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Metropolitan State University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Metropolitan State University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Metropolitan State University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Metropolitan State University was awarded 30 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration and social service.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Metropolitan State University is ranked #1,096 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 38 colleges in Minnesota, Metropolitan State University is ranked at #32.

See all of the rankings for Metropolitan State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Metropolitan State University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Metropolitan State University is a competitive 56%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Learn more about Metropolitan State University admissions.

Metropolitan State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Metropolitan State University 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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access student will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Metropolitan State University is 25%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  25 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Metropolitan State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Metropolitan State University has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100

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 Metropolitan State University is 9%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  9 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Metropolitan State University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,317 undergraduates at Metropolitan State University with 2,878 being full-time and 4,439 being part-time.

Metropolitan State University Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Metropolitan State University scored 50.37 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  50.37 out of 100
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How Much Does Metropolitan State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Metropolitan State University is $14,814. 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 Metropolitan State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,865 $14,510 $14,438 $20,679 $20,800

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 Metropolitan State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 Metropolitan State University, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $6,109 a year. That adds up to $24,436 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Metropolitan State University is 5.9%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Metropolitan State University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University make about $48,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Metropolitan State University students since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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

Location of Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University is a public institution situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 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

Contact details for Metropolitan State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000
Phone: 651-793-1212

Metropolitan State University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 46 majors graduated from Metropolitan State University. Of these students, 2,095 received undergraduate degrees and 194 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
Nursing 331 $72,300
Business Administration & Management 306 $45,200
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 234 $41,400
Criminal Justice & Corrections 162 $41,500
Accounting 113 $46,900
General Psychology 100 $34,200
Computer Science 76 $67,300
Human Services 74 $36,900
Human Resource Management 56 $43,500
Communication & Media Studies 51 $44,000

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

Online Learning at Metropolitan State University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 3,815 students took at least one online class at Metropolitan State University. This is an increase from the 3,765 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,815 1,580
2016-2017 3,765 1,602
2015-2016 3,859 1,539
2014-2015 3,623 1,538
2013-2014 3,483 1,402

Learn more about online learning at Metropolitan State University.


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