Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University is a public school located in Saint Paul, MN

Average Annual Tuition at Metropolitan State University

The latest data we have for Metropolitan State University's annual average net costs are from 2018. These costs and and the average Minnesota schools include tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and fees minus the average grants and scholarships for federal financial aid recipients.

In-state Tuition Out-of-state Tuition Median Debt Avgerate Net Cost
Metropolitan State University $7,879 $14,980 $17,750 $15,549
MN Average $10,185 $15,280 $20,735 $15,279

As you can see, annual costs at Metropolitan State University have risen over the last few years, and are projected to continue to skyrocket based on our analysis.

Actual Costs      Projected Costs

Colleges and universities across the United States experienced cost (tuition + living) increases of 2.5% in 2019. This most recent inflation figure was down slightly from the 2.9 percent in 2018 and 3.4 percent in 2017, but still underscores the rising costs of sending your children to higher education.

These rising costs are hitting closer to home in Minnesota as well. Minnesota's' higher education costs rose by 23.8% in just the last 10 years, ranking as the 40th highest state.

Metropolitan State University Financial Assistance

46% of students enrolled at Metropolitan State University receive some form of Federal loan assistance. You can view Metropolitan State University's student aid calculator here.

Use a 529 Plan to Offset Rising Education Costs

One of the most sound investments you can make to help pay for your child's higher education is by using a 529 plan. These funds grow in a tax-free environment, and generally have a 3-5% rate of return. The only catch is that all funds need to be used for higher education, and if not... there are monetary penalties imposed when withdrawn for other uses.

TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. manages Minnesota’s 529 college savings plan, which offers an age-based option along with 5 static investment options.

State Plan Name:Minnesota College Savings Plan
Minimum Contribution:$25
Maximum Contribution:up to $425,000 per beneficiary across accounts
Fees:No enrollment or account maintenance fees; 0.1425% program management fees (0.14% manager fee plus 0.0025% state fee)

Minnesota School Statistics

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We've analyzed all other higher education schools in MN, and wrapped it up nicely into a report for you. View our MN analysis report.

There are 11 other accredited public schools located in the state of Minnesota. You can view all MN schools here.