Metropolitan State University of Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Metropolitan State University of Denver ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Metropolitan State University of Denver Ranked?

2022 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 174 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other alternative and complementary medicine and medical systems.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked MSU Denver as #1,474 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 39 colleges in Colorado, MSU Denver is ranked at #21.

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Is It Hard to Get Into MSU Denver?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Metropolitan State University of Denver is a competitive 64%, 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.

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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800

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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Metropolitan State University of Denver Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 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 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 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%

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Metropolitan State University of Denver Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,194 undergraduates at MSU Denver with 12,250 being full-time and 6,944 being part-time.

How Much Does Metropolitan State University of Denver Cost?

The overall average net price of MSU Denver is $14,257. 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 +
$11,531 $12,219 $13,849 $18,397 $19,277

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

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 8.9%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from MSU Denver with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,200 in their early years. 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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Location of Metropolitan State University of Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a public institution situated in Denver, Colorado. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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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 63 majors graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Of these students, 3,119 received undergraduate degrees and 271 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 207 $30,400
General Biology 189 $32,700
Business Administration & Management 172 $40,800
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 167 $29,800
Accounting 146 $45,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 142 $37,500
Nursing 114 $61,000
Health & Physical Education 105 $31,400
General English Literature 102 $32,300
Marketing 88 $40,000

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 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 2018-2019, 8,275 students took at least one online class at Metropolitan State University of Denver. This is an increase from the 7,791 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 8,275 1,693
2017-2018 7,791 1,292
2016-2017 7,330 1,204
2015-2016 7,320 1,395
2013-2014 6,838 1,305

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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