Campus Safety and Compliance
MSU Denver is committed to the safety of its students and employees.
Click to view the Annual Campus Security Report
Since 1965, MSU Denver has tailored degree programs to keep up with students’ real lives – new high school graduates, military veterans, adult learners and transfer students.
Military Veteran/Dependent Students
New Students Are Transfers
A thriving urban university that fosters student success through classroom-to-career connections, relevant degrees and excellent faculty.
MSU Denver is among the lowest tuition rates of Colorado's 4-year public universities.
Most students also receive assistance from financial aid and scholarships.> Cost
25 years of age or older
of students working full or part-time
Janine Davidson, Ph.D., is MSU Denver's current president. She is a bold supporter of our student body and has our sights set on making MSU Denver the model urban university for opportunity, excellence and innovation.
Service is her life’s work. Prior to leading MSU Denver, Davidson was the undersecretary of the United States Navy and then President Barack Obama’s appointed chief management officer for the Navy and Marine Corps.
MSU Denver is among the most diverse 4-year universities in Colorado and was recently named an HSI (Hispanic-Serving Institution).
Diversity is a core value. MSU Denver seeks to promote an inclusive community of learners, an awareness and appreciation of multicultural perspectives.> Office of Diversity and Inclusion
student clubs, organizations, fraternities and sororities, volunteer and social-justice organizations.>Stay Involved Even Virtually
Homecoming, Fall Fest, concerts, plays and art exhibits — most of which are free for students.
Including basketball, soccer, volleyball and track. Take a look at the teams winning national championships and the new Regency Athletic Complex!>Athletics
And they build hands-on learning into every course, which helps students become career-ready, critical thinkers who companies want to hire.
Retired NCIS Director Andrew Traver joins the criminal justice and criminology faculty.
MSU Denver pursues a single academic goal across all fields of study: to provide every student a college education rooted in rigorous, relevant and valuable content.> Academics at MSU Denver
Flexibility to choose from classroom, online or hybrid classes or multiple campuses – downtown Denver or South Campus.> Online Learning
You can even choose an Individualized Degree Program and create a degree that aligns with the future you’ve imagined.> See all academic programs
Nuclear physicist. Nurse. Opera singer. Teacher. Engineer. Pilot. Hotel manager. Entrepreneur. Brewmeister. Artist.
730 Partner Businesses and Organizations Providing Students With 1,300 Internships a Year. Jump start your career with the all new Classroom to Career (C2) Hub.> C2 Hub
At MSU Denver, become part of a family and network of 95,000 work-ready Roadrunners. These alumni have taken their degrees into the world and transformed it.
ESPN SportsCenter host Gary Striewski has followed opportunity from Thornton Middle School to MSU Denver to the Worldwide Leader in Sports.
Located right in the heart of downtown and less than an hour from the mountains. Take a day trip to ski, hike and enjoy the outdoors, or walk to theme parks, live music, restaurants, sporting events and more.
Ride free with your CollegePass, which is included in your student fees.
MSU Denver is a nonresidential commuter campus. This means there isn't on-campus housing. Save money and live at home, find a roommate, or explore nearby housing options.> Housing Information
Visit campus virtually or in person with options offered year round.> Visit
Explore the City to the Slopes. Stay Local. Visit MSU Denver.> Plan Your Visit
See what is required for you to apply and get accepted to MSU Denver.> Admission Requirements
At MSU Denver, we offer excellent, high-quality programs at the best value. Scholarships, grants and other forms of financial aid round out the picture.> Financial Aid
Apply today and get an admissions decision in as little as three days!
Learn more about what MSU Denver has to offer!
Campus has it's own police station and officers. 24/7 - 365 they are here for the campus community of all three institutions. You may even see them eating lunch with students or patrolling, they are always available for students and staff. (and make sure to say hi to Jet - the auraria police K9 and mascot)
You will also see blue-light phones, emergency call buttons, a NightRider service and a text alert system - all in place to ensure the safety of the auraria community.
Read about current students, alumni and the community.
Hard work and perseverance fueled Michael Atkins' journey from school janitor to principal. Now he’s empowering students to be themselves.