#10 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, Minnesota

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Student Population
Southwest Minnesota State University overview
Location Marshall, Minnesota
Online smsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Southwest Minnesota State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Marshall, Minnesota, Southwest Minnesota State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,133 prospective students applied, and 1,287 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 349 enrolled in the school.  2,116 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,051 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,496 plus fees of $1,116. Southwest Minnesota State University is ranked 888 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Southwest Minnesota State University is rated within the lower 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Southwest Minnesota State University overview
SAT 860/1030
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.21
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Southwest Minnesota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,116
Room and Board $8,016
Budget for Other Expenses$3,156
Total One Year Cost$20,984

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
39% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southwest Minnesota State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 39%
Education 16%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%
Communication 4%
Biology 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175078 IPEDS survey data for Southwest Minnesota State University.