Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, MN

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,689
Graduate Enrollment: 914
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander institution
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // higher part-time

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 66.62%

Male/Female: 39% / 61% (2017)

First generation college students: 37.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 19.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.8% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Recommended


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 55.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 19.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 10.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 6.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 43.1%
Black: 25.6%
Hispanic: 7.0%
Asian: 16.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 4.0%
Non-resident alien: 2.6%
Unknown race: 0.5%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $23,914
In-State tuition: $9,395
Out-of-State tuition: $9,395

Estimated books and supplies: $1,500 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board:
Estimated on-campus other fees:

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,644 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $0 (2022)

Average Family Income: $57,417 (2017)
Median Family Income: $28,315 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 42.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 36.1%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $17,100 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $181 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $16,552
$30k-48k $15,794
$48k-75k $18,059
$75k-110k $22,149
$110k+ $23,447

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 15%
6-year graduation rate: 38%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $17,100 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $10,664 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $13,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $13,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 63.7% (2015)
@3 year 69.1% (2017)
@5 year 74.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 42.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 47.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $49,699 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $56,001 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 55 $34,933 $216 $43,795 ($3,650) $53,180 ($4,432)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 38 $26,113
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 25
Bachelor's Degree Computer Programming. 5
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 66 $25,000 $187 $62,188 ($5,182) $74,311 ($6,193)
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 22 $28,375 $35,341 ($2,945) $34,172 ($2,848)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 91 $27,008 $204 $67,524 ($5,627) $91,366 ($7,614)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Software and Media Applications. 3
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 30 $42,396 $242 $57,374 ($4,781) $75,756 ($6,313)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 1
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 9
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 33 $28,279 $294 $42,919 ($3,577) $41,111 ($3,426)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 18 $27,984 $211 $44,004 ($3,667) $51,544 ($4,295)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 13 $26,500 $143 $30,873 ($2,573) $35,593 ($2,966)
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 22 $26,680 $139 $39,705 ($3,309) $42,089 ($3,507)
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 7 $32,145 $175 $46,227 ($3,852) $57,427 ($4,786)
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 2
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 48 $28,619 $162 $40,487 ($3,374) $50,242 ($4,187)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 208 $35,762 $133 $69,014 ($5,751) $83,925 ($6,994)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 28 $577 $69,092 ($5,758)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 14 $867 $100,673 ($8,389)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 293 $29,250 $186 $52,040 ($4,337) $60,931 ($5,078)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 52 $434 $71,048 ($5,921) $76,804 ($6,400)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 5
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 101 $32,828 $201 $51,822 ($4,319) $59,850 ($4,988)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 4
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 49 $31,000 $199 $48,282 ($4,024) $57,869 ($4,822)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 43 $34,516 $242 $46,616 ($3,885) $56,894 ($4,741)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Information Systems and Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 48 $27,000 $176 $46,169 ($3,847) $56,170 ($4,681)
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 217 $35,110 $186 $46,061 ($3,838) $52,538 ($4,378)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 11
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 11 $29,646 $41,389 ($3,449)
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 108 $30,155 $188 $36,965 ($3,080) $44,425 ($3,702)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 11 $33,000 $69,532 ($5,794)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 123 $29,426 $171 $47,174 ($3,931) $52,541 ($4,378)
Bachelor's Degree Human Services, General. 78 $31,000 $175 $40,251 ($3,354) $48,069 ($4,006)
Master's Degree Community Organization and Advocacy. 21 $466 $57,621 ($4,802)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 5
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 61 $29,615 $188 $42,307 ($3,526) $47,860 ($3,988)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 16 $31,000 $171 $36,303 ($3,025) $46,986 ($3,916)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 10 $36,224 ($3,019)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 4
Master's Degree Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 24 $27,000 $162
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 42 $42,688 $226 $52,517 ($4,376) $55,851 ($4,654)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 3
Bachelor's Degree History. 7
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 9
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 2


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $89,037
Full time faculty: 30%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $6,185,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $8,485,000 (2022)