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Study at Metropolitan State College of Denver

The Metropolitan State College of Denver, also known as Metro State or MSCD, is a four-year college located in Denver, Colorado. It is one of the largest four-year colleges in the country and has the second largest Enrolment of undergraduates in Colorado. The college offers over 50 majors and more than 7 minors. MSCD is recognized for a wide array of liberal arts and sciences programs, as well as its business, teacher education, aviation, and criminal justice programs.

MSCD is noted for its athletics programs. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Roadrunners. The Metro State's women's soccer team won the Division II National Championship in 2004 and 2006, while the men's basketball team won the Division II National Championship in 2000 and 2002.

Profile of Metropolitan State College of Denver

The campus of Metro State is in Denver, CO, which is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Metro State include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Metro State is known for its programs in art studies and therapy and Counselling.

Metro State Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 570.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Metro State had 21, 425 students enrolled (16, 301 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Metro State values student athletics, and belongs to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Metro State Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Metro State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts501history, English, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies, political science, foreign language and literature, anthropology, sociology, . . .
Business and Management461business management, accounting, marketing, finance, MIS
Therapy and Counselling415behavioral sciences, psychology, child psychology
Security and Law Enforcement173criminal justice and safety
Science158biology, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, physics
Family and Social Work135human services, social work
Transportation97commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy95health and physical education, parks and recreation studies
Art Studies73art studies
Media56journalism, public relations and advertising
Nursing and Emergency Medicine48registered nursing
Medical administration41health care administration
Engineering Technician40mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech, civil engineering tech, surveying tech
Conservation and Resource Management37land use planning, environmental science
Hospitality29hospitality management
Design27industrial design
Computer Science and Engineering22computer science
Education and Teaching18special ed, music teaching
Religion and Philosophy16philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts15drama

Contact: Metro State

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave

Denver, CO 80217-3362

General Phone: (303) 556-3876


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