Metro State is a comprehensive four-year college on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. Founded in 1965, Metro State has grown to almost 23,000 students and educates more undergraduate Coloradans than anyone else in the state. Since nearly 80 percent of our alumni live and work in Denver and the state, you could say we specialize in fostering homegrown talent for the challenges of a new century. Real learning. Metro State designs every program, every course, for our changing world.