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Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public institution situated in Mankato, Minnesota. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

240 Undergraduate Degrees
16 Graduate Degrees
$24,303 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
61% Acceptance Rate

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Minnesota State University - Mankato Rankings

Minnesota State Mankato landed the #57 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,284 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Minnesota State Mankato also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Minnesota State Mankato has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#33 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#129 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Minnesota State Mankato.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#128 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Minnesota State Mankato has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#91 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#94 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#163 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#304 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Minnesota State University - Mankato?

Location of Minnesota State University - Mankato

Contact details for Minnesota State Mankato are given below.

Contact Details
Address: South Rd And Ellis Ave, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1866

How Do I Get Into Minnesota State Mankato?

You can apply to Minnesota State Mankato online at:

Admission Requirements for Minnesota State Mankato

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Minnesota State Mankato?

61% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Minnesota State Mankato is 61%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to Minnesota State Mankato submitted their SAT scores.Minnesota State Mankato received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 23. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Minnesota State University - Mankato  ( 18 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Minnesota State University - Mankato  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Minnesota State University - Mankato  ( 20 to 24 )

Can I Afford Minnesota State University - Mankato?

$24,303 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
4.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Minnesota State Mankato is $24,303. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 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 4.5%. 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.

Minnesota State University - Mankato Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,413 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,490 undergraduate students at Minnesota State Mankato, with 10,413 being full-time and 2,077 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Minnesota State Mankato

There are also 1,835 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,413 full-time undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Minnesota State Mankato

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Minnesota State University - Mankato students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Minnesota State Mankato Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 369
Black or African American 525
Hispanic or Latino 534
White 7,545
International Students 986
Other Races/Ethnicities 454

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Minnesota State University - Mankato. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 98 countries are represented at Minnesota State Mankato. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Minnesota State University - Mankato

1,260 Took All Classes Online
6,246 Took At Least One Class Online
7.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at Minnesota State Mankato. In 2017-2018, 6,246 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Minnesota State Mankato has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 5th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Minnesota State Mankato

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Minnesota State University - Mankato was 7.9%. This is the #979 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Minnesota State Mankato regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Minnesota State Mankato majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 50%
Nursing 17%
Registered Nursing 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Minnesota State Mankato ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Minnesota State Mankato.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Science #18
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing #38
Nursing #322

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Minnesota State University - Mankato Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 240 0 0 240
Nursing Science 0 0 9 9
Nursing Education 0 0 5 5
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 2 0 2
Clinical Nurse Specialist 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 240 2 14 256


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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