Minnesota State University - Mankato Overview
Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public institution situated in Mankato, Minnesota. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Minnesota State University - Mankato Known For?
- Students at Minnesota State Mankato have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Minnesota State Mankato.
- In 2017-2018, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Minnesota State Mankato bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,900 a year. That's about 10% more than their peers at other schools.
Minnesota State University - Mankato Rankings
Minnesota State Mankato is ranked #275 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Minnesota State Mankato has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Minnesota State Mankato.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Minnesota State Mankato has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Minnesota State University - Mankato?
Contact details for Minnesota State Mankato are given below.
|Address:||South Rd And Ellis Ave, Mankato, MN 56001|
How Do I Get Into Minnesota State Mankato?
You can apply to Minnesota State Mankato online at: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/future-students/apply/
Admission Requirements for Minnesota State Mankato
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Minnesota State Mankato?
Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.
Average Test Scores
About 0% of students accepted to Minnesota State Mankato submitted their SAT scores.Minnesota State Mankato received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 23. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 24.
Can I Afford Minnesota State University - Mankato?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Minnesota State Mankato, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $8,396 a year. That adds up to $33,584 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Minnesota State Mankato is 4.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Minnesota State University - Mankato Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,835 graduate students at the school.
Of the 10,413 full-time undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Minnesota State University - Mankato students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||525|
|Hispanic or Latino||534|
Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Minnesota State University - Mankato. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 98 countries are represented at Minnesota State Mankato. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Minnesota State University - Mankato
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Minnesota State Mankato has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 14th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Minnesota State Mankato
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Minnesota State University - Mankato was 7.9%. This is the #1,453 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Minnesota State Mankato regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Minnesota State Mankato majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||6%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||9%|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||22%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||40%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||1%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Minnesota State Mankato ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Minnesota State Mankato.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies||#21|
|Dental Support Services||#22|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||#27|
|General English Literature||#30|
|Communication & Media Studies||#63|
|English Language & Literature||#68|
|Human Resource Management||#81|
|Instructional Media Design||#87|
|Communication & Journalism||#94|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#125|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#168|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#228|
|Business Administration & Management||#493|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Minnesota State University - Mankato Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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