College of Individualized Studies is anchored by its guiding principal of granting students the primary responsibility for and authority over their education. We value and embrace the tradition upon which Metropolitan State University was founded - that is, the central importance of involving students in exploring the meaning of what it means to be an educated person.
In the process, students come to fully understand the purpose, meaning and benefit of education creating a life changing experience for them and through them the larger society. It is a tremendous honor for us to be a part of this environment where the powerful legacy of educational innovation and lifelong learning is nurtured at Metropolitan State University. We welcome all students to participate in this transformative educational journey.