Minnesota State University – Mankato (Minnesota State, MSU or MNSU) is a public comprehensive university located in Mankato, Minnesota
Minnesota State University – Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is the second largest public university in the state. Students are served by 600 full-time faculty members creating a 28:1 student to faculty ratio. Minnesota State offers 158 undergraduate programs of study, 82 graduate programs. The university also operates two satellite campuses, one in the Twin Cities suburb of Edina and the other inOwatonna. It is noted as the first institution in the United States to offer a Master of Fine Arts degree in Forensics.
It also confers master’s degrees in these areas, and is the first institution in the United States to offer a Master of Fine Arts degree in Forensics. Doctorates are offered in nursing practice, education, and psychology.
The university is accredited by 25 national accrediting agencies, including the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Minnesota State University also has an online learning program with undergraduate and graduate programs of study that can be completed fully online. The university’s online program ranked 13th in the United States among online university programs on Guide to Online Schools’ 2013 Online College Rankings.