Minnesota State University

Women's WCLA Contact: Abby Germundson
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4,828 Undergrads / 5,860 Students
4 / 10
$16,589 Net Price
5 / 10
65% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Midsize

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
34% / 53%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Fargo North Dakota Area
  • St. Cloud Minnesota Area
  • Bismarck North Dakota Area
  • Grand Forks North Dakota Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Sioux Falls South Dakota Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Duluth Minnesota Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
Where Grads Work
  • Microsoft
  • Sanford Health
  • Wells Fargo
  • Target
  • U.S. Bank
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • University of Minnesota
  • North Dakota State University
  • Cargill
  • Best Buy
  • Eide Bailly LLP
  • MSUM
  • Border States
  • Noridian Mutual Insurance
  • State of Minnesota
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Media and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Arts and Design
  • Marketing
  • Support
  • Healthcare Services
  • Administrative
  • Community and Social Services
  • Consulting
  • Program and Project Management
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Critical Reading
420 - 540
420 - 550
990 - 1190
18 - 25
18 - 24
19 - 24

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.


This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 3,963 1,758 2,205
% Admitted 65% 58% 71%
% Admits That Enroll 30% 31% 30%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.17
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Education (18%)
Business (17%)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (12%)
Visual & Performing Arts (8%)
Elementary Education and Teaching (7%)
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (7%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
Social Work (5%)
Human Services, General (5%)
Business Administration and Management, General (5%)
Communication & Journalism (4%)
Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
Psychology, General (4%)
Psychology (4%)
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (3%)
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist (3%)
Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (3%)
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Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$8,954 $15,250
Books & Supplies$1,000 $1,000
Cost of Living$9,560 $9,560
Personal Expenses$3,486 $3,486
Sticker Price$23,000 $27,596

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

93% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship78%$4,894
Federal Grants29%$4,796
Pell Grants29%$4,447
Other Federal12%$817
State & Local Grants33%$3,048
Institutional Grants63%$2,201
Student Loans70%$9,181
Federal Loans68%$5,290
Other Loans29%$9,571

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $24.5 Million $4,181

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $22,579.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $17,225 $240

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.5%

Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 3,018 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $40,600

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 5.73 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 34% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 1 1
Fondling 1 1
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault - -
Burglary 3 3
Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
Arson 1 1

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with other professional programs
Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, medium, primarily residential

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