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Metropolitan State University
Metropolitan State University was founded in 1971 as an upper-division university offering bachelor's degrees for working adults. Since then, it has achieved national prominence as an innovative, urban university that serves primarily older students of diverse backgrounds.
The legislation to establish Metro State began as a smaller bill (HF470/SF590) that later was rolled into the higher education appropriations bill (HF3137/SF2773) and passed as Minn. Laws 1971 Chap. 966..
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