Minnesota is one of the best-educated states in the Union, ranking second in the nation (behind only Massachusetts) in the number of working-age residents with an associate degree or higher. One reason for Minnesota’s well-educated population is the number of high quality colleges and universities in the state. From public universities to small private colleges to trade schools offering numerous skills and technologies, students in Minnesota have many options for pursuing higher education. This guide presents an overview of the best colleges in Minnesota, pointers on which might be most affordable, and which might have the best outlook for graduates. Read on for rankings, lists and college planning programs about Minnesota colleges.

Ranking Minnesota’s Best Colleges for 2016-17

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Not all institutions of higher learning are created equal. From cost of attendance to class size to the number of programs available for study, each school has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on the student’s perspective and academic goals. Our ranking of the best Minnesota colleges takes some guesswork out of the process of choosing by looking at hard statistics such as student-to-teacher ratio, tuition and graduation rate.

1
1 Hennepin Technical College
Score
99.80
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$33,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
3%
1Hennepin Technical College
Score
99.80
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $33,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    3%

  • Graduation Rate 29%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 128
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
2
2 Hibbing Community College
Score
99.74
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$34,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
10%
2Hibbing Community College
Score
99.74
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $34,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    10%

  • Graduation Rate 32%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 38
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
3
3 North Hennepin Community College
Score
99.59
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
24:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
2%
3North Hennepin Community College
Score
99.59
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    24:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    2%

  • Graduation Rate 16%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 9
  • # Total Programs 61
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
4
4 Rochester Community and Technical College
Score
99.15
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
7%
4Rochester Community and Technical College
Score
99.15
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    7%

  • Graduation Rate 19%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 5
  • # Total Programs 99
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
5
5 Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Score
99.10
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
5%
5Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Score
99.10
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    5%

  • Graduation Rate 32%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 16
  • # Total Programs 108
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
6
6 Dakota County Technical College
Score
98.91
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$34,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
10%
6Dakota County Technical College
Score
98.91
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $34,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    10%

  • Graduation Rate 38%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 107
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
7
7 Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Score
98.74
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$36,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
28:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
4%
7Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Score
98.74
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $36,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    28:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    4%

  • Graduation Rate 13%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 40
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
8
8 Alexandria Technical & Community College
Score
98.66
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
23:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
25%
8Alexandria Technical & Community College
Score
98.66
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    23:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    25%

  • Graduation Rate 55%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 9
  • # Total Programs 57
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
9
9 South Central College
Score
98.64
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
8%
9South Central College
Score
98.64
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    8%

  • Graduation Rate 22%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 91
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
10
10 St Cloud Technical and Community College
Score
98.61
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
23:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
5%
10St Cloud Technical and Community College
Score
98.61
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    23:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    5%

  • Graduation Rate 28%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 85
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
11
11 Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Score
97.96
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
24:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
11Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Score
97.96
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    24:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 14%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 111
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
12
12 Inver Hills Community College
Score
97.84
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$38,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
24:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
1%
12Inver Hills Community College
Score
97.84
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $38,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    24:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    1%

  • Graduation Rate 14%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 44
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
13
13 Itasca Community College
Score
97.38
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$30,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
23:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
24%
13Itasca Community College
Score
97.38
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $30,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    23:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    24%

  • Graduation Rate 31%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 19
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
14
14 Normandale Community College
Score
97.12
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
26:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
4%
14Normandale Community College
Score
97.12
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    26:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    4%

  • Graduation Rate 16%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 44
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
15
15 Lake Superior College
Score
97.09
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$34,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
22:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
15Lake Superior College
Score
97.09
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $34,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    22:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 29%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 80
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
16
16 Riverland Community College
Score
97.06
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
15%
16Riverland Community College
Score
97.06
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    15%

  • Graduation Rate 31%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 5
  • # Total Programs 66
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
17
17 Central Lakes College
Score
96.89
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
25:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
13%
17Central Lakes College
Score
96.89
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    25:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    13%

  • Graduation Rate 35%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 72
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
18
18 Vermilion Community College
Score
96.35
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$31,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
23:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
21%
18Vermilion Community College
Score
96.35
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $31,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    23:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    21%

