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Minnesota State University, Mankato


  • [Minnesota State University, Mankato is a medium size Carnegie Master's L institution with more than 130 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate programs including master's, specialist, and applied doctoral programs.] Since 1868, when the Mankato Normal School was founded and its first 27 students enrolled in classes, this has been an institution where big ideas meet real-world thinking. The school became Mankato State Teachers College in 1921, Mankato State College in 1957 and Mankato State University in 1975. In 1998, it took the name that stands today--Minnesota State University, Mankato. Although our first graduates earned one- or two-year degrees to become teachers, the University has been granting four-year degrees in a growing number of disciplines since 1927. The first master's degrees were awarded in 1954, and the first doctorate was conferred in 2009. Minnesota State Mankato is led by Dr. Richard Davenport, who became the 12th president of the University on July 1, 2002. President Davenport and the faculty, students and staff are committed to solving problems, finding solutions and making life better for people throughout our state, our region and our global society.

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        • Affiliation Address: Minnesota State University, Mankato , Mankato , MN 56001
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        • City: Mankato
        • State: MN
        • Post Code: 56001
        • Source: Minnesota State University, Mankato home page, viewed November 30, 2012
        • Source: http://www.mnsu.edu
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        • Source: College and University Websites, viewed November 30, 2012
        • Source: http://www.mnscu.edu/governance/campuses/index.html
        • Organization: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
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    • [Minnesota State University, Mankato is a medium size Carnegie Master's L institution with more than 130 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate programs including master's, specialist, and applied doctoral programs.] Since 1868, when the Mankato Normal School was founded and its first 27 students enrolled in classes, this has been an institution where big ideas meet real-world thinking. The school became Mankato State Teachers College in 1921, Mankato State College in 1957 and Mankato State University in 1975. In 1998, it took the name that stands today--Minnesota State University, Mankato. Although our first graduates earned one- or two-year degrees to become teachers, the University has been granting four-year degrees in a growing number of disciplines since 1927. The first master's degrees were awarded in 1954, and the first doctorate was conferred in 2009. Minnesota State Mankato is led by Dr. Richard Davenport, who became the 12th president of the University on July 1, 2002. President Davenport and the faculty, students and staff are committed to solving problems, finding solutions and making life better for people throughout our state, our region and our global society.
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