60%

Acceptance Rate

$5,850

Avg.Financial Aid

002375

FAFSA Code

About Southwest Minnesota State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

7,167

Website

www.smsu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in Marshall, Minnesota, Southwest Minnesota State University is a public university. Around 91% of the students are 24 and under at Southwest Minnesota State University. At SMSU around 83% are white, 5% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 3% belong to two or more races. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 60% of the students are females and 40% are males. Isiah Whitlock Jr., Marty Seifert, Alvin Ashley, and Bill Northey are some of the well-known alumni of the school. Several other achievers owe their success to this university. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. A total of 210 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by SMSU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission.

Location & Contact

Address

1501 State St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5075377678
Fax: 5075377145
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Rankings

To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular university helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. When it comes to the ranking of a university or any educational institution, the more information a student has, the better. The ranking of a university helps a student in many ways. It helps them overcome the confusion of which university/college is good for them and also other prospects. Before taking admission, a student assesses their chosen university on various factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, and their experience, among others. Notably, for the rankings, the two publications, US News and Forbes, are trusted everywhere. However, it is to be noted that Southwest Minnesota State University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

60%

SAT Range

865 - 1030

ACT Range

17 - 23

Application Fee

$20

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 1 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $20, as part of the admission process at SMSU. The SAT score in the range of 907-1087 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. A candidate, in order to take admission to Southwest Minnesota State University, must score 21 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 18 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 1501 State St, Marshall, Minnesota 56258-5468. To gather more information, they can call them at (507) 537-7678.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$14,604

Average Annual Cost

$7,496

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$1,116

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,016

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,156

Total One Year Cost

$20,984

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to SMSU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $21,282 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($8,874), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($8,278), and budget for other expenses ($2,930). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

15:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

65%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

50%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$27

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Teacher Education and Professional...

88 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

53 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

43 Graduates

Marketing

26 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

25 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

24 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

23 Graduates

Education, General

19 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

18 Graduates

Biology, General

18 Graduates

Computer Science

16 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

15 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

15 Graduates

Psychology, General

14 Graduates

Social Work

12 Graduates

Chemistry

11 Graduates

Plant Sciences

9 Graduates

Sociology

9 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

9 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

History

8 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

7 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

7 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

7 Graduates

Culinary Arts and Related Services

7 Graduates

Political Science and Government

6 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

6 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

4 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

3 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

3 Graduates

Literature

2 Graduates

Mathematics

2 Graduates

Teaching English or French as a Sec...

2 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

1 Graduates

Philosophy

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,692

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

12%

Full-time

27%

Part-time

73%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

84% White

3% Unknown

2% Black

4% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

26%

Out Of State

73%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$56,697 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,066/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $2,970/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$2,970/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Mustangs

School Colors

brown and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Total Male Athletes

226

Total Female Athletes

113

Intramural Sports

7

Sports Club

14

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $8,278 per year for living on campus. There are around 40% male and 60% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$37,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$17,042

$29,339

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$177 - 304

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

87%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,850

Students Receiving Federal Grants

37%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,666

Students Receiving State Aid

43%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,801

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

78%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,757

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,187

$30K - $48K

$8,411

$48K - $75K

$6,443

$75K - $110K

$3,064

> $110K

$2,485

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at SMSU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,641, whereas the financial aid is $2,463. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $2,768, while the institutional aid is $2,463.

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