About the University

Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. Find Us

Academic Excellence

The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.


Cutting-edge Research

A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.


Proud Community

Visit our scenic campus. Talk with our alumni. Explore our areas of study. See the promise and pride of a historic university where big ideas and real-world thinking equip and inspire students to make positive change in our world.


Fast Facts

From its founding in 1868 as Mankato Normal School, serving 27 students, this has been an institution where big ideas meet real-world thinking. Learn about the people, place, leadership and more at a glance.

Office of the President

Richard Davenport was appointed president of Minnesota State University, Mankato by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on February 22, 2002. He assumed his responsibilities as the University's 12th president on July 1, 2002.

Diversity and Inclusion

We believe that a diverse campus is critical in order for our students, faculty and staff to be engaged and productive members of a global society.


Strategic Partnerships matches the skills, talents and expertise of Minnesota State Mankato’s students, faculty and staff to the needs of business, education and communities. Tell us what you need, and we will find a solution that works for you—opportunities to put big ideas to real-world use.

Maps and Directions

University and area maps of the Minnesota State Mankato campus.


The official USPS address to Minnesota State University, Mankato. A list of additional contact information to offices, colleges and departments of the University.


A list of University directories and popular search areas.

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