Metropolitan State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,826
4.01% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$13,954
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
6.09%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
55.5%
929 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
8,148
37.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
27.5%
14 Graduates

About

Metropolitan State University is a higher education institution located in Ramsey County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Metropolitan State University were General Business Administration & Management (306 degrees awarded), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (251 degrees), and Registered Nursing (201 degrees).

In 2017, 2,311 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Metropolitan State University. 58.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,343 degrees), 3.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (395 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Metropolitan State University is $6,826, which is $-13,907 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Metropolitan State University is $6,826, which is $-13,907 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,954.

In 2017, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,826
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Metropolitan State University was $6,826. The cost of tuition at Metropolitan State University is $-13,907 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,954
2017 Value
8.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Metropolitan State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,954. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Metropolitan State University grew by 8.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,610
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Metropolitan State University was of $9,610 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.21% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Metropolitan State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.89% with respect to 2016, when 53% 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.
6.09%
2016 Default Rate
162
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Metropolitan State University was 6.09%, which represents 162 out of the 2661 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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Admissions

Metropolitan State University received 929 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 70.8% annual growth. Out of those 929 applicants, 516 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.5% acceptance rate.

There were 8,148 students enrolled at Metropolitan State University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Metropolitan State University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
516
Accepted Out of 929

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Metropolitan State University was 55.5% (516 admissions from 929 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 100%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 70.8%, while admissions declined by -5.15%.

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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 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Metropolitan State University has a total enrollment of 8,148 students. The full-time enrollment at Metropolitan State University is 3,092 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,056. This means that 37.9% of students enrolled at Metropolitan State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Metropolitan State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.2% White, 20% Black or African American, 14.5% Asian, 5.79% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 0.65% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0614% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Metropolitan State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.7%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and Black or African American Female (11.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.7%) and White Male (8.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Metropolitan State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,148 students. The full-time enrollment at Metropolitan State University is 3,092 and the part-time enrollment is 5,056. This means that 37.9% of students enrolled at Metropolitan State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2017 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 73%. 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
    4,088
  2. Black or African American
    1,633
  3. Asian
    1,180

The enrolled student population at Metropolitan State University is 50.2% White, 20% Black or African American, 14.5% Asian, 5.79% Hispanic or Latino, 4.05% Two or More Races, 0.65% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0614% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 181 students (2.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 399 more women than men received degrees from Metropolitan State University. The majority of degree recipients at Metropolitan State University are white (1,343 degrees awarded). There were 3.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (395 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Metropolitan State University is General Business Administration & Management (306 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (251 degrees) and Registered Nursing (201 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 Interdisciplinary Studies (251 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (132 degrees), and Protective Services (190 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,109,368 people), Other managers (698,267 people), Financial managers (436,918 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (400,729 people), and Chief executives & legislators (334,241 people).

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (251 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (132 degrees), Protective Services (190 degrees), English (60 degrees), and Business (781 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (251 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (132 degrees), Protective Services (190 degrees), English (60 degrees), and Business (781 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 Elementary & secondary schools (825,658 people), Banking & related activities (513,138 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (492,841 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (491,508 people), and Computer Systems Design (475,566 people).

The most specialized majors at Metropolitan State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (251 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (132 degrees), Protective Services (190 degrees), English (60 degrees), and Business (781 degrees).

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Degrees

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. 306 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 251 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 201 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Metropolitan State University was General Business Administration & Management with 306 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 956
  2. 1,355

In 2017, 956 degrees were awarded to men at Metropolitan State University, which is 0.706 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,355).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 158 degrees were awarded to men at Metropolitan State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.854 times less than the 185 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 195 degrees were awarded to women at Metropolitan State University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.29 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 9% of students graduating from Metropolitan State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Metropolitan State University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 7.14% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,343 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    395 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    266 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Metropolitan State University is white (1,343 degrees awarded). There were 3.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (395 degrees).

1.47% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    824 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    519 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    203 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Metropolitan State University is white female (824 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (519 degrees).

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Operations

Metropolitan State University has an endowment valued at nearly $4.55M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $490k (10.8%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Metropolitan State University had a total salary expenditure of $93.5M. Metropolitan State University employs 45 Associate professors, 45 Assistant professors, and 37 Professors. Most academics at Metropolitan State University are Male Associate professors (27), Female Professors(25), and Female Assistant professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Metropolitan State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 148 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.55M
2017 Endowment
55.1%
growth from 2016

Metropolitan State University has an endowment valued at about $4.55M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Metropolitan State University grew 55.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.6M 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 2017, 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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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$44.7M
2017 Salaries
1.3%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Metropolitan State University paid a median of $44.7M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($93.5M) and a 1.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.68% growth from 2015 and a 7.97% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.5M
Instructional Salaries
127
Number of Employees

In 2017, Metropolitan State University paid a total of $10.5M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Metropolitan State University were Associate professor with 45 employees; Assistant professor with 45 employees; and Assistant professor with 37 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Metropolitan State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 148 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Metropolitan State University was Male Associate professor with 27 employees, Female Professor with 25 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 25 employees.

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

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