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President Stephen Jordan

Stephen M. Jordan, Ph.D.Welcome to Metropolitan State University of Denver! As Colorado’s preeminent urban university, we’ve been transforming the lives of students for 50 years. Throughout our history, we’ve been known as a gateway to opportunity through broad access, quality academics and education relevant to the Colorado economy.

Today, we have more than 20,000 students, whose diversity mirrors the ethnic demographics of our state. With 37 percent students of color, we are proud to have the most diverse student body of Colorado’s four-year universities. And we are also proud that the large majority of our 85,000 alumni stay at home, fueling the economic and cultural vitality of our great state.

At MSU Denver, we know that education is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor, which is why we offer students a variety of academic programs. They can choose from 244 degree options, 60 majors, 87 minors, 30 certificates and 33 licensures. And we’re always evaluating our programs to see where we can refine and expand.

Here are just a few of the initiatives we’re working on right now that will create exciting new opportunities for students:

  • We recently broke ground on a $60 million state-of-the-art Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building, which will serve as a training ground for the next generation of professionals in aerospace and advanced manufacturing.
  • We’re collaborating with industry leaders to develop a new curriculum that will educate a highly competent workforce in an area of real need. 
  • We’re partnering with the Detroit Institute of Music Education to offer students in the Detroit area and online an MSU Denver curriculum in performance, songwriting and music entrepreneurship taught by our faculty.
  • We’re developing two new master’s programs – a Master of Health Administration and a Master of Business Administration.

The future is bright at MSU Denver! Whether you are a prospective student, the parent of a student, a casual visitor or a long-time supporter, I invite you to explore all that our University has to offer.


Stephen M. Jordan, Ph.D.