Since 1965, MSU Denver has tailored degree programs to keep up with students’ real lives – including new high school graduates, military veterans, adult learners and transfer students.

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MSU Denver Points of Pride


Innovation Creates Value

U.S. News & World Report ranked MSU Denver the 3rd most innovative university in the West among regional institutions.


Diversity means All are Welcome

Since 2019, MSU Denver has been federally designated as a Hispanic-Service Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.


Engagement & Inclusion are Key

Offering over 120 clubs and organizations, Roadrunners can seek opportunities to network, build community, gain leadership and professional experience or simply have fun.

Facts About MSU Denver's Student Population

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First-Generation Students

More than half of MSU Denver students are the first in their immediately family to pursue a bachelor's degree.

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54% Students of Color

Over half of MSU Denver's student body is a person of color, creating one of the most diverse campuses in the state.

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Transfer Students

MSU Denver is the top destination for transfer students in Colorado with half of the students being transfer students.

MSU Denver is among the lowest tuition rates of Colorado's 4-year public universities.


$4,393.70 Colorado Resident Tuition and Fees

Based upon 12 credits and includes the Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF) which provides a portion of in-state tuition for eligible students.

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Students Eligible for the Pell Grant

Determine your eligibility for the Pell Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Among the lowest tuitions among Colorado's four-year public universities

MSU Denver is one of the most affordable four-year universities in Colorado, giving students great value in their education!

Visit MSU Denver!

See all that our campus has to offer. Pick in-person or virtual options with our Crew-in-Blue student guides, who are happy to show you around and let you know what you need to be Roadrunner Ready!

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Undergraduate Students

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Graduate Students

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Students Working Full- or Part-Time

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MSU Denver Diversity

Diversity is a core value. MSU Denver seeks to promote an inclusive community of learners, an awareness and appreciation of multicultural perspectives. MSU Denver is among the most diverse 4-year universities in Colorado and has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution since 2019.


Commuter Resources

Four campus light-rail stations and Regional Transportation District access mean it’s easy to get here from anywhere in metro Denver. On-campus parking and bicycle/scooter lanes make campus a transportation-friendly destination, too.

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Housing Options

Forget about commuting – you are steps away from campus and all the excitement of downtown Denver with on-campus housing opportunities at Lynx Crossing! With flexible housing and dining contracts based on the academic term, our neighborly partnership means you never pay for more than you need.

Meet Dr. Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

Janine Davidson, Ph.D., is MSU Denver’s current president. She is a bold supporter of our student body and has our sights set on making MSU Denver the model urban university for opportunity, excellence and innovation.

Service is her life’s work. Prior to leading MSU Denver, Davidson was the undersecretary of the United States Navy and then President Barack Obama’s appointed chief management officer for the Navy and Marine Corps.

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Campus Safety

Campus has its own police station and officers. 24/7 – 365 they are here for the campus community of all three institutions. You may even see them eating lunch with students or patrolling, they are always available for students and staff. (And make sure to say hi to Jet – the Auraria Police Departmnet K9 and mascot.)

You will also see a blue-light phones, emergency call buttons, well lit campus, a NightRider service and a text alert system – all in place to ensure the safety of the Auraria community.

MSU Denver Outcomes

Become part of a network of 100,000+ Roadrunners alumni who have taken their degree into the world and transformed it. How do you want to change the world?

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Community-Centered Chef & Businesswoman

Fetien Gebre-Michael (B.S. marketing, ’14) is the chef and businesswoman behind Konjo Catering, The Ethiopian Food Truck and Konjo Ethiopian Food. When the COVID-19 pandemic decimated the hospitality industry and racial justice protests rocked the streets, the communities her cooking always supported came together to sustain her and her businesses.

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From MSU Denver to ESPN SportsCenter

ESPN SportsCenter host Gary Striewski (B.A. speech communication, ’10) has followed opportunity from Thornton Middle School to MSU Denver to the Worldwide Leader in Sports.

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Financial Aid/ Scholarships

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