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56 Colleges
15,117 Yearly Graduations
$56,279 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,349 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 15,117 students received a nursing degree from a college in Minnesota, making it rank #8 in terms of graduations. Minnesota colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $14,070 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $15,318 per year.

An estimated 56% of college students in Minnesota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,837 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
4,832 Yearly Degrees
$10,766 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,016 undergraduates at Walden University, of which 827 are full-time, and there are 48,420 students altogether. For undergraduates at Walden University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

100% of Walden University students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

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
2,004 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.

50% of Capella University students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Capella University is $43,000.

#3

Rasmussen University - Minnesota

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

There are 3,922 undergraduates at Rasmussen University - Minnesota, of which 1,904 are full-time, and there are 3,971 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,521 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

Public Public vs. Private
475 Yearly Degrees
$5,846 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Minnesota West Community and Technical College is 3,421, which includes 1,099 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

50% of Minnesota West students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,090 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 $31,000 during the early-career years.

#5

The College of Saint Scholastica

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

There are 3,906 students at St. Scholastica in total, 2,481 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,062 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 68%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

72% of St. Scholastica students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,395 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from St. Scholastica is $44,900.

#6

Lake Superior College

Duluth, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
404 Yearly Degrees
$5,334 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,794 full-time undergraduates at LSC, and 5,230 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 45% of students at LSC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,919 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,700 during the early-career years.

#7

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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

There are 35,165 undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities, of which 29,939 are full-time, and there are 51,327 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

Roughly 46% of students at UMN Twin Cities take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#8

Winona State University

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

The total student population at Winona State University is 7,605, of which 6,978 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,125 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

69% of Winona State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,337 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Winona State is $38,400.

#9

St Catherine University

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

There are 4,401 students at St. Kate’s in total, 3,153 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,004 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,413 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

#10

Century College - White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
282 Yearly Degrees
$5,578 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,465 full-time undergraduates at Century College - White Bear Lake, and 8,695 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

32% of Century College - White Bear Lake students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,778 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Century College - White Bear Lake is $31,100.

#11

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
274 Yearly Degrees
$5,736 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,325 full-time undergraduates at Saint Paul College, and 6,656 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,846 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Saint Paul College is $26,600.

#12

Anoka Technical College

Anoka, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
262 Yearly Degrees
$5,734 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Anoka Technical College is 1,838, which includes 889 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

51% of Anoka Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,687 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,100 during the early-career years.

#13

Northland Community and Technical College

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
257 Yearly Degrees
$5,716 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,261 full-time undergraduates at Northland Community and Technical College, and 3,220 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at Northland Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,542 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northland Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
256 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. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

63% of Minnesota State Mankato students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,396 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#15

Metropolitan State University

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

The total student population at Metropolitan State University is 7,592, of which 6,770 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,999 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Metro State is 5.3 years.

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

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

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,100 during the early-career years.

#16

Inver Hills Community College

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
212 Yearly Degrees
$5,485 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,192 students at IHCC in total, 1,512 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 30% of students at IHCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,725 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from IHCC is $33,900.

Public Public vs. Private
187 Yearly Degrees
$6,554 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,060 full-time undergraduates at Rochester Community and Technical College, and 4,944 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 40% of students at Rochester Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,828 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rochester Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Bemidji State University

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

The total student population at Bemidji State University is 4,897, of which 4,490 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,058 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bemidji State University is 5.3 years.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 69% of students at Bemidji State University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,300 during the early-career years.

#19

Normandale Community College

Bloomington, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
183 Yearly Degrees
$5,964 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Normandale Community College is 9,743, which includes 4,050 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Normandale Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,315 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Normandale Community College is $32,900.

#20

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
178 Yearly Degrees
$5,207 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,346 full-time undergraduates at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus, and 8,804 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

36% of Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,941 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus is $32,400.

Public Public vs. Private
176 Yearly Degrees
$5,545 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,014 students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College in total, 2,404 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

26% of Minneapolis Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,201 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Minneapolis Community and Technical College is $28,200.

#22

St Cloud Technical and Community College

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
150 Yearly Degrees
$5,538 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,134 students at St Cloud Technical and Community College in total, 2,097 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 48% of students at St Cloud Technical and Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,328 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#23

Bethel University Minnesota

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

There are 2,799 undergraduates at Bethel University Minnesota, of which 2,327 are full-time, and there are 4,005 students altogether. For undergraduates at Bethel University Minnesota, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,558 a year. Bethel University Minnesota has a 2.4% 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 $41,100 during the early-career years.

#24

Dakota County Technical College

Rosemount, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
143 Yearly Degrees
$5,864 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,371 full-time undergraduates at DCTC, and 2,433 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at DCTC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,522 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
138 Yearly Degrees
$5,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,086 students at M State in total, 2,219 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

57% of M State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,685 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from M State is $32,400.

Other Minnesota Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Hennepin Technical College 136
27 Itasca Community College 124
28 Ridgewater College 119
29 North Hennepin Community College 94
30 Central Lakes College - Brainerd 93
30 Minnesota State University - Moorhead 93
32 Saint Cloud State University 92
33 Augsburg University 83
34 Minnesota State College Southeast 82
35 Hibbing Community College 74
36 Alexandria Technical & Community College 71
37 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 69
38 University of Northwestern - St Paul 68
39 Concordia University, Saint Paul 63
40 Northwest Technical College 61
41 Pine Technical & Community College 59
42 Southwest Minnesota State University 49
43 College of Saint Benedict 46
44 South Central College 40
44 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine 40
44 Mesabi Range College 40
47 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 37
48 Gustavus Adolphus College 30
49 Riverland Community College 29
50 Concordia College at Moorhead 27
51 St Olaf College 18
52 Herzing University - Minneapolis 17
53 Crown College 13
54 Bethany Lutheran College 4
54 Saint Johns University 4
56 Rainy River Community College 0

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