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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Minnesota

13 Colleges
$49,200 Avg Salary
$32,302 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

Information Technology is the #31 most popular major in Minnesota with 834 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

The Best Information Technology Schools in Minnesota ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 13 schools in Minnesota to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Minnesota

The following schools top our list of the Best Information Technology Colleges.

Top 10 Best Information Technology Schools

#1

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

Our 2021 rankings named Hennepin Technical College the best school in Minnesota for information technology students. Hennepin Technical College is a small public school located in the suburb of Brooklyn Park.

After completing their degree, IT graduates from Hennepin Technical College carry an average student debtload of $15,609. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $162, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Century College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Information Technology Schools in Minnesota list. Century College is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of St Thomas Minnesota. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Minnesota list. Located in the large city of Saint Paul, UST MN is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Minnesota State University - Mankato. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Information Technology Schools in Minnesota list. Located in the small city of Mankato, Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Dakota County Technical College is a great place for information technology students. Located in the rural area of Rosemount, DCTC is a public college with a small student population.

On average, IT graduates from DCTC take out $17,500 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $182, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Minneapolis Community and Technical College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Information Technology Schools in Minnesota ranking. Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

On average, IT graduates from Minneapolis Community and Technical College take out $19,500 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $202.

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With a ranking of #7, Metropolitan State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the city of Saint Paul, Metropolitan State University is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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With a ranking of #8, Anoka-Ramsey Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for information technology students. Located in the suburb of Coon Rapids, Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#9

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #9 on the list. St. Cloud State University is a large public school located in the city of Saint Cloud.

On average, IT graduates from St. Cloud State University take out $23,500 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $244.

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#10

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for information technology students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

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Best Information Technology Colleges in the Plains States Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 320
Kansas 222
Iowa 347
Nebraska 277
North Dakota 12
South Dakota 146

Information Technology is one of 10 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to IT

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 76,482
Computer Science 47,906
Information Science 17,779
Computer Systems Networking 14,055
Computer Software & Applications 12,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Craig Dennis.

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