Where you belong!

Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university located in Marshall, Minnesota. We offer a high-quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally.

Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich “Southwest Experience,” which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs.

We invite you to visit SMSU and to experience for yourself all that it has to offer. SMSU truly is where you belong!

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Mustang Days

Mustang Days

Come visit us! This open house event is the perfect opportunity to discover why SMSU is Where You Belong!

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In honor of College Knowledge Month, SMSU will be waiving all application fees for the month of October.

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Admitted Student Day

Admitted Student Day is a special program designed for students who are already admitted to SMSU or still deciding. This is a perfect day to find out more about who we are and what we do.

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EVENTS

Coffee With Coaches

October 23, 2018

All Student Advising Day

October 25, 2018

831-747-2774

October 26, 2018

HLC Visit (Oct. 28-30)

October 28, 2018

SMSU SUCCESS STORIES

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Clare Duwelius

Clare Duwelius

'14 Alum

Master of Business Administration: Leadership

"I feel that the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in Business Administration from SMSU allowed me to chase my dream of finding a sports management career path that has been truly satisfying. I hope to lend guidance and assist with the development of young women and men who also have a vision and belief in their abilities to make a difference in their chosen field, just as I was afforded in my years at SMSU. "

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Occupation

Assistant General Manager – Minnesota Lynx

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Darlene Sparkman

Darlene Sparkman

'05 Alum

Chemistry & Business Administration: Finance

"I have experienced many levels of education, but none filled with more supportive or genuinely caring individuals than SMSU faculty, whose focus was always to make their students successful."

Location

Waco, TX

Occupations

Plastic Surgeon at Baylor Scott & White Health, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery – Texas A&M

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Vaugh Gehle

Vaugh Gehle

'82 Alum

Biology

"When I began graduate school, I was afraid I wouldn’t measure up to my peers, who had graduated from some prestigious colleges and universities. I discovered my SMSU liberal arts education and Biology major coursework made me an intellectual equal to those who had paid much more for their education. SMSU gave me a world-class education at a community college cost."

Location

Marshall, MN

Occupation

Associate Professor of Biology

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LATEST NEWS

President Gores and St. Paul College President Rassoul Dastmozd

Culinology Degree to be Offered at St. Paul College

Published: 10-12-2018

The Culinology degree at Southwest Minnesota State University will be offered at St. Paul College starting in the fall semester, 2019. Having the S...

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Tim Moline

Alumnus Moline, CENTROL Assist With SMSU Research Plot

Published: 10-16-2018

"We make profitability happen" is a promise Tim Moline, CENTROL Certified Crop Advisor and Technical Service Provider, makes to farmers. "The indep...

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Stanwick, Chartwells Strive to Offer Positive Dining Experience

Published: 10-08-2018

Chartwells Dining Services pride themselves in being a place where "hungry minds gather" and where they put students' food needs first. These impor...

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MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Marilee Thomas

Marilee Thomas brings hope to hurricane devastated area

Published 10-16-2018

"Volunteers bring hope," states Marilee Thomas, SMSU administrative assistant in the Dean's Office and American Red Cross volunteer. In her six years as a volunteer, she has had many diverse experiences, including a recent deployment to Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence pounded the area ...

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