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Minnesota State Mankato Ranked Among 'Best Value' Colleges in State ranks Minnesota State Mankato the second-best value among four-year public colleges and universities in Minnesota.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 12-16-2015

Mankato, Minn. -- The website has ranked Minnesota State University, Mankato the second-best value college among four-year public colleges and universities in the state of Minnesota and third-best value college among all four-year college and universities in the state.

To view the complete Minnesota rankings, click here.

According to, the rankings were created using National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator and PayScale data to identify the schools based on graduation rate, net price, acceptance rate and a 20-year net return on investment.

Jamie Agamalian, manager of online communications for, wrote that Best Value Schools helps students find schools and degree programs that can provide the most available financial aid assistance, the greatest support and service, the highest return on investment and the best overall value.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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