Southwest Minnesota State University

Category: Small public | State: MN

About Southwest Minnesota State University

Southwest Minnesota State University is a liberal arts institution located in Marshall, Minnesota, a vibrant community of 13,500 named one of Amercia's best small towns. SMSU offers 50 majors, 48 minors and four master's degrees. SMSU has been honored for its affordability, and its overall return on investment. The University has a large, tworoom Veterans Resource Center, and SMSU was named a Yellow Ribbon Business two years ago. Our veterans service officer is ready to assist veterans and their families.

Military Friendly Ratings

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Military Student Support & Retention

Why you should attend?

Southwest Minnesota State University is proud of its Military Friendly School status. The University was also recently named a Yellow Ribbon Business. At SMSU, a veteran's service officer is committed to helping veterans and their families transition to college life. The VSO also works with current students who are being deployed. Our Veterans Resource Center offers veterans a place to go and study, hang out and visit with other veterans. Our faculty and staff are committed to our veterans. Visit:

Why we are a great choice for military spouses?

Our school has instituted policies to address the concerns and needs of military spouses and their families. We've constructed our admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs to help alleviate the difficulties faced by military spouses. Our flexible learning options and degree continuation programs are designed to accommodate deployments and relocation.


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