Where you belong!

Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university located in Marshall, Minnesota. We offer a high-quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally.

Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich “Southwest Experience,” which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs.

We invite you to visit SMSU and to experience for yourself all that it has to offer. SMSU truly is where you belong!

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Instate Tuition

Instate Tuition

SMSU does NOT charge out-of-state tuition! All students pay the same tuition rate. Take between 12-18 credits and your tuition rate doesn't change, you only pay the 12 credit rate!

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Graduate Studies Open House

Graduate Studies Open House

Join us for one of our Graduate Studies Open Houses.

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A Day At SMSU

A Day At SMSU

Come visit us! This is a perfect opportunity to learn about everything that SMSU has to offer and begin your success story!

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EVENTS

Coffee With Coaches

November 28, 2018

Holiday Open House

November 28, 2018

SAC Event: Comedian

December 11, 2018

Coffee With Coaches

January 23, 2019

SMSU SUCCESS STORIES

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Background - Clare Duwelius
Clare Duwelius

Clare Duwelius

'14 Alum

Master of Business Administration: Leadership

"I feel that the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in Business Administration from SMSU allowed me to chase my dream of finding a sports management career path that has been truly satisfying. I hope to lend guidance and assist with the development of young women and men who also have a vision and belief in their abilities to make a difference in their chosen field, just as I was afforded in my years at SMSU. "

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Occupation

Assistant General Manager – Minnesota Lynx

Background - Darlene Sparkman
Darlene Sparkman

Darlene Sparkman

'05 Alum

Chemistry & Business Administration: Finance

"I have experienced many levels of education, but none filled with more supportive or genuinely caring individuals than SMSU faculty, whose focus was always to make their students successful."

Location

Waco, TX

Occupations

Plastic Surgeon at Baylor Scott & White Health, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery – Texas A&M

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Vaughn Gehle

Vaughn Gehle

'82 Alum

Biology

"When I began graduate school, I was afraid I wouldn’t measure up to my peers, who had graduated from some prestigious colleges and universities. I discovered my SMSU liberal arts education and Biology major coursework made me an intellectual equal to those who had paid much more for their education. SMSU gave me a world-class education at a community college cost."

Location

Marshall, MN

Occupation

Associate Professor of Biology

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LATEST NEWS

Dr. Stephen Kingsbury

Competition Being Held to Create Alma Mater at SMSU

Published: 11-13-2018

A competition to create an SMSU Alma Mater will be held in the coming months, and is open to everyone — especially those with ties to SMSU. "...

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Andreen Dawson

Andreen Dawson Helps International Students Adjust to College Life at SMSU

Published: 11-13-2018

With 27 countries represented at Southwest Minnesota State University, the campus is home to many international students who are undergoing the pro...

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Southwest Minnesota State University’s Economic Contribution Estimated at over $173 million

Published: 11-13-2018

Minnesota State, the system of 30 state colleges and seven state universities, today released the results of a study that estimates the annual cont...

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MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Cassie Williams

Cassie Williams Embraces Her Busy Life Both On, Off Campus

Published 10-31-2018

"I am a mother, wife, and educator who is determined to pursue my passion for writing in the midst of living a multifaceted life," is the way Cassie J. Williams describes herself and her work as a wife, mother, poet and SMSU Academic Support Specialist. Although busy, she passionately pursue...

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