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Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 counties surrounding the Twin Cities. Founded in 1971, Metropolitan State offers over 60 majors, 40 minors, 10 graduate programs and two applied doctorates. With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, the university is fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and nearly 11,500 full and part-time students reflect the area's rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.

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We provide a variety of services and programs to assist students in the classroom, and out of the classroom. Because student success starts in the classroom, our offices and departments provide a variety of services and programs that enable students to excel academically. From new student orientation to registering for classes, academic advising and the writing center, programs are designed to assist you in making the most of your academic career.