At a glance


Best Undergraduate Teaching, U.S News & World Report 2023


Home to more than 1,300 international students from over 90 countries

Academic Quality

Recognised through its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission

More about Minnesota State University (Mankato)

Founded in 1868, formerly Mankato Normal School, Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSUM) is a public university that promotes learning through effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarship, and research.

Minnesota State university Mankato has embraced strategic priorities which are focused, achievable and exciting. The university provides leadership and direction for cross-divisional integration of student retention, completion and success initiatives through the development of action analytics and deployment of insights.

At MSUM, students will find comprehensive support services, a wide variety of majors to explore and opportunities to excel in the classroom and on campus. The university partners with industry throughout the state to fuel the Mankato and Minnesota economy. These close ties with area corporations allow the University to pivot and remain ahead of the curve in developing academic programs that respond to industry trends.

Minnesota State University, Mankato encompasses 354 acres, including 77 acres of protected ravine areas. Approximately 85 miles southwest of the Twins Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota State Mankato sits atop 303 acres overlooking the Minnesota River Valley.

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