The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver has been transforming lives and empowering students to find their personal road to success for more than 50 years. Located in the heart of the city, MSU Denver offers a life-transforming education to more than 20,000 inspiring and diverse students. Small classes, workforce-relevant degrees, engaged professors, a vibrant campus and affordable tuition make it possible for students to run their own road when it comes to higher education. MSU Denver attracts one in five undergraduate students in Colorado. Some reasons include: (1) Most affordable tuition of Colorado’s five large public universities (2) 240 program options including 5 master’s degrees in: accounting, business administration, education, health administration and social work (3) Ranked among the nation’s 660 Top Colleges by Forbes, a rating that recognizes the high return on investment the University offers its students Accredited by AACSB, a distinction earned by only 5 percent of business schools worldwide (4) Regularly acknowledged by Military Times as one of the top Colorado colleges for veterans (5) 2015 STEM Jobs-Approved university (6) Recognized as one of 10 Diversity Champion 2016 colleges and universities in the nation by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Roadrunners stay in Colorado after graduation, too, with 75 percent of MSU Denver’s 87,000-plus alumni enriching the state with their hard-working, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. Metropolitan State University of Denver provides a trans-formative education to 1 in 5 Coloradans seeking a bachelor’s degree. Students choose MSU Denver because the University combines affordable tuition and relevant degree programs for a measurable return on investment. For starters, MSU Denver is the least expensive of Colorado’s largest four-year universities offering undergraduate degrees. Affordable Colleges Online lists MSU Denver as one of the country’s most affordable large public colleges, while the Online College Database lists MSU Denver among the most financially effective of all Colorado post-secondary schools. In addition, Forbes included MSU Denver on its list of America’s Top Colleges—a rating that recognizes the return on investment the University provides its students. The College Measures report shows MSU Denver graduates have one of the highest median first-year earnings among graduates from many other four-year Colorado institutions. MSU Denver also was ranked as a STEM Jobs-Approved College 2015. With more than 200 degree options, MSU Denver provides innovative and individualized academic experiences to more than 21,000 students. The quality of academic instruction is routinely cited by alumni as a point of pride in their institution. The Wall Street Journal named two MSU Denver faculty members among the nation’s 125 most influential professors. Darrin Duber-Smith and Erick Erikson were two of only six Colorado professors recognized with this honor. MSU Denver professors routinely engage their classes in real-world learning with private businesses and nonprofits. The Roadrunners Community MSU Denver shares the 127-acre Auraria Campus in downtown Denver with the Community College of Denver and the University of Colorado-Denver. MSU Denver’s award-winning Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center provides hospitality students on-the-job experience in a working hotel, restaurant and conference center. The new Regency Athletic Complex at MSU Denver provides competition and recreation space for NCAA Division II athletic teams, students and the community. A $60 million Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building will bring together aviation and aerospace science; civil, mechanical and electrical engineering technology; computer information systems and computer science; and industrial design. MSU Denver educates more students of color than any other of the state’s four-year institutions and embraces inclusivity in an urban campus setting—34 percent of MSU Denver’s fall 2014 class were students of color, while 22 percent of faculty members are professors of color. The University also has a goal to become a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution with 25 percent Latino enrollment within 10 years.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,887

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25%
12%
12%
8%
43%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
18%
9%
22%
11%
40%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
6%
4%
36%
17%
37%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Metropolitan State University of Denver | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 0% 0% 6% 18% 25%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 0% 0% 6% 18% 25%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 4% 9% 12%
Enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver 98% 63% 48% 36% 22% 12%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 10% 9% 7% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 7% 8% 8% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 13% 18% 17% 11% 8%
Current Status Unknown 2% 24% 33% 37% 40% 43%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,665

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42%
10%
4%
7%
37%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
33%
6%
19%
9%
33%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
7%
1%
63%
10%
19%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Metropolitan State University of Denver | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 7% 20% 33% 39% 42%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 7% 20% 33% 39% 42%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 1% 2% 4% 6% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 3%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 1% 3% 6% 9% 10%
Enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver 96% 63% 37% 19% 8% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 6% 7% 5% 5% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 4% 4% 4% 4% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 10% 11% 9% 9% 7%
Current Status Unknown 3% 19% 29% 33% 35% 37%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,138

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42%
9%
10%
6%
33%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
28%
5%
30%
9%
28%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
5%
2%
71%
8%
14%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Metropolitan State University of Denver | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 5% 17% 28% 37% 42%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 5% 17% 28% 37% 42%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 2% 2% 3% 3% 4%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 2% 3% 5% 7% 9%
Enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver 96% 71% 48% 30% 16% 10%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 6% 5% 5% 4%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 4% 4% 2% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 10% 9% 7% 6%
Current Status Unknown 3% 14% 22% 28% 33% 33%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 415

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31%
10%
8%
8%
43%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
23%
6%
22%
13%
36%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
3%
1%
61%
12%
23%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Metropolitan State University of Denver | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 3% 14% 23% 27% 31%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 3% 14% 23% 27% 31%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 2% 4% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 4% 6% 8% 10%
Enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver 95% 61% 36% 22% 13% 8%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 7% 10% 8% 6% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 1% 5% 6% 5% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 12% 16% 13% 10% 8%
Current Status Unknown 3% 23% 30% 36% 42% 43%
First-Time Part-Time

First-Time Part-Time Students Starting Fall 2006

Number of students: 470

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14%
16%
4%
8%
58%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
12%
11%
6%
11%
60%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
6%
6%
14%
16%
58%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Fall of 2006. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Metropolitan State University of Denver | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Part-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER IN FALL 2006 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 6% 9% 12% 13% 14%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 6% 9% 12% 13% 14%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 7% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 3% 3% 5% 6% 7% 8%
= Total Graduated from another institution 1% 1% 2% 4% 5% 6% 9% 11% 14% 16%
Enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver 97% 45% 31% 23% 21% 14% 9% 6% 4% 4%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 6% 6% 6% 7% 6% 6% 5% 5%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 8% 8% 10% 9% 9% 8% 5% 4% 3%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 12% 14% 16% 15% 16% 14% 11% 9% 8%
Current Status Unknown 2% 42% 53% 56% 57% 58% 59% 60% 60% 58%
Part-Time Transfer

Part-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2006

Number of students: 1,286

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24%
25%
1%
4%
46%
WITHIN 10 YEARS
22%
22%
4%
6%
46%
WITHIN 8 YEARS
20%
18%
9%
9%
44%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the Fall of 2006. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at Metropolitan State University of Denver and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

Metropolitan State University of Denver | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Part-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER IN FALL 2006 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2006-07
 
2007-08
 
2008-09
 
2009-10
 
2010-11
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 8 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 10 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 1% 6% 11% 16% 20% 21% 22% 23% 24%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver 0% 1% 6% 11% 16% 20% 21% 22% 23% 24%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 2% 4% 7% 10% 13% 15% 17% 18% 19% 20%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 3% 3% 4% 5% 5%
= Total Graduated from another institution 2% 4% 8% 12% 16% 18% 20% 22% 24% 25%
Enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver 94% 46% 32% 21% 14% 9% 6% 4% 3% 1%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 1% 10% 10% 10% 9% 6% 4% 3% 3% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 5% 5% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
1% 14% 15% 15% 13% 9% 7% 6% 5% 4%
Current Status Unknown 3% 35% 39% 41% 41% 44% 46% 46% 45% 46%