Southwest Minnesota State University Graduate School

Southwest Minnesota State University (referred to as Southwest Minnesota State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Marshall, MN.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Southwest Minnesota State is $9,633 for Minnesota residents and $9,633 for out-of-state students. The school has 412 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,930 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Southwest Minnesota State University (referred to as Southwest Minnesota State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Marshall, MN.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1972 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Southwest Minnesota State Directory Information
School NameSouthwest Minnesota State University (Southwest Minnesota State)
Address1501 State St, Marshall, MN 56258-5468
Phone507-537-7678
Webhttps://www.smsu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.smsu.edu/admission/applyonline.cfm
Financial Infohttps://www.smsu.edu/campuslife/financialaid/index.html
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Southwest Minnesota State is $9,633 for Minnesota residents and $9,633 for out-of-state students. The school has 412 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,930 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 92 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Post-Master Certificate. Among them, 34 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$9,633
$9,633 for Minnesota Residents
Student Population412
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Post-Master Certificate
Number of Programs92 graduate programs
(34 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Southwest Minnesota State is $9,633 in average for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $486.
Southwest Minnesota State offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Minnesota Residents$9,633
Out-of-State$9,633
Tuition per Credit Hour
Minnesota Residents$486
Out-of-State$486
Southwest Minnesota State offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)34 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Southwest Minnesota State University is $9,633. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 9.24% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2018-2019$7,164$792
2019-2020$7,374$816
2020-2021$7,686$840
2021-2022$7,956$862
2022-2023$8,748$885
The graduate school tuition & fees of Southwest Minnesota State is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Minnesota. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Minnesota graduate tuition is $15,941 (public) / $15,751 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Southwest Minnesota State University$9,633
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Minnesota Graduate Schools$13,963$15,469
Public$12,241$15,941
Private$15,751
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $11,872 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Southwest Minnesota State.
On-campus living costs are decreased by -1.36% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $11,872. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -1.36% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$8,016$3,156$8,016$3,156
2019-2020$8,278$2,930$8,278$2,930
2020-2021$8,642$2,930$8,642$2,930
2021-2022$9,026$3,010$9,026$3,010
2022-2023$9,258$2,614$9,258$2,614
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $486 at Southwest Minnesota State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are decreased by -0.82% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2018-2019$442
2019-2020$455
2020-2021$473
2021-2022$490
2022-2023$486

Graduate Programs at Southwest Minnesota State

Southwest Minnesota State University offers 19 graduate programs for Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 170 students have completed their study at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Offered Degrees at Southwest Minnesota State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree64139
Post Bachelor's Degree12921
Post Master's Degree1010
Total1913170
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Southwest Minnesota State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 14 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Education program with 95 completers.
Southwest Minnesota State University offers 19 programs through Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 170 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 139 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 21 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 10 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) --
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--
Education [+] (2 completers) 116 completers$48,500
Education95$48,500
Special Education and Teaching6-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching15-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) --
Nursing Education--
Business [+] 23 completers-
Business Administration and Management23$55,700
Total139
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) --
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--
Education [+] 1 completers-
Education--
Special Education and Teaching1-
Total21
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education --
Total10

Graduate Student Population at Southwest Minnesota State

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 412 students enrolled into Southwest Minnesota State University graduate schools where it has total 6,930 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 208 full-time and 204 part-time graduate students. By gender, 132 male and 280 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total412132280
Full-time20855153
Part-tme20477127
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 318 White (77.18%), 14 Black/African American (3.40%), 10 Hispanic (2.43%), 8 Asian (1.94%), and 62 students with other races. 35 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total412132280
American Indian/Native American202
Asian853
Black/African American14104
Hispanic1064
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White31885233
Two More835
Un-Known1789
Non-resident Alien351520
Southwest Minnesota State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 161 graduate students (39.08% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 41 graduate students (9.95% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total412
Enrolled Online Exclusively161
Enrolled Some Online Courses41
Not in Online Courses210

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