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The main entrance to the Jordan student success building on the Auraria campus


MSU Denver is a comprehensive, baccalaureate- and master’s-degree granting urban university that offers arts and sciences, professional and business courses and programs to a diverse student population in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Excellence in teaching and learning is MSU Denver's primary objective.

MSU Denver’s mission is to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global and technological society. To fulfill its mission, MSU Denver’s diverse university community engages the community at large in scholarly inquiry, creative activity and the application of knowledge. 

MSU Denver's core values - Community, Access, Diversity, Respect and Excellence.

MSU Denver’s mission, vision, ongoing operations and strategic plan are informed by CADRE, a core set of values that define who we are – and aspire to be – as a University: community, accessibility, diversity, respect and excellence.




MSU Denver is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The accreditation process, led by the Office of Academic Effectiveness, provides MSU Denver with the opportunity to share its story and inform the higher education community in the region and the nation about the transformational work that takes place on our campus.


Please direct questions to Shaun Schafer, Interim Vice Provost, Associate Vice President of Curriculum and Policy Development and Accreditation Liaison Officer.  

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