Metropolitan State University of Denver Overview
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a public institution located in Denver, Colorado. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Metropolitan State University of Denver Known For?
- The highest award offered at MSU Denver is the master's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Metropolitan State University of Denver Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
MSU Denver has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MSU Denver.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards MSU Denver has earned from around the web.
|#1||Highest Paid Alternative Medicine & Systems Graduates||College Factual|
|#26||Best Social Work Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#35||Highest Paid English Language & Literature Graduates||College Factual|
|#36||Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#36||Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#62||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is Metropolitan State University of Denver?
Contact details for MSU Denver are given below.
|Address:||Speer Blvd And Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80217-3362|
How Do I Get Into MSU Denver?
You can apply to MSU Denver online at: www.msudenver.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for MSU Denver
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into MSU Denver?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.
Average Test Scores
About 1% of students accepted to MSU Denver submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 440 and 560.
Can I Afford Metropolitan State University of Denver?
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MSU Denver, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $4,620 a year. That adds up to $18,480 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at MSU Denver is 7.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Metropolitan State University of Denver Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 886 graduate students at the school.
Of the 12,250 full-time undergraduates at MSU Denver, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Metropolitan State University of Denver students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||707|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,776|
Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at Metropolitan State University of Denver. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 66 countries are represented at MSU Denver. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and India.
Online Learning at Metropolitan State University of Denver
The following chart shows how the online learning population at MSU Denver has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 16th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of MSU Denver
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Metropolitan State University of Denver was 0.1%. This is the #2,018 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at MSU Denver regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MSU Denver majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||6%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||25%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||4%|
|Management Information Systems||7%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||17%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MSU Denver ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MSU Denver.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Management Information Systems||#70|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#206|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#326|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#392|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#444|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Metropolitan State University of Denver Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Jeffrey Beall under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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