Minnesota State University-Mankato

Mankato, MN 56001
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Minnesota State University-Mankato is one of the twelve public 4-year colleges in Minnesota. The campus is located in an urban area, in Mankato.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 14,712 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,266 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,700 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 75%). Every year 48% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Minnesota State University-Mankato's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,178, and fees were $986. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,230 and $986 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students14,712
Student to Faculty Ratio23:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1940 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
08/01/1997 - 12/31/2009
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT20 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$281/credit
In State Students$281/credit
Out of State Students$604/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$396/credit
In State Students$396/credit
Out of State Students$396/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,645 $12,645 $27,180
ADN 70 $19,670 $19,670 $42,280
BSN 125 $35,125 $35,125 $75,500
FNP 50 $19,800 $19,800 $19,800
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of Minnesota State University-Mankato's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 28% $4,072
Other Federal Grant 13% $722
State Grant & Scholarships 33% $2,494
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 27% $3,221
Federal Student Loans 65% $5,749
Private Loans 19% $9,402


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,993
$30,001 to $48,000$11,390
$48,001 to $75,000$13,980
$75,001 to $110,000$17,575
Over $110,000$18,521

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.
Minnesota State University-Mankato
South Rd and Ellis Ave
Mankato, MN 56001

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