Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, MN 56258
Southwest Minnesota State University is one of the 12 public 4-year colleges in Minnesota. Its campus is medium in size and located in the town of Marshall. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
In the 2017 fall enrollment, 332 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 199 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 60%).
Every year 45% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Southwest Minnesota State University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $7,496, and fees were $1,114. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,496 and $1,114 respectively.
|Campus LocaleRemote Town|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
06/11/2015 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|ACT||18 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Recommended|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Recommended|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|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.) 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$243/credit|
|In State Students||$243/credit|
|Out of State Students||$243/credit|
|In District Students||$432/credit|
|In State Students||$432/credit|
|Out of State Students||$432/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 85% of Southwest Minnesota State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||16%||$542|
|State Grant & Scholarships||40%||$2,510|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||64%||$1,904|
|Federal Student Loans||63%||$5,523|
$14,854Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$11,434|
|$30,001 to $48,000$12,016|
|$48,001 to $75,000$14,078|
|$75,001 to $110,000$16,872|
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The purpose this program is to recruit and retain health care professionals to needed areas and facilities in Minnesota.To be eligible, prospective participants must apply to the Office of ...
Applicants must be members of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) who are enrolled in a bachelor's or graduate degree program in nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to ...
This program assists students who have demonstrated outstanding ability, achievement, and potential in one of several critical subject areas. Applicants must be Minnesota high school graduates ...
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.