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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

Minnesota ranked #6 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2019. Around 11,409 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $16,984 per year to get their degree at a college in Minnesota, while out of state students will pay an average of $18,271 per 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

The total student population at Walden University is 48,420, of which 7,016 students are undergraduates and of those, 827 are full-time. It takes the average Walden University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 100% of students at Walden University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,333 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

#2

Capella University

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

The total student population at Capella University is 37,859, of which 10,503 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,758 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Capella University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,839 a year. Capella University has a 6.8% 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 $43,000 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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

There are 51,327 students at UMN Twin Cities in total, 35,165 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 29,939 are full-time. UMN Twin Cities has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

46% of UMN Twin Cities students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,797 a year. UMN Twin Cities has a 2.2% 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.

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 5,548, of which 1,467 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,132 are full-time. For undergraduates at SMU MN, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,444 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#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 5,137 students at Concordia University, Saint Paul in total, 3,125 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,786 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 55%. Around 49% of accepted students 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. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 14,325, of which 12,490 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,413 are full-time. It takes the average Minnesota State Mankato undergraduate about 5.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 63% of students at Minnesota State Mankato take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,396 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,200 during the early-career years.

#7

Hamline University

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

The total student population at Hamline University is 3,404, of which 2,088 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,008 are full-time. It takes the average Hamline undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hamline is $39,600.

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

There are 5,747 students at MSU Moorhead in total, 4,673 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,787 are full-time. 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 average amount of student loans is $9,141 a year. MSU Moorhead has a 4.9% 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 MSU Moorhead is $34,400.

#9

Saint Cloud State University

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

There are 13,049 students at St. Cloud State University in total, 11,346 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,977 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at St. Cloud State University is 5.5 years.

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

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,200 during the early-career years.

#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 9,824, of which 6,355 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,137 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UST MN. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 47% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UST MN is $45,400.

#11

Winona State University

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

There are 6,978 undergraduates at Winona State, of which 6,125 are full-time, and there are 7,605 students altogether. It takes the average Winona State undergraduate about 5.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,337 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% 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.

#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

There are 2,481 undergraduates at St. Scholastica, of which 2,062 are full-time, and there are 3,906 students altogether. 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 68%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,395 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

Southwest Minnesota State University

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

There are 6,636 undergraduates at Southwest Minnesota State University, of which 1,662 are full-time, and there are 7,058 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southwest Minnesota State University is 5.3 years.

About 62% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Roughly 65% of students at Southwest Minnesota State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,985 a year. Southwest Minnesota State University has a 4.8% 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 $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

The total student population at Bethel University Minnesota is 4,005, of which 2,799 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,327 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bethel University Minnesota is 4.1 years.

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 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%!

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.

#15

Bemidji State University

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

There are 4,897 students at Bemidji State University in total, 4,490 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,058 are full-time. It takes the average Bemidji State University undergraduate about 5.3 years to complete their degree.

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

69% of Bemidji State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,763 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 9,847 undergraduates at UMN Duluth, of which 8,535 are full-time, and there are 10,858 students altogether. It takes the average UMN Duluth undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,970 a year. UMN Duluth has a 3.0% 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 $38,500 during the early-career years.

#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 994, of which 857 students are undergraduates and of those, 705 are full-time. It takes the average MLC undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,773 a year. MLC has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MLC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Augsburg University

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

The total student population at Augsburg University is 3,425, of which 2,512 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,178 are full-time. 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%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

86% of Augsburg students take out loans to afford college costs. 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 University - Minnesota

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

There are 3,971 students at Rasmussen University - Minnesota in total, 3,922 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,904 are full-time. It takes the average Rasmussen University - Minnesota undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

73% of Rasmussen University - Minnesota students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,521 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rasmussen University - Minnesota is $27,500.

#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 3,153 undergraduates at St. Kate’s, of which 2,004 are full-time, and there are 4,401 students altogether. It takes the average St. Kate’s undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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. St. Kate’s has a 3.4% 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. Kate’s is $42,700.

#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 2,042 students at Concordia College Moorhead in total, 2,010 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,956 are full-time. 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%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

75% of Concordia College Moorhead students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Concordia College Moorhead is $38,200.

#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

There are 3,376 undergraduates at Northwestern, of which 2,073 are full-time, and there are 3,525 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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

There are 6,770 undergraduates at Metro State, of which 2,999 are full-time, and there are 7,592 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,833 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Metro State is $42,100.

#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 3,255, which includes 1,895 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 1,748 students at CSB in total, 1,731 are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at CSB, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%.

69% of CSB students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CSB is $41,200.

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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