Metropolitan State University of Denver

Public, Four-years School Located in Denver, CO

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How much is the Metropolitan State University of Denver tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Metropolitan State University of Denver's tuition & fees is $10,780 for Colorado residents and $29,503 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $30,753 for Colorado residents and $49,476 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Metropolitan State University of Denver Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$10,780
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$29,503
Books & Supplies Costs$1,460
Off-campus Room & Board$12,411
Off-campus Expenses$6,102
2023-2024 Projection
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$10,021
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$27,502

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Metropolitan State University of Denver for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $133,594 at Metropolitan State University of Denver. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is -$nan. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to -$nan.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$30,985-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2024-25)$32,541-$nan-$nan
Junior (2025-26)$34,176-$nan-$nan
Senior (2026-27)$35,892-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$133,594-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$32,541-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2025-26)$34,176-$nan-$nan
Junior (2026-27)$35,892-$nan-$nan
Senior (2027-28)$37,695-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$140,304-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$34,176-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2026-27)$35,892-$nan-$nan
Junior (2027-28)$37,695-$nan-$nan
Senior (2028-29)$39,588-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$147,351-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$35,892-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2027-28)$37,695-$nan-$nan
Junior (2028-29)$39,588-$nan-$nan
Senior (2029-30)$41,577-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$154,752-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$37,695-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2028-29)$39,588-$nan-$nan
Junior (2029-30)$41,577-$nan-$nan
Senior (2030-31)$43,665-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$162,525-$nan-$nan

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Metropolitan State University of Denver' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,965. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $17,007.
In-StateOut-of-State
Metropolitan State University of Denver$10,780$29,503
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,675
Public Schools$7,198$12,965
Private Schools$20,937
Colorado Four-years Colleges$17,826
Public Schools$7,400$17,007
Private Schools$18,146

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Metropolitan State University of Denver and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Metropolitan State University of DenverDenver, CO$10,780$29,503
Fort Hays State UniversityHays, KS$5,633$16,811
Ramapo College of New JerseyMahwah, NJ$15,978$26,388
Stockton UniversityGalloway, NJ$15,532$23,420
Southern Arkansas University Main CampusMagnolia, AR$9,820$15,400
California State University-San MarcosSan Marcos, CA$7,739$19,619
Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmond, KY$10,130$20,820
Alcorn State UniversityAlcorn State, MS$8,549$8,549
Keene State CollegeKeene, NH$14,710$26,186
Mansfield University of PennsylvaniaMansfield, PA$10,682$13,248
Eastern Washington UniversityCheney, WA$8,353$25,892

Financial Aid and COA

At Metropolitan State University of Denver, 16,057 students (97%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,100.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Metropolitan State University of Denver is $44,376 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,519 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,930 and the average amount of student loans is $5,773.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$30,753$49,476
Tuition & Fees$10,780$29,503
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,973$19,973
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,653$44,376
Average Financial Aid$5,100$5,100
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship16,05797%$5,100
Pell Grants5,48833%$4,256
Federal Student Loan5,22732%$7,132
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,519100%-
Grants or Scholarships1,519100%$5,930
Federal Grants1,519100%$3,365
Pell Grants61941%$4,823
Other Federal Grants1,517100%$1,402
State/Local Grants68345%$3,467
Institutional Grants44729%$3,419
Student Loan Aid49733%$5,773
Federal Student Loans48832%$5,042
Other Student Loans302%$13,627
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level823680$6,826
0-30,000266265$9,490
30,001-48,000167166$9,145
48,001-75,000180169$6,665
75,001-110,00010861$2,744
110,001 or more10219$683

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Metropolitan State University of Denver's acceptance rate is 88.82%. A total of 11,306 applicants applied to and 10,042 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,832 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 18.24%.
To apply to Metropolitan State University of Denver, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants11,3064,505$6,801
Admitted10,0423,919$6,123
Enrolled1,832859$973
Acceptance Rate88.82%86.99%90.03%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.24%21.92%15.89%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Metropolitan State University of Denver. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,025 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 21.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,0259101,140
National Average1,168
Colorado Average1,163
SAT EBRW520460580
SAT Math505450560
ACT Composite211824
National Average24
Colorado Average25
ACT Math201624
ACT English211724

Student Population

Metropolitan State University of Denver has a total of 16,995 students including 15,848 undergraduate and 1,147 graduate students. By gender, there are 7,537 male students and 10,141 female students attending Metropolitan State University of Denver. The school offers online degree programs and 4,246 students enrolled online exclusively (24.98% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total17,678 7,53710,141
Undergraduate16,515 7,2869,229
Graduate1,163 251912

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressSpeer Blvd and Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
Phone303-556-3058
WEBwww.msudenver.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered113 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered7 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate97.91%
Yield19.22%
Student Population16,995
Graduation Rate29%
Transfer-out Rate29%
Retention Rate63% (Full-time), 43% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties558 (Full-time), 611 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,297 (Full-time), 621 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$66,493
Average Staff Salary$69,445