Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Big Ideas. Real-world thinking.

    Minnesota State Mankato Professor Steve Druschel has a big idea—make winter roads safer in Minnesota.

  • Big Ideas. Real-world thinking.

    Graduate student Maria Carillo-Perez has a big idea—become a city manager to help improve other people's lives.

  • 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.

  • Dream Closet

    Dreaming Big

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

  • 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

2016 Homecoming Week Begins Monday, Oct. 3

Homecoming Week is a campus tradition that began in 1928.

Grant Will Bring Somali Musical Artists to Campus

Cultural grant from Association of Performing Arts Presenters intended to increase understanding of Muslim culture through music, arts.

Common Read Program Inspires Communal Art

Julie Otsuka's "When the Emperor was Divine," is this year's Common Read book.

Sept. 19-Oct. 10: Melissa Oresky's 'Foliage' Exhibit

Exhibit is in Conkling Gallery. Artist's lecture is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10.

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.