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93 Schools in Minnesota Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Academy College

    Minneapolis, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $20,002
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    256
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Adler Graduate School

    Richfield, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    23 (1991)
    Student Population
    494
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Alexandria Technical & Community College

    Alexandria, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,378
    Years Accredited
    34 (1980)
    Student Population
    4,095
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Anoka Technical College

    Anoka, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,590
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    3,366
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Anoka-Ramsey Community College

    Coon Rapids, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $4,987
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    12,256
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Argosy University-Twin Cities

    Eagan, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,685
    Years Accredited
    3 (2011)
    Student Population
    2,726
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Augsburg College

    Minneapolis, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,942
    Years Accredited
    61 (1954)
    Student Population
    4,613
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Bemidji State University

    Bemidji, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,107
    Years Accredited
    72 (1943)
    Student Population
    6,645
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Bethel Seminary-St. Paul

    Saint Paul, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    744
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Bethel University

    Saint Paul, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $30,840
    Years Accredited
    56 (1959)
    Student Population
    5,372
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Brown College-Brooklyn Center

    Brooklyn Center, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,899
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    389
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Brown College-Mendota Heights

    Mendota Heights, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,828
    Years Accredited
    3 (2011)
    Student Population
    1,021
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Capella University

    Minneapolis, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,952
    Years Accredited
    17 (1997)
    Student Population
    56,009
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Central Lakes College-Brainerd

    Brainerd, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,393
    Years Accredited
    26 (1988)
    Student Population
    6,253
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Century College

    White Bear Lake, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,357
    Years Accredited
    18 (1996)
    Student Population
    14,968
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Concordia College at Moorhead

    Moorhead, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $30,860
    Years Accredited
    88 (1927)
    Student Population
    2,860
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Concordia University-Saint Paul

    Saint Paul, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $29,700
    Years Accredited
    56 (1959)
    Student Population
    3,741
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Crossroads College

    Rochester, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,280
    Years Accredited
    67 (1948)
    Student Population
    188
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Crown College

    Saint Bonifacius, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,100
    Years Accredited
    34 (1980)
    Student Population
    1,343
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Dakota County Technical College

    Rosemount, MN
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,693
    Years Accredited
    18 (1996)
    Student Population
    5,665
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
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College Costs

College costs in Minnesota have risen steadily over the last few years, but at a lower rate than much of the rest of the country. For instance, while the average cost of a four-year public school in the U.S. rose 42% between 2006 and 2011, tuition costs for the same type of school in Minnesota only rose by 32.6%. Students attending public 2-year schools had it even better, since Minnesota was one of only nine states with a less than 4% tuition increase per year over the same time period. The University of Minnesota, the state's biggest school, saw a 65% increase in its tuition from 2002-2012. Some of the reasons given for that significant increase are expanded spending on non-classroom-related costs over the last decade, as well as the University's decision to hire numerous additional faculty and staff members.

College Enrollment

Enrollment at public universities in Minnesota in the recent past has been fairly consistent with national averages: between 2005 and 2010, enrollment across the U.S. increased by 16.3%, while Minnesota's enrollment increased by 14.7%. Both the state and country saw a 2.2% enrollment increase between 2009 and 2010. However, recent years suggest a dip in Minnesota's enrollment rates. While an upward enrollment trend carried into 2011, enrollment rates dropped in 2012 and 2013, leaving the state with enrollment at approximately its 2008 level.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Minnesota College Savings Plan: The state 529 plan allows students and families to invest in college years before the money is needed. This plan includes tax benefits and is administered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • GetReady!: Touted as an "early intervention and college awareness program," this state- and federally-funded Minnesota organization works with fourth through tenth grade students to increase the students' chances of attending a college or university. The organization works especially with demographic groups that are underrepresented in higher education.
    • National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth: This national nonprofit is based in Minneapolis, MN, and it aims to educate children who find themselves without a home. Through advocacy, a large volunteer network, and the provision of social services, NAEHCY works to provide education to all and help homeless children move through school and on to postsecondary institutions.
    • NorthStar Education Finance: This St. Paul nonprofit helps students looking to attend college or university manage their finances. It provides loan and payment resources, as well as advice on affording postsecondary education.
  4. Higher Education News

    • Minnesota Public News, Education: The state's highly respected public news organization includes a print and listening section devoted to education, both K-12 and postsecondary.
    • Education Week Minnesota: A national publication, this well-known magazine includes a state-specific filter, providing an abundance of higher education news from Minnesota.
    • Minnesota Office of Higher Education News and Events: The state office in charge of postsecondary education curates a list of recent news related to colleges and universities in Minnesota.

Higher Education in Minnesota

Minnesota Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 62% Minnesota
      Graduation Rate
    • 22.8 ACT Minnesota
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Minnesota

  • MN US
    Public 2-Year
  • MN US
    Public 4-Year
  • MN US
    Private 4-year

Minnesota Institutions

  • MN US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • MN US
    Public
    Institutions
  • MN US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • MN US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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