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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

Minnesota ranked #16 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 106,501 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $16,022 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,040 a year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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
$15,027 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is 51,327, of which 35,165 students are undergraduates and of those, 29,939 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

Roughly 46% of students at UMN Twin Cities take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,797 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UMN Twin Cities with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
13,370 Yearly Degrees
$10,766 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Walden University is 48,420, of which 7,016 students are undergraduates and of those, 827 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Walden University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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
$14,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,503 undergraduates at Capella University, of which 1,758 are full-time, and there are 37,859 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

50% of Capella University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,415 Yearly Degrees
$8,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,490 undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato, of which 10,413 are full-time, and there are 14,325 students altogether. It takes the average Minnesota State Mankato undergraduate about 5.5 years to complete their degree.

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.

63% of Minnesota State Mankato students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,396 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Minnesota State Mankato is $37,200.

#5

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,143 Yearly Degrees
$45,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,824 students at UST MN in total, 6,355 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,137 are full-time. UST MN has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

Roughly 55% of students at UST MN take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,080 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UST MN with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,916 Yearly Degrees
$8,656 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,049 students at St. Cloud State University in total, 11,346 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,977 are full-time. It takes the average St. Cloud State University undergraduate about 5.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,910 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$13,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,858 students at UMN Duluth in total, 9,847 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,535 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMN Duluth, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 64% of students at UMN Duluth take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,970 a year. UMN Duluth has a 3.0% 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 $38,500 during the early-career years.

#8

Rasmussen University - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,208 Yearly Degrees
$10,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,971 students at Rasmussen University - Minnesota in total, 3,922 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,904 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 73% of students at Rasmussen University - Minnesota take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,521 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Rasmussen University - 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
$8,114 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,770 undergraduates at Metro State, of which 2,999 are full-time, and there are 7,592 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. 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. Metro State has a 6.0% 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 Metro State is $42,100.

#10

Century College - White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,043 Yearly Degrees
$5,578 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Century College - White Bear Lake is 8,695, which includes 3,465 full-time undergraduates. 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. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Century College - White Bear Lake with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,037 Yearly Degrees
$9,666 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,605 students at Winona State in total, 6,978 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,125 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,337 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Winona State is $38,400.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,796 Yearly Degrees
$36,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,548 students at SMU MN in total, 1,467 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,132 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SMU MN is 4.2 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. 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%.

Students who graduate from SMU MN with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,631 Yearly Degrees
$8,954 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,747 students at MSU Moorhead in total, 4,673 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,787 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Of the accepted students, 39% 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 MSU 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
$38,282 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The College of Saint Scholastica is 3,906, of which 2,481 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,062 are full-time. It takes the average St. Scholastica undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,395 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average 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
$22,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,125 undergraduates at Concordia University, Saint Paul, of which 1,786 are full-time, and there are 5,137 students altogether. It takes the average Concordia University, Saint Paul undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Concordia University, Saint Paul take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,118 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$33,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,401 students at St. Kate’s in total, 3,153 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,004 are full-time. For undergraduates at St. Kate’s, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. 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 student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

#17

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,422 Yearly Degrees
$5,248 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,627 full-time undergraduates at Hennepin Technical College, and 4,625 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Hennepin Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Hennepin Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,350 Yearly Degrees
$5,736 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Paul College is 6,656, which includes 2,325 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

24% of Saint Paul 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Saint Paul College is $26,600.

#19

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,339 Yearly Degrees
$5,964 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Normandale Community College is 9,743, which includes 4,050 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Normandale Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,315 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,900 during the early-career years.

#20

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,281 Yearly Degrees
$38,460 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,005 students at Bethel University Minnesota in total, 2,799 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,327 are full-time. It takes the average Bethel University Minnesota undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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
$5,545 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Minneapolis Community and Technical College is 7,014, which includes 2,404 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

26% of Minneapolis Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,200 during the early-career years.

#22

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,275 Yearly Degrees
$43,464 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hamline University is 3,404, of which 2,088 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,008 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Hamline is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 36% of accepted students 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. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hamline is $39,600.

#23

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,270 Yearly Degrees
$5,207 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,804 students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus in total, 3,346 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus take out loans to pay for college. 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
$5,334 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lake Superior College is 5,230, which includes 1,794 full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,919 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,207 Yearly Degrees
$5,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,219 full-time undergraduates at M State, and 6,086 students altogether. 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%.

Students who graduate from M State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 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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