Metropolitan State University of Denver: Statistics

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#1872 of 14,131 In the World
#537 of 2,597 In North America
#489 of 2,496 In the United States
#10 of 38 In Colorado
#3 of 9 In Denver
#394 of 1,006 For Early Childhood Education
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
83%
Average SAT
980
Average ACT
17
Aid receiving
77%
Undergraduates
17,988
Graduates
1,098
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Metropolitan State University of Denver Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 83% 82% 84%
Applicants 12,045 4,899 7,146
Admissions 10,037 4,017 6,020
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,561 712 849
Freshmen enrolled part time 484 230 254

8,383 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,741 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,721 or 84%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 870
or below

75% of them
had 1090
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the Metropolitan State University of Denver are 870-1090 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
335 or 16%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 14
or below

75% of them
had 20
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the Metropolitan State University of Denver are 14-20 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 9503 (50%)
Hispanic 5967 (31%)
Black or African American 1241 (7%)
Two or more races 953 (5%)
Asian 814 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 345 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 133 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 39 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 35 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,150
Students receiving aid
77%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,236$9,054
Tuition in-state $7,236$9,054
Tuition out-of-state $22,510$12,561
Fee in-district $1,457$1,186
Fee in-state $1,457$1,186
Fee out-of-state $1,457$1,186

Metropolitan State University of Denver Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Social Work 81 144
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 188
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 177
Business Administration and Management, General 155 20
Accounting 143 23
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 162
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 142
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 114
English Language and Literature, General 102
Aeronautics & Aviation & Aerospace Science and Technology, General 86
Computer Science 85
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 84
Management Information Systems, General 82
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 55 22
Finance, General 74
Nutrition Sciences 72
Human Services, General 68
Education, General 62
Rhetoric and Composition 61
History, General 56
Elementary Education and Teaching 52
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 50
Mechanical & Mechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 50
Political Science and Government, General 48
Fine & Studio Arts, General 45
Environmental Science 45
Mathematics, General 43
Meeting and Event Planning 38
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other 37
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 37
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 31
Developmental and Child Psychology 30
Industrial and Product Design 30
Anthropology, General 28
Music, General 25
Journalism 23
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 23
Civil Engineering Technologies & Technicians 21
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 21
Chemistry, General 21
Technical and Scientific Communication 21
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 21
Music Teacher Education 20
Fire Services Administration 19
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 17
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 17
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 17
Design and Visual Communications, General 15
Hotel & Motel Administration & Management 15
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 15
Sociology, General 15
Biochemistry 14
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 14
Geography 13
Economics, General 11
Athletic Training & Trainer 11
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 11
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 10
Special Education and Teaching, General 10
Physics, General 9
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 9
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 8
Geology & Earth Science, General 8
Dance, General 7
Linguistics 7
Construction Management, General 7
Art Teacher Education 7
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 6
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 6
Philosophy 6
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician 5
Behavioral Sciences 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 4
Restaurant & Food Services Management 4
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 3
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 3
African-American & Black Studies 2
Systems Engineering 2
Land Use Planning and Management & Development 2
Communications Technology & Technician 2
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies 1
Broadcast Journalism 1
Medical Informatics 1
Grand Total 3,091 271
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 32% 25% 39%
  • Full-time retention rate - 61%
  • Part-time retention rate - 48%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,195
Citations
30,817

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
874 / 9,182
Psychology
441 / 11,723
Business
388 / 7,620
Medicine
303 / 4,387
Computer Science
266 / 3,586
Political Science
214 / 568
Sociology
207 / 1,271
Economics
203 / 1,871
Mathematics
191 / 2,327
Art & Design
170 / 979
Environmental Science
165 / 3,186
Education Majors
138 / 1,378
Social Psychology
133 / 5,044
Math Teachers
129 / 1,752
Engineering
117 / 2,734
Biology
116 / 2,508
Communications and Public Relations
105 / 1,704
Health Science
92 / 427
Demography
87 / 1,471
Physics
83 / 2,030
Multimedia
64 / 296
Law
62 / 194
Marketing
61 / 3,697
Child Psychology
60 / 2,375
Chemistry
58 / 1,432
Criminology and Criminal Justice
57 / 565
Management Information Systems
56 / 852
Gender Studies
51 / 342
Philosophy
47 / 252
Geography and Cartography
45 / 224
Finance
45 / 723
Ecology
43 / 1,504
History
42 / 75
Human Resource Management
41 / 1,057
Development Studies
41 / 389
Clinical Psychology
41 / 1,746
Investment Banking and Stock trading
37 / 1,151
Advertising
35 / 1,146
Political Economy
35 / 20
Creative Writing
32 / 207

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 56
1992 19 54
1993 11 59
1994 13 70
1995 17 101
1996 25 118
1997 30 167
1998 34 175
1999 36 235
2000 40 298
2001 28 386
2002 41 499
2003 31 585
2004 34 480
2005 35 652
2006 52 708
2007 45 776
2008 57 960
2009 85 1225
2010 74 1255
2011 150 1516
2012 118 1752
2013 158 1922
2014 163 2314
2015 200 2386
2016 173 2549
2017 136 2965
2018 155 2882
2019 142 3351
2020 181 3910
2021 184 4177

Metropolitan State University of Denver alumni

  1. Pam Grier

    Pam Grier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actorstage actoraikidokakarateka
    Biography

    Pamela Suzette Grier is an American actress. Described by Quentin Tarantino as cinema's first female action star, she achieved fame for her starring roles in a string of 1970s action, blaxploitation, and women in prison films for American International Pictures and New World Pictures. Her accolades include nominations for an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Satellite Award, and a Saturn Award.

  2. Charles Hoskinson

    Charles Hoskinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Charles Hoskinson is an American entrepreneur who is a founder of the Cardano blockchain platform and was a co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain platform.

  3. Laura J. Richardson

    Laura J. Richardson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    military officeraircraft pilot
    Biography

    Laura Jane Richardson is a four-star general in the United States Army who is the commander of United States Southern Command since October 29, 2021. Prior to that, she was the commanding general of United States Army North from July 2019 to September 2021.

  4. Nick Kay

    Nick Kay
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Nicholas Colin Kay is an Australian professional basketball player for Shimane Susanoo Magic of the Japanese B.League. He is also a member of the Australian national team, helping the Boomers win bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.

General info

Alternative names MSUD
Founded 1965
Motto We Educate Colorado
Colors blue, red
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 1,504
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80217-3362
United States
City population 683,000
Phone 3035563058
Fax +1 (303) 556 5014

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