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97 Colleges
106,501 Yearly Graduations
$64,090 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,356 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 106,501 students received a degree from a college in Minnesota, making it rank #16 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Minnesota is $16,022 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $17,040 a year.

An estimated 61% of college students in Minnesota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,339 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
14,576 Yearly Degrees
$17,580 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is 51,848, of which 29,991 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

46% of UMN Twin Cities students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,797 a year. UMN Twin Cities has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMN Twin Cities is $41,800.

#2

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
13,370 Yearly Degrees
$12,039 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 49,680 students at Walden University in total, 453 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,333 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

#3

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
10,845 Yearly Degrees
$14,767 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 36,284 students at Capella University in total, 1,382 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,839 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Capella University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
3,415 Yearly Degrees
$7,694 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 10,832 full-time undergraduates at Minnesota State University - Mankato, and 14,712 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Minnesota State University - Mankato is 5.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,396 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Minnesota State University - Mankato with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,143 Yearly Degrees
$24,766 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,945 full-time undergraduates at UST MN, and 9,878 students altogether. For undergraduates at UST MN, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at UST MN take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,080 a year. UST MN has a 1.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UST MN is $45,400.

#6

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,916 Yearly Degrees
$7,460 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,373 full-time undergraduates at St. Cloud State University, and 14,975 students altogether. For undergraduates at St. Cloud State University, the average graduation time is 5.5 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at St. Cloud State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,910 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,200 during the early-career years.

#7

University of Minnesota - Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,434 Yearly Degrees
$17,580 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,168 students at UMN Duluth in total, 8,906 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMN Duluth is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

64% of UMN Duluth students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,970 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMN Duluth is $38,500.

#8

Rasmussen College - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,208 Yearly Degrees
$8,640 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,509 students at Rasmussen College - Minnesota in total, 1,845 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Rasmussen College - Minnesota. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,521 a year. Rasmussen College - Minnesota has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rasmussen College - Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,154 Yearly Degrees
$8,082 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,148 students at Metropolitan State University in total, 2,878 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Metropolitan State University, the average graduation time is 5.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,833 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,100 during the early-career years.

#10

Century College

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,043 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,639 full-time undergraduates at Century College, and 8,745 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,778 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Century College is $31,100.

#11

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,037 Yearly Degrees
$7,488 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Winona State University is 7,981, of which 6,522 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Winona State undergraduate about 5.4 years to complete their degree.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at Winona State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,337 a year. Winona State has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Winona State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,796 Yearly Degrees
$9,180 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is 5,754, of which 1,129 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at SMU MN take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,444 a year. SMU MN has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,631 Yearly Degrees
$8,550 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,157 full-time undergraduates at Minnesota State University - Moorhead, and 6,005 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Minnesota State University - Moorhead is 5.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,141 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Minnesota State University - Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,620 Yearly Degrees
$13,986 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,276 students at St. Scholastica in total, 2,179 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,395 a year. St. Scholastica has a 2.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,900 during the early-career years.

#15

Concordia University - Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,608 Yearly Degrees
$8,550 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,817 students at Concordia University - Saint Paul in total, 1,417 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Concordia University - Saint Paul, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 55%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,118 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Concordia University - Saint Paul is $39,100.

#16

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,568 Yearly Degrees
$15,948 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at St Catherine University is 4,724, of which 2,124 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at St. Kate’s is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 0% are men and 100% are women.

72% of St. Kate’s students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,413 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from St. Kate’s with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,422 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,891 full-time undergraduates at Hennepin Technical College, and 5,078 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,577 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

#18

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,350 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,498 full-time undergraduates at Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College, and 6,940 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

24% of Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,846 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

#19

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,339 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,120 full-time undergraduates at Normandale Community College, and 9,844 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

29% of Normandale Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,315 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Normandale Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,281 Yearly Degrees
$11,700 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,407 full-time undergraduates at Bethel University Minnesota, and 3,797 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bethel University Minnesota is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at Bethel University Minnesota take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,558 a year. Bethel University Minnesota has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,280 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Minneapolis Community and Technical College is 7,486, of which 2,561 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 26% of students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,201 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Minneapolis Community and Technical College is $28,200.

#22

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,275 Yearly Degrees
$9,596 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,734 students at Hamline in total, 2,082 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Hamline, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

70% of Hamline students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,726 a year. Hamline has a 3.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Hamline with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,270 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Anoka-Ramsey Community College is 8,954, of which 3,368 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,941 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus is $32,400.

#24

Lake Superior College

Duluth, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,221 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,804 full-time undergraduates at LSC, and 5,059 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,919 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LSC is $31,700.

Public Public vs. Private
1,207 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Minnesota State Community and Technical College is 6,422, of which 2,516 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,685 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,400 during the early-career years.

Other Minnesota Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Bemidji State University 1,191
27 North Hennepin Community College 1,141
28 St Cloud Technical and Community College 1,088
29 Augsburg University 1,051
30 Minnesota West Community and Technical College 987
31 Rochester Community and Technical College 984
32 Northland Community and Technical College 927
33 St Olaf College 920
34 Anoka Technical College 916
35 University of Northwestern - St Paul 846
36 Ridgewater College 839
37 Dakota County Technical College 836
38 Central Lakes College-Brainerd 817
39 Inver Hills Community College 808
40 Alexandria Technical & Community College 783
41 Southwest Minnesota State University 728
42 Macalester College 679
43 South Central College 643
44 Gustavus Adolphus College 621
45 Riverland Community College 608
46 Concordia College at Moorhead 555
47 Carleton College 512
48 Dunwoody College of Technology 460
49 University of Minnesota - Crookston 455
50 Minnesota State College Southeast 451
51 Crown College 447
52 Saint Johns University 426
53 College of Saint Benedict 419
54 Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center 397
55 University of Minnesota - Morris 385
56 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine 350
57 Itasca Community College 340
58 Hibbing Community College 330
59 Pine Technical & Community College 316
60 Mitchell Hamline School of Law 312
61 Aveda Institute-Minneapolis 287
62 North Central University 265
63 Martin Luther College 262
64 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 253
65 Mesabi Range College 252
66 Northwestern Health Sciences University 210
67 Minneapolis College of Art and Design 201
68 Northwest Technical College 192
69 Vermilion Community College 165
70 Bethany Global University 142
70 Herzing University - Minneapolis 142
72 Bethany Lutheran College 138
73 Luther Seminary 129
74 Adler Graduate School 110
75 Empire Beauty School-Bloomington 100
76 Nova Academy of Cosmetology 99
77 Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury Campus 97
78 PCI Academy-Plymouth 96
79 Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies 90
80 University of Minnesota - Rochester 84
81 Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth Campus 83
82 Institute of Production and Recording 82
83 Leech Lake Tribal College 64
84 Model College of Hair Design 62
85 Rainy River Community College 58
86 Bethlehem College & Seminary 51
87 Empire Beauty School-Spring Lake Park 39
88 United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities 38
89 Oak Hills Christian College 22
90 Hastings Beauty School 20
91 Cosmetology Careers Unlimited College of Hair Skin and Nails 17
92 American Indian OIC Inc 14
92 White Earth Tribal and Community College 14
94 Academy College 13
95 Red-Lake-Nation-College 12
96 Avalon School of Cosmetology 11
97 American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 10

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