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Accreditation

Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) is actively engaged in applying and monitoring the standards of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  Strategic Planning/HLC Committee, the Committee for Institutional Assessment, the Liberal Education Program Committee, the Student Affairs and Academic Affairs faculty and staff, and the Administration collaborate to strategically implement the accreditation standards into SMSU’s operational enterprise.

For more information about the Higher Learning Commission visit their website:  http://www.hlcommission.org/

For more information on SMSU's recent reaccreditation process visit: www.smsu.edu/administration/hlc/

Campus Security Report

Pursuant to the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, SMSU monitors criminal activity, publishes this report, and maintains a three - year statistical history for the main campus and at off campus property or facilities owned or leased by SMSU. Download the report here.

Diversity of Enrollment

SMSU’s Fall 2017 degree-seeking undergraduate enrollment was 2,122. The percentage of students of color grew to an all-time high of 13.4%. Over the past five years SMSU’s enrollment of students of color has grown by 20.3% points. International student enrollment was over 6% for Fall 2017. SMSU’s enrollment has been 58% Female and 42% Male consistently over the past five years.

38.3% of SMSU’s Fall 2016 federal cohort were Pell eligible. In addition, 47.2% of the Fall 2016 federal cohort were first generation.

Retention Rates

The Fall 2016 Federal Cohort (full-time/first-time) retention rate dipped from an historic average of 67% to 59.9%. Domestic student retention was 67.3% for the Fall 2016 Federal Cohort. Historically, New Fall Entering Cohorts have averaged a Fall to 1st Spring retention of 87.1%. Fall retention has averaged 67%. The part-time rate was 50%

Retention for Transfer students was 74.2% for the Fall 2016 cohort. Part-time retention for that cohort was 66.7%.

Graduation and Transfer Rates

The Fall 2010 federal cohort had a 50.0% graduation rate. The 4-year transfer out rate was 20.6%. SMSU’s licensure exam passage rate for the Teacher Education programs was 78.5% for the most recent monitoring year.

Persistence data can be found here:
www.smsu.edu/administration/datamanagementinstitutionalresearch/retention.html

Student Right-To-Know completion information:

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Net-Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is a tool for students and parents to use to get an estimate of what it may cost to attend Southwest Minnesota State University. The information you receive from the calculator is an estimate of costs and financial aid.

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Click here for more information regarding the Net-Price Calculator and estimating Financial Aid.

Disability Services

SMSU Disability Services provides services, advocacy and accommodations to students with documented disabilities in their academic program or to access university programs, facilities and/or activities upon request. View here information on Disability Services

Web Accessibility Statement

SMSU’s Web Office strives to ensure that the University website meets current accessibility standards.

Professional Licensure & Certification - General Disclosures by Academic Program

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that professional programs which may lead to licensure/certification must adhere to - Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

In compliance with this regulation, SMSU is providing the following information.

  1. SMSU’s undergraduate BS in Accounting combined with the 150 Semester Hour Accounting Emphasis curriculum meets state academic requirements for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Islands, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Island, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
  2. SMSU’s undergraduate BS in Accounting combined with the 150 Semester Hour Accounting Emphasis curriculum does not meet the state academic requirements for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of: None
  3. SMSU has not made the determination if the undergraduate BS in Accounting combined with the 150 Semester Hour Accounting Emphasis curriculum meets the state academic requirements for the following states/jurisdictions: American Samoa

Last updated on July 1, 2020.

Disclaimer

This information has been gathered from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website and will be updated annually on July 1.

SMSU assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource. It is your responsibility to verify accuracy by visiting the NASBA website.”

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that professional programs which may lead to licensure/certification must adhere to - Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

In compliance with this regulation, SMSU is providing the following information.

  1. SMSU’s undergraduate baccalaureate degrees and graduate programs for additional licensure or endorsements meet state academic requirements for professional licensure through the process of reciprocity, endorsement, and/or additional examination or licensing board review in the states/jurisdictions of: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Island, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
  2. SMSU’s undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs does not meet state requirements for professional licensure in the states/jurisdictions of: None
  3. SMSU has not made the determination if the undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs meet state requirements for professional licensure in the states/jurisdictions of: None

Last updated on July 1, 2020.

Disclaimer

This information has been gathered from the:

  • National Association of Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)
  • Education Commission of the States (ECS)
  • National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) both will be each will be updated annually on July 1.

SMSU assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource.
It is your responsibility to verify accuracy by visiting the NASDTEC, ECS and/or NC-SARA websites.

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that professional programs which may lead to licensure/certification must adhere to - Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

In compliance with this regulation, SMSU is providing the following information.

