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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. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $16,022 per year to get their degree at a college in Minnesota, while out of state students will pay an average of $17,040 per 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
$15,027 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 51,327 students at UMN Twin Cities in total, 35,165 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 29,939 are full-time. UMN Twin Cities has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

There are 7,016 undergraduates at Walden University, of which 827 are full-time, and there are 48,420 students altogether. For undergraduates at Walden University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

100% of Walden University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,333 a year. Walden University has a 6.9% 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 $38,800 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.

Roughly 50% of students at Capella University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,839 a year. Capella University has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
$8,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,325 students at Minnesota State Mankato in total, 12,490 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,413 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Minnesota State Mankato is 5.5 years.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. 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. Minnesota State Mankato has a 4.5% 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 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 6,355 undergraduates at UST MN, of which 6,137 are full-time, and there are 9,824 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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 typical student loan amount 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,400 during the early-career years.

#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 11,346 undergraduates at St. Cloud State University, of which 6,977 are full-time, and there are 13,049 students altogether. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of Minnesota - Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,434 Yearly Degrees
$13,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Minnesota - Duluth is 10,858, of which 9,847 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,535 are full-time. It takes the average UMN Duluth undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 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. Students tend to stick around at Rasmussen University - 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 University - Minnesota has a 7.3% 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 $27,500 during the early-career years.

#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. For undergraduates at Metro State, the average graduation time is 5.3 years.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students 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 student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

Roughly 32% of students at Century College - White Bear Lake take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,778 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#11

Winona State University

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

The total student population at Winona State University is 7,605, of which 6,978 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,125 are full-time. For undergraduates at Winona State, the average graduation time is 5.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

69% of Winona State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,337 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,400 during the early-career years.

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.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,444 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at MSU 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,400 during the early-career years.

#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

There are 3,906 students at St. Scholastica in total, 2,481 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,062 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at St. Scholastica is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 72% of students at St. Scholastica take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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. For undergraduates at Concordia University, Saint Paul, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

72% of Concordia University, Saint Paul students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,100 during the early-career years.

#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

The total student population at St Catherine University is 4,401, of which 3,153 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,004 are full-time. 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%. Around 0% of accepted students are men, and 100% are women.

72% of St. Kate’s students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,413 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$5,248 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

34% of Hennepin Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hennepin Technical College is $33,100.

#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%.

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
$5,964 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,050 full-time undergraduates at Normandale Community College, and 9,743 students altogether. 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%.

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
$38,460 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bethel University Minnesota is 4,005, of which 2,799 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,327 are full-time. 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.

71% of Bethel University Minnesota students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Bethel University Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,280 Yearly Degrees
$5,545 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,014 students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College in total, 2,404 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Minneapolis Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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. For undergraduates at Hamline, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,726 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,600 during the early-career years.

#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 3,346 full-time undergraduates at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus, and 8,804 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,941 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar 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

There are 5,230 students at LSC in total, 1,794 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at LSC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

The total student population at Minnesota State Community and Technical College is 6,086, which includes 2,219 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 57% of students at M State take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from M State is $32,400.

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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