  • Graduation Rate 32%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 27
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
19
19 Northwest Technical College
Score
95.83
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
N/A
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
5%
19Northwest Technical College
Score
95.83
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    N/A
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    5%

  • Graduation Rate 29%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 11
  • # Total Programs 57
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
20
20 Century College
Score
95.73
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
24:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
20Century College
Score
95.73
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    24:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 13%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 101
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
21
21 Pine Technical Community College
Score
95.59
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$26,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
21Pine Technical Community College
Score
95.59
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $26,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 22%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 29
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
22
22 Anoka Technical College
Score
95.48
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
22Anoka Technical College
Score
95.48
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 25%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 54
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
23
23 Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical
Score
95.44
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
23Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical
Score
95.44
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 29%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 12
  • # Total Programs 79
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
24
24 Ridgewater College
Score
95.30
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
24Ridgewater College
Score
95.30
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 43%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 114
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
25
25 Northland Community and Technical College
Score
95.11
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$34,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
25Northland Community and Technical College
Score
95.11
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $34,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 28%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 5
  • # Total Programs 78
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
26
26 Saint Paul College
Score
95.02
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$31,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
26:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
1%
26Saint Paul College
Score
95.02
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $31,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    26:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    1%

  • Graduation Rate 20%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 2
  • # Total Programs 102
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
27
27 White Earth Tribal and Community College
Score
94.98
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
N/A
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
6:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
27White Earth Tribal and Community College
Score
94.98
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    N/A
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    6:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 4%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 6
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
28
28 Mesabi Range College
Score
94.28
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
N/A
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
28Mesabi Range College
Score
94.28
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    N/A
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 38%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 31
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
29
29 Rainy River Community College
Score
93.60
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$27,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
29Rainy River Community College
Score
93.60
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $27,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 30%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 9
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
30
30 Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Score
88.66
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$32,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
1%
30Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Score
88.66
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $32,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    1%

  • Graduation Rate 47%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 11
  • # Total Programs 92
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
31
31 Leech Lake Tribal College
Score
87.48
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
N/A
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
1%
31Leech Lake Tribal College
Score
87.48
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    N/A
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    10:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    1%

  • Graduation Rate 10%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 10
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
32
32 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Score
86.00
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$25,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
29:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
4%
32Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Score
86.00
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $25,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    29:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    4%

  • Graduation Rate 20%
  • Acceptance Rate N/A
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 20
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
1
1 Gustavus Adolphus College
Score
99.73
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$50,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
98%
1Gustavus Adolphus College
Score
99.73
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $50,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    98%

  • Graduation Rate 83%
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 48
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
2
2 St Catherine University
Score
99.51
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$45,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
2St Catherine University
Score
99.51
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $45,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 59%
  • Acceptance Rate 67%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 80
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
3
3 Saint Johns University
Score
99.02
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$55,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
3Saint Johns University
Score
99.02
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $55,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 77%
  • Acceptance Rate 79%
  • # Online Programs 3
  • # Total Programs 40
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
4
4 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Score
98.50
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$47,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
54%
4University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Score
98.50
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $47,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    54%

  • Graduation Rate 73%
  • Acceptance Rate 45%
  • # Online Programs 17
  • # Total Programs 311
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
5
5 The College of St Scholastica
Score
98.50
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$47,500
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
5The College of St Scholastica
Score
98.50
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $47,500
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 65%
  • Acceptance Rate 66%
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 62
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
6
6 Bethel University
Score
98.25
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$44,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
6Bethel University
Score
98.25
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $44,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 71%
  • Acceptance Rate 95%
  • # Online Programs 8
  • # Total Programs 76
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
7
7 Augsburg College
Score
98.24
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$44,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
7Augsburg College
Score
98.24
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $44,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 60%
  • Acceptance Rate 68%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 92
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
8
8 Carleton College
Score
98.13
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$46,100
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
9:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
63%
8Carleton College
Score
98.13
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $46,100
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    9:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    63%

