Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, CO 80217

The Metropolitan State University of Denver is a public university in Denver. It offers a wide selection of undergraduate and graduate programs, including nursing programs. The school was founded in 1965 to provide a college education to students from all walks of life. The main campus is still located in the old Auraria neighborhood. However, the campus has grown to include multiple buildings throughout the area. The nursing programs are mostly taught at the Boulder Creek Building. The campus is also in the center of the business district, offering convenient access to the Colorado Convention Center and the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

The Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Nursing offers three different BSN programs, including a traditional four-year BSN program, an accelerated BSN program, and a BRNCO program. The traditional program requires students to complete two years of general studies and prerequisite courses. During the program, students will have the opportunity to earn experience in clinical settings through partnerships with nearby healthcare facilities. The BRNCO is intended for students who have graduated with an associate degree in a nursing program and want to complete their BSN. The Department of Nursing also allows transfers for pre-licensure nursing students. However, they do not offer any graduate programs in nursing.



Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated BSN
  3. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 124

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Metropolitan State University of Denver

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
0.31 miles away
Front Range Community College - Boulder Campus
28.23 miles away
University of Northern Colorado
48.32 miles away
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
59.64 miles away
Colorado State University-Pueblo
101.51 miles away
Pueblo Community College
103.97 miles away
Academy of Medical and Health Science Inc.
105.15 miles away
University of Wyoming
112.43 miles away
Colorado Mountain College
124.16 miles away
Adams State University
163.41 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1971 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1976 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading450 to 550
SAT: Math430 to 550
ACT Composite17 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$10,771
30k to 48k$11,226
48k to 75k$13,894
75k to 110k$17,118
Over 110k$17,668
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $237.00 $786.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $420.00 $660.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Metropolitan State University of Denver
Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80217

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