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Information for Parents: Why MSU Denver?

With the lowest tuition of the state’s largest four-year colleges and universities, MSU Denver is Colorado’s best educational value. With an MSU Denver education, students receive a professionally relevant degree that will prepare them for a promising career at an above-average starting salary.

Here’s what you and your student can expect from MSU Denver...

Small Classes

MSU Denver educates more undergraduate Coloradans than any other four-year college or university in the state. Yet MSU Denver’s average class size is 19.5.

Engaged Professors

Seventy-three percent of our full-time faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees and many also have professional experience in their fields.

Relevant Degrees

Students choose from over 200 degree options and the opportunity to pursue master’s degrees.

Real-World Experiences

Students acquire real-world skills and build their résumés through internships, service learning, volunteering, study-abroad trips, on-campus work-study jobs and working while in school.

An Urban Campus

Your student will have the chance to gain leadership skills, new interests and friends by taking advantage of MSU Denver’s clubs and organizations, volunteer opportunities and cultural events.


MSU Denver’s students are among the state’s most diverse, representing people from different ethnic, economic and personal backgrounds. And we have more students of color than any other four-year college or university in the state. Your student will acquire a depth of perspective from MSU Denver’s students, who range in age from 17 to over 70 years old.


Consider the above. Then look at our tuition and fees. It all adds up to Colorado's best educational value.

Campus Security Report 2018

Campus Safety and Compliance

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

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