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 Southwest Minnesota State University

Southwest Minnesota State University - Marshall, MN

1501 State St, Marshall, Minnesota 56258-5468

General information:(507)537-7678
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:6,761(6,330 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:27 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,932 $7,244 $7,743 -6%
Out-of-state $6,932 $7,244 $7,743 -6%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,520 $6,910 $6,944 -0%
Other $2,748 $2,748 $2,938 -6%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,520 $6,910 $6,944 -0%
Other $2,748 $2,748 $2,938 -7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,748 $2,748 $2,938 -6%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $17,200 $18,102 $18,825 0%
Off Campus $17,200 $18,102 $18,825 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,680 $11,192 $11,881 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $17,200 $18,102 $18,825 0%
Off Campus $17,200 $18,102 $18,825 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,680 $11,192 $11,881 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,679
In-state fees $1,064
Out-of-state tuition $6,679
Out-of-state fees $1,064
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,050
In-state fee $733
Out-of-state tuition $6,050
Out-of-state fees $733
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 480 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 397 78% $2,341,477 $5,898
Federal grants 238 47% $1,116,889 $4,693
Pell grants 237 47% $927,787 $3,915
Other federal grants 204 40% $189,102 $927
State/local government grant or scholarships 233 46% $381,423 $1,637
Institutional grants or scholarships 274 54% $843,165 $3,077
Student loan aid 369 73% $2,503,548 $6,785
Federal student loans 368 73% $2,008,344 $5,457
Other student loans 83 16% $495,204 $5,966
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,791 29% $8,890,340 $4,964
Pell grants 1,045 17% $3,940,850 $3,771
Federal student loans 1,711 28% $11,649,477 $6,809

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $11,319 $11,193 $11,848
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,584 $8,968 $9,375
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,885 $9,409 $9,648
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,970 $11,644 $12,722
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,205 $15,813 $15,489
$110,001 and more $14,739 $15,884 $16,370

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,761
Undergraduate enrollment 6,330
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 287
Graduate enrollment 431
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,464 684 780
Percent admitted 80% 92% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 92% 27% 29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 6 1%
ACT 388 95%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 17 23
ACT Math 19 25
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 11 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 47-
Basketball 1815
Football 113-
Golf -10
Soccer -18
Softball -20
Tennis -9
Volleyball -16
Wrestling 33-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/23/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/24/2000 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/24/1997 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/26/2003 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/23/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/24/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/06/2000 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/16/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/20/1985 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/24/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/29/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/07/2005 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/24/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/29/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/26/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/23/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/24/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/24/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/24/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/24/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/26/2004 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission07/20/1985 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/24/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1972 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1986 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations01 0
Liquor law violations111
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 033
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 110
Burglary 211
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 032
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 110
Burglary 210
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate8.2%
Number in default70
Number in repayment845

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00237500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Bachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations19--
Category total19--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-4--
Category total-21--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-4--
Business Administration and Management, General11247-
Finance, General-4--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-1--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-4--
Category total121147-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Radio and Television-6--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-3--
Category total-22--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science-13--
Category total-13--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education-2--
Chemistry Teacher Education-2--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-4--
Education, General--196-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---12
Elementary Education and Teaching-3--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-5--
Health Teacher Education-3--
Mathematics Teacher Education-3--
Music Teacher Education-2--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-2--
Special Education and Teaching, General--10-
Category total-8720612
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-7--
General Literature-3--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-1--
Category total-11--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature-2--
Category total-2--
History Colleges
History, General-8--
Category total-8--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-12--
Fire Services Administration-6--
Category total-18--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-4--
Category total-4--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-2--
Category total-2--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-42--
Category total-42--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Culinary Science/Culinology-2--
Category total-2--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy-4--
Category total-4--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-5--
Category total-13--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-18--
Category total-18--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-2--
Social Work-16--
Category total-18--
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General-1--
Sociology-3--
Category total-10--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-11--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-5--
Music, General-2--
Category total-18--
Grand total24925312