Metropolitan State University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4044 of 14,131 In the World
#1150 of 2,597 In North America
#1076 of 2,496 In the United States
#25 of 48 In Minnesota
#7 of 10 In Saint Paul

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
62%
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
6,649
Graduates
903
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Metropolitan State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 62% 55% 66%
Applicants 887 312 575
Admissions 549 172 377
Freshmen enrolled full time 103 42 61
Freshmen enrolled part time 31 6 25

983 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

6,078 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Recommended
College-preparatory program Neither required nor 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 3426 (46%)
Black or African American 1697 (23%)
Asian 1251 (17%)
Hispanic 501 (7%)
Two or more races 320 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 206 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 98 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 18 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 9 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,860
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,136$8,405
Tuition in-state $7,136$8,405
Tuition out-of-state $14,560$16,810
Fee in-district $1,113$742
Fee in-state $1,113$742
Fee out-of-state $1,113$742

Metropolitan State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 237 35 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 185
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 158 21
Psychology, General 114 2
Accounting 95
Human Services, General 88
Computer Science 81 5
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 80 1
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 63
Information Technology 41 19
Social Work 58
Information Science & Studies 55
Criminal Justice & Police Science 51
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 47
Communication, General 45
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 40
Finance, General 39
Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling 27 9
Elementary Education and Teaching 35
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 5 30
Dental Hygiene & Hygienist 32
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 31
Social Sciences, General 23
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 22
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 9 11
English Language and Literature, General 18
Community Organization and Advocacy 17
Developmental and Child Psychology 17
Chemistry, General 16
Nursing Science 16
Creative Writing 14
History, General 14
Environmental Science 13
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 11
Applied Mathematics, General 10
Art & Art Studies, General 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 7 3
Urban Education and Leadership 10
Social Studies Teacher Education 9
Computer Programming & Programmer, General 7
Economics, General 7
Dental Public Health and Education 6
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 6
Ethnic Studies 6
Biochemistry 5
International Business & Trade & Commerce 5
Public Administration 5
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Philosophy 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3
Playwriting and Screenwriting 2
Advertising 1
Biology Teacher Education 1
Computational Science 1
Grand Total 1,856 174 17
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 46% 37% 53%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%
  • Part-time retention rate - 47%

Publications & Citations

Publications
151
Citations
3,907

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
52 / 388
Computer Science
44 / 1,546
Medicine
37 / 1,306
Psychology
36 / 1,428
Business
18 / 263
Mathematics
16 / 1,088
Health Science
15 / 593
Math Teachers
13 / 1,019
Sociology
13 / 42
Political Science
13 / 44
Social Psychology
11 / 323
Communications and Public Relations
10 / 61
Engineering
10 / 48
Cyber Security
10 / 64
Software Engineering
10 / 1,110
Education Majors
8 / 189
Healthcare Management (MHA)
7 / 110
Clinical Psychology
7 / 467
Psychiatry
7 / 557
Art & Design
6 / 109
Economics
6 / 4
Nursing
6 / 85
Gender Studies
5 / 24
Demography
5 / 7
Criminology and Criminal Justice
5 / 64
Web Design and Development
5 / 76
Management Information Systems
4 / 33
Marketing
4 / 189
Media Studies
4 / 18
Gerontology
3 / 99
Database Administration
3 / 66
Astrophysics and Astronomy
3 / 64
Public Health
3 / 39
Human Resource Management
3 / 16
Law Enforcement
3 / 33
Family medicine
3 / 51
Multimedia
3 / 41
Human-Computer Interaction
3 / 24
Biology
3 / 234
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3 / 112

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1993 0 1
1994 0 1
1995 0 0
1996 0 1
1997 5 1
1998 1 0
1999 1 7
2000 2 5
2001 1 10
2002 2 18
2003 4 13
2004 3 33
2005 3 54
2006 5 92
2007 7 117
2008 12 132
2009 4 162
2010 11 176
2011 7 211
2012 8 247
2013 8 268
2014 13 287
2015 17 322
2016 12 266
2017 10 306
2018 9 303
2019 12 520
2020 12 359
2021 7 351

Notable alumni

  1. Andrea Jenkins

    Andrea Jenkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    activistpoliticianperformance artistcuratorpoet
    Biography

    Andrea Jenkins is an American politician, writer, performance artist, poet, and transgender activist. She is known for being the first black openly transgender woman elected to public office in the United States, serving since January 2018 on the Minneapolis City Council, and as the council's president, since January 2022.

  2. Frank J. Grass

    Frank J. Grass
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Frank J. Grass is a former United States Army general who served as the 27th chief of the National Guard Bureau.

  3. John Kriesel

    John Kriesel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John M. Kriesel is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives who represented District 57A, which includes portions of Dakota and Washington counties in the southeastern part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Republican, he is a motivational speaker, veteran service officer, and a contributor on KFAN-FM 100.3 radio during the "Power Trip Morning Show."

  4. Sandy Pappas

    Sandy Pappas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sandra L. "Sandy" Pappas is a Minnesota politician and former President of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represents District 65, which includes portions of Saint Paul in Ramsey County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

  5. Ade Olufeko

    Ade Olufeko
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    digital artist
    Biography

    Ade Abayomi Olufeko, is an American-born designer, technologist, and entrepreneur primarily active in Lagos.

  6. Jeff Hayden

    Jeff Hayden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jeffrey D. Hayden is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represented District 62, which includes portions of south Minneapolis in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

  7. Roger Chamberlain

    Roger Chamberlain
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Roger C. Chamberlain is an American politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 38, which includes portions of Anoka, Ramsey, and Washington counties in the northeastern Twin Cities metropolitan area. He is a financial advisor for Thrivent Financial.

General info

Founded 1971
Motto Where life and learning meet
Academic Calendar September to August
Total FTE staff 650
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55106-5000
United States
City population 312,000
Phone 6517931300
Fax +1 (651) 793 1907

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