1501 State Street Marshall, MN 56258 800-642-0684
About Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Year of Foundation 1963
  • Size of Campus 216 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 5,605
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 17% Out- of -State
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $2,648 in-state, $5,965 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $3,000
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $20
  • Enrollment No. N/A
Southwest Minnesota State University is a public, four-year university that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.It is located in Marshall, Minnesota, United States, a city of 13,680 people.The school has a full-time enrollment of approximately 3,700 students and employs 148 faculty members.It is divided into two major colleges, the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, and the College of Business, Education, and Professional Studies. SMSU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus All University Holiday Festival, Casino Night, Club & Organization Awards Ceremony, Club and Organizations Activities Fair, Lil-Sibs Weekend, Drive-In Movies, Fall Concert, Fall Orientation, Family Day, Fiesta Latina, Forensics Showcase, Haunted Halloween
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Kappa Delta; Phi Gamma Mu; Psi Chi
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ; Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship; Lutheran Student Movement; Newman Club
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union; Hmong Student Organization; International Studies Organization; Oyate; South Asian Student Association; Spanish Club, Latino Group
  • Setting Rural
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Distance to nearest bus Marshall, Minnesota (0)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Minneapolis, Minnesota (150), Minneapolis, Minnesota (150)
  • Distance to nearest train Minneapolis, Minnesota (150)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 0%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 29%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 22%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 27
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 27%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (47%), women's dorms (25%), men's dorms (23%), special housing for disabled students (5%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 51%
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 600
  • Library Facilities Z L Begin Collection, Foundation Center Collection, Selective Federal Documents Collection. 9.2 million dollar library building renovation including two computer lab classrooms, wireless technology, new fixtures/furnishings, archive room, art gallery, and
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Books in Library 202,363
  • Basic Services Provided women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of e-books 8,166
  • Number Of Subscriptions 946
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Museums Anthropology Museum, Natural History Museum, Planetarium, William Whipple Art Galleries, Academic Commons, Fitness Center, Nature Center, Greenhouse, Wildlife Area, GIS Center, Southwest Marketing Advisory Center, Southwest Minnesota Regional Research Cent
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 20
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 300
  • Number Of Microforms 227,623
  • Computer Courses No
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 300
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 11,314
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 87%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,500
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs The Schwan Food Company; US Bancorp; Marshall Public Schools; Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 22%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural