A circular insignia edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border, the overall diameter 3 inches (7.62 cm), consisting of a light blue inner disc edged with a 1/16 inch (.16 cm) blue border on which is a representation of a blue double peaked mountains overall a blue open book, delineated light blue; around the inner disc a light blue and inscribed "METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE" in blue letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height
Light blue and blue are the colors of the college. The double peaked mountains alluding to the geographic location of the college. The open book is indicative of scholastic achievement and further represents the overall philosophy of the College, "education should be accessible (open) to all.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 27 May 1982.