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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?

2,648 Undergraduate Awards
$24,303 Avg Cost After Aid
61% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#99 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#106 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#220 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Minnesota State Mankato.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Urban Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Public Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Social Work Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Minnesota State Mankato has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Value Colleges for Transportation & Materials Moving College Factual
#15 Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#26 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#26 Best Value Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#54 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#57 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Minnesota State University - Mankato?

Location of Minnesota State University - Mankato

Contact details for Minnesota State 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 Mankato?

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

Admission Requirements for Minnesota State 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 Mankato?

61% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Minnesota State 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 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.

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

$24,303 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
4.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Minnesota State Mankato is $24,303. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

10,413 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,490 undergraduate students at Minnesota State Mankato, with 10,413 being full-time and 2,077 being part-time.

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

There are also 1,835 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,413 full-time undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Minnesota State Mankato

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Minnesota State Mankato Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 369
Black or African American 525
Hispanic or Latino 534
White 7,545
International Students 986
Other Races/Ethnicities 454

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 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 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 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 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%
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 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
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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 240 2 14 0 256
Business Administration & Management 14 0 135 3 17 0 169
Teacher Education Grade Specific 27 0 96 10 26 0 159
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 140 0 12 0 152
Health & Physical Education 0 0 104 0 44 0 148
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 52 39 36 0 127
Marketing 0 0 114 0 0 0 114
General Psychology 0 0 98 4 0 0 102
Special Education 0 0 34 23 42 0 99
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 98 0 0 0 98
Computer Information Systems 0 0 70 0 26 0 96
General Biology 0 0 88 0 6 0 94
Accounting 0 0 65 4 19 0 88
Social Work 0 0 63 0 25 0 88
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 85 0 0 0 0 85
Educational Administration 0 0 0 52 21 3 76
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 75 0 0 0 75
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 63 0 0 0 63
Communication Sciences 0 0 33 0 25 0 58
Construction Management 0 0 55 0 0 0 55
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 53 0 0 0 53
Geography & Cartography 20 0 18 6 9 0 53
Dental Support Services 0 0 52 0 0 0 52
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
Recreation Administration 0 0 47 0 0 0 47
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 44 0 0 0 44
General English Literature 0 0 21 0 20 0 41
Air Transportation 0 0 41 0 0 0 41
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 35 1 36
General Engineering 0 0 27 5 0 0 32
Human Resource Management 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 26 0 4 0 30
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Writing Studies 0 0 8 3 18 0 29
Sociology 0 0 27 0 2 0 29
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
Romance Languages 0 0 16 2 10 0 28
Ethnic Studies 1 0 17 4 5 0 27
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 25 1 26
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 19 1 5 0 25
Mathematics 0 0 12 0 13 0 25
Electrical Engineering 0 0 17 0 7 0 24
History 0 0 17 3 4 0 24
Political Science & Government 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Economics 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Computer Engineering 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 5 12 0 17
Civil Engineering 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
International Relations & National Security 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Dance 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Anthropology 2 0 8 1 4 0 15
Public Administration 0 0 0 4 11 0 15
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 13 0 1 0 14
International Business 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
General Education 0 0 0 0 13 0 13
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Computer Software & Applications 1 0 0 11 0 0 12
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Outdoor Education 0 0 0 0 11 0 11
Urban Studies 0 0 9 0 2 0 11
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 1 8 0 9
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Statistics 0 0 5 0 4 0 9
Geological & Earth Sciences 2 0 7 0 0 0 9
Chemistry 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Arts & Media Management 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Biotechnology 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Information Technology 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Physics 0 0 2 0 3 0 5
Music 0 0 2 0 3 0 5
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Germanic Languages 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Philosophy 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Human Services 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Computer Systems Networking 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Area Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Public Health 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Cognitive Science 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Gerontology 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
General Social Sciences 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Food Science Technology 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Computer Programming 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Literature 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Child Development & Psychology 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 84 85 2,479 189 573 5 3,415

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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