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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.

Let your curiosity lead to discovery. Find out what you can learn and who you can be. Connect with a vibrant campus community both in and out of the classroom. Learn to lead, blending your passions with knowledge and skill, giving you the confidence to make a difference at SMSU and beyond.

We invite you to visit SMSU and to discover the possibilities.

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Online Degrees

Online Degrees

Earn a degree online from SMSU. Our flexible programs provide the same support, resources, and curriculum as our on-campus programs.

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Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19

Information for the SMSU campus on the Coronavirus COVID-19.

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SOUTHWEST STORIES

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Erin Richardson

Erin Richardson

Senior

"I transferred to SMSU because I wanted to be at a smaller school with a more comfortable learning environment. The professors (at SMSU) have been really great and I have had an opportunity for a more personalized education. "

Hometown

Tracy, MN

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Charlie Vang

Charlie Vang

Junior

"“The professors at SMSU are really dedicated in their work. They really care for you personally and they also have an open-door policy where you can go in and talk to them about class-related work or just about your personal life. As a student I am really appreciative to that support and dedication that they have to my education.”"

Hometown

Walnut Grove, MN

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Avianna McFarquhar

Avianna McFarquhar

Senior

"My dream is to one day be on Broadway and SMSU is helping me achieve that goal because I have been learning about everything that surrounds Theatre -- not only just acting but sound design, lighting, and costume construction. And I know through hard work I will be able to achieve it one day. "

Hometown

Marshall, MN

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LATEST NEWS

Senior Brock Fox talks to those at the second annual Agronomy Field Day

Focus on Ag: Second Annual Agronomy Field Day

Published: 08-05-2020

One thing was clear following the second annual Agronomy Field Day held August 5: There's a lot going on with agriculture at Southwest Minnesota St...

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Health Self-assessment Required Starting August 10

Published: 08-07-2020

To protect the health and safety of students and employees from the threat of COVID-19, Southwest Minnesota State is requiring a mandatory self-ass...

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The Mustang Mask Makers

Mustang Mask Makers Go Above and Beyond to Welcome New Students

Published: 07-28-2020

A group of Southwest Minnesota State University current and past employees have banded together in an ambitious project to sew masks for new studen...

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MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Tony Nubile

Nubile, Physical Plant Employees Help Keep SMSU Running Smoothly

Published 05-29-2020

Facilities Director Tony Nubile had been on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University once before, in 2002, as a member of the Trinity Bible College (Ellendale, N.D.) basketball team. And while it's true he'd like to forget the results of that 98-44 thumping at the hands of the Mustangs ...

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