Metropolitan State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,571
3.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$19,347
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
81.7%
612 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,294
42.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.5%
26 Graduates

About

Metropolitan State University is a higher education institution located in Ramsey County, MN. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Metropolitan State University were General Business Administration & Management (215 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (195 degrees), and General Psychology (126 degrees).

In 2022, 2,054 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Metropolitan State University. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,064 degrees), 2.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (390 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Metropolitan State University is $8,571, which is $−15,425 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Metropolitan State University is $8,571, which is $−15,425 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,347.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Metropolitan State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,571
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Metropolitan State University was $8,571. The cost of tuition at Metropolitan State University is $−15,425 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,347
2022 Value
15%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Metropolitan State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,347. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Metropolitan State University grew by 15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,644
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Metropolitan State University was of $11,644 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.56% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Metropolitan State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 18.1% with respect to 2021, when 83% 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.
1.42%
2019 Default Rate
34
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Metropolitan State University was 1.42%, which represents 34 out of the 2397 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Metropolitan State University received 612 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.85% annual growth. Out of those 612 applicants, 500 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.7% acceptance rate.

There were 6,294 students enrolled at Metropolitan State University in 2022.

Metropolitan State University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
500
Accepted Out of 612

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Metropolitan State University was 81.7% (500 admissions from 612 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 66.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.85%, while admissions grew by 15.5%..

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Enrollment

Metropolitan State University had a total enrollment of 6,294 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Metropolitan State University is 2,663 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,631. This means that 42.3% of students enrolled at Metropolitan State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Metropolitan State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.1% White, 27.8% Black or African American, 15.8% Asian, 6.97% Hispanic or Latino, 3.75% Two or More Races, 0.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0477% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Metropolitan State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.6%) and White Male (15.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.8%), followed by White Male (15%) and Black or African American Male (9.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Metropolitan State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,294 students. The full-time enrollment at Metropolitan State University is 2,663 and the part-time enrollment is 3,631. This means that 42.3% of students enrolled at Metropolitan State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 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 was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Metropolitan State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,584 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,751 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    994 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Metropolitan State University is 41.1% White, 27.8% Black or African American, 15.8% Asian, 6.97% Hispanic or Latino, 3.75% Two or More Races, 0.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0477% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 67 students (1.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 364 more women than men received degrees from Metropolitan State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Metropolitan State University is white (1,064 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (390 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Metropolitan State University is General Business Administration & Management (215 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (195 degrees) and General Psychology (126 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Metropolitan State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (214 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (266 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University are Accountants & auditors (1,058,147 people), Other managers (858,682 people), Software developers (687,548 people), Financial managers (518,819 people), and Chief executives & legislators (431,684 people).

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (214 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (266 degrees), English (47 degrees), and Business (589 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (214 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (266 degrees), English (47 degrees), and Business (589 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 are Computer Systems Design (1,101,437 people), Elementary & secondary schools (873,216 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (588,003 people), Banking & related activities (559,006 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (512,598 people).

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (214 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (266 degrees), English (47 degrees), and Business (589 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 215 degrees awarded
  2. 195 degrees awarded
  3. 126 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Metropolitan State University was General Business Administration & Management with 215 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

845
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,209
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 845 degrees were awarded to men at Metropolitan State University, which is 0.699 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,209).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 128 degrees were awarded to men at Metropolitan State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.853 times less than the 150 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Metropolitan State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 128 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from Metropolitan State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Metropolitan State University is Female and White (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,064 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    390 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    306 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Metropolitan State University is white (1,064 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (390 degrees).

0.779% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    618 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    446 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    233 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Metropolitan State University is white female (618 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (446 degrees).

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Operations

Metropolitan State University has an endowment valued at nearly $7.54M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 114k (1.51%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Metropolitan State University had a total salary expenditure of 97.9M. Metropolitan State University employs 52 Professors, 52 Associate professors and 45 Assistant professors. Most academics at Metropolitan State University are Female Professor (33), Female Associate professor (28), and Female Assistant professor (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Metropolitan State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 137 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 60 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 39 employees.

Endowment

$7.54M
2022 Endowment
11.2%
decline from 2021

Metropolitan State University has an endowment valued at about $7.54M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Metropolitan State University declined 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$52.1M
2022 Salaries
1.98%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Metropolitan State University paid a median of $52.1M in salaries, which represents 53.2% of their overall expenditure ($97.9M) and a 1.98% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14M
Instructional Salaries
149
Number of Employees

In 2022, Metropolitan State University paid a total of $14M to 149 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
52 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
137 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Metropolitan State University were Professor with 52 employees, Associate professor with 52 employees, and Assistant professor with 45 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Metropolitan State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 137 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Metropolitan State University was Female Professor with 33 employees, Female Associate professor with 28 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Metropolitan State University.

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