Minnesota's Best Colleges for 2017

Student Resources, Career Preparedness Used to Determine Best Two-, Four-Year Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) March 18, 2017 – LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has analyzed more than a dozen metrics to rank Minnesota’s best universities and colleges for 2017. Of the 32 four-year schools on the list, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Catherine University, Saint John’s University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and The College of Saint Scholastica came in as the top five. 32 two-year schools also made the list, and Hennepin Technical College, Hibbing Community College, North Hennepin Community College, Rochester Community and Technical College and Minnesota State and Technical College were ranked as the best five. A full list of the winning schools is included below.

“Creating a healthy, diversified workforce requires a community with a strong educational foundation,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “Minnesota provides a variety of college options, and the schools on our list show which offer the best combination of quality education and positive post-college stats for students.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in Minnesota” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also analyzed based on more than a dozen data points that include the annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, employment resources, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and financial aid availability.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Minnesota” list, visit: https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/minnesota/

Minnesota’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Augsburg College
  • Bemidji State University
  • Bethany Lutheran College
  • Bethel University
  • Carleton College
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • Concordia College at Moorhead
  • Concordia University-Saint Paul
  • Crown College
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Macalester College
  • Martin Luther College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • North Central University
  • Saint Cloud State University
  • Saint John’s University
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • St Catherine University
  • St Olaf College
  • The College of Saint Scholastica
  • University of Minnesota-Crookston
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • University of Minnesota-Morris
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul
  • University of St Thomas
  • Winona State University
Minnesota’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include:
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College
  • Anoka Technical College
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Central Lakes College
  • Century College
  • Dakota County Technical College
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
  • Hennepin Technical College
  • Hibbing Community College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Itasca Community College
  • Lake Superior College
  • Leech Lake Tribal College
  • Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Northland Community and Technical College
  • Northwest Technical College
  • Pine Technical Community College
  • Rainy River Community College
  • Ridgewater College
  • Riverland Community College
  • Rochester Community and Technical College
  • Saint Paul College
  • South Central College
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College
  • Vermilion Community College
  • White Earth Tribal and Community College

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