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57 Colleges
11,409 Yearly Graduations
$67,936 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,228 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, Minnesota is ranked #6 in the country with 11,409 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $16,984 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $18,271 a year.

An estimated 59% of college students in Minnesota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,057 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,461 Yearly Degrees
$10,766 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,024 undergraduates at Walden University, of which 674 are full-time, and there are 50,360 students altogether. It takes the average Walden University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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 6.9% 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.

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,782 Yearly Degrees
$14,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 37,171 students at Capella University in total, 9,815 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,373 are full-time. 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 typical student loan amount is $6,839 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Capella University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,042 Yearly Degrees
$15,027 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is 50,734, of which 34,437 students are undergraduates and of those, 30,001 are full-time. For undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

46% of UMN Twin Cities students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,797 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,800 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
684 Yearly Degrees
$36,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is 5,560, of which 1,442 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,118 are full-time. It takes the average SMU MN undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

66% of SMU MN students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,444 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SMU MN with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Concordia University, Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
547 Yearly Degrees
$22,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,054 students at Concordia University, Saint Paul in total, 3,104 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,668 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,118 a year. Concordia University, Saint Paul has a 5.9% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
530 Yearly Degrees
$8,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Minnesota State University - Mankato is 14,374, of which 12,492 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,545 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at Minnesota State Mankato take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,396 a year. Minnesota State Mankato has a 4.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Minnesota State Mankato with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
476 Yearly Degrees
$43,464 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,526 students at Hamline in total, 2,106 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,028 are full-time. For undergraduates at Hamline, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 36% of accepted students 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 3.4% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
440 Yearly Degrees
$8,954 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,828 undergraduates at MSU Moorhead, of which 3,897 are full-time, and there are 5,860 students altogether. It takes the average MSU Moorhead undergraduate about 5.4 years to complete their degree.

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

72% of MSU Moorhead students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,141 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from MSU Moorhead with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
420 Yearly Degrees
$8,656 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,928 students at St. Cloud State University in total, 12,128 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,844 are full-time. It takes the average St. Cloud State University undergraduate about 5.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at St. Cloud State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,910 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
352 Yearly Degrees
$45,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of St Thomas Minnesota is 10,035, of which 6,395 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,162 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UST MN is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,080 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,400 during the early-career years.

#11

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
330 Yearly Degrees
$9,666 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Winona State University is 7,792, of which 7,237 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,324 are full-time. For undergraduates at Winona State, the average graduation time is 5.4 years.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at Winona State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,337 a year. Winona State has a 3.5% 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 $38,400 during the early-career years.

#12

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
260 Yearly Degrees
$38,282 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The College of Saint Scholastica is 4,043, of which 2,479 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,062 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at St. Scholastica is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at St. Scholastica take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,395 a year. St. Scholastica has a 2.8% 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 St. Scholastica is $44,900.

#13

Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
247 Yearly Degrees
$8,874 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,167 students at Southwest Minnesota State University in total, 6,692 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,811 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 62%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,985 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

#14

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
235 Yearly Degrees
$38,460 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,692 students at Bethel University Minnesota in total, 2,856 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,417 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bethel University Minnesota is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

71% of Bethel University Minnesota students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,558 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,100 during the early-career years.

#15

Bemidji State University

Bemidji, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees
$8,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bemidji State University is 5,111, of which 4,690 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,289 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bemidji State University 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.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bemidji State University is $35,300.

#16

University of Minnesota - Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$13,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,024 students at UMN Duluth in total, 9,961 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,799 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMN Duluth is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. 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 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMN Duluth is $38,500.

#17

Martin Luther College

New Ulm, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
176 Yearly Degrees
$15,870 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Martin Luther College is 972, of which 885 students are undergraduates and of those, 751 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 53% of accepted students are men, and 47% are women.

55% of MLC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,773 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MLC is $25,900.

#18

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
141 Yearly Degrees
$39,955 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,343 undergraduates at Augsburg, of which 1,992 are full-time, and there are 3,419 students altogether. It takes the average Augsburg undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 40% of accepted students 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 5.9% 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 $38,200 during the early-career years.

#18

Rasmussen College - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
141 Yearly Degrees
$10,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,124 students at Rasmussen College - Minnesota in total, 4,094 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,005 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Rasmussen College - Minnesota is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

73% of Rasmussen College - Minnesota students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,521 a year. Rasmussen College - Minnesota has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rasmussen College - Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$33,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,283 undergraduates at St. Kate’s, of which 2,143 are full-time, and there are 4,859 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at St. Kate’s is 4.3 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 0% of accepted students are men, and 100% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at St. Kate’s take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,413 a year. St. Kate’s has a 3.4% 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 $42,700 during the early-career years.

#21

Concordia College at Moorhead

Moorhead, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees
$41,566 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,097 undergraduates at Concordia College Moorhead, of which 2,041 are full-time, and there are 2,129 students altogether. For undergraduates at Concordia College Moorhead, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 62%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at Concordia College Moorhead take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,574 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,200 during the early-career years.

#22

University of Northwestern - St Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$32,210 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Northwestern - St Paul is 3,623, of which 3,443 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,097 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

67% of Northwestern students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,096 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,900 during the early-career years.

#23

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
60 Yearly Degrees
$8,114 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Metropolitan State University is 7,861, of which 7,031 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,984 are full-time. For undergraduates at Metro State, the average graduation time 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.

Roughly 39% of students at Metro State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,833 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Metro State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Ridgewater College

Willmar, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
45 Yearly Degrees
$5,939 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ridgewater College is 3,298, which includes 1,839 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 47% of students at Ridgewater College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,145 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,800 during the early-career years.

#25

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
38 Yearly Degrees
$46,820 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,764 full-time undergraduates at CSB, and 1,782 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,885 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from CSB with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Minnesota Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Normandale Community College 31
27 Century College - White Bear Lake 28
27 North Central University 28
29 Crown College 27
30 Gustavus Adolphus College 26
31 University of Minnesota - Morris 22
32 Alexandria Technical & Community College 19
33 North Hennepin Community College 18
34 Northland Community and Technical College 17
35 St Olaf College 15
36 South Central College 14
37 Mesabi Range College 13
37 University of Minnesota - Crookston 13
39 Inver Hills Community College 12
39 Bethany Lutheran College 12
41 St Cloud Technical and Community College 11
41 Minneapolis Community and Technical College 11
43 Itasca Community College 9
44 Minnesota State Community and Technical College 7
45 Minnesota West Community and Technical College 6
45 Macalester College 6
45 Saint Johns University 6
45 Minnesota State College Southeast 6
49 Riverland Community College 5
50 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 4
51 Anoka-Ramsey Community College 3
51 Vermilion Community College 3
53 Central Lakes College - Brainerd 2
54 Leech Lake Tribal College 1
55 Rochester Community and Technical College 0
55 Rainy River Community College 0
55 Oak Hills Christian College 0

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