For more than 140 years, the people of Minnesota State Mankato have been pairing bold aspirations with practical applications that have the power to change the world. That tradition of big ideas and real-world thinking continues to be carried out by current students and faculty, who are working to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, improve the sustainability of construction methods, and explore new artistic techniques, for example.
Such projects illustrate Minnesota State Mankato’s commitment to transforming the typical college experience into one that is more meaningful and more connected to the rest of the world. So do the achievements of our illustrious alumni, who have helped bring Minnesota and Mankato national recognition.
Minnesota State Mankato is proud of its impact—locally, nationally and around of the world. The University remains committed to tackling the challenges facing our world and developing solutions that can make a real difference in the lives of real people. That is our heritage, and it will be our future as well.
Whatever it is, Minnesota State Mankato is the right place to develop it. Whether you are currently enrolled or thinking about applying, we can help you get started thinking about what your big ideas are and how they might change the world. We encourage alumni as well as faculty and staff to get involved as well, perhaps by sharing your ideas or your time as a mentor to a younger student. It's never too early—or too late—to start your real-world thinking at Minnesota State Mankato.