Minnesota State University Mankato

Mankato, Minnesota


Costs to Attend Minnesota State University Mankato

Are you interested in applying to Minnesota State University Mankato yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Minnesota Residents: $15,799
  • Non Minnesota Residents: $23,278
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Minnesota Residents: $6,667
  • Tution for non-Minnesota Residents: $14,146
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $7,368
  • Books and Supplies: $900
  • Other Fees: $864

The cost per year to attend Minnesota State University Mankato is $15,799 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Minnesota have a total one year cost of $23,278. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Minnesota State University, Mankato

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Minnesota State University Mankato is $63,196 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $63,196
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $93,112

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Minnesota Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $7,900
  • Non Minnesota Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $11,639

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $11,570*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $46,280**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 47%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $4,377
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 30%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $3,650
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 62%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $6,537

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 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.

**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 2011-2012 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.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Minnesota State University Mankato is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Minnesota State University Mankato? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $46,280, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 47% 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 may 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 Payment: $465.49
  • Amount Borrowed: $46,280.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $9,578.72
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $55,858.72

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Minnesota State University Mankato? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford 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 these parameters, a salary of $55,858.72 is recommended to afford a $465.49 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Minnesota State University Mankato in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,840 to $7,148. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.5%. 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 can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $63,196.00. Use our 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.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $21,727, 4 Year Degree: $86,909
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $27,730, 4 Year Degree: $110,921
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $35,391, 4 Year Degree: $141,566
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $40,970, 4 Year Degree: $163,880

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

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.

  • Price per credit hour for Minnesota residents: $250
  • Cost for one class for Minnesota residents (3 credit hours): $750
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $537
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $1,611
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $2,148

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Minnesota State University Mankato for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $6,429 In State / $12,861 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.7% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $6,263 In State / $12,508 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.5% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $6,050 In State / $12,112 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.6% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $5,840 In State / $11,668 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.1% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $5,402 In State / $10,750 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.2% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $5,088 In State / $9,998 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 12.9% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $4,506 In State / $8,775 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.2% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $3,981 In State / $7,691 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $3,619 In State / $7,037 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 12.8% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $3,208 In State / $6,232 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.1% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $2,996 In State / $5,796 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.1% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $2,907 In State / $5,707 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -2.5% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $2,983 In State / $6,170 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.9% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $2,898 In State / $6,006 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.5% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $2,720 In State / $5,650 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.3% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $2,582 In State / $5,208 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $2,436 In State / $4,728 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.9% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $2,322 In State / $4,312 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.8% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $2,115 In State / $3,755 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $1,976 In State / $3,224 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.9% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $1,884 In State / $2,966 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.2% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $1,774 In State / $2,710 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.5% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $1,730 In State / $2,640 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.8% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $1,700 In State / $2,590 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Minnesota State University Mankato ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $15,799. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 146 $63,196
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 115 $63,196
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 57 $63,196
4 year cost
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 56 $63,196
4 year cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 48 $31,598
2 year cost
Community Health and Preventive Medicine Bachelor's Degree 36 $63,196
4 year cost
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 35 $63,196
4 year cost
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 35 $63,196
4 year cost
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 34 $63,196
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 33 $63,196
4 year cost
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation Bachelor's Degree 31 $63,196
4 year cost
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 27 $63,196
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 20 $63,196
4 year cost
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 18 $63,196
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 18 $63,196
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 17 $63,196
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 15 $63,196
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 14 $63,196
4 year cost
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 14 $63,196
4 year cost
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 13 $63,196
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $63,196
4 year cost
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 $63,196
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 10 $63,196
4 year cost
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 $63,196
4 year cost
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Bachelor's Degree 10 $63,196
4 year cost
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 10 $63,196
4 year cost
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 9 $63,196
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 9 $63,196
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 8 $63,196
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 8 $63,196
4 year cost
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 $63,196
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $63,196
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $63,196
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $63,196
4 year cost
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $63,196
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $63,196
4 year cost
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 $63,196
4 year cost
Computer Software Engineering Bachelor's Degree 6 $63,196
4 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 5 $63,196
4 year cost
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 $63,196
4 year cost
Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 5 $63,196
4 year cost
Criminal Justice/Police Science Bachelor's Degree 5 $63,196
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $63,196
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 5 $63,196
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $63,196
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $63,196
4 year cost
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 4 $63,196
4 year cost
Urban Studies/Affairs Bachelor's Degree 4 $63,196
4 year cost
General Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $63,196
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $63,196
4 year cost
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 $63,196
4 year cost
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 $63,196
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $63,196
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $63,196
4 year cost
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 3 $63,196
4 year cost
Ethnic Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $63,196
4 year cost
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 2 $63,196
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 2 $63,196
4 year cost
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 2 $63,196
4 year cost
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $63,196
4 year cost
Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree 2 $63,196
4 year cost
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 $63,196
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 2 $63,196
4 year cost
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations Bachelor's Degree 2 $63,196
4 year cost
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 2 $63,196
4 year cost
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Bachelor's Degree 2 $63,196
4 year cost
American Indian/Native American Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Cognitive Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Chemistry Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
French Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
German Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Physics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Corrections Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Music Management Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Food Technology and Processing Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Scandinavian Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 $63,196
4 year cost

About Minnesota State University Mankato

Minnesota State University Mankato is a four year public college located in Mankato, Minnesota.  Full time enrollment is 12,379 and part time is 3,270.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 9,074 applicants. 6,002 were admitted and 2,310 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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  • South Rd and Ellis Ave
  • Mankato, Minnesota
  • 56001

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