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Metropolitan State University of Denver Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Metropolitan State University of Denver. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Metropolitan State University of Denver Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Metropolitan State University of Denver was awarded 73 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration and social service.

Overall Quality

MSU Denver is ranked #1,452 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 23 colleges in Colorado, MSU Denver is ranked at #19.

See all of the rankings for Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Is It Hard to Get Into MSU Denver?

Acceptance Rate

Metropolitan State University of Denver has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for MSU Denver.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Metropolitan State University of Denver  ( 460 to 570 )
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SAT Math Scores for Metropolitan State University of Denver  ( 440 to 560 )
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MSU Denver received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Metropolitan State University of Denver  ( 17 to 22 )
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Learn more about Metropolitan State University of Denver admissions.

Metropolitan State University of Denver Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Metropolitan State University of Denver is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at MSU Denver is 6%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  6 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at MSU Denver

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,666 undergraduates at MSU Denver with 12,759 being full-time and 6,907 being part-time.

MSU Denver Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for MSU Denver is 80.81 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.81 out of 100
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How Much Does Metropolitan State University of Denver Cost?

The overall average net price of MSU Denver is $16,204. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for MSU Denver

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,488 $14,067 $16,948 $20,178 $21,087

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of MSU Denver, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 MSU Denver, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $5,432 a year. That adds up to $21,728 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.

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How Much Money Do MSU Denver Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from MSU Denver make around $40,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver make the most money.

Location of Metropolitan State University of Denver

Located in Denver, Colorado, Metropolitan State University of Denver is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Metropolitan State University of Denver

Contact details for MSU Denver are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Speer Blvd And Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80217-3362
Phone: 303-556-3058
Website: www.msudenver.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/msudenver
Twitter: https://twitter.com/msudenver

Metropolitan State University of Denver Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 68 majors graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Of these students, 3,209 received undergraduate degrees and 261 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Child Development & Psychology 231 $30,400
General Biology 175 $32,700
Business Administration & Management 175 $40,800
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 162 $29,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 160 $37,500
Nursing 129 $61,000
Accounting 125 $45,200
Health & Physical Education 109 $31,400
Marketing 103 $40,000
Hospitality Management 100 $34,300

Learn more about the majors offered at Metropolitan State University of Denver along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at MSU Denver

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 7,791 students took at least one online class at Metropolitan State University of Denver. This is an increase from the 7,330 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 7,791 1,292
2016-2017 7,330 1,204
2015-2016 7,320 1,395
2014-2015 6,953 1,337
2013-2014 6,838 1,305

Learn more about online learning at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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