Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

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Overview

Metropolitan State University offers 213-degree programs and 48 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 100%. 44.2% are women, and 55.8% are men. 2% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Metropolitan State University is 14270$, that is above national average. 34% of full-time Metropolitan State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $44,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Metropolitan State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$14,270
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Metropolitan State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,445
$30,001 - $48,000$13,295
$48,001 - $75,000$15,399
$75,001 - $110,000$17,418
$110,001+$19,052

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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1%

Types of financial aids

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4124 of Metropolitan State University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 54 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Metropolitan State University number 26 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Metropolitan State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
96.55%
$6,500
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$5,402
$48,001 - $75,000
85.71%
$3,559
$75,001 - $110,000
0%
$0
$110,001+
0%
$0

Salary After Attending

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$44,800

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Metropolitan State University.

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate

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34%
BELOW AVERAGE

Metropolitan State University graduation rate is below the national average.

34% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Metropolitan State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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100%

In comparison to National Average

Metropolitan State University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 29%.

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100%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Metropolitan State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 33%.

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100%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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25%

Total

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16%

Full time

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9%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

72%

Part-time retention rate

50%

The Metropolitan State University full-time retention rate is 72% and part-time retention rate is 50%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Metropolitan State University is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

17:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

250
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2%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Metropolitan State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Metropolitan State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Minnesota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 700 E Seventh St address in St Paul, Minnesota.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Metropolitan State University with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Metropolitan State University offers 213 programs in total: 147 are for Bachelor's degree, 33 - for Master's degree, 18 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 6 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. Metropolitan State University is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 48 distance learning programs that are provided in the Metropolitan State University: 24 are for Bachelor's degree, 12 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.

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Metropolitan State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5509 students with 165269 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 452 with 10856 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Metropolitan State University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

A very good school.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I love using the public library here... it's a really clean and friendly place compared to a lot of the area libraries

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Very reasonable price.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Very Racist school they will make you feel like you dont belong. I joined the video game committee and I got dogged out by the library staff as well as the video game committee they will tell the higher ups that you are causing a disturbance if you are just doing your job trying to get video game events set up. They will go behind your back and make complaints like you are just really trying to stop their business. When your just trying to do your part in bringing together students for the gaming events. Yes her name is Jennifer and she is white and she is in charge of the gaming committee and her and the rest of the staff are White and Asian and I was the only black one and I got treated like a trash because I am black! The asian students that are on staff in the gaming committee and library staff will help Jennifer and the other members to make you feel like you are just this huge problem. I really wish I had never joined because they will ruin your reputation and charecter and make you look like some kind of nuisance or problem. Black student DO NOT JOIN JENNIFERS GAMING COMMITTEE BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY RACIST AND WILL LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE BLACK AND THAT YOU DONT BELONG THERE AMONGST THEM ONE WAY OR ANOTHER! Trust me I know because I tried to be apart of the gaming committee and they will find a way to humiliate you and have library staff as well as other staff there at the school looking at you like you are some kind of problem or trouble maker just because you BLACK! Dont trust them, yes the asian students are minorities too but they are not going to be in your corner, trust me if you are black you are all alone with no friends or allies! And Jennifer and her white/asian gaming group WILL LET YOU KNOW THAT!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Affordable...gd people...HUGE plus the pizza place across the street...safe place to study ..

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 700 East Seventh Street

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6517931212

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: metrostate.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

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