Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota


Costs to Attend Metropolitan State University

Are you interested in applying to Metropolitan State University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Minnesota Residents: $19,744
  • Non Minnesota Residents: $26,329
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Minnesota Residents: $6,329
  • Tution for non-Minnesota Residents: $12,914
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $11,602
  • Books and Supplies: $1,500
  • Other Fees: $313

The cost per year to attend Metropolitan State University is $19,744 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Minnesota have a total one year cost of $26,329. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Metropolitan State University

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Metropolitan State University is $78,976 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $78,976
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $105,316

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Minnesota Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $9,872
  • Non Minnesota Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $13,164

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $13,302*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $53,208**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 43%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $3,502
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 36%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $3,170
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $8,118

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Metropolitan State University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Metropolitan State University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $53,208, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 43% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $13,302. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Metropolitan State University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $535.17
  • Amount Borrowed: $53,208.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $11,012.64
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $64,220.64

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Metropolitan State University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Metropolitan State University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $64,220.64 is recommended to afford a $535.17 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Metropolitan State University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,082 to $6,341. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $78,976.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Metropolitan State University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $27,153, 4 Year Degree: $108,610
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $34,654, 4 Year Degree: $138,617
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $44,229, 4 Year Degree: $176,915
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $51,200, 4 Year Degree: $204,801

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Metropolitan State University are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Minnesota residents: $201
  • Cost for one class for Minnesota residents (3 credit hours): $603
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $410
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $1,230
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $1,640

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Metropolitan State University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $5,627 In State / $11,173 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.8% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $5,473 In State / $10,633 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $5,262 In State / $10,302 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.5% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $5,082 In State / $9,912 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.6% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $4,681 In State / $9,111 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.6% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $4,392 In State / $8,532 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 14% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $3,852 In State / $8,232 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 14.7% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $3,357 In State / $7,151 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.9% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $3,111 In State / $6,834 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.7% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $2,942 In State / $6,462 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.8% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $2,835 In State / $6,037 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -1.2% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $2,868 In State / $6,153 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.4% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $2,773 In State / $5,948 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.9% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $2,570 In State / $5,656 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.3% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $2,488 In State / $5,397 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.2% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $2,320 In State / $4,933 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.9% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $2,212 In State / $4,504 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.8% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $2,033 In State / $4,022 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.1% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $1,881 In State / $3,521 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.1% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $1,757 In State / $3,005 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.3% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $1,637 In State / $2,719 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.7% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $1,440 In State / $2,318 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.9% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $1,400 In State / $2,256 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.1% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $1,371 In State / $2,220 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Metropolitan State University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $19,744. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 241 $78,976
4 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 156 $78,976
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 105 $78,976
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 38 $78,976
4 year cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 32 $78,976
4 year cost
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 30 $78,976
4 year cost
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Bachelor's Degree 30 $78,976
4 year cost
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Bachelor's Degree 26 $78,976
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 24 $78,976
4 year cost
Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 23 $78,976
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $78,976
4 year cost
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 20 $78,976
4 year cost
Playwriting and Screenwriting Bachelor's Degree 14 $78,976
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 13 $78,976
4 year cost
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 $78,976
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 10 $78,976
4 year cost
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 10 $78,976
4 year cost
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 10 $78,976
4 year cost
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Bachelor's Degree 10 $78,976
4 year cost
Developmental and Child Psychology Bachelor's Degree 9 $78,976
4 year cost
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Bachelor's Degree 9 $78,976
4 year cost
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 8 $78,976
4 year cost
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 $78,976
4 year cost
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $78,976
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 6 $78,976
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $78,976
4 year cost
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 $78,976
4 year cost
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $78,976
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $78,976
4 year cost
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $78,976
4 year cost
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management Bachelor's Degree 2 $78,976
4 year cost
Criminal Justice/Police Science Bachelor's Degree 2 $78,976
4 year cost
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $78,976
4 year cost
Ethnic Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $78,976
4 year cost
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,976
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,976
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,976
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,976
4 year cost
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,976
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,976
4 year cost
Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,976
4 year cost
Human Services, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,976
4 year cost
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,976
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,976
4 year cost
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 1 $78,976
4 year cost

About Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University is a four year public college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Full time enrollment is 2,780 and part time is 5,405.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 280 applicants. 280 were admitted and 94 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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