Southwest Minnesota State University

Acceptance Rate 91.98 %
2023 Tuition & Fees $10,122
Student Population 6,986
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $6,076
Graduation Rate 48 %

Academic Overview

Southwest Minnesota State University Campus, Marshall, MN
Southwest Minnesota State University is a public, four-years institute located in Marshall, Minnesota. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $9,482 for Minnesota residents and $10,122 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $8,818 for Minnesota residents and $9,633 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 6,986 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 91.98% and the graduation rate is 48% last year.
The salary after graduation from Southwest Minnesota State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $41,400. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Southwest Minnesota State's tuition & fees is $9,482 for Minnesota residents and $10,122 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $8,818 for in-state students and $9,633 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Minnesota ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Southwest Minnesota State. The acceptance rate of Southwest Minnesota State is 91.98% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 23.03%. The average graduation rate is 48% and the transfer-out rate is 30%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,076 and 23% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 6,986 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Southwest Minnesota State University is 91.98 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Southwest Minnesota State University is 48 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Southwest Minnesota State University is 30 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Southwest Minnesota State University is 63 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Southwest Minnesota State University is 6,986
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Southwest Minnesota State University is 16 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,076 at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1501 State St, Marshall, MN 56258-5468
Online Applicationwww.smsu.edu/admission/applyonline.cfm
Financial Aidwww.smsu.edu/campuslife/financialaid/index.html
Net Price Calculatorwww.minnstate.edu/admissions/calculator/southwestmsu.html?_ga=2.135537657.998509588.1537211262-179850922.1537211262
Disability Servicewww.smsu.edu/campuslife/disabilityservices/

Offered Degrees

Southwest Minnesota State offers 88 major programs through online and on-site education where 30 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less Than 1 Year Certificate117
Post-Bachelor's Certificate118
Post-Master's Certificate10

Special Learning Opportunities

Southwest Minnesota State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:1,034)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,790)

Veterans Benefits

Southwest Minnesota State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges