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    
Additive Manufacturing Engineering or Advanced Composite Materials & Manufacturing   CERT    
Africana Studies   BA    
Anthropology   BA    
Art - BA   BA    
Art - BFA   BA    
Art Education - BFA   BA    
Art History, Theory & Criticism   BA    
Athletic Training   BS    
Aviation & Aerospace Management or Airport Management   CERT, BS    
Aviation & Aerospace Science   BS    
Biochemistry   BS    
Biology   BA, BS    
Brewery Operations   BS    
Brewing Science   CERT    
Chemistry   BA, BS    
Chicana/o Studies   BA    
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician   BS    
Communication Design - BFA   BA    
Computer Science   BS    
Criminal Justice & Criminology   BS    
Cyber Security   BS    
Early Childhood Education   BA    
Economics   BA    
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician   CERT, BS    
Elementary Education   BA    
English   BA    
Entrepreneurship   CERT, BA    
Environmental Science   BS    
Event & Meeting Administration   BS    
Exercise Science   BS    
Finance or Personal Financial Planning   CERT, BS    
Geospatial Sciences   BS    
Health Care Information Systems   BS    
Health Care Management   BS    
Health Data Science   CERT    
Healthcare Professional Services   BS    
History   BA    
Hospitality Tourism, and Events or Various Certificates   CERT, BA    
Hotel Management   BS    
Human Development   BA    
Human Nutrition-Dietetics or Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway, Nutrition   CERT, BS    
Human Performance & Sport   BA, BS    
Human Services or Various Certificates   CERT, BS    
Individualized Degree Program or Contstruction Project Management   CERT, BA, BS    
Industrial Design   BS    
Integrative Health Care   BS    
Journalism   BA    
K-12 Physical Education   BS    
Land Use or Geographic Information Systems   CERT, BA, BS    
Management   BS    
Management Information Systems   BS   Does Not Accept WUE Transfers 
Marketing or Sales   CERT, BS    
Mathematics   BA, BS    
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician   BS    
Meteorology   BS    
Modern Languages or Various Certificates   CERT, BA    
Music -- BA or BM   BA    
Music Education -BME   BA    
Nursing   BS    
Philosophy   BA    
Physics   BA, BS    
Political Science   BA    
Psychology   BA    
Recreation Professions or Outdoor Recreation Leadership   CERT, BA    
Restaurant Management or Brew Pub Operations   BS    
Social Work or Family Support   CERT, BS    
Sociology   BA    
Special Education   BA    
Speech Communication   BA    
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences   CERT, BA    
Sport Management   BA    
Technical Communication   BS    
Theatre -- BFA or BA   BA   Does Not Accept WUE Transfers 
Travel and Tourism Management   BS    
Urban Agriculture   CERT    
Water Studies   CERT    
Wellness Coaching   CERT    
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, GU, 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