Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, will be the premier urban, public, comprehensive System university in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and will provide high-quality, affordable educational programs and services in a student-centered environment. The faculty, staff, and students of Metropolitan State will reflect the area's rich diversity, build an anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.
Metropolitan State University is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of the Twin Cities and greater metropolitan population. The university will provide accessible, high-quality liberal arts, professional, and graduate education to the citizens and communities of the metropolitan area, with continued emphasis on underserved groups, including adults and communities of color. Within the context of lifelong learning, the university will build on its national reputation for innovative student-centered programs that enable students from diverse backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. The university is committed to academic excellence and community partnerships through curriculum, teaching, scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.