Why MSU Denver?

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As the third largest and most diverse public university in Colorado, MSU Denver is committed providing accessible, excellent higher education that changes lives.

With more than 50 academic departments, 90 majors – including the option to build your own – and 10 graduate programs, we offer a rich academic experience in the heart of downtown Denver and online at a fraction of the cost of other schools, equipping you for success in Colorado’s communities and the local economy.


At MSU Denver, we offer some of the most competitive tuition rates among Colorado’s public 4-year universities alongside an unmatched value for high-quality, hands-on education.

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