Founded in 1965, The Metropolitan State University of Denver, often called Metro State, is a large public liberal arts school that caters to commuters and provides no on-campus housing. Located in downtown Denver at its 127-acre Auraria campus there are also two more locations referred to as MSU Denver North located in Northglenn and MSU Denver South located in Greenwood Village. Formerly known as Metropolitan State College of Denver, the school recently went through a name change and added the term University to its name which better reflects the type of education offered to students.
Bachelor’s and master’s degrees are offered along with certificates. More than 24,000 students are enrolled and 80 percent of the college’s alumni live and work in the city of Denver and the state of Colorado.