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SMSU Honored for Low Out-of-state Tuition

Published Monday, September 28, 2015

Southwest Minnesota State University has been ranked fourth in the country by U.S. News and World Report magazine for the lowest out-of-state tuition in 2015-16.

SMSU tuition and fees for out-of-state students for 2015-16 are $8,094, placing it fourth in the top 10 rankings. In-state and out-of-state students pay the same tuition and fees at SMSU.

The average out-of-state tuition and fees for all public colleges and universities that submitted data to U.S. News are $20,822 for the 2015-16 academic year.

 “We’re delighted to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report for our affordability,” said SMSU President Connie J. Gores. “By keeping our tuition costs down, we are an attractive college choice for students from neighboring states, and across the country,” she said.

Southwest Minnesota State University is a liberal arts institution of 3,600 students. It is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

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