Metropolitan State University of Denver


Metropolitan State University of Denver is the third largest university in Colorado, enrolling almost 23,000 undergraduate students and over 350 graduate students.  Note we started offering graduate programs during Fall 2010.  We are located on 127 park-like acres in the heart of downtown Denver, creating a safe and exhilarating campus experience.  WUE students can choose from 40 distinctive academic programs, with an average class size of 20.  MSU Denver works hard to keep tuition affordable and provide access to substantial financial aid.  We are an urban commuter campus and do not offer residence halls.

How much would I save with WUE?

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NOTE: The rates shown are taken from WICHE's most recent annual Tuition and Fees Report (published in December) and do not include fees. We strongly encourage you to verify these rates with the admissions office of the institution where you want to enroll.

This institution offers the WUE rate to transfer students.

The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Accounting   BS    
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General   BS    
African-American/Black Studies   BA    
Art - BA   BA    
Art - BFA   BA    
Art History, Theory & Criticism   BA    
Athletic Training/Trainer   BS    
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations   BS    
Biology   BA, BS    
Business Administration and Management, General   BS    
Chicana/o Studies   BA    
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician   BS    
Communication Design - BFA   BA    
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information   BS    
Computer Science   BS    
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies   BS    
Early Childhood Education   BA    
Economics   BA    
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician   BS    
Elementary Education   BA    
Finance   BS    
Health Care Management   BS    
Hospitality Tourism, and Events   BA    
Human Nutrition-Dietetics   BS    
Human Performance Composite   BA, BS    
Human Services   BS    
Industrial Design   BS    
Integrative Health Care   BS    
Journalism   BA    
Land Use Planning and Management/Development   BA, BS    
Marketing   BS    
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician   BS    
Meteorology   BS    
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other   BA    
Music   BA    
Music Education   BA    
Psychology, General   BA    
Recreation Professions   BA    
Social Work   BS    
Special Education   BA    
Technical Communication   BS    
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management   BA    
Women's Studies   BA    

Enrollment Information

WUE is open to students who meet both MSU Denver admission and WUE program requirements.  Qualified students must apply and be admitted to MSU Denver and must submit the attached WUE Application to the Office of Admissions.  The WUE application must be submitted no later than the admissions application deadline for your initial term of enrollment.  WUE applicants over 23 must provide evidence of residency in one of the WUE participating states (AK, AZ, CA, CNMI, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY).  If the student is under 23, evidence of residency for both your parent/guardian and yourself is required.  In order to verify your residency in one of the participating states, you must complete the residency verification form and submit a copy of one of the following credentials:  driver's license, state tax filing, or most recent pay stub or lease agreement/proof of home ownership.

Every semester, participants must maintain good academic standing (2.0 or better cumulative GPA), be enrolled in an approved major, meet with a WUE academic advisor to register for classes and certify with the Registrar's office that they are a resident of a WUE approved state other than Colorado.  Online registration is not available to WUE students.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 16
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
(303) 556-3058