Southwest Minnesota State University: Review & Facts

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Southwest Minnesota State University is a medium four-year, public school with 7,280 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1963 and is the only school located in Marshall, Minnesota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
53
Fair
Southwest Minnesota State University will give you the option to receive an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, or master's degree.

Southwest Minnesota State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 53 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Business, Management, Occupational Therapy, and Accounting and Finance. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.


Student Retention
68%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Southwest Minnesota State University is relatively low at 68% (close to Minnesota average). Considering this statistic, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
28 : 1
High
The graduation rate at Southwest Minnesota State University is low: 45%. Around 27% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Southwest Minnesota State University is a bit disappointing -- 28:1. Find out more regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$8,500
Low
Average tuition charges are low - $7,300 annually. The additional fees at Southwest Minnesota State University not covered by tuition are about $1,200; which comes to $8,500 annually.

Read the details about Southwest Minnesota State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
64%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 2,013 applications were submitted and 1,289 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get accepted at this school.

Southwest Minnesota State University will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Southwest Minnesota State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,800
Medium
Southwest Minnesota State University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Southwest Minnesota State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
Southwest Minnesota State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 1,100 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low, nearly $4,800 per academic year.

Based on the college crime information, Southwest Minnesota State University appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Southwest Minnesota State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Southwest Minnesota State University, 1501 State St, Marshall, Minnesota 56258-5468, USA
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