Tuition and Cost to Attend Minnesota State University Mankato

Annual Total Cost

The total list price for in-state Minnesota residents to go to Minnesota State University Mankato is $15,510 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Minnesota residence can expect a one year cost of $22,989.

Undergraduate Tuition

Minnesota State University Mankato tuition is $6,667 per year for in-state residents. This is 7% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $6,256. The cost is $12,238 and 65% cheaper than the average Minnesota tuition of $18,905 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 3rd in Minnesota amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 66th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $14,146 which represents a 112% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $890 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $7,557.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $7,053 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Mankato should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $900.

Costs and Tuition for Minnesota State University Mankato
Expenditure Price
Minnesota Resident Total Cost $15,510
   In-State Tuition$6,667
   Other Fees$890
   Room and Board$7,053
   Books and Supplies$900
Non-Resident Total Cost $22,989
   Out-of-State Tuition$14,146
   Other Fees$890
   Room and Board$7,053
   Books and Supplies$900

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $15,510 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

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 $12,526* for the 2011/2012 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

47% of Minnesota State University Mankato students received grant aid in 2010/2011. The average total aid amount was $4,377. 30 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $3,650. 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).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Minnesota State University Mankato
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,526*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid47%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,377
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants30%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,650

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

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 reported for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$9,890
$30,001 to $48,000$11,163
$48,001 to $75,000$13,839
$75,001 to $110,000$16,272
$110,000+$16,619

Average Financial Aid Mix - $15,510 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $15,510. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

28%
42%
30%

Grants and Scholarships

 28% - $4,377

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.

Federal Loans

 42% - $6,537

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 30% -  $4,596

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 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.


Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Minnesota State University Mankato
South Dakota State University37.5% less expensive
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point5.5% less expensive
University of Nebraska at Omaha22.3% less expensive
Bemidji State University7.2% more expensive
North Dakota State University Main Campus5% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

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.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

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 $62,040 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 $77,550 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 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.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

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$3,334
Minnesota Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,755
Non-Minnesota Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,073
Non-Minnesota Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,494

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a 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. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Minnesota State University Mankato
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



Student Loans and Debt

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. 62% of Minnesota State University Mankato students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,537. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $29,587.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

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 $57,985.92. 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 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 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.

Minnesota State University Mankato Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$483.22
Amount Borrowed$46,280.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$11,705.92
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$57,985.92

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

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 $57,985.92 would be needed to afford a $483.22 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.

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 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 $62,040.00. 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.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$21,330$85,319
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$27,223$108,892
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $34,744$138,976
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $40,221$160,883

Tuition History

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.

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

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

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 28% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 115 27% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 57 28% cheaper
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 56 31% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 48 14% costlier
Community Health and Preventive Medicine Bachelor's Degree 36 25% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 35 28% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 35 40% cheaper
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 34 29% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 33 31% cheaper
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation Bachelor's Degree 31 22% cheaper
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 27 25% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 20 39% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 18 38% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 18 26% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 17 39% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 15 39% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 14 40% cheaper
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 14 30% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 13 28% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 12 29% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 29% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 26% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 10 32% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 10 29% cheaper
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Bachelor's Degree 10 31% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 9 38% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 9 38% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 27% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 8 44% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 8 30% cheaper
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 7 43% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 7 25% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 7 37% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 7 36% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 6 37% cheaper
Computer Software Engineering Bachelor's Degree 6 33% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 32% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 5 34% cheaper
Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 5 44% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 5 47% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 5 35% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 5 35% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Bachelor's Degree 5 24% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 5 39% cheaper
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 32% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 4 37% cheaper
Urban Studies/Affairs Bachelor's Degree 4 45% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 42% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 3 17% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 41% cheaper
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 28% cheaper
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 23% cheaper
Ethnic Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 46% cheaper
General Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 46% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 3 37% cheaper
Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree 2 31% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 2 30% cheaper
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 2 19% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 2 37% cheaper
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations Bachelor's Degree 2 24% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 19% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 2 39% cheaper
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Bachelor's Degree 2 20% cheaper
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 2 22% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 32% cheaper
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Food Technology and Processing Bachelor's Degree 1 27% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 38% cheaper
German Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 31% cheaper
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 1 50% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Bachelor's Degree 1 31% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 32% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 20% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 1 34% cheaper
Scandinavian Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 41% cheaper
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 1 45% cheaper
American Indian/Native American Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 29% cheaper
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Corrections Bachelor's Degree 1 17% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 44% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 1 42% cheaper
French Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 1 42% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 37% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Physics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 29% cheaper
Cognitive Science Bachelor's Degree 1 52% cheaper
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 20% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 1 38% cheaper
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree 1 18% cheaper
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 24% cheaper
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 45% cheaper
Chemistry Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Music Management Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 43% cheaper

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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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