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Here is why MSU Denver makes the top of many students lists for where they want to attend.

Why MSU Denver?


For more than 50 years, Metropolitan State University of Denver has pushed the boundaries of what is possible in higher education.


We empower Colorado’s students to advance their lives and careers through high-quality, real-world education. And we power the state economy through our 95,000 work-ready graduates, more than 80% of whom stay in Colorado. Based in the heart of the Mile High City, MSU Denver provides unparalleled access to internships and professional networks that jump-start careers.


The Roadrunner Difference

In the early days of the University, students dubbed themselves “Roadrunners” because they sprinted across downtown Denver’s busy streets to get to classes. In 1974, students voted to make the Roadrunner the University’s official mascot. Over the years, the MSU Denver Roadrunner has come to signify more, including these five characteristics shared by every graduate of the University. 

Roadrunners Are

Diverse: They come from every background imaginable and learn to be broad-minded by grappling with a variety of experiences and viewpoints.

Tenacious: They are determined to succeed and achieve. If they get knocked down, they get back up.

Primed: They have career-ready skills and a deep knowledge of the issues and dynamics that shape the workforce.

Purposeful: They want to use their education to make change. Every degree earned has a ripple effect, spreading benefits across the metro area and beyond.

Entrepreneurial: They don’t settle for walking on well-worn trails. They reimagine what is possible for themselves and their communities. 


4-year Among the lowest tuitions of Colorado’s 4-year public universities

4-year

Among the lowest tuitions of Colorado’s 4-year public universities

56% First-generation students

56%

First-generation students

636 Organizations hosting internships for MSU Denver students

636

Organizations hosting internships for MSU Denver students


Excellence

MSU Denver offers high-quality education without the high-end price tag.
Our classes are taught by noted academics, national experts and industry icons. And they build hands-on learning into every course, which helps students become career-ready, critical thinkers who companies want to hire.


99% classes taught by faculty, not teachers assistants

99%

classes taught by faculty, not teachers assistants

No. 5 most innovative university in the West, U.S News and World Report

No. 5

most innovative university in the West, U.S News and World Report

70% of registered MSU Denver students voted in the 2018 midterm elections. The national average for college students is 55%

70%

of registered MSU Denver students voted in the 2018 midterm elections. The national average for college students is 55%


Opportunity

At MSU Denver, we see higher education as the foundation of the American dream.
If you are willing to put in the work, you should have an opportunity to get ahead. Period. Regardless of where you’ve been, we can help you get to where you want to go.

Student stats:

  • More than 95% of our students are from Colorado
  • 46% of undergraduates are students of color
  • 56% of MSU Denver undergraduates are the first in their family to go to college
  • The average undergrad is 25 years old
  • 54% of our undergraduates transfer to MSU Denver
  • Nearly 80% of our students work full or part time
  • 46% of enrolled students receive scholarships or grants


Innovation

At MSU Denver, we never settle.
We believe that the key to great education is always adapting to meet the needs of today’s students and the needs of society. That’s why we connect classrooms to careers through cutting-edge learning spaces and partnerships with some of Colorado’s leading companies. Here's what is possible:


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Graduate programs


Majors


34

Certificates


Things You Can Do To Help Your Student


  

Visit Campus

Feel the vibe of an urban campus

From the city to the slopes: MSU Denver sits right in the heart of Denver and an hour away from the mountains.
  

Financial Aid

Be looking at the cost and ways to make it affordable

Financial Aid and Scholarships are offered through MSU Denver.
  

Understand FERPA

It means your students educational records are protected.

Encourage your student to be the one to call, ask questions and navigate campus.
  

Stay Excited

This is a big transition for your student

Parents have a huge impact on the success of their student. We know it can be stressful but stay excited and encouraging!
  

Check Email

Make sure you and your student check email

We may email you and/or your student with reminders and email is our main way to reach you both.

 


Campus Security Report 2018

Campus Safety and Compliance

MSU Denver is committed to the safety of its students and employees.

Click to view the Annual Campus Security Report
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