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Aerial view of Metropolitan State's Saint Paul Campus as seen from the west

Welcome to Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State was established in 1971, and now serves more than 10,500 students in the metropolitan area as we approach our fiftieth anniversary.

Metropolitan State is a fully accredited, comprehensive university and a member of the Minnesota State higher education system. CollegeNet’s 2022 Social Mobility Index, measuring colleges’ and universities’ success in elevating students from low income strata into the middle class by five years after graduation, ranks us twenty-second in the nation (in the top 1.6 percent), and first in Minnesota.

With more than 50 undergraduate programs and more than 25 graduate programs, including our unique individualized studies programs where students design their own bachelor's or master's programs, Metropolitan State offers in-demand degrees to help you get where you want to go!

  • Transfer and articulation agreements with Minnesota State colleges and universities to help you receive credit for previous work
  • Member of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon resource network since 2013, providing support and services to veteran and military students and families
  • Federally-recognized Minority-Serving Institution, as an Asian American and Native American Pacific-Islander Serving Institution
  • Committed to being an anti-racist, equity-focused learning community

Regardless of where you are in your life and educational journey, Metropolitan State is committed to helping you succeed on your journey of lifelong learning!