  • Graduation Rate 94%
  • Acceptance Rate 23%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 57
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
9
9 Hamline University
Score
97.95
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$46,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
9Hamline University
Score
97.95
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $46,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 63%
  • Acceptance Rate 70%
  • # Online Programs 5
  • # Total Programs 58
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
10
10 University of St Thomas
Score
97.83
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$54,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
96%
10University of St Thomas
Score
97.83
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $54,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    96%

  • Graduation Rate 74%
  • Acceptance Rate 87%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 123
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
11
11 College of Saint Benedict
Score
97.72
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$47,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
11College of Saint Benedict
Score
97.72
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $47,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 81%
  • Acceptance Rate 82%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 38
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
12
12 Macalester College
Score
97.11
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$45,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
10:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
74%
12Macalester College
Score
97.11
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $45,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    10:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    74%

  • Graduation Rate 90%
  • Acceptance Rate 36%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 41
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
13
13 St Olaf College
Score
96.07
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$44,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
11:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
87%
13St Olaf College
Score
96.07
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $44,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    11:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    87%

  • Graduation Rate 86%
  • Acceptance Rate 51%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 45
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
14
14 Concordia College at Moorhead
Score
95.97
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$41,200
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
12:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
14Concordia College at Moorhead
Score
95.97
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $41,200
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    12:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 68%
  • Acceptance Rate 64%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 68
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
15
15 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Score
94.49
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$41,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
16:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
99%
15Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Score
94.49
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $41,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    16:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    99%

  • Graduation Rate 62%
  • Acceptance Rate 74%
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 98
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
16
16 Concordia University-Saint Paul
Score
93.61
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$45,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
15:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
85%
16Concordia University-Saint Paul
Score
93.61
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $45,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    15:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    85%

  • Graduation Rate 47%
  • Acceptance Rate 53%
  • # Online Programs 29
  • # Total Programs 66
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
17
17 University of Minnesota-Duluth
Score
92.97
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$43,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
56%
17University of Minnesota-Duluth
Score
92.97
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $43,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    56%

  • Graduation Rate 54%
  • Acceptance Rate 77%
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 107
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
18
18 Minnesota State University-Mankato
Score
92.13
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$42,700
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
23:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
22%
18Minnesota State University-Mankato
Score
92.13
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $42,700
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    23:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    22%

  • Graduation Rate 52%
  • Acceptance Rate 67%
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 162
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
19
19 University of Minnesota-Morris
Score
92.09
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$38,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
89%
19University of Minnesota-Morris
Score
92.09
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $38,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    89%

  • Graduation Rate 60%
  • Acceptance Rate 64%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 34
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
20
20 Saint Cloud State University
Score
91.68
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$40,800
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
22:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
39%
20Saint Cloud State University
Score
91.68
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $40,800
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    22:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    39%

  • Graduation Rate 49%
  • Acceptance Rate 82%
  • # Online Programs 4
  • # Total Programs 153
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
21
21 Martin Luther College
Score
91.63
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$40,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
87%
21Martin Luther College
Score
91.63
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $40,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    87%

  • Graduation Rate 73%
  • Acceptance Rate 97%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 17
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
22
22 Winona State University
Score
91.55
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$41,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
43%
22Winona State University
Score
91.55
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $41,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    43%

  • Graduation Rate 53%
  • Acceptance Rate 63%
  • # Online Programs 5
  • # Total Programs 75
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
23
23 University of Northwestern-St Paul
Score
91.49
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
23University of Northwestern-St Paul
Score
91.49
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 66%
  • Acceptance Rate 70%
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 66
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
24
24 Bethany Lutheran College
Score
91.34
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$34,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
9:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
100%
24Bethany Lutheran College
Score
91.34
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $34,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    9:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    100%

  • Graduation Rate 51%
  • Acceptance Rate 78%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 19
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience No
25
25 Metropolitan State University
Score
89.76
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$43,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
17:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
N/A
25Metropolitan State University
Score
89.76
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $43,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    17:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    N/A

