The Minnesota State system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota and the fifth largest system of colleges and universities in the United States. The system includes 31 institutions (24 technical and community colleges and seven state universities) spanning 54 campuses across 47 Minnesota communities serving more than 430,000 students annually.
Minnesota State colleges and universities offer 470 programs and 16,400 courses partially or fully online. Minnesota State colleges and universities also deliver 16,000 customized training, occupational and professional classes to businesses and other employers, serving 120,000 workers each year.
South Central College is a Minnesota Community and Technical College with campuses in North Mankato and Faribault. South Central offers a variety of educational opportunities including: Associate of Arts, Associates of Applied Science, Associates in Science, diplomas and certificates.
South Central College is leading the way in business partnership for gainful employment, manufacturing, and applied research. South Central College has an excellent Center of Business and Industry that provides credit and non-credit continuing education and training for businesses, non-profits and government agencies.
Minnesota West is a comprehensive community and technical college with five campuses in Minnesota: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone and Worthington. Minnesota West also has centers in Fairmont, Luverne, Marshall and Redwood Falls.
Students at Minnesota West have the opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree, diploma or certificate in over 60 disciplines.
Southwest Minnesota State University is located in Marshall, MN. On July 1, 2014, SMSU permanently established the School of Agriculture. The School of Agriculture is a part of SMSU's College of Business, Education and Professional Studies.
Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU has grown into a university of choice with high national rankings, producing scholars who become the leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs of the future. Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich "Southwest Experience," which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs.
Riverland Community College has campuses in Albert Lea, Austin, and Owatonna. Riverland now six new agricultural programs including Precision Agriculture, Food Science, Food Science Technology, Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology, and Agribusiness. These programs join Riverland’s established Farm Business Management program, one of the college’s most popular programs.
Riverland Community College is dedicated to our students, our mission, and our communities.