  1. SMSU’s undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Management with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration, or Minor in Healthcare Administration, or Certificate in Healthcare Administration curriculum meets state competency requirements to sit for the Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS) exam for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of:
    Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Island, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
  2. SMSU’s undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Management with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration, or Minor in Healthcare Administration, or Certificate in Healthcare Administration curriculum does not meet state competency requirements to sit for the Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS) exam for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of: None
  3. SMSU has not made the determination if the Bachelor of Science in Management with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration, or Minor in Healthcare Administration, or Certificate in Healthcare Administration curriculum meets state competency requirements to sit for the Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS) exam for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of: None

Last updated on July 1, 2020.

Disclaimer

This information has been gathered from the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) website and will be updated annually on July 1.

SMSU assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource.

It is your responsibility to verify accuracy by visiting the AAHAM website.”

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that professional programs which may lead to licensure/certification must adhere to - Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

In compliance with this regulation, SMSU is providing the following information.

SMSU’s undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Management with a Concentration in Human Resources or Minor in Human Resource Management curriculum prepares students to sit for the SHRM-Certified Professional (C.P.) or SHRM-SCP exam for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of:
Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Island, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

*In addition to the exam, applicants must have 1 year in an HR role for the SHRM-CP or 4 years in an HR role for the SHRM-SCP certifications.

SMSU’s undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Management with a Concentration in Human Resources or Minor in Human Resource Management curriculum does NOT prepare students to sit for the SHRM-Certified Professional (C.P.) or SHRM-SCP exam for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of: None

SMSU has not made the determination if the Bachelor of Science in Management with a Concentration in Human Resources or Minor in Human Resource Management curriculum prepares students to sit for the SHRM-Certified Professional (C.P.) or SHRM-SCP exam for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of: None

Last updated on July 1, 2020.

Disclaimer

This information has been gathered from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website and will be updated annually on July 1.

SMSU assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource.

It is your responsibility to verify accuracy by visiting the SHRM or SHRM Certification websites.

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that professional programs which may lead to licensure/certification must adhere to - Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

In compliance with this regulation, SMSU is providing the following information.

  1. SMSU’s undergraduate medical laboratory science curriculum meets state academic requirements for professional medical laboratory science certification in the states/jurisdictions of: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Island, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

    Additionally, SMSU undergraduate medical laboratory science curriculum meets state academic requirements for professional medical laboratory science certification plus licensure in the states/jurisdictions of: California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, West Virginia, Puerto Rico
  2. SMSU’s undergraduate medical laboratory science curriculum does not meet the state academic requirements for professional medical laboratory science certification in the states/jurisdictions of: None
  3. SMSU has not made the determination if the undergraduate medical laboratory science curriculum meets the state academic requirements for professional medical laboratory science certification in the states/jurisdictions of: None

Last updated on July 1, 2020.

Disclaimer

This information has been gathered from the The American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC) website and will be updated annually on July 1.

SMSU assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource. It is your responsibility to verify accuracy by visiting the ASCP BOC website.”

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that professional programs which may lead to licensure/certification must adhere to - Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

In compliance with this regulation, SMSU is providing the following information.

  1. SMSU’s undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Social Work curriculum meets state academic requirements for professional licensure through the process of reciprocity, endorsement or licensing board review in the states/jurisdictions of: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

    Each state outlines their process for either reciprocity, endorsement or licensing board review on this Social Work Licensing State by State document.
  2. SMSU’s undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Social Work curriculum does not meet the state academic requirements for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of: Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington
  3. SMSU has not made the determination if the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Social Work curriculum meets the state academic requirements for the following states/jurisdictions: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Island, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Last updated on July 1, 2020.

Disclaimer

This information has been gathered from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) website and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA); both will be updated annually on July 1.

SMSU assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource. It is your responsibility to verify accuracy by visiting the ASWB website or the NC-SARA website.

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that professional programs which may lead to licensure/certification must adhere to - Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

In compliance with this regulation, SMSU is providing the following information.

  1. SMSU’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Management with a Concentration in Supply Chain or the Supply Chain Certificate curriculum plus three years of related experience prepares students to sit for the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) exam for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of:
    Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Island, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
  2. SMSU’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Management with a Concentration in Supply Chain or the Supply Chain Certificate curriculum plus three years of related experience does not prepare students to sit for the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) exam for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of: None
  3. SMSU has not made the determination if the Bachelor of Science Degree in Management with a Concentration in Supply Chain or the Supply Chain Certificate curriculum plus three years of related experience meets state competency requirements to sit for the Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist (CRCS) exam for professional certification in the states/jurisdictions of: None

Last updated on July 1, 2020.

Disclaimer

This information has been gathered from the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) website and will be updated annually on July 1.

SMSU assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource.

It is your responsibility to verify accuracy by visiting the ASCM  or ASCM Certification website.

Last Modified: 11/24/20 3:03 PM