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53 Colleges
$62,841 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,398 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Minnesota is ranked #7 in the country with 14,912 degrees handed out in 2021. Minnesota colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $15,710 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $17,046 per year.

About 48% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,099 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$14,328 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
100% Freshmen Loans

There are 38,930 students at Capella University in total, 11,781 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,159 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 32 to 1.

100% of Capella University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,943 a year. Capella University has a 1.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Capella University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,939 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Rasmussen University - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$13,765 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
87% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Rasmussen University - Minnesota is 3,927, of which 3,851 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,770 are full-time. It takes the average Rasmussen University - Minnesota undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 87% of students at Rasmussen University - Minnesota take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,109 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Rasmussen University - Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,866 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Concordia University, Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$24,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
69% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,585 students at Concordia University, Saint Paul in total, 3,578 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,393 are full-time. For undergraduates at Concordia University, Saint Paul, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

69% of Concordia University, Saint Paul students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,440 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Concordia University, Saint Paul is $48,414.

#5

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
$15,859 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
38% Freshmen Loans

There are 52,017 students at UMN Twin Cities in total, 36,061 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 28,989 are full-time. UMN Twin Cities has a freshman retention rate of 92%, 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 73%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,804 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,565 during the early-career years.

#6

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$39,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
63% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,244 undergraduates at St. Scholastica, of which 1,934 are full-time, and there are 3,712 students altogether. For undergraduates at St. Scholastica, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,453 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $56,045 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$9,444 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
60% Freshmen Loans

There are 14,761 students at Minnesota State Mankato in total, 12,938 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,526 are full-time. For undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,314 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Minnesota State Mankato with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,704 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$37,494 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
53% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at St Catherine University is 4,277, of which 2,983 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,898 are full-time. It takes the average St. Kate’s undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 0% of accepted students are men, and 100% are women.

53% of St. Kate’s students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,878 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from St. Kate’s with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,044 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
$10,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
62% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Winona State University is 7,106, of which 6,391 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,472 are full-time. It takes the average Winona State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,495 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,054 during the early-career years.

#10

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
$9,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
29% Freshmen Loans

There are 6,649 undergraduates at Metro State, of which 2,882 are full-time, and there are 7,552 students altogether. It takes the average Metro State undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 29% of students at Metro State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,675 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% 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 $52,212.

#11

Bemidji State University

Bemidji, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
$10,130 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
51% Freshmen Loans

There are 4,165 undergraduates at Bemidji State University, of which 2,753 are full-time, and there are 4,577 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,414 a year. Bemidji State University has a 1.7% 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 $45,244 during the early-career years.

#12

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
$5,655 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
28% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,065 full-time undergraduates at Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus, and 8,482 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,786 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$41,270 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
65% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,814 students at Bethel University Minnesota in total, 2,722 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,313 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bethel University Minnesota is 4.1 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

65% of Bethel University Minnesota students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,573 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 Bethel University Minnesota is $52,654.

#14

Lake Superior College

Duluth, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
$6,404 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
30% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Lake Superior College is 4,762, which includes 1,630 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,189 a year. LSC has a 1.6% 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 $37,882 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$5,670 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
32% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Rochester Community and Technical College is 5,115, which includes 2,042 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

32% of Rochester Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,992 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rochester Community and Technical College is $37,498.

#16

Century College

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
$6,105 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
25% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Century College is 8,203, which includes 3,280 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 25% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,487 a year. Century College has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Century College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,695 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
$10,117 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
49% Freshmen Loans

There are 10,187 undergraduates at St. Cloud State University, of which 5,959 are full-time, and there are 11,841 students altogether. It takes the average St. Cloud State University undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 49% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,974 a year. St. Cloud State University has a 1.5% 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 $45,679 during the early-career years.

#18

Herzing University - Minneapolis

St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$12,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
80% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Herzing University - Minneapolis is 626, of which 620 students are undergraduates and of those, 305 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 10% of accepted students are men, and 90% are women.

80% of Herzing University - Minneapolis students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,303 a year. Herzing University - Minneapolis has a 1.8% 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 $33,074 during the early-career years.

#19

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$42,064 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
85% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,346 students at Augsburg in total, 2,512 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,202 are full-time. For undergraduates at Augsburg, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Augsburg take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,025 a year. Augsburg has a 1.2% 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 Augsburg is $46,457.

#20

Ridgewater College

Willmar, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
$6,114 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
31% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,176 students at Ridgewater College in total, 1,752 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

31% of Ridgewater College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,178 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,895 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$6,098 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
20% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,193 full-time undergraduates at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and 6,429 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,523 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,243 during the early-career years.

#22

Inver Hills Community College

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
$6,007 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
19% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Inver Hills Community College is 4,071, which includes 1,515 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 19% of students at IHCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,261 a year. IHCC has a 1.6% 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 IHCC is $41,856.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$41,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
67% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,152 students at SMU MN in total, 1,329 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,052 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SMU MN is 4.1 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

67% of SMU MN students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,536 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $50,163 during the early-career years.

#24

Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
$10,122 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
68% Freshmen Loans

There are 7,259 students at Southwest Minnesota State University in total, 6,846 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,610 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southwest Minnesota State University is 4.4 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at Southwest Minnesota State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,049 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Southwest Minnesota State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,381 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
$10,236 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
65% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Minnesota State University - Moorhead is 5,547, of which 4,445 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,529 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 72%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

65% of MSU Moorhead students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,707 a year. MSU Moorhead has a 0.7% 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 $42,396.

Other Minnesota Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Normandale Community College 79
27 Northwest Technical College 77
28 Minnesota State Community and Technical College 76
28 University of Northwestern - St Paul 76
30 Central Lakes College - Brainerd 75
31 North Hennepin Community College 72
32 Northland Community and Technical College 65
33 South Central College 55
34 St Cloud Technical and Community College 50
35 Hibbing Community College 49
36 College of Saint Benedict 46
37 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine 45
37 Minnesota West Community and Technical College 45
39 Concordia College at Moorhead 31
40 Riverland Community College 30
40 Gustavus Adolphus College 30
42 Pine Technical & Community College 27
43 St Olaf College 24
44 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 22
45 Hennepin Technical College 21
46 Alexandria Technical & Community College 17
47 Crown College 8
48 Saint Johns University 6
49 Bethany Lutheran College 3
50 Saint Paul College 1
51 Dakota County Technical College 0
51 Minnesota State College Southeast 0
51 University of Minnesota - Duluth 0

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