Greater Mankato has a strong and responsive education system. From pre-school to college and beyond, learning is lifelong in Greater Mankato.
The region’s K-12 schools are among the best in the nation, with innovative educators partnering with area businesses and organizations to ensure students are well-prepared to meet the needs of employers and as a result achieve success for themselves. Mankato’s public high schools rank among the top 15-22% in the nation according to US News & World Report. The region is comprised of five colleges & universities, one trade school, more than 20 public schools and nine charter & parochial schools. Mankato is fortunate to have a community that prides itself on education and five higher educational systems that draw people nationally and globally contributing to a diverse culture.