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Minnesota State University - Mankato Overview

Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public institution situated in Mankato, Minnesota. Mankato is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Minnesota State University - Mankato Known For?

10,832 Full-Time Undergraduates
$16,035 Avg Cost After Aid
61% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Minnesota State University - Mankato is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Minnesota State University - Mankato.
  • In 2017-2018, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University - Mankato makes roughly $44,900 a year. This is 10% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Minnesota State University - Mankato Rankings

Minnesota State University - Mankato is ranked #749 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. Out of the 37 colleges in Minnesota, it is ranked at #25.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Minnesota State University - Mankato has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Minnesota State University - Mankato

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 163
Best Colleges for the Money 231
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 304
Best Colleges for International Students 469
Best Colleges 749
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,018

Where Is Minnesota State University - Mankato?

Location of Minnesota State University - Mankato

Contact details for Minnesota State University - Mankato are given below.

Contact Details
Address: South Rd And Ellis Ave, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1866
Website: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNStateMankato
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MNSUMankato

How Do I Get Into Minnesota State University - Mankato?

You can apply to Minnesota State University - Mankato online at: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/future-students/apply/

Admission Requirements for Minnesota State University - Mankato

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Minnesota State University - Mankato?

61% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Minnesota State University - Mankato is 61%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

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 University - Mankato submitted their SAT scores.Minnesota State University - 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.

ACT English Scores for Minnesota State University - Mankato  ( 18 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Minnesota State University - Mankato  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Minnesota State University - Mankato  ( 20 to 24 )
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36

Can I Afford Minnesota State University - Mankato?

$16,035 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
4.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Minnesota State University - Mankato is $16,035. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Minnesota State University - Mankato

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,604 $12,170 $14,919 $18,145 $19,358

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 University - 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 University - 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

10,832 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,782 undergraduate students at Minnesota State University - Mankato, with 10,832 being full-time and 1,950 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Minnesota State University - Mankato

There are also 1,930 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,832 full-time undergraduates at Minnesota State University - Mankato, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Minnesota State University - Mankato

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Minnesota State University - Mankato students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Minnesota State University - Mankato Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 429
Black or African American 575
Hispanic or Latino 455
White 7,774
International Students 1,106
Other Races/Ethnicities 493

Geographic Diversity

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 University - Mankato. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Minnesota State University - Mankato

1,260 Took All Classes Online
6,246 Took At Least One Class Online
7.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at Minnesota State University - Mankato. In 2017-2018, 6,246 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Minnesota State University - Mankato has changed over the last few years.

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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 University - 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 University - Mankato regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Minnesota State University - 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%
Health Professions 8%
Information Technology 80%
Nursing 17%
Romance Languages 21%
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 University - 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 University - Mankato.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Educational Assessment #10
Multilingual Education #13
Romance Languages #15
Ethnic Studies #17
International Business #20
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #21
Dental Support Services #22
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #27
General English Literature #30
Writing Studies #43
Public Health #58
Communication & Media Studies #63
English Language & Literature #68
Information Technology #69
Human Resource Management #81
Instructional Media Design #87
Communication & Journalism #94
Special Education #121
Teacher Education Subject Specific #125
Teacher Education Grade Specific #168
Computer & Information Sciences #228
Nursing #322
Education #406
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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Minnesota State University - Mankato awarded 5,128 undergraduate degrees and 1,156 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 65 19 0
Air Transportation 0 41 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 4 0
Anthropology 0 8 4 0
Area Studies 0 3 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 7 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 12 0 0
Biotechnology 0 5 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 135 17 0
Chemistry 0 7 0 0
Civil Engineering 0 17 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 25 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 9 0 0
Cognitive Science 0 3 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 140 12 0
Communication Sciences 0 33 25 0
Computer Engineering 0 19 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 6 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 70 26 0
Construction Management 0 55 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 98 0 0
Dance 0 16 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 52 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 26 4 0
Economics 0 20 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 21 3
Electrical Engineering 0 17 7 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 3 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 6 0
Ethnic Studies 0 17 5 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 12 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 75 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 44 0 0
Food Science Technology 0 2 0 0
General Biology 0 88 6 0
General Education 0 0 13 0
General Engineering 0 27 0 0
General English Literature 0 21 20 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 63 0 0
General Psychology 0 98 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 3 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 18 9 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 7 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 4 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 104 44 0
History 0 17 4 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 5 0
Human Resource Management 0 30 0 0
Human Services 0 0 4 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 19 5 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 12 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 5 0 0
International Business 0 13 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 16 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 85 0 0 0
Literature 0 2 0 0
Marketing 0 114 0 0
Mathematics 0 12 13 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 28 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 29 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 53 0 0
Music 0 2 3 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 13 1 0
Nursing 0 240 14 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 50 0 0
Outdoor Education 0 0 11 0
Philosophy 0 4 0 0
Physics 0 2 3 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 4 0
Political Science & Government 0 22 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 11 0
Public Health 0 0 3 0
Recreation Administration 0 47 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 5 0
Romance Languages 0 16 10 0
Social Work 0 63 25 0
Sociology 0 27 2 0
Special Education 0 34 42 0
Statistics 0 5 4 0
Student Counseling 0 0 35 1
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 96 26 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 52 36 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 8 0
Urban Studies 0 9 2 0
Writing Studies 0 8 18 0
Total 170 4,958 1,146 10

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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