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Minnesota State University - Mankato Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Minnesota State University - Mankato, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Minnesota State University - Mankato Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Minnesota State University - Mankato was awarded 110 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Minnesota State University - Mankato as #749 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Minnesota State University - Mankato held the #788 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Minnesota State University - Mankato also holds the #25 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Minnesota State University - Mankato?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Minnesota State University - Mankato is a competitive 61%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

Minnesota State University - Mankato received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Minnesota State University - Mankato  ( 20 to 24 )
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Minnesota State University - Mankato Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Minnesota State University - Mankato, this rate is 23 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Minnesota State University - Mankato is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Minnesota State University - Mankato

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Minnesota State University - Mankato enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Minnesota State University - Mankato is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at Minnesota State University - Mankato

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,782 undergraduates at Minnesota State University - Mankato with 10,832 being full-time and 1,950 being part-time.

Minnesota State University - Mankato Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Minnesota State University - Mankato is 71.05 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  71.05 out of 100
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How Much Does Minnesota State University - Mankato Cost?

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.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Minnesota State University - Mankato, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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.

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How Much Money Do Minnesota State University - Mankato Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Minnesota State University - Mankato make around $44,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Minnesota State University - Mankato graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Minnesota State University - Mankato

Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public institution situated in Mankato, Minnesota. The location of Minnesota State University - Mankato is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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

Minnesota State University - Mankato Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 101 majors graduated from Minnesota State University - Mankato. Of these students, 2,564 received undergraduate degrees and 578 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 240 $66,000
Communication & Media Studies 140 $36,100
Business Administration & Management 135 $41,600
Marketing 114 $41,800
Health & Physical Education 104 $31,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 98 $39,200
General Psychology 98 $33,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 96 $37,800
General Biology 88 $32,600
Finance & Financial Management 75 $44,300

Learn more about the majors offered at Minnesota State University - Mankato along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Minnesota State University - Mankato

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 6,246 students took at least one online class at Minnesota State University - Mankato. This is an increase from the 5,789 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,246 1,260
2016-2017 5,789 1,162
2015-2016 5,292 1,047
2014-2015 4,694 1,027
2013-2014 4,373 930

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