  • Graduation Rate 35%
  • Acceptance Rate 100%
  • # Online Programs 11
  • # Total Programs 56
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes
26
26 Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Score
88.58
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,000
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
20:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
38%
26Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Score
88.58
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,000
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    20:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    38%

  • Graduation Rate 46%
  • Acceptance Rate 84%
  • # Online Programs 6
  • # Total Programs 91
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
27
27 University of Minnesota-Crookston
Score
88.28
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$39,900
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
21:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
84%
27University of Minnesota-Crookston
Score
88.28
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $39,900
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    21:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    84%

  • Graduation Rate 47%
  • Acceptance Rate 72%
  • # Online Programs 9
  • # Total Programs 32
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
28
28 Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Score
88.02
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$31,400
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
13:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
97%
28Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Score
88.02
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $31,400
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    13:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    97%

  • Graduation Rate 61%
  • Acceptance Rate 64%
  • # Online Programs 1
  • # Total Programs 15
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
29
29 North Central University
Score
87.83
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$29,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
14:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
98%
29North Central University
Score
87.83
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $29,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    14:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    98%

  • Graduation Rate 46%
  • Acceptance Rate 91%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 38
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
30
30 Bemidji State University
Score
87.46
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$37,300
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
22:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
43%
30Bemidji State University
Score
87.46
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $37,300
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    22:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    43%

  • Graduation Rate 44%
  • Acceptance Rate 94%
  • # Online Programs 12
  • # Total Programs 69
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience Yes
31
31 Southwest Minnesota State University
Score
86.09
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$35,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
29:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
76%
31Southwest Minnesota State University
Score
86.09
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $35,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    29:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    76%

  • Graduation Rate 41%
  • Acceptance Rate 67%
  • # Online Programs 0
  • # Total Programs 51
  • Placement Services Yes
  • Credit for Experience No
32
32 Crown College
Score
86.00
Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
TUITION & FEES
Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
ALUMNI EARNINGS
$31,600
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
18:1
First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
Gift Financial Aid
89%
32Crown College
Score
86.00
  • Published in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate students.
    TUITION & FEES
  • Annual median earnings 10 years after entering the college. Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.
    ALUMNI EARNINGS
    $31,600
  • STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
    18:1
  • First-time, full-time undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid directly from the postsecondary institution.
    Gift Financial Aid
    89%

  • Graduation Rate 47%
  • Acceptance Rate 28%
  • # Online Programs 15
  • # Total Programs 44
  • Placement Services No
  • Credit for Experience Yes

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College Planning & Assistance Programs in Minnesota

Preparing for college is not easy. It takes hard work and careful planning to find the financial resources and build up the academic record needed to successfully transition from high school to college. Once in higher education, many students could use assistance in maximizing their college experience, transitioning to college life and preparing for the working world after graduation. There are many resources available to help students do all of this. Here are just a few.

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership

The Minnesota Education Equity Partnership’s (MNEEP) goal is for all students to have equal access to education in Minnesota regardless of their race, class, creed or nationality. Utilizing a multifaceted approach, the MNEEP takes various steps to achieve that educational equality, including educating policy makers to recognize the advantages of promoting a diverse students body, empowering students and families to reach for their academic and professional goals, improving college access and addressing school discipline disparities among different types of students based on their race.

Minnesota College Goal

This initiative helps Minnesota students and families take full advantage of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Consisting of volunteers, the program connects financial experts with families of students who plan to attend college. Between February and May, numerous FAFSA workshops are offered in locations all over Minnesota. Special attention goes to low income families or those who have no prior college graduates. MCG helps students find all the financial aid possible in order to make college easier.

Minnesota Self Loan Program

This long-term, low-interest loan is administered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. The loan has either a fixed interest rate, currently 6.5%, or a variable rate which is often a bit lower. In order to be eligible, students must be attending school at least part-time, make satisfactory academic progress, and be current on any other student loan payments. The program has a cumulative limit of $100,000 for a four-year program, $140,000 for a graduate school program, and much lower amounts for associate, certificate or other programs.

