Former MSU Denver Students

Come back to your future

The MSU Denver Admissions Office helps previously enrolled students make a smooth transition back to the University so they can enjoy the lifelong benefits of completing a degree. Regardless of why you left, MSU Denver welcomes you back and we’re here to connect you with the resources you need to be successful.

With more industries demanding highly skilled workers, a college degree is more essential than ever in today’s economy. According to the Colorado Talent Pipeline Report, 54 percent of the “top job” openings in Colorado require a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Additionally, the United States Department of Labor reports that employees who hold a bachelor’s degree earn $38,410 more per year than employees with “some college or no degree.” So it actually costs you more money to not return to MSU Denver and finish what you started!

Finishing your MSU Denver degree can put you a step ahead of the rest of the 21st century job market. We now offer more than 200 majors, minors, concentrations and certificates to help all students find a career they’ll excel in.

Top Reasons to Come Back to MSU Denver

MSU Denver is still Colorado’s best value in high education. Here are the top reasons re-admit students come back to finish their degrees:

  • MSU Denver offers the lowest tuition of the state’s five largest universities; Forbes lists the University among the nation’s top four-year colleges for return on investment.
  • Affordable Colleges Online ranks MSU Denver 34th in the nation among “low-cost colleges with high starting salaries for graduates.”
  • College Measures and the Colorado Department of Higher Education report that MSU Denver graduates start their careers with higher salaries than degree holders from most other institutions in Colorado.
  • Life experience can be worth college credit: you may be able to “test out” of courses and earn credit for prior learning.
  • The University offers evening, weekend and online classes to meet the needs of students with challenging schedules. All general studies classes can be completed online. 
  • We have extended campus locations: MSU Denver North and MSU Denver South.
  • There is no application fee for former students.

Contact Us Today

We’re here to help you make a smooth transition back to MSU Denver. Connect with an MSU Denver admissions professional at 303-556-3058 or askmetro@msudenver.edu to learn how you can maximize your lifetime of earnings and opportunity—at Metropolitan State University of Denver.


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“I am very glad that I’ve come back.
It’s easier for me to prioritize and
do my work now, even though I
work full time and have two kids.
I’m excited to see what doors will
open once I have the degree. I think
when employers see that you’ve
committed to finishing a job that
you’ve started, it shows
determination.”

-Brandi Brooks
Individualized Degree Program, 2015