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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Graduate Studies Information Meetings

Graduate Studies Information Meetings

Mark your calendar!  We will be hosting informational CALL-IN sessions about our graduate programs.

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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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Presidential Search

Presidential Search

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities invites applications and nominations for an engaging president of Southwest Minnesota State University.

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SMSU SUCCESS STORIES

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Background - Erin Lind
Erin Lind

Erin Lind

'01 Alum

Sports Management

"It’s not about what I learned in Accounting 101 or Sports Law, although I enjoyed my experience in the classroom. It’s the experiences I had that taught me how to handle adversity, how to manage my success and failures, and how to communicate with diverse groups. My experiences taught me to have the highest level of expectation for myself and others."

Location

Burnsville, MN

Occupation

NSIC Commissioner

Background - Michael Walker
Michael Walker

Michael Walker

'98 Alum

Physical Education: Teaching

"My SMSU professors were committed to my success and went the extra mile to ensure I was taking care of business. Athletic participation in basketball also helped me develop dedication, determination, and drive – qualities that transfer to the workplace."

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Occupation

Director, Office of Black Male Student Achievement, Minneapolis Public Schools

Background - Andrea Kopfmann
Andrea Kopfmann

Andrea Kopfmann

'07 Alum

Speech Communications: Radio/TV

"I learned to work toward deadlines and honed my organizational and professional skills. Many of my SMSU friends are still a part of my life. I had a blast at SMSU; it really fit my personality."

Location

St. Paul, MN

Occupation

Director of Campaigns & Partnerships, Give MN

SMSU Today

THE SOURCE FOR CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS!

SMSU Today is the source for University feature stories, news, announcements, and events on campus. Follow @SMSUToday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for information on the go.

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LATEST NEWS

Physical Plant Personnel Work Hard to Manage Snow

Published: 02-12-2019

We've all heard of the adage, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity." Around the campus of Southwest Minnesota University in recent weeks, that phr...

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SMSU Third in Military Friendly® Schools Rankings

Published: 01-25-2019

Southwest Minnesota State University has been ranked third in the country in the small public university class by Military Friendly® Schools. ...

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Jane Malo

Charter Class Member Jane Malo Wins Alma Mater Lyrics Competition

Published: 02-15-2019

Jane Malo, a Charter Class member at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been named the lyrics winner of the university's Alma Mater Competit...

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MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Jeanne Regnier

Jeanne Regnier: A Friendly Food Service Face at SMSU

Published 02-21-2019

Jeanne Regnier's family roots run deep at Southwest Minnesota State University. Her mother, Erma Regnier, was one of the very first cooks to prepare food for hungry SMSU students. "When she started, not all the buildings were finished yet, but there were students already on campus," she said. Aft...

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