Metropolitan State University Overview
Metropolitan State University is a public institution located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The city atmosphere of Saint Paul makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Metropolitan State University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Metro State.
- In 2017-2018, 25% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Metro State bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $48,200 a year. That's about 18% more than their peers at other schools.
Metropolitan State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Metro State 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 Metro State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Metro State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Metropolitan State University?
Contact details for Metro State are given below.
|Address:||700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000|
How Do I Get Into Metro State?
You can apply to Metro State online at: https://www.metrostate.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Metro State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Metro State?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 56%, and the acceptance rate for women is 56%.
Can I Afford Metropolitan State University?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Metro State, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $4,833 a year. That adds up to $19,332 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Metro State is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Metropolitan State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 822 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,999 full-time undergraduates at Metro State, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Metropolitan State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||708|
|Hispanic or Latino||220|
Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Metropolitan State University. At this time, 4 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 61 countries are represented at Metro State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Taiwan, China, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Metropolitan State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Metro State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 12th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Metro State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Metropolitan State University was 3.1%. This is the #1,807 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Metro State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Metro State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Communication & Journalism||4%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||16%|
|Computer Software & Applications||33%|
|Finance & Financial Management||2%|
|Management Information Systems||62%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||22%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Metro State 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 Metro State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#30|
|Computer Software & Applications||#51|
|Management Information Systems||#59|
|Finance & Financial Management||#61|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#88|
|Human Resource Management||#112|
|Communication & Journalism||#127|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#175|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#180|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#329|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#434|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#434|
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 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 Tony Webster under License
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