Metropolitan State University is a comprehensive urban public university located in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, USA. The University has the following Colleges and Schools: College of Arts and Sciences; College of Management; First College; College of Professional Studies; College of Nursing and Health Sciences; School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Metropolitan State's accounting program is the largest in Minnesota, and its graduates consistently place among the top-10 finishers in the rigorous CPA examination.

Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Urban Teacher program has institutional and program approval by the Minnesota Board of Teaching to offer its licensure programs and recommend teacher candidates for state licensure.

Awards and Ranking Profile:

- Metropolitan State University is listed in Tier 2 in the category "Regional Universities (Midwest)" by US News & World Report 2012.

- Metropolitan State University was honored with two awards for its involvement in community service. The prestigious awards were given by The Corporation for National and Community Service and by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

- The University has received the National Hesburgh Award for Teaching Excellence.

- In 1997, the university won the Quality-of-Life award from the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce for conducting 25 community service projects to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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