Several people walking on campus in front of a building with a sign with the Metropolitan State logo.

What Metropolitan State University offers you

Create your own path

Regardless of where you are in your life and educational journey,
Metropolitan State is committed to helping you succeed on your journey of lifelong learning

A journey of lifelong learning

Metropolitan State has always been a pioneer in education for “post-traditional” students: adult learners who frequently have full-time jobs, transfer students, those transitioning into new careers, and students supporting families.

While other institutions are just recognizing this population, Metropolitan State has been there from the beginning, with credit for university-level learning from life/work experiences, flexible scheduling, online and hybrid class options, and our popular individualized degree programs.

Our students reflect the communities we serve, and our graduates bring their skills and knowledge home, serving the needs of their own communities.

A young man studies an animal skeleton.

Extraordinary faculty

The foundation of a Metropolitan State education is rooted in our extraordinary faculty. Our resident faculty are devoted instructors, creating innovative program offerings to deliver the latest information in their fields whether in the classroom, online or in hybrid class styles.

Our community faculty are distinguished professionals in their fields, providing the latest perspectives on academic theories and insight into professional application of educational materials.

Our combination of resident and community faculty make for an extraordinary education, recognized nationally with a Hesburgh Award for teaching excellence.

Outdoors, a faculty member dressed talks to students. A student wearing athletic clothes is in the background.

Supporting your success

It isn’t always enough to be a motivated, self-directed lifelong learner. We work to advance the academic, professional and personal success of students through culturally enriching experiences, advocacy and extracurricular opportunities. Whether you need help with development, support services or TRiO programs, Metropolitan State is there to help you make your next step a success.

Planning your academic future can seem like a daunting task. At Metropolitan State, new students are assigned to an academic advisor: a professional advisor with knowledge about university policies, programs and procedures. From tackling questions about class schedules to working through serious challenges affecting academic progress, Metropolitan State’s academic advisors are ready to help.

A woman sits at a table with an open book in front of her. She holds papers while talking to someone off camera.