MSU Denver


Metropolitan State University of Denver strategically uses student-enrollment and demographic data for benchmarking and reporting purposes and to inform student-recruitment, enrollment and retention strategies. While fall data is considered the annual gold standard, spring census numbers can provide an interesting internal snapshot.  

How to use fall data: 

Fall census data is the University’s primary data set and should be the default data used for benchmarking; reporting to system, state and federal levels; unit funding; etc. 

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As a reminder, MSU Denver produces a comprehensive fall data fact sheet to ensure that all messaging and data on office or department websites, presentations, talking points, printed materials, etc., is updated and aligned. Consistency is key. 

Request printed copies of the Fall Fact Sheet to share with partners, community members, legislators and more by submitting a Service Request Form. 

How to use spring data: 

While fall data provides the most reliable and comprehensive student-enrollment data, spring census numbers should be primarily used for internal benchmarking and to provide insights on emerging trends. 

Spring census highlights

Undergraduate information 

  • MSU Denver saw a 24.09% increase in new-student enrollment this spring compared with spring 2022. 
  • Spring undergraduate head count is 14,801, a 1.8% decrease (274 students). 
  • 53% of students are people of color. 
  • 58% are first-generation college students. 

Graduate-student information 

  • Spring graduate-student head count is 1,064, down 2% year over year.   
  • 37% of grad students are people of color. 

Visit the Institutional Research webpage to learn more.