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Ranking MSU Denver

MSU Denver is ranked by many as one of the best values in higher education.

People are taking notice of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s top-quality, affordable education. But don’t take our word for it—look at what others have found out about MSU Denver.

National Rankings

Metropolitan State University of Denver is ranked No. 638 overall and No. 108 in the West in Forbes’ 2014 Top Colleges list—based in part on an education’s return on investment. “What sets our calculation of 650 colleges and universities apart from other rankings is our firm belief in ‘output’ over ‘input,’” Forbes states on its website.

MSU Denver is ranked No. 23 on last year’s U.S. News and World Report’s list of best regional colleges in the West. MSU Denver was ranked No. 5 among public institutions in the category. The rankings offer information on nearly 1,800 schools across the country, including tuition and graduation rates. Of the schools ranked higher than MSU Denver, only three charge lower tuition rates.

The University is ranked in the Washington Monthly College Guide at No. 279 of 346 in the baccalaureate category based on:
• Recruiting and graduating low-income students
• Producing cutting-edge scholarship
• Encouraging students to give something back to their community

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranks MSU Denver among the top 100 institutions in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to students of color.

A Return on Investment  Affordable

The College Measures Report shows MSU Denver bachelor’s degree graduates have one of the highest median first-year earnings among grads from many other four-year institutions in Colorado.

Affordable Colleges Online lists the University as one of the country’s most affordable large public colleges. The organization also adds the ranking of “low-cost colleges with high starting salaries for graduates” — listing MSU Denver 34th out of 58 institutions nationwide.

The Online College Database lists MSU Denver among the most financially effective of all Colorado post-secondary schools. The University is 7th among 11 Colorado schools that charge less than $20,000 for tuition and whose new graduates earn more than $30,000 per year, on average. MSU Denver grads enter the workforce earning an estimated $41,500 per year, the database says.  

For Military Veterans‌ 

Military Times included MSU Denver on its 2015 list of “Best Colleges for Veterans” at No. 32—out of 140 institutions. Now in its fifth year, the ranking is the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates.

G.I. Jobs magazine listed MSU Denver on its 2015 guide of top Military Friendly Schools.

Military Advanced Education magazine listed MSU Denver as  Top School on its 2015 guide of Colleges and Universities.

U.S. Veterans Magazine named MSU Denver to its list of 2014 “Best of the Best” schools for military veterans.


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