, academic success programs and more. We know you have a choice in colleges. We just believe we’re the best one if you want a real education in a real urban setting from committed experts who put you first. Having three campuses helps too!
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Air Force)
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Weekend/evening college
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- City: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 5,726 Percent Admitted 75% Men Admitted 76% Women Admitted 75% Full Time Retention Rate 67%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 440 550 Math 440 560
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 18 23 English 17 23 Math 17 23
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 27,734 Native American 376.0 Asian 1,291.0 African American 1,644.0 Hispanic 3,579.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 14,802 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 33