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84 Colleges
95,143 Yearly Graduations
$65,855 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,431 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Minnesota is ranked #16 in the country with 95,143 degrees handed out in 2021. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $16,464 per year to get their degree at a college in Minnesota, while out of state students will pay an average of $17,421 per year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,358 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
14,817 Yearly Degrees
$14,148 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,781 undergraduates at Capella University, of which 2,159 are full-time, and there are 38,930 students altogether. 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 5.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,621 during the early-career years.

#2

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
14,345 Yearly Degrees
$15,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is 52,017, of which 36,061 students are undergraduates and of those, 28,989 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UMN Twin Cities. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

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.

41% of UMN Twin Cities students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,087 a year. UMN Twin Cities has a 1.7% 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 $51,092 during the early-career years.

#3

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
12,768 Yearly Degrees
$10,459 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Walden University is 49,695, of which 7,662 students 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 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,712 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,490 Yearly Degrees
$9,146 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,104 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Minnesota State Mankato is $45,056.

#5

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,062 Yearly Degrees
$48,329 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,333 undergraduates at UST MN, of which 6,126 are full-time, and there are 9,792 students altogether. For undergraduates at UST MN, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students 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 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UST MN is $56,089.

#6

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,602 Yearly Degrees
$9,170 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,187 undergraduates at St. Cloud State University, of which 5,959 are full-time, and there are 11,841 students altogether. For undergraduates at St. Cloud State University, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

57% of St. Cloud State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,313 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 $43,406 during the early-career years.

#7

University of Minnesota - Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,520 Yearly Degrees
$13,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,275 students at UMN Duluth in total, 9,301 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,943 are full-time. 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.

Roughly 63% of students at UMN Duluth take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,385 a year. UMN Duluth has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMN Duluth with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,596 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,167 Yearly Degrees
$9,394 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. It takes the average Metro State undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

25% of Metro State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,819 a year. Metro State has a 4.2% 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 Metro State is $49,771.

#9

Concordia University, Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,075 Yearly Degrees
$23,900 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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Concordia University, Saint Paul is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,915 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 Concordia University, Saint Paul is $48,090.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,896 Yearly Degrees
$39,410 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. For undergraduates at SMU MN, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

67% of SMU MN students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,445 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from SMU MN with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,010 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,886 Yearly Degrees
$10,184 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,106 students at Winona State in total, 6,391 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,472 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,583 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,279 during the early-career years.

#12

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,489 Yearly Degrees
$35,532 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,277 students at St. Kate’s in total, 2,983 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,898 are full-time. For undergraduates at St. Kate’s, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. 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 $7,025 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% 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 $46,704 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,466 Yearly Degrees
$39,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The College of Saint Scholastica is 3,712, of which 2,244 students 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.

Roughly 64% of students at St. Scholastica take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,209 a year. St. Scholastica has a 2.6% 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 $52,390 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,411 Yearly Degrees
$9,468 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Minnesota State University - Moorhead is 5,547, of which 4,445 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,529 are full-time. For undergraduates at MSU Moorhead, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

70% of MSU Moorhead students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,354 a year. MSU Moorhead has a 3.0% 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 MSU Moorhead is $39,289.

#15

Rasmussen University - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,321 Yearly Degrees
$13,558 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. For undergraduates at Rasmussen University - Minnesota, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Roughly 78% of students at Rasmussen University - Minnesota take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,294 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rasmussen University - Minnesota is $32,226.

#16

Bemidji State University

Bemidji, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,217 Yearly Degrees
$9,806 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,165 undergraduates at Bemidji State University, of which 2,753 are full-time, and there are 4,577 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bemidji State University is 4.5 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,414 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Bemidji State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,299 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,209 Yearly Degrees
$40,080 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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bethel University Minnesota is 4.1 years.

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

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,874 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bethel University Minnesota is $49,758.

#18

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,208 Yearly Degrees
$5,789 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,420 students at Normandale Community College in total, 3,641 are full-time undergraduates. 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. Normandale Community College has a 7.4% 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 Normandale Community College is $39,255.

#19

Century College

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,145 Yearly Degrees
$5,907 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,203 students at Century College in total, 3,280 are 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. The student loan default rate of 7.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Century College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,920 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,122 Yearly Degrees
$46,221 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,265 a year. Hamline has a 3.2% 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 $46,060 during the early-career years.

#21

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,071 Yearly Degrees
$5,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,482 students at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus in total, 3,065 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

31% of Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,945 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus is $38,438.

#22

St Olaf College

Northfield, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
942 Yearly Degrees
$52,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,953 students at St. Olaf in total, 2,916 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average St. Olaf undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,638 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,815 during the early-career years.

#23

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
911 Yearly Degrees
$41,007 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Augsburg University is 3,346, of which 2,512 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,202 are full-time. For undergraduates at Augsburg, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 88% of students at Augsburg take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,436 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Augsburg with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,044 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
797 Yearly Degrees
$5,906 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.

Roughly 24% of students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,540 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,841 during the early-career years.

#25

University of Northwestern - St Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
769 Yearly Degrees
$34,180 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,506 students at Northwestern in total, 3,363 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,091 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Northwestern is 4.2 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

64% of Northwestern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,421 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northwestern is $39,803.

Other Minnesota Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Minnesota State Community and Technical College 766
27 St Cloud Technical and Community College 743
28 Rochester Community and Technical College 670
29 Saint Paul College 663
30 Southwest Minnesota State University 660
31 Lake Superior College 654
32 North Hennepin Community College 621
33 Ridgewater College 612
34 Macalester College 585
35 Central Lakes College - Brainerd 521
36 Carleton College 517
37 Hennepin Technical College 498
38 Inver Hills Community College 494
39 College of Saint Benedict 487
40 Concordia College at Moorhead 484
41 University of Minnesota - Crookston 457
42 Gustavus Adolphus College 449
43 Crown College 422
43 Northland Community and Technical College 422
45 Saint Johns University 419
46 Dakota County Technical College 391
47 South Central College 389
48 Dunwoody College of Technology 379
49 Riverland Community College 365
50 Alexandria Technical & Community College 346
51 Mitchell Hamline School of Law 322
52 University of Minnesota - Morris 304
53 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine 261
54 Northwestern Health Sciences University 254
55 Minnesota West Community and Technical College 236
56 North Central University 235
57 Martin Luther College 186
58 Minnesota State College Southeast 185
59 Herzing University - Minneapolis 184
60 Hibbing Community College 182
61 Minneapolis College of Art and Design 177
62 Itasca Community College 176
63 Anoka Technical College 171
64 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 166
65 Bethany Global University 143
66 Mesabi Range College 131
67 Northwest Technical College 130
68 University of Minnesota - Rochester 129
69 Luther Seminary 128
70 Bethany Lutheran College 120
71 Pine Technical & Community College 87
72 Vermilion Community College 83
73 Adler Graduate School 82
74 Bethlehem College & Seminary 67
75 Institute of Production and Recording 54
76 Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies 49
77 American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 35
78 Leech Lake Tribal College 32
79 Rainy River Community College 28
80 White Earth Tribal and Community College 21
80 United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities 21
82 Oak Hills Christian College 18
83 Red Lake Nation College 13
83 Academy College 13

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