Metropolitan State University Graduate School

Metropolitan State University (referred to as Metropolitan State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Saint Paul, MN.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Metropolitan State is $10,570 for Minnesota residents and $10,977 for out-of-state students. The school has 806 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,294 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Metropolitan State University (referred to as Metropolitan State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Saint Paul, MN.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1975 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Metropolitan State Directory Information
School NameMetropolitan State University (Metropolitan State)
Address700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000
Phone651-793-1300
Webhttps://www.metrostate.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.metrostate.edu/apply
Financial Infohttps://www.metrostate.edu/finances/aid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Metropolitan State is $10,570 for Minnesota residents and $10,977 for out-of-state students. The school has 806 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,294 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 102 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 21 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$10,977
$10,570 for Minnesota Residents
Student Population806
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs102 graduate programs
(21 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Metropolitan State is $10,570 for Minnesota residents and $10,977 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $491.
Metropolitan State offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Minnesota Residents$10,570
Out-of-State$10,977
Tuition per Credit Hour
Minnesota Residents$491
Out-of-State$491
Metropolitan State offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)21 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Metropolitan State University is $10,570 for Minnesota residents and $10,977 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.85% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Minnesota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$7,771$702$15,542$702
2019-2020$8,082$722$16,164$722
2020-2021$8,405$742$16,810$742
2021-2022$9,495$742$9,495$742
2022-2023$9,828$742$9,828$742
2023-2024--$10,171$806
The graduate school tuition & fees of Metropolitan State is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Minnesota. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,793 and the Minnesota graduate tuition is $17,246 (public) / $15,729 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Metropolitan State University$10,570$10,977
All Graduate Schools$16,068$19,793
Public$11,516$20,721
Private$19,916
Minnesota Graduate Schools$14,058$15,741
Public$12,663$17,246
Private$15,729
For academic year 2022-2023, the off-campus living costs are $24,928. Off-campus living costs are increased by 9.18% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$10,325$9,154
2019-2020$10,832$9,996
2020-2021$11,244$10,380
2021-2022$11,644$11,188
2022-2023$11,644$11,188
2023-2024$15,864$9,064
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $510 at Metropolitan State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.87% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2018-2019$777
2019-2020$808
2020-2021$841
2021-2022$475
2022-2023$491
2023-2024$510

Graduate Programs at Metropolitan State

Metropolitan State University offers 35 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 306 students have completed their study at Metropolitan State University.
Offered Degrees at Metropolitan State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree195252
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship103
Doctor's degree - other1016
Post Bachelor's Degree14735
Total3512306
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Metropolitan State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Management Information Systems program with 11 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 59 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Science program with 16 completers.
Metropolitan State University offers 35 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 306 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 252 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 16 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 35 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 27 completers-
Information Technology19-
Computer Science8-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--
Education [+] 31 completers-
Urban Education and Leadership31-
English Language and Literature [+] 7 completers-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing7-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 7 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies7-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] --
Biology/Biological Sciences--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 5 completers-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)5-
Psychology [+] 1 completers-
Psychology1-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] --
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--
Human Services [+] (1 completers) 23 completers-
Community Organization and Advocacy17-
Public Administration6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 71 completers-
Dental Public Health and Education4-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling5-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse30$61,800
Nurse Anesthetist32-
Nursing Science--
Business [+] 80 completers-
Business Administration and Management59$61,300
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management21-
Total252
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business [+] 3 completers-
Business Administration and Management3-
Total3
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Nursing Science16-
Total16
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 4 completers-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance4-
Education [+] --
Urban Education and Leadership--
Business [+] 1 completers-
Business Administration and Management1-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--
Total35

Graduate Student Population at Metropolitan State

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 806 students enrolled into Metropolitan State University graduate schools where it has total 6,294 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 180 full-time and 626 part-time graduate students. By gender, 335 male and 471 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total806335471
Full-time18070110
Part-tme626265361
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 434 White (53.85%), 154 Black/African American (19.11%), 35 Hispanic (4.34%), 89 Asian (11.04%), and 94 students with other races. 52 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total806335471
American Indian/Native American514
Asian893752
Black/African American1548074
Hispanic351520
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White434160274
Two More251015
Un-Known1239
Non-resident Alien522923
Metropolitan State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 397 graduate students (49.26% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 225 graduate students (27.92% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total806
Enrolled Online Exclusively397
Enrolled Some Online Courses225
Not in Online Courses184

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Bethel UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSaint Paul, MN
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University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesPublic, 4 yearsMinneapolis, MN
Saint Johns UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsCollegeville, MN
St Catherine UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSaint Paul, MN
Hamline UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSaint Paul, MN
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