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Master's in Student Affairs and College Counseling Earns Top Ranking

Best Counseling Degrees website ranks Minnesota State Mankato's best among 30 programs ranked.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 7-21-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato was recently ranked first among the top 30 campus-based master’s degree programs in student affairs and college counseling by the Best Counseling Degrees website,

The website stated that “students can be assured that these are the best programs in the field of student affairs and college counseling based on our methodology, including the fact that all programs listed here are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).”

Graduates of Minnesota State Mankato’s master of science in college student affairs degree program, according to the website, “will have a strong understanding of the developmental issues that college students face and how to best meet the needs of this specific population.”

For more information about Minnesota State Mankato’s master of science in college student affairs, please contact Jacqueline Lewis, professor and chair of the program, by phone at 507-389-5657 or by email at

The Department of Counseling and Student Personnel is part of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Education.

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

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