Graduate Program Overview

Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-years, public school located in Marshall, Minnesota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $8,526 for Minnesota residents and $8,818 for out-of-state students. It offers eight (8) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSouthwest Minnesota State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1501 State St, Marshall, MN
Graduate School Students413 students
115 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$8,526
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 8 Graduate Programs
4 Master's, 4 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $8,526 and $8,818 for non-Minnesota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $490.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$490$490
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$9,026 (On-Campus) / $9,026 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,010 (On-Campus) / $3,010 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$22,054$22,054
Off-Campus Total$22,054$22,054
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Southwest Minnesota State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 8 major areas - 4 Master's , 3 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs), 1 Post-Master'. 211 students have been conferred Master's degree and 2 students have received Doctorate degree last year.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 7,259 students enrolled in Southwest Minnesota State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 413 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 131 male and 282 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 225 full-time and 188 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 115 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 76 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students131
Women Students282
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students225
Part-time Students188
By race/ethnicity 358 White, 4 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 races3
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 76 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment413
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses115
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses76
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses222
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses115
Minnesota Resident93
Other State In U.S.22
Outside of U.S.0

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