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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. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Minnesota is $14,070 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $15,318 a 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 8,024 undergraduates at Walden University, of which 674 are full-time, and there are 50,360 students altogether. For undergraduates at Walden University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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
2,004 Yearly Degrees
$14,540 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Capella University is 37,171, of which 9,815 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,373 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 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 College - Minnesota

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

There are 4,094 undergraduates at Rasmussen College - Minnesota, of which 2,005 are full-time, and there are 4,124 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rasmussen College - Minnesota is 4.2 years.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%!

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

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

There are 1,103 full-time undergraduates at Minnesota West, and 3,362 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Minnesota West with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 2,479 undergraduates at St. Scholastica, of which 2,062 are full-time, and there are 4,043 students altogether. It takes the average St. Scholastica undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,900 during the early-career years.

#6

Lake Superior College

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

The total student population at Lake Superior College is 5,281, which includes 1,876 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

45% of LSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,919 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
348 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. 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.

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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMN Twin Cities is $41,800.

#8

Winona State University

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

There are 7,792 students at Winona State in total, 7,237 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,324 are full-time. It takes the average Winona State undergraduate about 5.4 years to complete their degree.

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. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 3,283 undergraduates at St. Kate’s, of which 2,143 are full-time, and there are 4,859 students altogether. For undergraduates at St. Kate’s, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. 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 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.

#10

Century College - White Bear Lake

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

The total student population at Century College - White Bear Lake is 8,891, which includes 3,419 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 32% of students at Century College - White Bear Lake take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,100 during the early-career years.

#11

Saint Paul College

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

There are 6,912 students at Saint Paul College in total, 2,408 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

24% of Saint Paul College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

There are 828 full-time undergraduates at Anoka Technical College, and 1,844 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 51% of students at Anoka Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Anoka Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Northland Community and Technical College

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

The total student population at Northland Community and Technical College is 3,500, which includes 1,376 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

56% of Northland Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,100 during the early-career years.

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

There are 12,492 undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato, of which 10,545 are full-time, and there are 14,374 students altogether. It takes the average Minnesota State Mankato undergraduate about 5.5 years to complete their degree.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. 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 typical student loan amount 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.

#15

Metropolitan State University

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

There are 7,031 undergraduates at Metro State, of which 2,984 are full-time, and there are 7,861 students altogether. It takes the average Metro State undergraduate about 5.3 years to complete their degree.

About 56% of students who apply get accepted. 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 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.

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.

#16

Inver Hills Community College

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

The total student population at Inver Hills Community College is 4,264, which includes 1,672 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

30% of IHCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,725 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.7% is very similar 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 5,129 students at Rochester Community and Technical College in total, 2,255 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

40% of Rochester Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

There are 4,690 undergraduates at Bemidji State University, of which 3,289 are full-time, and there are 5,111 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,763 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 Bemidji State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Normandale Community College

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

There are 4,108 full-time undergraduates at Normandale Community College, and 9,784 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,315 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Normandale Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

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

The total student population at Anoka-Ramsey Community College is 8,845, which includes 3,329 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Minneapolis Community and Technical College is 6,951, which includes 2,457 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 average amount of student loans 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 2,149 full-time undergraduates at St Cloud Technical and Community College, and 4,325 students altogether. 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. The student loan default rate of 10.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from St Cloud Technical and Community College is $34,100.

#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 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%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at Bethel University Minnesota take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,558 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $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

The total student population at Dakota County Technical College is 2,523, which includes 1,343 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

36% of DCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DCTC is $35,900.

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

There are 2,445 full-time undergraduates at M State, and 6,222 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,400 during the early-career years.

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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