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Metropolitan State University of Denver – Tuition & Success Analysis

Denver, CO

Metropolitan State University of Denver – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,334

Average annual cost of attendance: $13,270

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $22,878

Campus Setting: Large City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Metropolitan State University of Denver Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $10,771

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $11,226

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $13,894

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $17,118

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $17,668


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Metropolitan State University of Denver. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Metropolitan State University of Denver Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 26%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 67%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $40,200

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 64%

Metropolitan State University of Denver Admissions

Metropolitan State University of Denver Acceptance Rate: 64%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 430 to 550

SAT Critical Reading: 450 to 550

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 16 to 23

ACT Math: 16 to 23

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Metropolitan State University of Denver actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Metropolitan State University of Denver Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 35%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 45%

Typical student debt: $22,878

Typical monthly loan payment: $243

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Majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Metropolitan State University of Denver:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 6%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 19%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 3%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 1%
  • Education – 1%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 3%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 5%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 6%
  • History – 3%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 6%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 9%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 2%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 5%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 9%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 5%
  • Social Sciences – 4%
  • Transportation and Materials Moving – 2%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 5%

For more information about the various majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver, visit their website.

Metropolitan State University of Denver Diversity


Overall Composition at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Metropolitan State University of Denver full time:  64%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Metropolitan State University of Denver part time:  36%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Metropolitan State University of Denver:  43%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 4%

Black: 6%

Hispanic: 24%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 4%

Unknown: 3%

White: 56%

Metropolitan State University of Denver Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 3.0

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 13.8

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.