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2017 Federal Legislative District Breakdown

MSU Denver is Colorado’s preeminent public urban university, providing Colorado students with a transformative, high-value, affordable academic experience.


Student Demographics - Pell Grant Recipients: 30.6%; First-Generation College: 31.6%; Students of Color: 39.5% of 7,812 Total Undergraduate Students, Hispanic or Latino: 24.1%, Black or African American: 6.4%, Bi- or Multi-Racial: 4.3%, Asian: 3.9%, American Indian or Alaska Native: .5%, Native American or Pacific Islander: .3%MSU Denver’s undergraduate student population of 18,522 mirrors the ethnic demographics of the state, making the University the leader in diverse enrollment among Colorado’s four-year universities.


Including MSU Denver students, employees and alumni, 81,227 Coloradans are constituents of our U.S. senators and representatives.

Colorado U.S. Representatives





1. Diana DeGette 15,551 5,565 1,000
2. Jared Polls 5,518 1,279 352
3. Scott Tipton  1,100 116 15
4. Ken Buck  6,036 1,666 186
5. Doug Lamborn  988 215 32
6. Mike Coffman  14,312 4,811 514
7. Ed Perimutter  16,462 4,870 639

Colorado U.S. Senators





Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner  59,967 18,522 2,738

 December 2016 numbers supplied by Magellan Strategies, LLC.

Did You Know?

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  • The resident undergraduate tuition and fees for 12 credit hours for MSU Denver is $2,846, making it the most affordable four-year university in Colorado.

  • MSU Denver employs more than 1,550 full-time faculty and staff members.

  • One out of every five Colorado undergraduates chooses to enroll at MSU Denver.

  • In the 2015-16 academic year, nearly 3,500 students earned their undergraduate and master’s degrees at MSU Denver, continuing a decade-long trend of growth in our annual graduation rates.

Workforce Ready

Aerospace iconState-of-the-art, technolgically advanced Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building (opening 2017) will provide workforce-ready professionals to meet the needs of Colorado’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing sciences industries. 


Pineapple iconHospitality, Tourism and Events students gain real-life experience in one of Colorado's top industries by helping manage the SpringHill Suites® Denver Downtown, a teaching hotel located within the living laboratory of the Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center – the only facility of its kind in Colorado. 


Airplane IconGreat Lakes Aviation offers priority hiring to aviation students; a partnership with Envoy Air Inc., (an American Airlines subsidiary) gives students a direct pathway to employment as early as their sophomore year. 


Music IconGroundbreaking partnership with the Detroit Institute of Music Education offers DIME students an MSU Denver curriculum in performance, songwriting and entrepreneurship taught by University faculty.

Academic Experience

Small Classes

Average Class Size: 19 Students


Low Faculty-Student Ratio

19 to 1



67 Bachelor's Degrees


5 Master's Degrees

Professional Accounting, Teacher Education, Social Work, Business Administration* and Health Administration*

*Starting Fall 2017


1,200 Internships

at 600 Businesses and Organizations


Working Students

85 percent of Students Work Full- or Part-time

Colorado Economy

Colorado Economy Icon75%

Of our 88,334 alumni, 75 percent stay in Colorado, contributing to the economy and their communities.




Students earning degrees in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines compose 26 percent of total enrollment. Of those, more than 2,013 are students of color.

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