Southwest Minnesota State University Graduate Schools

Southwest Minnesota State University (referred to as Southwest Minnesota State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Marshall, MN. It is classified as a Master's College and University (medium programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Southwest Minnesota State University is $8,818 for Minnesota residents and $8,818 for out-of-state students. The school has 430 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,986 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. It is classified as a Master's College and University (medium programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree.
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 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Southwest Minnesota State University is $8,818 for Minnesota residents and $8,818 for out-of-state students. The school has 430 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 6,986 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 88 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Post-Master Certificate. Among them, 30 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$8,818
$8,818 for Minnesota Residents
Student Population430
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Post-Master Certificate
Number of Programs88 graduate programs
(30 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Southwest Minnesota State University is $8,818 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $490.
Southwest Minnesota State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Southwest Minnesota State University 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, remedial services, 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)30 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Southwest Minnesota State University is $8,818. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.42% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$7,066$778
2018-2019$7,164$792
2019-2020$7,374$816
2020-2021$7,686$840
2021-2022$7,956$862
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 $19,225 and the Minnesota graduate tuition is $14,841 (public) / $16,400 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Southwest Minnesota State University$8,818
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Minnesota Graduate Schools$13,852$15,642
Public$11,748$14,841
Private$16,400
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $12,036 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Southwest Minnesota State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 4.01% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $12,036. Off-campus living costs are increased by 4.01% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$7,810$3,156$7,810$3,156
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
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $490 at Southwest Minnesota State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.59% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$432
2018-2019$442
2019-2020$455
2020-2021$473
2021-2022$490

Graduate Programs at Southwest Minnesota State

Southwest Minnesota State University offers 17 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, 188 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 Degree51169
Post Bachelor's Degree1188
Post Master's Degree1011
Total179188
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 11 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Education program with 124 completers.
Southwest Minnesota State University offers 17 programs through Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 188 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 169 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 8 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 11 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) 0 completers-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Education [+] 119 completers$48,500
Education105$48,500
Special Education and Teaching5-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching9-
Business [+] 50 completers-
Business Administration and Management50$55,700
Total169
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Education [+] 8 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration4-
Administration of Special Education4-
Educational/Instructional Technology0-
Special Education and Teaching0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism0-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Reading Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Total8
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 11 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration11-
Total11

Graduate Student Population at Southwest Minnesota State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 430 students enrolled into Southwest Minnesota State University graduate schools where it has total 6,986 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 225 full-time and 205 part-time graduate students. By gender, 143 male and 287 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
Total430143287
Full-time22563162
Part-tme20580125
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 349 White (81.16%), 11 Black/African American (2.56%), 9 Hispanic (2.09%), 5 Asian (1.16%), and 56 students with other races. 36 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total430143287
American Indian/Native American303
Asian523
Black/African American1183
Hispanic927
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White349107242
Two More826
Un-Known826
Non-resident Alien361917
Southwest Minnesota State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 147 graduate students (34.19% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 52 graduate students (12.09% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total430
Enrolled Online Exclusively147
Enrolled Some Online Courses52
Not in Online Courses231
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Southwest Minnesota State University. 93 students are aged 20 to 24 (21.63% of total students), 22 students are aged above 50 (5.12%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total430143287
Age 20-21523
Age 22-24883652
Age 25-291373998
Age 30-34612536
Age 35-39551936
Age 40-49581543
Age 50-6421714
Over 64101
Age Un-Known404

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