Cost Analysis of Attending College in Minnesota

Most students who attend college in Minnesota will not have the benefit of free tuition or a scholarship that pays for everything. As a result, the cost of a particular school will be one of the most important considerations. How do the colleges in Minnesota stack up to each other and the rest of the colleges across the United States? We did the research to help aspiring students make informed decisions.

Average Minnesota Tuition & Fees at 4-Year Public Colleges

Source: CollegeBoard

% of Minnesota Students Receiving Financial Aid

Source: IPEDS

Average Financial Aid Award for Minnesota Students

Source: IPEDS

* Institutional aid represents grant and scholarship funds directly awarded by a postsecondary institution.

* Financial aid data represents 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Most Affordable Colleges in Minnesota

Tuition is not the only number prospective students should research; some schools will offer more scholarships and financial aid options than others do. Therefore, the actual cost of attendance can be substantially different between schools, even if they have similar base tuitions. The following is a list of the most affordable colleges in Minnesota based on the actual cost of attendance, calculated by subtracting the typical financial aid package from the tuition rate.

Average
Annual Net
Price

Cost for students awarded federal financial aid, after school and government aid is deducted. At public colleges, only applies to in-state students.

Minnesota College Net Price vs. National Average
MINNESOTA $19,461 Average
Annual Net Price
$18,073

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Minnesota Colleges with Highest-Paid Alumni

If college is an investment, an individual needs to know what the return on the investment is before deciding to take it on. This section looks at what graduates from the top six schools in Minnesota are actually making. Earning figures spanning 10 years after graduating, as well as comparisons between Minnesota and national averages, are all included here.

Annual
Median Earnings
10 Years
After Entering
College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

Minnesota Alumni Salaries vs. National Average
MINNESOTA $42,420 Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After Entering College
$42,759

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

Colleges in Minnesota with Least Alumni Debt

A high salary after graduating college is great, but must be put into perspective-and few things will do that faster than student loan debt. The following ranking shows what students who graduate from Minnesota colleges might expect from student debt.

Median
Federal Student
Loan Debt After
Graduation

Only for undergraduates who completed college; does not include Parent-PLUS loans.

Minnesota College Grad Debt Vs. National Average
MINNESOTA $22,297 Median Federal Student
Loan Debt After Graduation
$23,145

Source: College Scorecard
Note: Rankings/data represent 4-year public and private nonprofit schools only.

What Does it Cost Students to Live in Minnesota?

In addition to worrying about tuition and financial aid, students must also consider the costs in the area where they might live for two years, four years or longer. The cost of living in Minnesota tends to be a bit higher than the national average in every category, which is why it is so important for students to do serious research into what to expect financially. The following table compares the cost of living in metro areas of the state, as well as the national average.

area composite index housing groceries utilities transportation health care misc.
Statewide Average 101% 94% 105% 90% 105% 108% 106%
Mankato 94% 76% 103% 78% 94% 113% 108%
Minneapolis 107% 110% 106% 94% 108% 106% 109%
Rochester 101% 94% 99% 97% 115% 99% 104%
St. Cloud 96% 78% 111% 91% 97% 115% 103%
St. Paul 106% 109% 105% 92% 108% 106% 109%

Source: The Council for Community and Economic Research

Minnesota Colleges Accreditation

College isn’t easy or cheap, so when choosing which one to attend, prospective students want to know their degree will pay off. While many things can affect whether a college degree from a particular school is worth it, accreditation should always be at the top of a student’s wish list. Accreditation ensures a school has been evaluated by an independent body and proven to have consistent, high-quality programs.

Minnesota colleges are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is the regional accrediting institution for the North Central Region. In addition to school accreditation, the college or university can pursue accreditation for individual programs as well. Here are a few examples:

Popular College Cities in Minnesota

Mankato

Mankato is known for its excellent parks, trails and opportunities for outdoor activities. It's also known as a great college town with multiple colleges and universities. Plenty of students have recognized the perks offered by the city, such as a shorter commute, a revitalized downtown and a quite young population, with a growing number of residents under the age of 34. Here are some of the colleges students might choose to attend in Mankato.

