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#2961 Overall Influence #451 Desirability Rank

Metropolitan State University

University in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota

Metropolitan State University Rankings

From Wikipedia

Metropolitan State University is a public university in the Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area. It is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.History The institution was founded in 1971 as Minnesota Metropolitan State College with a mission to educate non-traditional students from the Twin Cities metropolitan area whose needs were not served by other existing institutions like the University of Minnesota. David E. Sweet was appointed the university's first president and the school, with offices above a drug store in downtown St. Paul, admitted the first class of 50 students in 1972. The university did not have a campus and offered classes in rented space throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. When Metropolitan State began, it was a college for working adults. It was strictly an upper-division college where students could only complete their junior and senior years of academic study. The university initially followed a non-traditional course: it offered competence-based learning whereby students were recognized for learning gained outside the classroom—including prior learning through experience. Letter grades were available, but they were always optional. Instead of mandatory letter grades instructors wrote 'narrative evaluations' and recorded only what students "knew and could do." Students designed their own degree plans. Most of the teaching was done by 'community faculty' who held advanced degrees and had extensive practical experience in their respective fields.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

887

Acceptance

62%

Graduation Rate

46%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$7,136

Fees (in-state)

$1,113

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$51,700

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

6K

Under-Grads

5K

Graduates

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul MN 55106-5000

What is Metropolitan State University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#1384 World Rank
Business
#2618 World Rank
Education
#1706 World Rank
Political Science
#263 World Rank
Social Work
#2848 World Rank
Medical
#509 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#1782 World Rank
Communications
#1008 World Rank
Nursing
#3592 World Rank
Computer Science
#2136 World Rank
Psychology
#3973 World Rank
History
#4063 World Rank
Literature
#4135 World Rank
Mathematics
#3943 World Rank
Chemistry
#3668 World Rank
Philosophy
#2369 World Rank
Sociology
#8007 World Rank
Biology
#5600 World Rank
Economics

Other areas of influence

#1853 World Rank
Law
#2098 World Rank
Anthropology
#4132 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#5490 World Rank
Religious Studies
#6341 World Rank
Physics
#8059 World Rank
Engineering

Influential People

Who are Metropolitan State University's Most influential alumni?

Metropolitan State University 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Nursing

Miriam Volpin

Professor of nursing

Eric Lucero

American politician

Dale Erdahl

American businessman, farmer, and politician

Stan Enebo

Doug Reuter

American politician

John Bernhagen

Date of Birth: 3/19/1934 Birth Place: Hutchinson, Minnesota Birth County: McLeod Birth Country: United States Date of Death: 9/26/2020 Gender: Male Religion: Lutheran Reported Minority: None Reported Other Names: City of Residence :Hutchinson

Gloria Segal

Politician

Jeff Hayden

American politician

Char Samuelson

American politician

Ken Kelash

American politician

Hodan Hassan

Somali American politician

Leo Foley

American politician