Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • David Backes

    Change of Plans

    David Backes may not be following his original big idea—but the professional hockey player and animal lover is still having a real-world impact.

  • Big Ideas. Real-world thinking.

    Mara Soupir has a big idea: fight malnutrition with better access to fresh, high quality food.

  • Dream Closet

    Dreaming Big

    How Kylen Feltes '15 turned a bag of discarded clothes into a big idea to serve the community.

  • Big Ideas. Real-world thinking.

    Dr. Ron Schirmer has a big idea: bring together data from Minnesota's archaeological sites in one virtual place.

  • Emily Javens

    Like a River

    Emily Javens ’96, ’01, ’03 uses her engineering degree to help clean rivers and streams.

Big ideas. Real-world thinking.

At Minnesota State Mankato, your big ideas will become reality. We are here to help you transform your life, and the world.

Visit Campus

Visit Campus

Come see our fabulous fountain, hear the Bell Tower chime and meet the friendly people on our beautiful campus.

Quality Academics

Quality Academics

We offer comprehensive support services, more than 130 programs and a variety of opportunities to excel in and out of the classroom.

Flexible Learning

Flexible Learning

Our online and Twin Cities-based programs allow students to advance their careers, complete a degree or build new skill sets from anywhere.

News & Events

Jan. 28-Feb. 7: Theatre Season Continues with 'Antigone'

Production of Sophocles' play include both evening and matinee performances.

Feb. 9: The Barley Jacks in Concert

Minnesota-based inventive bluegrass and roots music quartet to perform in Halling Recital Hall.

Feb. 11: Good Thunder Reading Series Hosting Poet, Essayist and Literary Critic Stephen Burt

Events include workshop, talk on craft, reading and book signing.

Professor Gwen Westerman Translating 19th-Century Letters of Dakota

Project funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant involves Dakota letters from 1838-1878.

Student-athletes are able to thrive both academically and athletically at Minnesota State Mankato.

Strategic Partnerships creates opportunities to put the big ideas of our students, faculty and staff to real-world use.

The diversity of our students, faculty and staff enriches the college experience for everyone at Minnesota State Mankato.

Giving to Minnesota State Mankato has a real-world impact on students: It transforms their lives by supporting them as they pursue their big ideas.