MSU Denver's Mission Statement

Rowdy high fives a Crew in Blue team member.

To provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, postgraduate education and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global and technological society. To fulfill its mission, our diverse University community engages the greater Denver community in scholarly inquiry, creative activity and the application of knowledge.


Auraria Campus on a fall day.

Community. Access. Diversity. Respect. Excellence.

MSU Denver’s mission, vision, ongoing operations and strategic planning are informed by a core set of values that define who we are – and aspire to be – as a university.

Vision Statement

A busy day on Auraria Campus.

We are a nationally recognized leader for social mobility – where students of all ages and backgrounds build a better, more equitable Colorado through innovative and transformative education.