Mankato, Minnesota (MN) Colleges and Universities

There are nine schools within a 50-mile radius of Mankato, Minnesota. Discover information pertaining to some of these institutions, including graduation rates and costs, to find the school for you.

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Learn about schools in and near Mankato, Minnesota. Gain valuable knowledge about their student populations, net prices, and graduation rates, based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Mankato, Minnesota

There are at least two schools located directly downtown. At least two more colleges can be found within a 13-mile radius. For those seeking to study in or near Mankato, consider the following institutions:

  • Bethany Lutheran College (located downtown)
  • Minnesota State University - Mankato (located downtown)
  • South Central College (located 1.9 miles from downtown)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (located 12.1 miles from downtown)
  • Carleton College (located 45 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools near Mankato, Minnesota

Four of the aforementioned closest schools are also four of the five most populous institutions in the area. Five institutions had 2,000 students or more in 2015. If you are interested in studying alongside many colleagues, look into these schools:

  • Minnesota State University - Mankato (15,313 students; 13,269 undergraduates)
  • St Olaf College (3,046 students, all undergraduates)
  • South Central College (2,960 students, all undergraduates)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (2,379 students, all undergraduates)
  • Carleton College (2,014 students, all undergraduates)

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Lowest Net Prices

The NCES calculates net costs by taking the total program cost for full-time undergraduates and subtracting their average financial aid. The three lowest net prices in 2014-2015 were found at schools within two miles of downtown. Two of those institutions are colleges.

  • South Central College ($10,807)
  • Minnesota State University - Mankato ($13,515)
  • Bethany Lutheran College ($17,066)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College ($23,552)
  • St Olaf College ($26,183)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES determines graduation rates by counting the amount of full-time undergraduates who complete their program within 150% of the usual time frame. Three schools had rates exceeding 80% in 2015. One of them is less than 13 miles from downtown.

  • Carleton College (95% graduation rate)
  • St Olaf College (87% graduation rate)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (82% graduation rate)
  • Minnesota State University - Mankato (49% graduation rate)
  • Bethany Lutheran College (49% graduation rate)

If you are interested in studying in or near Mankato, Minnesota, there are multiple schools to consider if you value strong graduation rates, large student populations, and low costs.

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