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97 Colleges
106,501 Yearly Graduations
$65,628 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,303 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 live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $16,407 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,433 a year.

An estimated 55% of college students in Minnesota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,326 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 36,061 undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities, of which 28,989 are full-time, and there are 52,017 students altogether. It takes the average UMN Twin Cities undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at UMN Twin Cities take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,087 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,800 during the early-career years.

#2

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
13,370 Yearly Degrees
$10,534 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 49,695 students at Walden University in total, 7,662 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,301 are full-time. For undergraduates at Walden University, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

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 $38,800 during the early-career years.

#3

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
10,845 Yearly Degrees
$14,148 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Capella University is 38,930, of which 11,781 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,159 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 32 to 1.

82% of Capella University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,804 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$8,566 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,938 undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato, of which 10,526 are full-time, and there are 14,761 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

68% of Minnesota State Mankato students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,104 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,200 during the early-career years.

#5

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,143 Yearly Degrees
$47,383 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,792 students at UST MN in total, 6,333 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,126 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UST MN. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,238 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% 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
$8,779 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Cloud State University is 11,841, of which 10,187 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,959 are full-time. For undergraduates at St. Cloud State University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

57% of St. Cloud State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,313 a year. St. Cloud State University has a 5.2% 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 St. Cloud State University is $36,200.

#7

University of Minnesota - Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,434 Yearly Degrees
$13,576 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,301 undergraduates at UMN Duluth, of which 7,943 are full-time, and there are 10,275 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,385 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,500 during the early-career years.

#8

Rasmussen University - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,208 Yearly Degrees
$13,198 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,851 undergraduates at Rasmussen University - Minnesota, of which 1,770 are full-time, and there are 3,927 students altogether. It takes the average Rasmussen University - Minnesota undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

78% of Rasmussen University - Minnesota students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,294 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rasmussen University - Minnesota is $27,500.

#9

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,154 Yearly Degrees
$8,249 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,649 undergraduates at Metro State, of which 2,882 are full-time, and there are 7,552 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,819 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% 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, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,043 Yearly Degrees
$5,578 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Century College is 8,203, which includes 3,280 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Century College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,379 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Century College 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
$9,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Winona State University is 7,106, of which 6,391 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,472 are full-time. For undergraduates at Winona State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

67% of Winona State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,583 a year. Winona State has a 3.4% 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 Winona State is $38,400.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,796 Yearly Degrees
$38,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,329 undergraduates at SMU MN, of which 1,052 are full-time, and there are 5,152 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,445 a year. SMU MN has a 3.1% 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
$8,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,445 undergraduates at MSU Moorhead, of which 3,529 are full-time, and there are 5,547 students altogether. For undergraduates at MSU Moorhead, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 66% 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 average amount of student loans is $9,354 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 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
$39,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,712 students at St. Scholastica in total, 2,244 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,934 are full-time. 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 73%. Around 30% of accepted students are men, and 70% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,209 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $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
$23,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,578 undergraduates at Concordia University, Saint Paul, of which 2,393 are full-time, and there are 5,585 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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

Roughly 70% of students at Concordia University, Saint Paul take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,915 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% 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
$34,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,983 undergraduates at St. Kate’s, of which 1,898 are full-time, and there are 4,277 students altogether. It takes the average St. Kate’s undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Around 0% of accepted students are men, and 100% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,025 a year. St. Kate’s has a 2.7% 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 St. Kate’s is $42,700.

#17

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,422 Yearly Degrees
$5,494 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,094 students at Hennepin Technical College in total, 1,486 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,914 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% 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
$5,811 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Paul College is 5,823, which includes 2,008 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

19% of Saint Paul College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,474 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% 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
$5,679 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,641 full-time undergraduates at Normandale Community College, and 9,420 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,559 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% 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
$39,030 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bethel University Minnesota is 3,814, of which 2,722 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,313 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Bethel University Minnesota take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,874 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$5,660 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,429 students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College in total, 2,193 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,540 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% 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
$45,145 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,925 undergraduates at Hamline, of which 1,861 are full-time, and there are 3,113 students altogether. It takes the average Hamline undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

71% of Hamline students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,265 a year. Hamline has a 3.3% 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
$5,286 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Anoka-Ramsey Community College is 8,482, which includes 3,065 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,945 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 4,762, which includes 1,630 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,940 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than 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
$5,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Minnesota State Community and Technical College is 5,757, which includes 2,083 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 52% of students at M State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,935 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% 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 Betty Ford 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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