Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditation and Recognition

University Accreditation

The Metropolitan State University of Denver is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program, College, and School Accreditation

See individual colleges and schools for program specific accreditation information

University Recognition and Awards

  • MSU Denver is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is a federal designation by the U.S. Department of Education that acknowledges colleges and universities with 25% or more total undergraduate Hispanic/Latina/o/x full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment.
  • MSU Denver has been named the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ Outstanding HACU-Member Institution for 2021. The national award recognizes and honors extraordinary support of HACU’s mission and MSU Denver’s important contributions to the educational success of underserved populations, particularly Latinx students. For 34 years, MSU Denver has been a supportive member of HACU, and accessibility, diversity and inclusion have been core tenets of the University’s mission since its inception. The University has hosted the HACU Emerging Leaders Summit, University staff have attended the annual Capitol Forum, and MSU Denver students have participated in HACU scholarship and internship programs.