Metropolitan State College of Denver

Founded in 1965, The Metropolitan State College of Denver (Metro State, or MSCD) is a comprehensive four-year college located in Denver, Colorado (USA). It is one of the largest public baccalaureate colleges in the nation, offering many different fields of study and minors, and it awards bachelor of science, bachelor of music, bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts degrees through its three schools: School of Business; School of Letters Arts and Science; and School of Professional Studies. It also offers an extensive number of online courses.

The School of Business offers Bachelors of Science Degree Programs in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management, and Marketing; as well as the Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics.

Metro State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of The North Central Association of College and Schools. It is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Surveying and Mapping program is accredited by the Associated Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET). The Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Completion Option and the Accelerated Nursing Option are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The Bachelor's degree program in Computer Information Systems has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The Art major for the Bachelor of Fine Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The social work major is accredited with the Council on Social Work Education.

Achievements and Rankings:

- Placed among the top 100 colleges and universities in the nation for graduating Latino students by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. It was ranked 60th in the country for enrolling the most Latino students for 2007.

- Placed among the top 100 institutions in the nation in awarding baccalaureate degrees to students of color, according to the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

- Ranked 1st in the state for the ethnic diversity of its faculty, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education (2007).

- It received the 2008 Spirit of Tlatelolco Education Award from Escuela Tlatelolco.

- According to a 2000 survey of college and university alumni conducted for the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE), its alumni ranked the college No. 1 in meeting their educational goals.

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