MARSHALL — U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Southwest Minnesota State University among the top 15 in the nation for low tuition and fees for students from out of state. SMSU was one of three universities from the Midwest on the list. 

“We are proud of the fact that we are among the top 15 most affordable colleges for out-of-state tuition,” said SMSU President Kumara Jayasuriya. “When you combine our affordability with our excellent education and exceptional on-campus experience, I would argue that our value is second-to-none.” 

SMSU offers over 50 majors, 5 associates, and 5 graduate degrees. In addition, 99% of SMSU graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of completing their degree. 

The Top 15 (out-of-state tuition fees): 

15. Southwest Minnesota State University ($9,758)

14. Jackson State University ($9,445)

13. Nicholls State University ($9,039)

12. Bismarck State College ($8,776)

11. Delta State University ($8,605)

10. Alcorn State University ($8,549)

9.  St. Petersburg College ($8,513)

8.  Minot State University ($8,508)

7.  Western Carolina University ($8,543)

6.  West Liberty University ($8,150)

5.  Elizabeth City State University ($8,047)

4.  Oklahoma Panhandle State University ($7,961)

3.  Mississippi University for Women ($7,866)

2.  University of North Carolina-Pembroke ($7,496)

1.  Mississippi Valley State University ($7,334)