365bet was founded in 1971 as an upper-di愿景 university offering bachelor's degrees for working adults. 从那时起, 作为一项创新，它在全国取得了显著的成就, 主要为不同背景的老年学生服务的城市大学.
在早期, 地铁politan State became known for its student-centered approach to serving adult students by recognizing demonstrated learning gained outside the classroom and offering smaller classes along with flexible class schedules. 以实践者为导向的社区教师继续教授大多数课程. 除了, 地铁politan State's original competency model allowed students to customize their degree programs to reflect their individual interests and goals. 今天，365bet的个性化研究学院(College of personalized Studies)依然保留着这一传统, 这所大学最大的学院, where students can create and pursue degree programs crafted specifically to meet their educational, 职业和个人目标.
大都会州对服务社区的承诺由来已久. 该大学的许多社区伙伴关系包括社区实习, 法律执行和社会工作学位, 以及与当地学校和企业的合作关系. The university's nursing program has developed the first community 健康 clinic in Minnesota managed by nurse practitioners.
到1975年，这所大学获得了全面认证，一年后入学人数突破了1000人. 很明显大都会州, the only public university alternative to the University of Minnesota for metro area residents, 是否有迫切的需要. In 1983, the first graduate students enrolled in the Master of Management and Administration program. 这所大学现在有一万多名学生.
20世纪80年代, the university strengthened its relationships with area community colleges and expanded its commitment to cultural diversity. 随着它成为一所综合性的城市大学, 365bet雇佣了更多的全职教师，并在以下领域增加了30多个专业:
In 1990, the Minneapolis campus moved to a highly visible site at Eighth Street and Hennepin Avenue. Two years later, 地铁politan State's administrative headquarters moved to Saint Paul's East Side. In 1994, 365bet首次迎来新生, 提供护理和工商管理研究生课程, 庆祝它的10,000毕业. 2021年，该大学庆祝了第5万名毕业生.
The university has continued to meet the changing needs of the metro area as it has gained recognition. 例如, 大都会州的会计项目现在是明尼苏达州最大的, and its graduates consistently place among the top 10 finishers in the rigorous CPA examination.
In 1995, 地铁politan State won the prestigious Hesburgh award for its continuing focus on improving teaching.
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.
大都会州的博士. 南希·J. 布莱克被评为1998年明尼苏达年度教授.
地铁politan State was selected in 2008 for community engagement classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 这所大学于2015年被卡内基基金会选为重新分类的大学 这表明社区参与变得更加深入, 更普遍的, 更好的整合, 和持续.
最近, 地铁politan State has been recognized by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine with Higher Education Excellence in Diversity awards in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019年是365bet继续致力于多样性和包容性的一年.
在线学习中心在2016年和2018年获得了全州奖项, most recently the Minnesota Connection 2018 Innovation Award for delivering online educational experiences for students.
365bet received a 2018 ALL-IN Campus Democracy Challenge Platinum Seal for having a 2018 campus voting record above 50 percent in a midterm election, reflecting the excellent work of the Institute for 社区参与和奖学金's 地铁 State Votes campaign in getting our richly diverse student body to engage in the civic sphere.
CollegeNet's 2020 "Social Mobility Index" places 地铁politan State in the top 3 percent nationwide, 首先是在明尼苏达州, 帮助学生从低收入阶层进入中产阶级.
地铁politan State approaches its fiftieth anniversary of service to the Twin Cities with a continuing commitment to educational access and quality for those who have been underserved and those who are bound in location by virtue of family or economic circumstances.
大学50岁,287名(截至2021年12月)校友包括商界领袖, 金融, 保健和公共服务. They offer clear evidence of the opportunity and quality of educational programming provided by the university.