College Name School Type Annual Net Price Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

MankatoMinnesota State University - Mankato Public $14,161 $42,700
Minnesota State University-Mankato was founded in 1868 and boasts a student body of over 15,000. Students have the opportunity to study in over 130 undergraduate and 75 graduate programs in fields such as business, humanities, allied health and behavioral sciences. The university is well-known for its research, including partnerships with the Center on Aging, Water Resources Center and Space Image Processing Center.
MankatoBethany Lutheran College Private not-for-profit $16,598 $34,000
Started in 1927, Bethany Lutheran College has worked to provide a high quality college education that is in line with the Bible and Lutheran Confessions. Operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the college provides students the opportunity to study in 20 majors, including American studies, media arts and business administration. The professors at this small school are readily available for additional help and instruction, both inside and outside the classroom.
MankatoSouth Central College Public $11,410 $32,300
South Central College is a two-year college serving over 5,000 students. The academic offerings vary widely, with over 50 technical and professional programs to go along with many associate degree curriculums. Many associate degree programs are designed to allow graduates to move seamlessly into a four-year degree. Some areas of study offered include accounting, culinary arts, carpentry and small business management.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Minneapolis-Saint Paul is made up of two cities, but due to their proximity to each other, the cities are considered one metropolitan area. With such a large metropolitan area, it's no surprise that there are more than 30 colleges and universities in the area. In addition to enjoying the vast number of schools that might fit their needs, students will be happy to know they will graduate into an area with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. Here are just a few of the institutions of higher learning students should consider.

College Name School Type Annual Net Price Annual Median Earnings
10 Years After College

Only includes former students who received federal financial aid.

Minneapolis-Saint PaulUniversity of Minnesota - Twin Cities Public $17,208 $47,800
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is Minnesota's keystone public university. Established in 1851, the school also has campuses in other locations, such as Duluth, Rochester and Morris. Over 46,000 students attend the university and take advantage of the diverse academic offerings. There are over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs available in almost any subject, including law, horticulture, urban regional planning and interior design.
Minneapolis-Saint PaulMinneapolis College of Art and Design Private not-for-profit $24,619 $31,400
Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design provides elite art and design instruction and formal degrees to students in the Twin Cities region. Attention paid to students is top-notch, with a faculty to student ratio of 10 to 1 and a student body comprised of only 700 to 800 students from all over the world. The bulk of the curriculum covers art and design subjects; however, students will still get a well-rounded education, with approximately a third of the curriculum covering liberal arts topics.
Minneapolis-Saint PaulMinneapolis Community and Technical College Public $14,467 $32,800
The student body of Minneapolis Community and Technical College consists of about 13,000, who surely appreciate the school's convenient location in downtown Minneapolis. In addition to a vibrant on campus experience, students have many academic options available to them, including associate degrees, certificate and diploma programs in over 120 areas. In fact, Minneapolis Community and Technical College is the most comprehensive two-year college in Minnesota.

Source: College Scorecard

Minnesota College Resources for Further Research

Prospective students interested in attending Minnesota colleges will want to learn how to apply, how to pay for school, and what transfer options may be available. The following list of resources is a great place to begin.

CAREERwise Education

Resources provided include career exploration tools, which help students best utilize their interests and skills. For those not yet in college, college-planning tools can help students figure out which school is right for them and how to pay for it.

Minnesota College Savings Plan

This is a version of the popular 529 college savings plan. What makes this savings plan special is the tax and estate planning benefits it receives.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

For reliable and readily available consumer information about colleges and universities in Minnesota, this website is one of the first places prospective students should visit.

Minnesota State College Student Association

The MSCSA is comprised of students who are attending public, two-year colleges, with the goal of promoting high quality two-year college education to students.

Minnesota Transfer

This resource helps with college transfers. A plethora of information is available, such as an explanation of the transfer process, financial aid considerations and the transfer application process.

Minnesota’s Private Colleges

The Minnesota Private College Council represents various private and nonprofit liberal arts colleges and universities. In connection with the Minnesota Private College Fund, the council helps low and middle income families pay for tuition.

Ready Set Go

This is Minnesota’s information hub for high school students looking for ways to achieve college credits while still in high school.