Best colleges in Minneapolis

Double the Fun and Opportunities

Two is better than One

“The Twin Cities” experienced so much growth that they grew into one major area. You, too, can have the same opportunities to grow in your own education here in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Over 30 schools offer hundreds of degree options with interests, such as journalism, medicine, and law.* Minneapolis-St. Paul has one of the largest economies in the Midwest and is home to the headquarters of 18 Fortune 500 companies providing jobs after graduation. As one of the “Best Places for Business and Careers” and status as one of the largest medical device manufacturing centers, business and healthcare majors are finding themselves right at home.* To top it all off, the area has the lowest unemployment rate in the country, 4.2%, for large metropolitan areas.*

Not only is the education top notch, but there’s twice the fun, too. Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” with plenty of recreation in the water. Many trails border the lakes and provide scenic paths for running or hiking. The Greenway and Hiawatha are two of the most popular.* There are 7 professional sports teams to give you opportunities to show your city pride: Vikings, Twins, Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx, Swarm, and United FC.* So, for football or futbol, you’re covered. As the third largest theater market, it’s a great destination for concerts and shows.* We won’t even dwell on the 5,000+ restaurants or 400+ bars in and around downtown Minneapolis-St. Paul.* While good individually, they’re better together. Come grow, and double your success in the Twin Cities.

*National Center for Education Statistics *Bureau of Labor Statistics *U.S. Census Bureau *www.minneapolis.org *Wikipedia, “Minneapolis-Saint Paul”, “Minneapolis”

Best Four Year Universities in Minneapolis

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

Macalester College offers 41 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 532 students graduated with students earning 532 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 527 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 13,411 students graduated with students earning 7,844 Bachelor's degrees, 3,370 Master's degrees, 1,748 Doctoral degrees, and 449 Certificates.

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University of St Thomas
Saint Paul, MN

University of St Thomas offers 173 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,938 students graduated with students earning 1,374 Bachelor's degrees, 1,082 Master's degrees, 234 Certificates, 192 Doctoral degrees, and 56 Associate's degrees.

Hamline University
Saint Paul, MN

Hamline University offers 113 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,158 students graduated with students earning 469 Bachelor's degrees, 435 Master's degrees, 245 Certificates, and 9 Doctoral degrees.

Bethel University
Saint Paul, MN

Bethel University offers 132 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,159 students graduated with students earning 712 Bachelor's degrees, 276 Master's degrees, 122 Certificates, 34 Doctoral degrees, and 15 Associate's degrees.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design offers 21 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 201 students graduated with students earning 154 Bachelor's degrees, 36 Master's degrees, and 11 Certificates.

Augsburg University
Minneapolis, MN

Augsburg University offers 91 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 976 students graduated with students earning 563 Bachelor's degrees, 395 Master's degrees, 17 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Bethlehem College & Seminary offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 51 students graduated with students earning 32 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Master's degrees, and 6 Associate's degrees.

Dunwoody College of Technology offers 40 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 460 students graduated with students earning 330 Associate's degrees, 67 Certificates, and 63 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls offers 74 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 1,363 students graduated with students earning 1,149 Bachelor's degrees, 207 Master's degrees, and 7 Associate's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Minneapolis

Dakota County Technical College offers 141 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 825 students graduated with students earning 431 Certificates, and 394 Associate's degrees.

Anoka Technical College offers 84 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 897 students graduated with students earning 652 Certificates, and 245 Associate's degrees.

Hennepin Technical College
Brooklyn Park, MN

Hennepin Technical College offers 154 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,381 students graduated with students earning 880 Certificates, and 501 Associate's degrees.

Saint Paul College
Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul College offers 139 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 1,332 students graduated with students earning 788 Certificates, and 544 Associate's degrees.

Normandale Community College offers 73 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 1,295 students graduated with students earning 1,118 Associate's degrees, and 177 Certificates.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College offers 133 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 1,254 students graduated with students earning 790 Associate's degrees, and 464 Certificates.

Inver Hills Community College
Inver Grove Heights, MN

Inver Hills Community College offers 64 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 791 students graduated with students earning 569 Associate's degrees, and 222 Certificates.

North Hennepin Community College offers 104 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,066 students graduated with students earning 691 Associate's degrees, and 375 Certificates.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers 59 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,221 students graduated with students earning 1,168 Associate's degrees, and 53 Certificates.

Century College
White Bear Lake, MN

Century College offers 140 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,967 students graduated with students earning 1,216 Associate's degrees, and 751 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Minneapolis

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Macalester College Logo Macalester College Saint Paul, MN
5/5
10 : 1 2,098
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Logo University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
4/5
21 : 1 51,327
University of St Thomas Logo University of St Thomas Saint Paul, MN
5/5
24 : 1 9,824
Hamline University Logo Hamline University Saint Paul, MN
5/5
22 : 1 3,404
Bethel University Logo Bethel University Saint Paul, MN
5/5
20 : 1 4,005
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Logo Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, MN
5/5
20 : 1 796
Augsburg University Logo Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN
5/5
19 : 1 3,425
Bethlehem College & Seminary Logo Bethlehem College & Seminary Minneapolis, MN
2/5
15 : 1 192
Dunwoody College of Technology Logo Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, MN
4/5
15 : 1 1,358
University of Wisconsin-River Falls Logo University of Wisconsin-River Falls River Falls, WI
3/5
27 : 1 5,980
Crown College Logo Crown College Saint Bonifacius, MN
5/5
51 : 1 1,522
University of Northwestern-St Paul Logo University of Northwestern-St Paul Saint Paul, MN
5/5
47 : 1 3,525
Metropolitan State University Logo Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
3/5
58 : 1 7,592
Institute of Production and Recording Logo Institute of Production and Recording Minneapolis, MN
4/5
31 : 1 187
North Central University Logo North Central University Minneapolis, MN
5/5
30 : 1 1,155
Dakota County Technical College Logo Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN
2/5
41 : 1 2,433
PCI Academy-Plymouth Logo PCI Academy-Plymouth Plymouth, MN     112
Herzing University-Minneapolis Logo Herzing University-Minneapolis St. Louis Park, MN
3/5
27 : 1 515
Concordia University-Saint Paul Logo Concordia University-Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN
4/5
60 : 1 5,137
Hastings Beauty School Logo Hastings Beauty School Hastings, MN     11