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Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university located in Marshall, Minnesota. We offer a high-quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally.

Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich “Southwest Experience,” which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs.

We invite you to visit SMSU and to experience for yourself all that it has to offer. SMSU truly is where you belong!

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Undergraduate Research Conference

Undergraduate Research Conference

The purpose of the Annual SMSU Undergraduate Research Conference is to highlight the original work done by SMSU undergraduate students at a one-day conference to be held annually at the SMSU campus. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Graduate Program Call-In Sessions

Graduate Program Call-In Sessions

Mark your calendar!  We will be hosting informational CALL-IN sessions. Find out when and rsvp today!

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Mustang Promise

Mustang Promise

SMSU sets itself apart from other colleges with our Mustang Promise. We’re so confident in the relevance, quality, and value of our students’ education that we guarantee they will find a job within six months of graduation.

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EVENTS

A Day At SMSU

November 23, 2019

President's Holiday Social

November 25, 2019

Mustang Pep Band "In Concert"

November 25, 2019

SOUTHWEST STORIES

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Background - Kayleigh Karppinen
Kayleigh Karppinen

Kayleigh Karppinen

'08 Alum

Sociology

"Graduating from SMSU means that I have a face to go with the names of most of my classmates. I also learned that leaving a good impression on others can have a long-lasting impact."

Location

Minnetonka, MN

Occupation

Human Resource Generalist, Opportunity Partners

Background - Andrea Kopfmann
Andrea Kopfmann

Andrea Kopfmann

'07 Alum

Speech Communications: Radio/TV

"I learned to work toward deadlines and honed my organizational and professional skills. Many of my SMSU friends are still a part of my life. I had a blast at SMSU; it really fit my personality."

Location

St. Paul, MN

Occupation

Director of Campaigns & Partnerships, Give MN

Background - Michael Walker
Michael Walker

Michael Walker

'98 Alum

Physical Education: Teaching

"My SMSU professors were committed to my success and went the extra mile to ensure I was taking care of business. Athletic participation in basketball also helped me develop dedication, determination, and drive – qualities that transfer to the workplace."

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Occupation

Director, Office of Black Male Student Achievement, Minneapolis Public Schools

SMSU Today

THE SOURCE FOR CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS!

SMSU Today is the source for University feature stories, news, announcements, and events on campus. Follow @SMSUToday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for information on the go.

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Students

LATEST NEWS

SMSU Ranked 6th Nationally in ‘30 Lowest Out-of-State Tuition Colleges and Universities’

Published: 11-21-2019

Southwest Minnesota State University is ranked 6th nationally in the "30 Lowest Out-of-State Tuition Colleges and Universities" for 2020 by Online-...

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President Kumara Jayasuriya

New Scholarship Program Announced by SMSU

Published: 11-07-2019

A new scholarship program created for high school students in southwest Minnesota has been announced by Southwest Minnesota State University. The P...

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Student Body President Muna Mohamed

Meet Student Body President Muna Mohamed

Published: 11-06-2019

Muna Mohamed, the SMSU student body president, feels  her diverse background was an influence in her decision to pursue the position at the en...

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MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Crystal Watts, left, and Melissa Scholten (courtesty of Marshall Independent)

Mustang Market Helping Meet Student Food, Hygiene Needs

Published 10-24-2019

Mustang Market - an on-campus food shelf that distributes non-perishable food and personal hygiene items - has proven to be popular with Southwest Minnesota State University students. The Mustang Market grew out of a student survey in 2017 from the Center for Civic&Community Engagement. The s...

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