Public 4 Year

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Metropolitan State University overview
Location Saint Paul, Minnesota
Online metrostate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
Metropolitan State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Metropolitan State University, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, provides an urban educational environment to a diverse student body. Founded in 1971, this public institution emphasizes professional and applied studies, offering undergraduate and graduate programs tailored to both traditional and non-traditional students. Among its academic offerings, the university is noted for its business, nursing, and education programs. While the campus does not support traditional on-campus housing, it facilitates apartment-style living arrangements to accommodate its students. Metropolitan State University operates with a largely open admissions policy and caters to a mix of part-time and full-time students. Its urban setting in the Twin Cities area gives students access to numerous cultural and professional opportunities. The university does not have an extensive intercollegiate athletic program, instead focusing on its academic mission and community engagement.

In the most recent statistical year 612 prospective students applied, and 500 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 131 enrolled in the school.  2,663 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,631 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,571 plus fees of $1,113.












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Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Metropolitan State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,113
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,644
Budget for Other Expenses$11,188
Total One Year Cost$34,016

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

29% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Metropolitan State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 33%
General Studies 13%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 11%
Health Professions 11%
Psychology 6%

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