About the University

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

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.

Maps and Transportation

Way-finding information including university area maps, contact information, and university directories.

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.

Student Success

Providing leadership and direction for cross-divisional integration of student retention, completion and success initiatives through the development of action analytics and deployment of insights to inform student intervention strategies.