The total sticker academic price and living expense for in-state Minnesota residents to go to Minnesota State University-Mankato is $17,166 for the 2015/2016 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Minnesota residence can expect a one year cost of $24,910.
Minnesota State University Mankato tuition is $6,904 per year for in-state residents. This is 4% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $6,614. The cost is 65% cheaper than the average Minnesota tuition of $19,802 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 3rd in Minnesota amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 65th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $14,648 which represents a 112% premium.
The school charges an additional fees of $932 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $7,836.
On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,430 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Mankato should budget at least this amount.
The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $900.
All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 academic years.
|Minnesota Resident Total Cost||$17,166|
|Room and Board||$8,430|
|Books and Supplies||$900|
|Non-Resident Total Cost||$24,910|
|Room and Board||$8,430|
|Books and Supplies||$900|
Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $17,166 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.
The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Minnesota State University-Mankato net price for in-state students $12,464* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.
54% of Minnesota State University Mankato students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,691. 32 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,056. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Minnesota State University Mankato, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
|Financial Aid Summary|
|Average Annual Net Price||$12,464*|
|Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid||54%|
|Average Total Grant Aid||$4,691|
|Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants||32%|
|Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid||$4,056|
The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.
|Family Income||Avg. Net Price|
|$0 to $30,000||$9,806|
|$30,001 to $48,000||$10,373|
|$48,001 to $75,000||$13,491|
|$75,001 to $110,000||$16,431|
CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $17,166. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.
Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Minnesota State University Mankato or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.
Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.
Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.
*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.
Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.
|School||Cost vs. Minnesota State University Mankato|
|South Dakota State University||37.1% less expensive|
|University of Wisconsin Platteville||7% less expensive|
|University of Wisconsin Stevens Point||8.8% less expensive|
|University of Nebraska at Omaha||21.5% less expensive|
|Northwest Missouri State University||37.2% less expensive|
When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Minnesota State University Mankato.
At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Minnesota State University-Mankato is $68,664 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.
A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $11,570 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $46,280**
If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $85,830 or $57,850 using an average net price.
**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.
Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Minnesota State University Mankato.
|Minnesota Resident Tuition Per Semester||$3,452|
|Minnesota Resident Total Cost Per Semester||$8,583|
|Non-Minnesota Resident Tuition Per Semester||$7,324|
|Non-Minnesota Resident Total Cost Per Semester||$12,455|
Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Minnesota State University Mankato are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.
|Price per credit hour for Minnesota residents||$272|
|Cost for one class for Minnesota residents (3 credit hours)||$816|
|Price per credit hour for out of state residents||$584|
|Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)||$1,752|
|Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)||$2,336|
The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 68% of Minnesota State University Mankato students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,700. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $29,587.
How much are student loan payments for Minnesota State University Mankato? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.
The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $46,280, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $56,996.10. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Minnesota State University Mankato. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 54% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $11,570. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Minnesota State University Mankato student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.
Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.
|Monthly Loan Payment||$474.97|
|Number of Monthly Payments||120|
|Total Interest Cost||$10,716.10|
|Sum of All Payments over 10 years||$56,996.10|
Can I afford to attend Minnesota State University-Mankato? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Minnesota State University Mankato, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.
Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $56,996.10 would be needed to afford a $474.97 monthly payment in the example $46,280.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.
What will it cost to send your child to Minnesota State University Mankato in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,350 to $6,904. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.2%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $68,664.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Minnesota State University Mankato.
|Annual||4 Year Degree|
|Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2022||$23,607||$94,429|
|Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2027||$30,130||$120,518|
|Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2032||$38,454||$153,815|
|Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2035||$44,515||$178,060|
What was tuition at Minnesota State University-Mankato five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.
