The move to delay a decision on the name came after a presentation by a research firm that tested four names: Denver Metropolitan State University, Metropolitan Denver State University, Denver State Metropolitan University and Metropolitan State University of Denver.
The surveys concluded that the top two choices are Metropolitan State University of Denver and Denver Metropolitan State University.
Earlier this year, the board had planned to change it to Denver State University, but that name was thrown out because of complaints by the University of Denver that it was too similar.
The board is planning another vote for January.
Any name they pick has to be approved by the state legislature.
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