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Metropolitan State College of Denver

General Information

Name: Metropolitan State College of Denver
Address: PO Box 173362, Denver, CO 80217-3362

  • General information: (303) 556-3876
  • Financial aid office: (303) 573-2660
  • Admissions office: (303) 556-3058

Type of Institution: Public, 4-year or above
Religious affiliation: None

Estimated Student Expenses

Detailed Expenses2008-20092007-20082006-2007
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,500$1,698$1,608
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,478$8,090$7,641
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2008-20092007-20082006-2007
Off Campus$15,933$15,282$13,900
Off Campus with Family$11,413$11,032$10,105
Off Campus$24,089$23,382$21,315
Off Campus with Family$19,569$19,132$17,520

Financial Aid Recipients

    Percentage of Students Who Receive Aid:
  • Any form of aid: 53%
  • Federal grants: 29%
  • State/local grants: 14%
  • Institutional grants: 8%
  • Student loans: 32%
    Average Amount of Aid Received:
  • Federal grants:$2638
  • State/local grants:$1730
  • Institutional grants:$1824
  • Student loans:$3206


Undergraduate application fee (2006-07):$25
Undergraduate Admissions
Fall 2005
Number of applicants4,7312,2532,478
Percent admitted83.3%82.3%84.3%
Percent admitted who enrolled


Total enrollment: 21010
First-time student retention: 61%
Overall graduation rate: 20%

Characteristics of students

    • Attendance:
    • Full Time: 60%
    • Part Time: 40%
    • Gender:
    • Men: 45%
    • Women: 55%

White non-hispanic: 69%
Black non-hispanic: 6%
Hispanic: 13%
Asian/pacific islander: 4%
American indian/alaska native: 1%
Other: 7%


AgencyPeriods of AccreditationAction
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1971 -  None

Degrees offered

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
 African-American/Black Studies - Bachelor
 Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies - Bachelor

Biological and Biomedical Sciences
 Biology/Biological Sciences, General - Bachelor

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services
 Accounting - Bachelor
 Business Administration and Management, General - Bachelor
 Finance, General - Bachelor
 Hospitality Administration/Management, General - Bachelor
 Management Information Systems, General - Bachelor
 Marketing/Marketing Management, General - Bachelor

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
 Journalism - Bachelor
 Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other - Bachelor

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
 Computer Science - Bachelor

 Music Teacher Education - Bachelor
 Special Education and Teaching, General - Bachelor

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
 Civil Engineering Technology/Technician - Bachelor
 Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician - Bachelor
 Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician - Bachelor
 Surveying Technology/Surveying - Bachelor

English Language and Literature/Letters
 English Language and Literature, General - Bachelor
 Speech and Rhetorical Studies - Bachelor

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
 Foreign Languages and Literatures, General - Bachelor

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
 Health/Health Care Administration/Management - Bachelor
 Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) - Bachelor

 History, General - Bachelor

Mathematics and Statistics
 Mathematics, General - Bachelor

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
 Behavioral Sciences - Bachelor
 Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other - Bachelor

Natural Resources and Conservation
 Environmental Science - Bachelor
 Land Use Planning and Management/Development - Bachelor

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
 Health and Physical Education, General - Bachelor
 Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies - Bachelor

Philosophy and Religious Studies
 Philosophy - Bachelor

Physical Sciences
 Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General - Bachelor
 Chemistry, General - Bachelor
 Physics, General - Bachelor

 Developmental and Child Psychology - Bachelor
 Psychology, General - Bachelor

Public Administration and Social Service Professions
 Human Services, General - Bachelor
 Social Work - Bachelor

Security and Protective Services
 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies - Bachelor

Social Sciences
 Anthropology - Bachelor
 Economics, General - Bachelor
 Political Science and Government, General - Bachelor
 Sociology - Bachelor

Transportation and Materials Moving
 Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew - Bachelor
 Aviation/Airway Management and Operations - Bachelor

Visual and Performing Arts
 Art/Art Studies, General - Bachelor
 Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General - Bachelor
 Industrial Design - Bachelor
 Music, General - Bachelor

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