Metropolitan State University: Ranking & Review

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Saint Paul
United States
Top 25%

Metropolitan State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate56%56%56%
Enrolled undergraduates1225765
Enrolled total (including graduate students)8,1483,3284,820

3,765 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,602 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates. Application fee for graduates - $20.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programNeither required nor recommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Metropolitan State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Metropolitan State University does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$6,826$13,927
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,033$1,033
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$228$464
Tuition for Full-time graduates$7,472$14,944
Fees for full-time graduates$689$689
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$374$747

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services657874748
Health Professions and Related Programs2643416314
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies251251
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1016610186
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services113610147
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11616132
Biological and Biomedical Sciences6565
English Language and Literature & Letters461359
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5656
Social Sciences3131
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities17926
Physical Sciences1616
Visual and Performing Arts1313
Mathematics and Statistics1111
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies99
Philosophy and Religious Studies22
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Grand Total112,038189202,258

A total of 2,049 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Metropolitan State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 209 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate27%26%29%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

General info

MottoWhere life and learning meet
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff626
Instructional FTE289
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55106-5000
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population285,000
Fax+1 (651) 793 1907

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