Metropolitan State University of Denver

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,062

6.48% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,175

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.72%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.3%

11,435 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

20,304

64.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

28.3%

488 Graduates

About

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a higher education institution located in Denver County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Metropolitan State University of Denver were General Biological Sciences (218 degrees awarded), General Psychology (208 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (187 degrees).

In 2017, 3,674 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Metropolitan State University of Denver. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,336 degrees), 3.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (718 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Metropolitan State University of Denver is $6,062, which is $-14,671 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Metropolitan State University of Denver is $6,062, which is $-14,671 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,175.

In 2017, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,062

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Metropolitan State University of Denver was $6,062. The cost of tuition at Metropolitan State University of Denver is $-14,671 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,175

2017 Value

0.587%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Metropolitan State University of Denver had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,175. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Metropolitan State University of Denver grew by 0.587%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,694

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Metropolitan State University of Denver was of $9,694 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.958% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Metropolitan State University of Denver received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

7.72%

2016 Default Rate

445

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Metropolitan State University of Denver was 7.72%, which represents 445 out of the 5764 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Metropolitan State University of Denver received 11,435 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 57.2% annual growth. Out of those 11,435 applicants, 7,349 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.3% acceptance rate.

There were 20,304 students enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Metropolitan State University of Denver has an overall enrollment yield of 32.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

7,349

Accepted Out of 11,435

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Metropolitan State University of Denver was 64.3% (7,349 admissions from 11,435 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 57.2%, while admissions grew by 58.1%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

15

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Metropolitan State University of Denver has a total enrollment of 20,304 students. The full-time enrollment at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 13,124 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,180. This means that 64.6% of students enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Metropolitan State University of Denver, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.8% White, 26.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.16% Black or African American, 4.48% Two or More Races, 4.06% Asian, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.286% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27%), followed by White Male (26.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (55.3%), followed by White Male (13.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Metropolitan State University of Denver, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,304 students. The full-time enrollment at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 13,124 and the part-time enrollment is 7,180. This means that 64.6% of students enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Metropolitan State University of Denver was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Metropolitan State University of Denver had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    11,134

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,323

  3. Black or African American

    1,250

The enrolled student population at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 54.8% White, 26.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.16% Black or African American, 4.48% Two or More Races, 4.06% Asian, 0.507% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.286% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 570 students (2.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 696 more women than men received degrees from Metropolitan State University of Denver. The majority of degree recipients at Metropolitan State University of Denver are white (2,336 degrees awarded). There were 3.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (718 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Metropolitan State University of Denver is General Biological Sciences (218 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (208 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (187 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Metropolitan State University of Denver, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (78 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (276 degrees), and English (156 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver are Elementary & middle school teachers (267,765 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (186,555 people), Social workers, all other (176,695 people), Other managers (158,604 people), and Postsecondary teachers (125,068 people).

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver are Natural Resources & Conservation (78 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (276 degrees), English (156 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (253 degrees), and History (85 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver are Natural Resources & Conservation (78 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (276 degrees), English (156 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (253 degrees), and History (85 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver are Elementary & secondary schools (509,344 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (268,370 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (189,866 people), Legal services (150,643 people), and Individual & family services (121,326 people).

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver are Natural Resources & Conservation (78 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (276 degrees), English (156 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (253 degrees), and History (85 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Most Common

  1. 218 degrees awarded

  2. 208 degrees awarded

  3. 187 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Metropolitan State University of Denver was General Biological Sciences with 218 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,489

  2. 2,185

In 2017, 1,489 degrees were awarded to men at Metropolitan State University of Denver, which is 0.681 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,185).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Metropolitan State University of Denver in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.33 times more than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 153 degrees were awarded to women at Metropolitan State University of Denver in General Psychology, which is 2.78 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 6% of students graduating from Metropolitan State University of Denver completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (42.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Metropolitan State University of Denver is Female and Asian (42.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.84% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,336 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    718 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    194 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Metropolitan State University of Denver is white (2,336 degrees awarded). There were 3.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (718 degrees).

2.91% of degree recipients (107 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,379 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    957 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    462 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Metropolitan State University of Denver is white female (1,379 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (957 degrees).

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Operations

Metropolitan State University of Denver has an endowment valued at nearly $9.45M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $591k (6.25%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Metropolitan State University of Denver had a total salary expenditure of $247M. Metropolitan State University of Denver employs 182 Associate professors, 159 Professors, and 111 Assistant professors. Most academics at Metropolitan State University of Denver are Male Professors (96), Male Associate professors(91), and Female Associate professors (91).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Metropolitan State University of Denver are: Office and Administrative Support, with 322 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 128 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 78 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.45M

2017 Endowment

32.9%

growth from 2016

Metropolitan State University of Denver has an endowment valued at about $9.45M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Metropolitan State University of Denver grew 32.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.91M - Federal

  2. $40.3M - State

  3. $135k - Local

As of 2017, Metropolitan State University of Denver received $6.91M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $40.3M from state grants and contracts, and $135k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$108M

2017 Salaries

5.35%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Metropolitan State University of Denver paid a median of $108M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($247M) and a 5.35% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.72% growth from 2015 and a 5.63% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$43M

Instructional Salaries

558

Number of Employees

In 2017, Metropolitan State University of Denver paid a total of $43M to 558 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

182 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

322 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Metropolitan State University of Denver were Associate professor with 182 employees; Professor with 159 employees; and Professor with 111 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Metropolitan State University of Denver were Office and Administrative Support with 322 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 128 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 78 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Metropolitan State University of Denver was Male Professor with 96 employees, Male Associate professor with 91 employees, and Female Associate professor with 91 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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