Metropolitan State University of Denver

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,693

9.02% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,104

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.19%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.9%

7,276 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

20,474

62.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

26.9%

504 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 Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (203 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (191 degrees), and General Psychology (172 degrees).

In 2016, 3,546 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Metropolitan State University of Denver. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,349 degrees), 3.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (632 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Metropolitan State University of Denver is $5,693, which is $-14,467 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Metropolitan State University of Denver is $5,693, which is $-14,467 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,104.

In 2016, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,693

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Metropolitan State University of Denver was $5,693. The cost of tuition at Metropolitan State University of Denver is $-14,467 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$12,104

2016 Value

43.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Metropolitan State University of Denver had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,104. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Metropolitan State University of Denver grew by 43.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,602

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Metropolitan State University of Denver was of $9,602 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 5.84% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 100% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Metropolitan State University of Denver received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.08% with respect to 2015, when 49% 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.

8.19%

2015 Default Rate

503

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Metropolitan State University of Denver was 8.19%, which represents 503 out of the 6142 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 7,276 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 20.2% annual growth. Out of those 7,276 applicants, 4,647 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.9% acceptance rate.

There were 20,474 students enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2016, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Metropolitan State University of Denver has an overall enrollment yield of 46.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,647

Accepted Out of 7,276

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Metropolitan State University of Denver was 63.9% (4,647 admissions from 7,276 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 65.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 20.2%, while admissions grew by 17.7%.

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SAT Scores

3%

Submission Percentage

63

Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Metropolitan State University of Denver has a total enrollment of 20,474 students. The full-time enrollment at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 12,792 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,682. This means that 62.5% 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 57.1% White, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.22% Black or African American, 4.26% Two or More Races, 3.9% Asian, 0.567% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.278% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.4%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (64.7%), followed by White Male (15.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Metropolitan State University of Denver, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,474 students. The full-time enrollment at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 12,792 and the part-time enrollment is 7,682. This means that 62.5% of students enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

2016 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 65%. 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

    11,693

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4,895

  3. Black or African American

    1,273

The enrolled student population at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 57.1% White, 23.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.22% Black or African American, 4.26% Two or More Races, 3.9% Asian, 0.567% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.278% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 652 students (3.18%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 550 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 (2,349 degrees awarded). There were 3.72 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (632 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Metropolitan State University of Denver is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (203 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (191 degrees) and General Psychology (172 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (279 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees), and History (93 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 (253,847 people), Social workers (206,043 people), Miscellaneous managers (185,086 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (168,597 people), and Postsecondary teachers (130,368 people).

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver are Interdisciplinary Studies (279 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees), History (93 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (245 degrees), and English (156 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Financial analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver are Interdisciplinary Studies (279 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees), History (93 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (245 degrees), and English (156 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 (482,632 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (275,606 people), Hospitals (210,894 people), Legal services (147,243 people), and Individual & family services (124,282 people).

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University of Denver are Interdisciplinary Studies (279 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (71 degrees), History (93 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (245 degrees), and English (156 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. 203 degrees awarded

  2. 191 degrees awarded

  3. 172 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Metropolitan State University of Denver was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 203 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,498

  2. 2,048

In 2016, 1,498 degrees were awarded to men at Metropolitan State University of Denver, which is 0.731 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,048).

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 2016, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Metropolitan State University of Denver in Accounting, which is 1.23 times more than the 87 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 129 degrees were awarded to women at Metropolitan State University of Denver in Social Work, which is 4.96 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 5% 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, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Metropolitan State University of Denver is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.97% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,349 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    632 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    165 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Metropolitan State University of Denver is white (2,349 degrees awarded). There were 3.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (632 degrees).

3.27% of degree recipients (116 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,350 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    999 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    394 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Metropolitan State University of Denver is white female (1,350 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (999 degrees).

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Operations

Metropolitan State University of Denver has an endowment valued at nearly $7.11M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $728k (10.2%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Metropolitan State University of Denver had a total expenditure of $182M. Of that $182M, they spent $98.9M on salaries and $182M on benefits.

Metropolitan State University of Denver employs 187 Associate professors, 153 Professors, and 120 Assistant professors. Most academics at Metropolitan State University of Denver are Female Associate professors (95), Male Professors(93), and Male Associate professors (92).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Metropolitan State University of Denver are: Office and Administrative Support, with 291 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 126 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 87 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.11M

2015 Endowment

136%

growth from 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver has an endowment valued at about $7.11M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Metropolitan State University of Denver grew 136% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.8M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Metropolitan State University of Denver (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $7.07M - Federal

  2. $29.3M - State

  3. $107k - Local

As of 2015, Metropolitan State University of Denver received $7.07M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $29.3M from state grants and contracts, and $107k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$98.9M

Salary Expenditure

$182M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Metropolitan State University of Denver had a total expenditure of $182M. Of that $182M, they spent $98.9M on salaries and $182M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Metropolitan State University of Denver as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$98.9M

2015 Salaries

5.63%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Metropolitan State University of Denver paid a median of $98.9M in salaries, which represents 54.3% of their overall expenditure ($182M) and a 5.63% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.37% growth from 2013 and a 3.74% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$39.7M

Instructional Salaries

556

Number of Employees

In 2015, Metropolitan State University of Denver paid a total of $39.7M to 556 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

187 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

291 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Metropolitan State University of Denver were Associate professor with 187 employees; Professor with 153 employees; and Professor with 120 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Metropolitan State University of Denver were Office and Administrative Support with 291 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 126 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 87 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Metropolitan State University of Denver was Female Associate professor with 95 employees, Male Professor with 93 employees, and Male Associate professor with 92 employees.

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

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