Minnesota State University - Mankato

Minnesota State University - Mankato Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Minnesota State University - Mankato Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Minnesota State University - Mankato was awarded 594 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is corrections.

Overall Quality

Minnesota State Mankato landed the #417 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Minnesota State Mankato held the #749 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Minnesota State Mankato also holds the #15 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Minnesota State 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 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

At Minnesota State University - Mankato, the student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Minnesota State University - Mankato is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Minnesota State University - Mankato

Freshmen Retention Rate

Minnesota State University - Mankato has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 22% for first-time, full-time students at Minnesota State Mankato, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

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Minnesota State University - Mankato Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,490 undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato with 10,413 being full-time and 2,077 being part-time.

How Much Does Minnesota State University - Mankato Cost?

The overall average net price of Minnesota State Mankato is $16,221. 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 Mankato

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,057 $11,781 $14,451 $18,312 $19,443

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 Mankato, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 4.4%. 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 Mankato Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Minnesota State Mankato with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $44,900 in their early years. This is good news for future Minnesota State 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. Mankato is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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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

Minnesota State University - Mankato Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 93 majors graduated from Minnesota State University - Mankato. Of these students, 2,530 received undergraduate degrees and 604 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 229 $66,000
General Psychology 125 $33,200
Communication & Media Studies 121 $36,100
Health & Physical Education 110 $31,100
Business Administration & Management 107 $41,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 103 $37,800
General Biology 102 $32,600
Marketing 96 $41,800
Finance & Financial Management 93 $44,300
Computer Information Systems 89 $64,400

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Online Learning at Minnesota State Mankato

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 6,348 students took at least one online class at Minnesota State University - Mankato. This is an increase from the 6,246 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 6,348 1,223
2017-2018 6,246 1,260
2016-2017 5,789 1,162
2015-2016 5,292 1,047
2013-2014 4,373 930

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Notes and 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.


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