We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Minnesota State University Mankato to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.
|Area of Study||Graduates||vs National Avg|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree||146||27% cheaper|
|Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree||115||26% cheaper|
|Social Work Bachelor's Degree||57||27% cheaper|
|Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree||56||30% cheaper|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree||48||17% costlier|
|Community Health and Preventive Medicine Bachelor's Degree||36||24% cheaper|
|Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree||35||27% cheaper|
|Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree||35||39% cheaper|
|Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree||34||27% cheaper|
|Finance, General Bachelor's Degree||33||29% cheaper|
|Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation Bachelor's Degree||31||18% cheaper|
|Information Technology Bachelor's Degree||27||23% cheaper|
|Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||20||38% cheaper|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree||18||37% cheaper|
|Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree||18||25% cheaper|
|Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree||17||38% cheaper|
|Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree||15||38% cheaper|
|Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||14||39% cheaper|
|Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||14||29% cheaper|
|Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree||13||26% cheaper|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree||12||28% cheaper|
|Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||11||28% cheaper|
|English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||10||25% cheaper|
|Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree||10||30% cheaper|
|Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree||10||28% cheaper|
|Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Bachelor's Degree||10||30% cheaper|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree||9||37% cheaper|
|Computer Science Bachelor's Degree||9||37% cheaper|
|Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||8||26% cheaper|
|Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree||8||43% cheaper|
|Geography Bachelor's Degree||8||29% cheaper|
|Dance, General Bachelor's Degree||7||42% cheaper|
|Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree||7||23% cheaper|
|Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree||7||35% cheaper|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||7||35% cheaper|
|History, General Bachelor's Degree||6||35% cheaper|
|Computer Software Engineering Bachelor's Degree||6||32% cheaper|
|Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||6||30% cheaper|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General Bachelor's Degree||5||33% cheaper|
|Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree||5||42% cheaper|
|Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree||5||46% cheaper|
|Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree||5||34% cheaper|
|Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree||5||34% cheaper|
|Criminal Justice/Police Science Bachelor's Degree||5||22% cheaper|
|Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree||5||37% cheaper|
|Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree||5||30% cheaper|
|International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree||4||36% cheaper|
|Urban Studies/Affairs Bachelor's Degree||4||44% cheaper|
|Economics, General Bachelor's Degree||3||41% cheaper|
|Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree||3||13% cheaper|
|Physics, General Bachelor's Degree||3||40% cheaper|
|Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||3||27% cheaper|
|Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||3||22% cheaper|
|Ethnic Studies Bachelor's Degree||3||46% cheaper|
|General Literature Bachelor's Degree||3||44% cheaper|
|Music, General Bachelor's Degree||3||36% cheaper|
|Accounting Bachelor's Degree||2||29% cheaper|
|Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree||2||30% cheaper|
|Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree||2||17% cheaper|
|Sociology Bachelor's Degree||2||36% cheaper|
|Aviation/Airway Management and Operations Bachelor's Degree||2||23% cheaper|
|Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree||2||38% cheaper|
|Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||2||18% cheaper|
|Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Bachelor's Degree||2||18% cheaper|
|Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree||2||19% cheaper|
|Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||2||31% cheaper|
|Food Technology and Processing Bachelor's Degree||1||30% costlier|
|Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree||1||36% cheaper|
|Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||1||26% cheaper|
|Astronomy Bachelor's Degree||1||49% cheaper|
|Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Bachelor's Degree||1||29% cheaper|
|Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||32% cheaper|
|Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||1||18% cheaper|
|German Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||1||29% cheaper|
|Scandinavian Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||40% cheaper|
|Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree||1||32% cheaper|
|International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree||1||44% cheaper|
|American Indian/Native American Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||28% cheaper|
|Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree||1||16% cheaper|
|Corrections Bachelor's Degree||1||13% cheaper|
|Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree||1||34% cheaper|
|German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||1||44% cheaper|
|Anthropology Bachelor's Degree||1||41% cheaper|
|French Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||1||24% cheaper|
|Philosophy Bachelor's Degree||1||41% cheaper|
|Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree||1||36% cheaper|
|English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree||1||34% cheaper|
|Physics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||1||28% cheaper|
|Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree||1||17% cheaper|
|Cognitive Science Bachelor's Degree||1||51% cheaper|
|Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree||1||36% cheaper|
|Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||44% cheaper|
|Construction Management Bachelor's Degree||1||15% cheaper|
|Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree||1||22% cheaper|
|Music Management Bachelor's Degree||1||33% cheaper|
|French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||1||42% cheaper|
|Chemistry Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree||1||27% cheaper|
Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Minnesota State University Mankato or model a student loan.
Minnesota State University Mankato is a four year public college located in Mankato, Minnesota. Full time enrollment is 11,900 and part time is 3,487. For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 9,984 applicants. 6,647 were admitted and 2,289 enrolled.
Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.Address
Minnesota State University Mankato is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.
Minnesota State University Mankato cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173920 IPEDS survey data.