Minnesota Mankato State Ranks 9th Nationally in 2022 International Student Population


November 18, 2022 | Highlighted

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato moved up 3 spots and ranks 9e nationwide in the international student population among master’s institutions, according to the annual “Open Doors Report” released Monday by the Institute of International Education.

The ranking, which reflects data from the 2021-22 academic year, lists Minnesota Mankato State as having 1,751 international students in the fall 2021 semester – the most ever by the University in the report. annual Open Doors.

The No. 9 national ranking—the highest ever recorded by the State of Minnesota—is three spots higher than the University’s previous ranking (12e in 2018, 2020 and 2021).

“We are proud to have reached the 9th national rank in international student population,” said university president Edward Inch. “An important part of our growth in international student numbers is community support, as evidenced by the large turnout for the Mankato Area’s annual International Festival on campus last Sunday. We thank everyone who attended this event. The festival is an important part of Minnesota Mankato State’s commitment to promoting global solutions and fostering global citizenship, and community support will help our international student enrollment continue to grow.

The International Student Population Ranking is available online here by selecting “Master’s Colleges & Universities” from the drop-down menu on the web page graph.

As of fall 2021, Minnesota Mankato State had international students from 96 different countries, with most students from Ethiopia, Nepal, and the Republic of Korea. Lists of countries represented by international students at Minnesota State Mankato can be found here: https://www.mnsu.edu/academics/global-education/centers-of-global-education/international-student-services/about-us /population -statistics/

Minnesota State Mankato has steadily climbed the Open Doors Report rankings since 2012, when the University ranked 38e nationally in the international student population. Minnesota State’s Mankato ranked 34e in 2013, 31st in 2014, 29e in 2015, tied for 23rd in 2016, 16e in 2017, 12e in 2018, 14e in 2019, 12e in 2020 and 12e in 2021.

Minnesota Mankato State’s international student population in recent Open Doors reports was 1,121 in the 2021 report; 1,554 in 2020; 1,583 in 2019; 1,614 in 2018; 1,374 in 2017; 1,281 in 2016; 1,228 in 2015; 1,044 in 2014; 885 in 2013; and 770 in 2012. (Note: Numbers used in each report are from the previous fall. For example, November 2022 report reflects data from fall 2021.)

Minnesota Mankato State’s international student population and their families had a positive economic impact, contributing $41.5 million that supported 191 jobs in the local economy, according to a 2021 NAFSA report available here:

Global Education at Minnesota State Mankato includes the Dean’s Office and the university’s three Global Education Centers: the Center for Global Engagement, the Kearney International Center, and the Center for English Language Programs.

More information about Global Education at Minnesota State Mankato can be found here: https://www.mnsu.edu/globaled/

Those with additional questions about enrolling international students at Minnesota State Mankato can contact Acting Vice President and Dean of Global Education Anne Dahlman via email at [email protected].

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,482 students, is part of the Minnesota State System, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.

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