Metropolitan State College of Denver is a four-year comprehensive college founded in 1965 primarily to provide educational opportunities to the residents of Denver and Colorado as a whole. Often referred to simply as Metro State, it maintains a main campus and two extended campuses. Its main campus known as the Auraria Campus is located at Speer Blvd. and Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado. Its two extended campuses known as Metro North and Metro South are located at 11990 Grant Street, Suite 102, Northglenn, Colorado and 5660 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 100, Greenwood Village, Colorado, respectively.

Offering at least 54 major fields of study and 82 minors, Metro State awards degrees in Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts through its School of Business; School of Letters, Arts and Sciences; and School of Professional Studies. The top five majors consist of Management, Biology, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Psychology and Art.

Of the college’s more than 23,000 students, the estimated number of students of color is placed at 5,600. This number supports its claim that it enrolls the highest number of students of color among all four-year colleges in the state while having the most number of undergraduate Coloradans in its campus. The average class size is 19.

The programs offered by Metro State’s extended campuses are designed to fit students’ busy schedules through weekend and evening classes. These campuses serve the needs of adult learners living and working throughout the Denver Metropolitan area. Full-term semester classes are offered in the evenings, usually once a week while 8-week accelerated programs are offered on weekends.

In-state tuition and fees for 18 credit hours cost $ 1,835.88 while out-of-state students pay $ 6,582.48. Students are given access to various resources of financial assistance. Metro State has about 1,500 in-house scholarships.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Metropolitan State College of Denver.