Minnesota State University, Mankato | Minnesota MyHigherEd (2024)


Your big ideas can become reality at Minnesota State Mankato, where you will find comprehensive support services, a wide variety of majors to explore and opportunities to excel in and out of the classroom. Approximately 85 miles southwest of the Twins Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Greater Mankato area has a population of 101,647. Minnesota State Mankato enrolls more than 14,000 students, including more than 1,300 international students from 97 countries. We offer more than 130 undergraduate areas of study and over 75 graduate areas of study to feed your big ideas.


The following information should help you understand the cost of attending college. Keep in mind that most students receive a financial aid package (grants and scholarships) which lowers their out-of-pocket cost. This is reflected on the net price information, if available.

Living On-Campus


Living Off-Campus


Living with Family


Average Net Price$16,809 / year

This is the average annual amount that first-time, full-time undergraduate students pay at this institution after subtracting all grants and scholarships from the cost of attendance.

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Net cost after grants and scholarships by income





Over $110,000:$21,186

This net price data shows the average amount students have paid, according to their family income, after subtracting all grants and scholarships.

College Profile

Student/Faculty Ratio


Size of Student Body


Average Class Size


Graduate Students Enrolled


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Breakdown by Race

Black or African American:6%




Two or more races:3%

International Students:10%


Breakdown by Age

19 and Younger:34%

20 to 24:53%

25 to 34:9%

35 to 44:3%

45 and Older:1%

Breakdown by Gender



New entering students who are transfers


Student Success

Graduation Rate for Four-Year Programs


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Completers within 6 years by race

American Indian or Alaska Native:29%

Black or African American:40%




Two or more races:40%


Completers within 6 years by gender



Retention Rate


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Retention Rate By Type



Campus Settings



Financial Aid

Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid awarded to undergraduate students


The following information pertains to first-time full-time undergraduate students.

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Average amount of aid awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates

State/Local grant aid:$3,215

Institutional grant aid:$3,263

Federal grant aid:$1,841

Average amount of grant aid awarded by income (all sources)





Over $110,000:$638

School Scholarships


Required Forms: FAFSA

Title IV (FAFSA) School Code:


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Financial Aid Contact

Campus Hub



Cumulative Debt

This section shows the median debt graduates incurred to complete their degree at this institution.

Median Cumulative Debt by Degree Type

  • Associate's Degree:$18,725
  • Bachelor's Degree:$25,500
  • Graduate Certificate:$25,385
  • Master's Degree:$32,831

Percent of Graduates With Loans

  • Associate's Degree:71%
  • Bachelor's Degree:66%
  • Graduate Certificate:34%
  • Master's Degree:57%
  • Doctorate:44%

Admission Information

Application Fee


  • System applications (online)
  • System applications (paper)
  • School applications (online)
  • School applications (paper)
  • ACT or SAT
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation, personal statement and updated senior year transcripts may be requested, if needed.
  • Accepts dual credits
  • Accepts exam-based credits
  • Institution awards credits for military training

Application Timelines

Rolling Admissions Deadline

Five days before the semester starts

Financial Aid Application Deadline

Varies by department.

Admissions Contact

Admissions Office



Graduate Employment Outcomes

The data displayed below comes from the Graduate Employment Outcomes tool and only reports on graduates employed in Minnesota. This section shows employment data for graduate class of 2017, including percent of graduates with full-time employment in the 3rd year after college graduation and the median annual wages by award level, according to the Minnesota unemployment insurance records. Data does not include federal employees, self-employed (e.g. professional freelancers, artists, developers, designers, business owners), military, or individuals who moved out of state for a job. The list below may be incomplete and limited to some majors. Additionally, data has been suppressed when it refers to 10 or less students.Jump to:

Associate Degree

Bachelor's Degree

Graduate (Certificates and Degrees)

Associate Degree
Field of Study Percent Employed Full-time 3 Years Post-Graduation Median Annual Salary of Graduates
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 28% $43,296
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 28% $43,296
Bachelor's Degree
Field of Study Percent Employed Full-time 3 Years Post-Graduation Median Annual Salary of Graduates
Accounting and Related Services 73% $58,213
Biological and biomedical sciences 39% $47,359
Biology, General 37% $45,660
Business Administration, Management and Operations 66% $53,042
Business, management, marketing, and related support services 68% $57,741
Civil Engineering 83% $65,715
Communication and Media Studies 63% $46,151
Communication, journalism, and related programs 63% $46,151
Computer and information sciences and support services 77% $74,357
Computer and Information Sciences, General 77% $74,357
Construction Management 79% $77,529
Criminal Justice and Corrections 73% $57,892
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 30% $71,380
Economics 69% $50,442
Education 17% $52,915
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 67% $74,027
Engineering 77% $70,396
Engineering Technology, General 78% $65,554
Engineering, General 67% $77,255
English Language and Literature, General 57% $38,171
English language and literature/letters 56% $38,171
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 56% $40,300
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 56% $40,300
Finance and Financial Management Services 71% $55,415
Fine and Studio Arts 48% $42,399
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 46% $46,863
Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services 73% $57,892
Human Resources Management and Services 65% $62,578
Human Services, General 71% $47,716
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 84% $66,985
Marketing 60% $55,686
Mechanical Engineering 92% $66,313
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 76% $65,554
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 56% $46,257
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 52% $50,499
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 54% $50,499
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 55% $49,454
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 48% $47,438
Psychology 44% $42,933
Psychology, General 44% $42,933
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 38% $80,864
Social sciences 53% $49,712
Social Work 71% $47,716
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 20% $53,298
Visual and performing arts 36% $43,093
Graduate (Certificates and Degrees)
Field of Study Percent Employed Full-time 3 Years Post-Graduation Median Annual Salary of Graduates
Accounting and Related Services 61% $62,275
Business Administration, Management and Operations 100% $99,182
Business, management, marketing, and related support services 73% $68,572
Computer and information sciences and support services 72% $79,075
Education 41% $75,118
Education, General 48% $60,417
Educational Administration and Supervision 59% $97,244
English language and literature/letters 48% $58,914
Health professions and related programs 49% $73,684
Social Work 59% $58,112
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 40% $55,856
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 29% $65,038

This profile features institution-wide data. Be aware that some categories may not be showing and that data is suppressed when reporting is for 10 or less students. Most data and terminology is sourced from IPEDS. To learn more about each section, please refer to Data Sources.

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