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87 Colleges
91,448 Yearly Graduations
$62,179 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,545 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Minnesota is ranked #14 in the country with 91,448 degrees handed out in 2018. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Minnesota is $15,545 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $16,497 a year.

About 60% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,386 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
13,943 Yearly Degrees
$17,064 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 29,991 full-time undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities, and 51,848 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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 typical student loan amount is $7,797 a year. UMN Twin Cities has a 2.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
12,795 Yearly Degrees
$11,739 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 49,680 students at Walden University in total, 453 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $6,333 a year. Walden University has a 7.3% 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 Walden University is $38,800.

#3

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
9,655 Yearly Degrees
$14,516 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Capella University is 36,284, of which 1,382 students 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 average amount of student loans is $6,839 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
3,514 Yearly Degrees
$7,404 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 14,712 students at Minnesota State University - Mankato in total, 10,832 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Minnesota State University - 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.

Roughly 63% of students at Minnesota State University - Mankato take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,396 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
3,025 Yearly Degrees
$25,954 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,878 students at UST MN in total, 5,945 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at UST MN. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,080 a year. UST MN has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
2,801 Yearly Degrees
$7,975 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 14,975 students at St. Cloud State University in total, 8,373 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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.

61% of St. Cloud State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,910 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% 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
2,431 Yearly Degrees
$17,064 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Minnesota - Duluth is 11,168, of which 8,906 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UMN Duluth undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. 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 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 $38,500 during the early-career years.

#8

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,302 Yearly Degrees
$7,771 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,148 students at Metropolitan State University in total, 2,878 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Metropolitan State University 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.

39% of Metropolitan State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,833 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 $42,100 during the early-career years.

#9

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
2,020 Yearly Degrees
$7,260 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,981 students at Winona State in total, 6,522 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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.

69% of Winona State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,337 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 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
2,019 Yearly Degrees
$9,000 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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SMU MN is 4.2 years.

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 typical student loan amount is $8,444 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#11

Concordia University - Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,719 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. It takes the average Concordia University - Saint Paul undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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.

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. Concordia University - Saint Paul has a 5.2% 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 $39,100 during the early-career years.

#12

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,690 Yearly Degrees
$13,479 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at The College of Saint Scholastica is 4,276, of which 2,179 students are full-time undergraduates. 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.

72% of St. Scholastica students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,395 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from St. Scholastica with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,536 Yearly Degrees
$15,336 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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans is $7,413 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
1,413 Yearly Degrees
$10,009 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Minnesota State University - Moorhead is 6,005, of which 4,157 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Minnesota State University - Moorhead take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,141 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#15

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,393 Yearly Degrees
$9,257 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,082 full-time undergraduates at Hamline, and 3,734 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Hamline is 4.1 years.

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

70% of Hamline students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,726 a year. Hamline has a 3.8% 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.

#16

Bemidji State University

Bemidji, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,240 Yearly Degrees
$7,553 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,195 students at Bemidji State University in total, 3,333 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Bemidji State University, the average graduation time is 5.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at Bemidji State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,763 a year. Bemidji State University has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bemidji State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Rasmussen College - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,220 Yearly Degrees
$9,480 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Rasmussen College - Minnesota is 4,509, of which 1,845 students 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 average amount of student loans is $8,521 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#18

Century College

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,203 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 11.8% 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.

#19

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,202 Yearly Degrees
$11,700 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,407 full-time undergraduates at Bethel University Minnesota, and 3,797 students altogether. It takes the average Bethel University Minnesota undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. 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 2.5% 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.

#20

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,097 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Normandale Community College is 9,844, of which 4,120 students are 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. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar 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.

#21

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,070 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.

36% of Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,941 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to 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.

#22

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
975 Yearly Degrees
$13,124 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,562 students at Augsburg in total, 2,033 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,497 a year. Augsburg has a 3.5% 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 Augsburg is $38,200.

#23

St Olaf College

Northfield, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
899 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at St Olaf College is 3,035, of which 3,003 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average St. Olaf undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 43%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,488 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
873 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,516 full-time undergraduates at M State, and 6,422 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

57% of M State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,685 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
822 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,561 full-time undergraduates at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and 7,486 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,201 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.3% 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.

Other Minnesota Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 University of Northwestern - St Paul 818
27 North Hennepin Community College 796
28 St Cloud Technical and Community College 790
29 Rochester Community and Technical College 789
30 Southwest Minnesota State University 723
31 Macalester College 651
32 Saint Paul College 641
33 Gustavus Adolphus College 638
34 Lake Superior College 628
35 Inver Hills Community College 605
36 Hennepin Technical College 568
37 College of Saint Benedict 553
38 Ridgewater College 550
39 Carleton College 539
40 Concordia College at Moorhead 525
41 Northland Community and Technical College 500
42 South Central College 444
43 University of Minnesota - Crookston 438
43 Central Lakes College-Brainerd 438
45 Saint Johns University 422
46 Alexandria Technical & Community College 415
47 Riverland Community College 411
48 University of Minnesota - Morris 410
49 Dunwoody College of Technology 400
50 Dakota County Technical College 394
51 Minnesota West Community and Technical College 324
52 Crown College 314
53 Mitchell Hamline School of Law 269
54 Itasca Community College 251
55 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 249
56 Minnesota State College Southeast 224
57 North Central University 220
58 Anoka Technical College 214
59 Northwestern Health Sciences University 211
60 Martin Luther College 208
61 Hibbing Community College 206
62 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine 173
63 Minneapolis College of Art and Design 162
64 Mesabi Range College 122
65 Vermilion Community College 114
66 Luther Seminary 111
67 Northwest Technical College 108
68 Adler Graduate School 103
69 Herzing University - Minneapolis 99
70 Bethany Lutheran College 94
71 Bethel Seminary - St. Paul 93
72 University of Minnesota - Rochester 85
72 Pine Technical & Community College 85
74 Bethlehem College & Seminary 64
74 Institute of Production and Recording 64
76 Rainy River Community College 60
77 Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies 56
78 Minneapolis Business College 49
79 Bethany Global University 41
80 Leech Lake Tribal College 40
81 Academy College 23
81 Oak Hills Christian College 23
83 United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities 19
84 American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 8
85 Red-Lake-Nation-College 7
86 CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic 6
86 White Earth Tribal and Community College 6

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