Graduate Programs Overview

Southwest Minnesota State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Marshall, Minnesota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,190 for Minnesota residents and $8,526 for other students in average.

It offers ten graduate programs: 5 Master's, 3 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSouthwest Minnesota State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1501 State St, Marshall, MN
Graduate School Students475 students
115 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,190
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 10 Graduate Programs
5 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 5 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Southwest Minnesota State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Minnesota residents, the tuition & fees are $8,190 and $8,526 for non-Minnesota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $455.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$455$455
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$8,642 (On-Campus) / $8,642 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,930 (On-Campus) / $2,930 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$12,770$21,298
Off-Campus Total$12,770$21,298
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Southwest Minnesota State University offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 10 major areas - 4 Master's , 2 Post-Bachelor', 1 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,167 students enrolled in Southwest Minnesota State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 475 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 130 male and 345 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 305 full-time and 170 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 115 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 45 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students130
Women Students345
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students305
Part-time Students170
By race/ethnicity 367 White, 8 Black, and 5 Asian students are attending at Southwest Minnesota State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races1
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Southwest Minnesota State University, 115 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 45 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment475
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses115
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses45
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses315
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses115
Minnesota Resident101
Other State In U.S.14
Outside of U.S.0

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