Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, MN 55106

Metropolitan State University is one of the 12 public 4-year colleges in Minnesota. Its campus is medium in size and located in Saint Paul. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 122 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 89 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 73%).

Every year 27% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Metropolitan State University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $6,826, and fees were $1,033. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $13,927 and $1,033 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 27 174
Master's degree 1 2
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 15

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/16/1998 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$228/credit
In State Students$228/credit
Out of State Students$464/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$374/credit
In State Students$374/credit
Out of State Students$747/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $10,260 $10,260 $20,880
ADN 70 $15,960 $15,960 $32,480
BSN 125 $28,500 $28,500 $58,000
FNP 50 $18,700 $18,700 $37,350
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of Metropolitan State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 76% $4,817
Other Federal Grant 20% $600
State Grant & Scholarships 73% $1,643
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 20% $4,922
Private Loans 1% $19,000


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,865
$30,001 to $48,000$14,510
$48,001 to $75,000$14,438
$75,001 to $110,000$20,679
Over $110,000$20,800

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

Minnesota Nurse Faculty Loan Forgiveness Program

The purpose this program is to recruit and retain health care professionals to needed areas and facilities in Minnesota.To be eligible, prospective participants must apply to the Office of ...

Metropolitan State University MN Academic Excellence Scholarship

This program assists students who have demonstrated outstanding ability, achievement, and potential in one of several critical subject areas. Applicants must be Minnesota high school graduates ...

Phillips/Laird Scholarship

Applicants must be members of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) who are enrolled in a bachelor's or graduate degree program in nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.

Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

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