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IPEDS ID: 174020
OPE ID: 01037400
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Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106-5000
General information:  (651) 793-1212
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  8,355 (7,595 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty129447
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$12,232$11,602$11,384$9,588-15.8%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Off Campus$26,373$26,270$25,930$25,556-1.4%
Off Campus with Family$14,141$14,668$14,546$15,9689.8%
Off Campus$32,644$32,855$32,515$32,141-1.2%
Off Campus with Family$20,412$21,253$21,131$22,5536.7%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$6,727
In-state fees$209
Out-of-state tuition$13,453
Out-of-state fees$209
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid15281%————
Grant or scholarship aid4672%$234,538$5,099
Federal grants4164%$193,822$4,727
Pell grants4164%$192,422$4,693
Other federal grants(*)3%(*)(*)
State/local government grant or scholarships4367%$40,716$947
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid2234%$102,207$4,646
Federal student loans2234%$102,207$4,646
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,12954%$15,023,560$3,639
Pell grants3,31243%$10,762,250$3,249
Federal student loans4,02252%$30,610,526$7,611
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,641$12,269$13,654
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$13,946$11,410$13,445
$30,001 – $48,000$13,521$12,403$13,295
$48,001 – $75,000$17,234$14,146$15,399
$75,001 – $110,000$16,731$16,513$17,418
$110,001 and more$19,546$19,052
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment8,355
Undergraduate enrollment7,595
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,739
Graduate enrollment760
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 36%
Part-time: 64%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 13%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 28%
25 and over: 72%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 98%
Out-of-state: 2%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 23%
Part-time: 77%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 26%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 59%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 31%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 53%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants376145231
Percent admitted100%100%100%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%30%22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 70%
Part-time students: 67%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 3 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 34%
Transfer-out rate: 37%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 12%
6-year: 35%
8-year: 42%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 10%
6-year: 34%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 22%
Female: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 22%
Black or African American: 45%
Hispanic/Latino: 25%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 25%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies3----
Women's Studies5----
Category total8----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General45----
Category total45----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General298d68d5--
Finance, General29d----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General0----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General38d----
International Business/Trade/Commerce10----
Management Information Systems, General3421d--3d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General55d----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management6d41d---
Operations Management and Supervision3d----
Project Management----12
Category total615d130d5-15d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General25----
Category total30----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance23--11d
Computer Science472---
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration----4d
Information Science/Studies25----
Category total952-15d
Biology Teacher Education1----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching6----
Elementary Education and Teaching12----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education9----
Mathematics Teacher Education5----
Social Studies Teacher Education8----
Urban Education and Leadership----14
Category total41---14
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing4----
English Language and Literature, General21----
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing2021---
Writing, General5----
Category total5021---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist8----
Dental Public Health and Education-5---
Nursing Science-33d0d--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse13225---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling39----
Category total17963d0d--
History, General12----
Category total12----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science65--20-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1025---
Category total1675-20-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies116---
Category total116---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General5----
Category total5----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other271d----
Category total271d----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total2----
Developmental and Child Psychology23----
Psychology, General962---
Category total1192---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General94----
Social Work43----
Category total137----
Social Sciences
Economics, General11----
Social Sciences, General26----
Category total37----
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2----
Playwriting and Screenwriting12----
Category total14----
Grand total1,83822952134
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 211
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 13
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,659
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,051
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1975 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/16/1998 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels(!)10/10/2013 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft030
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate5.9%6.6%9.1%
Number in default140131149
Number in repayment2,3441,9671,633
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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