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Key Facts at a Glance


  • 10,197 total students served
  • 88% undergraduate students
  • 87% transfer students
  • 59% part-time students

Student Diversity

  • 56% first-generation students
  • 53% students of color
  • 30 average age of students
  • 16–79 age range of students
  • Four-time recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
  • Federally recognized Minority-Serving Institution, as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution
  • Partners since 2019 in the Mexican Consulate’s IME-BECAS scholarship program sponsored by the Mexican Consulate’s Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) Fellowship Program
  • A Beyond the Yellow Ribbon institution, serving the most veterans and active duty service members in the Minnesota State system

Degrees granted

Metro State offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and certificates.

Top 10 majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Individualized Studies
  3. Business Administration
  4. Nursing
  5. Accounting
  6. Computer Science
  7. Human Services
  8. Social Work
  9. Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  10. Criminal Justice


  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 22 person average class size

Alumni (degrees awarded)

  • 50,287 (as of December 2021)


    • Regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, phone 800-621-7440).
    • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council on Social Work Education, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, and Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board grant accreditation for nursing social work, business, and education programs, respectively.


    • Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center, 9110 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Park
    • Midway Center, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul
    • Management Education Center, 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
    • Saint Paul Campus, 700 East Seventh Street