Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State College (SMSC) founded the university in 1964. It received its first class of students on September 19, 1967. Southwest State University (SSU) was established on August 1, 1975, and it kept that name for over 30 years until it was replaced by Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) on July 1, 2003. Today, the university's several colleges provide over 50 undergraduate and 5 graduate degrees. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Psychology are the most common majors.

Cost of attendance

Undergraduate programmes cost an average of 674,352 INR per year, while postgraduate programmes cost an average of 941,283 INR per year for overseas students. The amount may vary depending on the course chosen, the type of lodging, and the candidate's personal spending habits.


SMSU provides on-campus housing in the form of Residence Halls. Sweetland Hall is home to 250 freshmen and upperclassmen. The Foundation Resident Flats house 141 students in over 30 two, three, and four bedroom apartments. The cost of on-campus living is ($5100) and the meal package is ($3502). Off-campus accommodation costs roughly 1000 to 1500 USD per month on average.

Acceptance rate

The university has a total of 6910 students enrolled. Southwest Minnesota State University has 182 international students on campus. Southwest Minnesota State University admissions are competitive, with a 64 percent acceptance rate.


The campus is 216 acres in size, and the university provides a variety of student services such as a women's centre, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Southwest Minnesota State University additionally provides 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighting pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Students of legal drinking age are not permitted to consume alcohol at Southwest Minnesota State University.


The university is officially accredited by North Central Association Of Colleges And Schools.

Jobs and Placement

Career Services provides comprehensive career tools to SMSU students and graduates to help them achieve their career and employment goals. Career Service does not serve as a placement centre. Career Services works hard to provide students with the resources they need to successfully manage their career development both throughout their academic experience and after they graduate. Southwest Minnesota State University graduates earn an average base salary of $74k.

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