Metropolitan State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,136
1.49% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,941
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.24%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
61.9%
887 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,552
41.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
45.9%
28 Graduates

About

Metropolitan State University is a higher education institution located in Ramsey County, MN. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Metropolitan State University were General Business Administration & Management (248 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (185 degrees), and Registered Nursing (158 degrees).

In 2020, 2,124 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Metropolitan State University. 59% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,099 degrees), 2.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (400 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Metropolitan State University is $7,136, which is $−15,394 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Metropolitan State University is $7,136, which is $−15,394 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,941.

In 2020, 76% of undergraduate students attending Metropolitan State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,136
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Metropolitan State University was $7,136. The cost of tuition at Metropolitan State University is $−15,394 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$15,941
2020 Value
5.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Metropolitan State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,941. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Metropolitan State University grew by 5.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,832
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Metropolitan State University was of $10,832 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 4.91% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Metropolitan State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 31% with respect to 2019, when 58% 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.
4.24%
2018 Default Rate
112
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Metropolitan State University was 4.24%, which represents 112 out of the 2640 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Metropolitan State University received 887 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 19.1% annual decline. Out of those 887 applicants, 549 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.9% acceptance rate.

There were 7,552 students enrolled at Metropolitan State University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Metropolitan State University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
549
Accepted Out of 887

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Metropolitan State University was 61.9% (549 admissions from 887 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 56.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −19.1%, while admissions declined by −10.9%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Metropolitan State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Metropolitan State University has a total enrollment of 7,552 students. The full-time enrollment at Metropolitan State University is 3,112 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,440. This means that 41.2% of students enrolled at Metropolitan State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Metropolitan State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.4% White, 22.5% Black or African American, 16.6% Asian, 6.63% Hispanic or Latino, 4.24% Two or More Races, 0.583% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Metropolitan State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (22%), followed by White Male (17%) and Black or African American Female (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Black or African American Female (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Metropolitan State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,552 students. The full-time enrollment at Metropolitan State University is 3,112 and the part-time enrollment is 4,440. This means that 41.2% of students enrolled at Metropolitan State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2020 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 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Metropolitan State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,426
  2. Black or African American
    1,697
  3. Asian
    1,251

The enrolled student population at Metropolitan State University is 45.4% White, 22.5% Black or African American, 16.6% Asian, 6.63% Hispanic or Latino, 4.24% Two or More Races, 0.583% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.119% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 98 students (1.3%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 382 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 (1,099 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (400 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Metropolitan State University is General Business Administration & Management (248 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (185 degrees) and Registered Nursing (158 degrees).

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 Public Administration and Social Service (168 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (186 degrees), and Protective Services (153 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 Software developers (458,248 people), Other managers (223,825 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (197,400 people), Social workers, all other (175,591 people), and Police officers (137,907 people).

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University are Public Administration and Social Service (168 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (186 degrees), Protective Services (153 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (240 degrees), and English (52 degrees).

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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, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University are Public Administration and Social Service (168 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (186 degrees), Protective Services (153 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (240 degrees), and English (52 degrees).

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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 (567,485 people), Elementary & secondary schools (454,390 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (369,768 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (284,696 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (235,144 people).

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University are Public Administration and Social Service (168 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (186 degrees), Protective Services (153 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (240 degrees), and English (52 degrees).

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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
  1. 248 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 185 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 158 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Metropolitan State University was General Business Administration & Management with 248 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

871
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,253
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 871 degrees were awarded to men at Metropolitan State University, which is 0.695 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,253).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Metropolitan State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.913 times less than the 149 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 150 degrees were awarded to women at Metropolitan State University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.17 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 18% of students graduating from Metropolitan State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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 (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Metropolitan State University is Female and White (87.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
  1. White
    1,099 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    400 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    312 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Metropolitan State University is white (1,099 degrees awarded). There were 2.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (400 degrees).

0.33% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    641 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    458 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    223 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Metropolitan State University is white female (641 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (458 degrees).

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Metropolitan State University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.19M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $667k (10.8%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Metropolitan State University had a total salary expenditure of $98.9M. Metropolitan State University employs 58 Associate professors, 46 Assistant professors, and 40 Professors. Most academics at Metropolitan State University are Female Associate professors (30), Male Associate professors(28), and Female Assistant professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Metropolitan State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 155 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 64 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 37 employees.

Endowment

$6.19M
2020 Endowment
2.79%
growth from 2019

Metropolitan State University has an endowment valued at about $6.19M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Metropolitan State University grew 2.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Metropolitan State University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$50.7M
2020 Salaries
6.83%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Metropolitan State University paid a median of $50.7M in salaries, which represents 51.3% of their overall expenditure ($98.9M) and a 6.83% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.38% growth from 2018 and a 4.67% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.6M
Instructional Salaries
144
Number of Employees

In 2020, Metropolitan State University paid a total of $12.6M to 144 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
58 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
155 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Metropolitan State University were Associate professor with 58 employees; Assistant professor with 46 employees; and Assistant professor with 40 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Metropolitan State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 155 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 64 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Metropolitan State University was Female Associate professor with 30 employees, Male Associate professor with 28 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 28 employees.

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

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