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About MSU Denver

Students enjoying a summer day out side of the Student Success Building.Metropolitan State University of Denver is a comprehensive university offering bachelor's and master's degrees on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver.

Founded in 1965, MSU Denver has grown to nearly 20,000 students and educates more undergraduate Coloradans than anyone else in the state. Since nearly 75 percent of our alumni live and work in Denver and the state, you could say we specialize in fostering homegrown talent for the challenges of a new century.

MSU Denver designs every program, every course, for our changing world. College for college’s sake is an old idea. You’ll come here for an important reason—lifelong success. We’ll help you prepare for, enhance or change your career. It’s that simple.

Real relationships.

MSU Denver balances the benefits of being one of the largest public universities in the country—and all the opportunities that creates—with the goal of giving you an individualized academic experience through:

  • Classes of 22, not 200
  • Accessible professors
  • Targeted advisers
  • Industry mentors

Real diversity.

MSU Denver calls Denver and surrounding communities home, not just because of our downtown location, but because nearly everyone touched by our efforts lives and works here. Anything but homogenized, you’ll enjoy a unique university experience, including all that the city and people from all walks of life offer. We’re atypical all right … in all the right ways.

Real options.

MSU Denver provides an amazing selection of majors, minors, certificate programs and even custom-degree options to meet any need or interest. We also offer evening, weekend and online courses to fit even the busiest schedules.

Because life goes on while you attend MSU Denver, it’s our goal to make sure you stay and complete your educational goals by offering support services such as financial aid, personal counseling, academic success programs and more. 

We know you have a choice in institutions. We just believe we’re the best one if you want a real education in a real urban setting from committed experts who put you first.


Having two campuses helps, too!

Main Campus
Auraria Campus, downtown Denver
890 Auraria Parkway [ map ]

MSU Denver South, Denver Tech Center
5660 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 100,
Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (near I-25 and Orchard Road)
Website: Extended Campus


Not just success, but real impact.

No matter the size of your aspirations or the roads you’ve traveled, you can achieve your goals. We believe success truly matters when it’s used to:

  • Forge partnerships
  • Improve communities
  • Help businesses and families thrive

At MSU Denver, we simply believe it’s easier to reach for the stars from a place that feels like home.

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