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Key Facts at a Glance

Updated February 2023


  • 9,201 total students served
  • 87% undergraduate students
  • 91% transfer students
  • 59% part-time students

Student Diversity

  • 56% first-generation students
  • 51% students of color
  • 30 average age of students
  • 15–85 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, Metro State is a military-friendly university recognized for providing a high standard of programming and assistance to veterans, active-duty service members, and their families.

Degrees granted

Metro State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and certificates.

Top 10 majors

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


  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 21 person average class size

Alumni (degrees awarded)

  • 51,996 (as of May 2022)


  • 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.
  • National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission fully accredits the Human Services—BS in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Substance Use Disorders Post-baccalaureate Certificate, and MS in Co-occurring Disorders Recovery Counseling programs. 


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  • Saint Paul Campus, 700 East Seventh Street