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Metropolitan State University Overview

Metropolitan State University is a public institution located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Metropolitan State University Known For?

2,878 Full-Time Undergraduates
$15,549 Avg Cost After Aid
56% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Metropolitan State University.
  • In 2017-2018, 25% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University makes roughly $48,200 a year. This is 18% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Metropolitan State University Rankings

College Factual ranked Metropolitan State University as #1,220 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. Out of the 37 colleges in Minnesota, it is ranked at #33.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Metropolitan State University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Metropolitan State University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 114
Best Colleges for Veterans 336
Best Colleges for International Students 933
Best Colleges 1,220
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,381

Where Is Metropolitan State University?

Location of Metropolitan State University

Contact details for Metropolitan State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000
Phone: 651-793-1300
Website: www.metrostate.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Choose_Metro

How Do I Get Into Metropolitan State University?

You can apply to Metropolitan State University online at: https://www.metrostate.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Metropolitan State University

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Metropolitan State University?

56% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Metropolitan State University is 56%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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?

$15,549 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
6.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Metropolitan State University is $15,549. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 Metropolitan State University, 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 Metropolitan State University 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

2,878 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,317 undergraduate students at Metropolitan State University, with 2,878 being full-time and 4,439 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Metropolitan State University

There are also 831 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,878 full-time undergraduates at Metropolitan State University, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Metropolitan State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Metropolitan State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Metropolitan State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 491
Black or African American 569
Hispanic or Latino 178
White 1,391
International Students 105
Other Races/Ethnicities 144

Geographic Diversity

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 Metropolitan State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Taiwan, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Metropolitan State University

1,580 Took All Classes Online
3,815 Took At Least One Class Online
3.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Metropolitan State University. In 2017-2018, 3,815 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Metropolitan State University has changed over the last few years.

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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 Metropolitan State University

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 Metropolitan State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Metropolitan State University 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%
Information Technology 23%
Management Information Systems 62%
Marketing 8%
Public Administration & Social Service 22%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Metropolitan State University 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 Metropolitan State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Relations & Advertising #30
Computer Software & Applications #51
Management Information Systems #59
Finance & Financial Management #61
Public Administration #78
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #88
Information Technology #96
Marketing #106
Human Resource Management #112
Communication & Journalism #127
Public Administration & Social Service #175
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #180
Computer & Information Sciences #329
Nursing #398
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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Metropolitan State University awarded 3,896 undergraduate degrees and 354 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 101 0 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 5 0
Applied Mathematics 0 8 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 2 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 293 52 2
Chemistry 0 11 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 22 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 55 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 21 0
Computer Information Systems 0 38 25 0
Computer Programming 0 5 0 0
Computer Science 0 91 1 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 123 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 24 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 10 0 0
Economics 0 11 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 9 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 4 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 9 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 49 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 0
General Biology 0 48 0 0
General English Literature 0 13 0 0
General Psychology 0 108 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 16 0 0
History 0 7 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 43 0 0
Human Services 0 78 0 0
Information Science 0 66 0 0
Information Technology 0 30 0 0
International Business 0 12 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 7 2 0
Marketing 0 48 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 42 3 0
Nursing 0 208 28 14
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 217 0 0
Philosophy 0 11 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 5 0
Social Work 0 61 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 33 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 18 0 0
Writing Studies 0 22 10 0
Total 0 3,896 322 32

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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