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34th Nationally in International Student Population
Minnesota State Mankato moves up four spots in national rankings.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 11-22-2013
Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato has moved up from a ranking of 38th to 34th nationally among master’s institutions in international student population, according to an annual “Open Doors Report” recently released by the Institute of International Education.
The report listed Minnesota State Mankato as having 885 international students, up from 770 in the 2012 report. (Note: Figures used in the November 2013 report are from fall 2012 enrollment data.) The rankings are available here.
Minnesota State Mankato’s international student enrollment has been on the rise in the last eight years with a 72% increase between the 2005 and 2012 fall terms.
The increase in international students has made a positive impact on the local economy.
According to the Open Doors and The Association for International Educators analysis, Minnesota State Mankato international students and their families contributed $19.2 million to the local economy during the 2012-13 year, up $3 million from the same report issued one year ago. The report is available here.
The University’s enrollment goals include increasing overall student enrollment from its current 15,409 to 17,000 and increasing international student enrollment is a critical part of that goal, according to Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management David Jones.
In 2013, Minnesota State Mankato has international students from 90 different nations, with the most students coming from Saudi Arabia, Nepal and South Korea.
The University has been selected to receive U.S. Department of State-funded students by organizations like the Institute for International Education, The International Research and Exchange Board, and World Learning, which send students via the William Fulbright, and Thomas Jefferson scholarships, the Global Undergraduate Exchange Programs In Eurasia, Central Asia, Pakistan, East Asia and the Pacific, Serbia and Montenegro, in addition to the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. Currently there are 21 students on these programs at Minnesota State Mankato.
A list of countries represented by international students at Minnesota State Mankato is available here.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.