Best colleges in Minnesota

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Get carried away in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”

With nearly 200 post-secondary institutions in the state, Minnesota’s 87,000+ square miles are chock-full of educational opportunities in places like the Twin Cities, Rochester, Duluth, and Bloomington. The Twin Cities boast the 4th largest American campus based on enrollment numbers, and the state has 6 private colleges listed on the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges.* The state’s urban centers offer careers in business, healthcare, and performing arts, while more rural areas have opportunities in agriculture, mining, and forestry. The state’s unemployment rate of 4.5% is much lower than the national average, and the predicted future job growth of 37.9% really shows the state’s upward mobility.* Minnesota’s economy is diverse with 33 of the nation’s top 1,000 publicly traded companies headquartered here.*

With its ample geography, it isn’t called The Land of 10,000 Lakes for nothing. Minnesotans enjoy high levels of physical activity: boating, fishing (including ice fishing), snow and ice sports, hunting, camping, and hiking are widely enjoyed in state, national, and local parks. With low rates of inactivity and disease, Minnesota consistently ranks as one of the healthiest states in the nation.* Professional teams always have a loyal following, with the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, and Timberwolves. And to become a true Minnesotan, you must commit to forever hating the Green Bay Packers. So, bundle up and enjoy all that Minnesota has to offer – both in business and pleasure.

*Wikipedia, “Minnesota”, “List of colleges and universities in Minnesota” *www.bestplaces.net/economy/state/Minnesota *www.americashealthrankings.org/MN *www.statemaster.com

Best Four Year Universities in Minnesota

Carleton College
Northfield, MN

Carleton College offers 35 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 461 students graduated with students earning 461 Bachelor's degrees.

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.

St Olaf College
Northfield, MN

St Olaf College offers 47 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 697 students graduated with students earning 697 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.

Gustavus Adolphus College
Saint Peter, MN

Gustavus Adolphus College offers 48 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 524 students graduated with students earning 524 Bachelor's degrees.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint Joseph, MN

College of Saint Benedict offers 38 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 403 students graduated with students earning 403 Bachelor's degrees.

Saint Johns University
Collegeville, MN

Saint Johns University offers 41 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 400 students graduated with students earning 384 Bachelor's degrees, and 16 Master's degrees.

Concordia College at Moorhead offers 51 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 456 students graduated with students earning 441 Bachelor's degrees, and 15 Master's degrees.

University of Minnesota-Morris offers 36 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 325 students graduated with students earning 325 Bachelor's degrees.

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.

Best Community Colleges in Minnesota

Alexandria Technical & Community College offers 87 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 773 students graduated with students earning 410 Associate's degrees, and 363 Certificates.

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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.

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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.

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Ridgewater College
Willmar, MN

Ridgewater College offers 134 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 828 students graduated with students earning 518 Associate's degrees, and 310 Certificates.

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Hibbing Community College offers 43 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 327 students graduated with students earning 193 Associate's degrees, and 134 Certificates.

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Central Lakes College-Brainerd offers 94 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 804 students graduated with students earning 509 Associate's degrees, and 295 Certificates.

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Minnesota West Community and Technical College offers 157 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 972 students graduated with students earning 695 Certificates, and 277 Associate's degrees.

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Riverland Community College offers 114 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a faraway town. In 2019, 589 students graduated with students earning 311 Associate's degrees, and 278 Certificates.

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Minnesota State Community and Technical College offers 176 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 1,174 students graduated with students earning 802 Associate's degrees, and 372 Certificates.

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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.

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List of all colleges in Minnesota

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Carleton College Logo Carleton College Northfield, MN
5/5
8 : 1 2,115
Macalester College Logo Macalester College Saint Paul, MN
5/5
10 : 1 2,098
St Olaf College Logo St Olaf College Northfield, MN
5/5
15 : 1 3,072
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Logo University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
4/5
21 : 1 51,327
Gustavus Adolphus College Logo Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN
5/5
11 : 1 2,237
College of Saint Benedict Logo College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
5/5
12 : 1 1,748
Saint Johns University Logo Saint Johns University Collegeville, MN
5/5
13 : 1 1,727
Concordia College at Moorhead Logo Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
5/5
13 : 1 2,042
University of Minnesota-Morris Logo University of Minnesota-Morris Morris, MN
3/5
13 : 1 1,499
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
University of Minnesota-Rochester Logo University of Minnesota-Rochester Rochester, MN
3/5
15 : 1 572
Bethel University Logo Bethel University Saint Paul, MN
5/5
20 : 1 4,005
The College of Saint Scholastica Logo The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN
5/5
16 : 1 3,906
Martin Luther College Logo Martin Luther College New Ulm, MN
4/5
13 : 1 994
University of Minnesota-Duluth Logo University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth, MN
3/5
22 : 1 10,858
St Catherine University Logo St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN
5/5
18 : 1 4,401
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
Winona State University Logo Winona State University Winona, MN
3/5
25 : 1 7,605

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