Colleges in Minnesota: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Minnesota Colleges Summary

Minnesota has approximately 130 post-secondary schools, including colleges, and over 160,000 students at these institutions. Minnesota's population tends to be education oriented with 7.4% of the population attending adult education institutions. Only six states have a higher percentage of their population enrolled as students.

Minnesota colleges are relatively selective, as the average SAT score of nearly 550 is the highest of all US States (but trailing slightly behind the District of Columbia). There are 19 community colleges in the state, and 17 schools that have fewer than 100 students.

The University of Minnesota has two major locations (the Twin Cities and Duluth) and has more than 60,000 students. Three other colleges in the state have more than 10,000 students: Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota State University, and the University of St Thomas.

Two large and well-known for-profit institutions based in Minnesota are Walden University (with more than 20,000 students), and Capella University (with more than 12,000 students. Walden and Capella are both based in Minneapolis. Both universities offer 100% of their courses online and have no physical campus.

In addition, Minnesota has three seminaries: Luther Seminary, Bethel Seminary, and the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Each of these has less than 1,000 students.

The Minnesota Department of Education address information is as follows:

608 West Allegan Street
Hannah Building
Lansing, MI 48933
Website: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/index.html

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Colleges and Universities in Minnesota

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Adler Graduate School Richfield 218   No
Alexandria Technical College Alexandria 2,249   Yes
American Indian OIC Minneapolis 51   Yes
Anoka Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids 7,860   Yes
Anoka Technical College Anoka 2,141   Yes
Apostolic Bible Institute Saint Paul 71 162 Yes
Augsburg College Minneapolis 3,793 1,175 No V: 460-620
M: 490-640
W: 460-600
Aveda Institute Minneapolis Minneapolis 483   Yes
Bemidji State University Bemidji 4,571 1,577 No
Bethany Lutheran College Mankato 611 511 No
Bethel Seminary St. Paul Saint Paul 763 130 No
Carleton College Northfield 1,994 1,666 No V: 660-750
M: 650-740
W: 650-750
Central Lakes College Brainerd Brainerd 3,343   Yes
Century Community and Technical College White Bear Lake 8,968   Yes
College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph 2,086 1,536 No V: 505-660
M: 518-665
W: 508-670
College of St Catherine Saint Paul 5,238 910 No
College of Visual Arts Saint Paul 178   Yes
Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead 2,811 1,790 No V: 520-640
M: 540-660
Concordia University Saint Paul Saint Paul 2,260 500 No V: 500-620
M: 460-590
W: 500-590
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited Duluth Duluth 57   Yes
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited Hibbing Hibbing 40   Yes
Crossroads College Rochester 184 110 No
Crown College Saint Bonifacius 1,270 551 No V: 480-580
M: 470-590
Dakota County Technical College Rosemount 2,864   Yes
Duluth Business University Dultuh 296   No
Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis 1,571   No
East Metro Opportunities Industrialization Center Saint Paul 174   Yes
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet 2,197 100 Yes
Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter 2,625 2,079 No V: 580-690
M: 580-690
Hamline University Saint Paul 4,803 922 No V: 480-633
M: 495-610
W: 463-618
Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies Center City 71   No
Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park 5,582   Yes
Hibbing Community College A Technical and Community College Hibbing 1,412   Yes
Ingenue Beauty School Moorhead 28   Yes
Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights 5,736   Yes
Itasca Community College Grand Rapids 1,157 110 Yes
Lake Superior College Duluth 4,990   Yes
Leech Lake Tribal College Cass Lake 243   Yes
Luther Seminary Saint Paul 720 256 No
Macalester College Saint Paul 1,920 1,297 No V: 640-740
M: 630-710
W: 630-730
Martin Luther College New Ulm 812 720 No
Mayo Graduate School Rochester 220   No
Mayo Medical School Rochester 154   No
Mayo School of Health Sciences Rochester 301   No
McNally Smith College of Music Saint Paul 542   Yes
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Virginia 1,411 115 Yes
Metropolitan State University Saint Paul 6,802   No
Miami Ad School Minneapolis Minneapolis 46   Yes
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis 789 285 No V: 560-690
M: 490-620
W: 480-630
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis 9,188   Yes
Minnesota State College Southeast Technical Winona 2,010   Yes
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls 6,164 150 Yes
Minnesota State University Mankato Mankato 14,515 3,355 No
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead 7,494 1,598 No V: 420-570
M: 430-530
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls 2,943 115 Yes
Model College of Hair Design Saint Cloud 104 73 Yes
Normandale Community College Bloomington 9,165   Yes
North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park 6,448   Yes
Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls 4,027   Yes
Northwest Technical College Bemidji 1,226 200 Yes
Northwest Technical Institute Eagan Eagan 72   Yes
Northwestern Health Sciences University Bloomington 931   No
Oak Hills Christian College Bemidji 169 163 No
Pine Technical College Pine City 783   Yes
Rainy River Community College International Falls 441 90 Yes
Regency Beauty Institute Blaine Blaine 68   No
Regency Beauty Institute Burnsville Burnsville 56   No
Regency Beauty Institute Duluth Duluth 23   No
Regency Beauty Institute Maplewood Maplewood 48   No
Regency Beauty Institute Minnetonka Minnetonka 21   No
Regency Beauty Institute Waite Park Waite Park 56   No
Ridgewater College Willmar 4,177   Yes
Riverland Community College Austin 3,687   Yes
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester 5,898   Yes
Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud 16,940 3,028 No
Saint Cloud Technical College Saint Cloud 3,909   Yes
Saint Johns University Collegeville 2,080 1,457 No V: 480-650
M: 540-650
W: 480-590
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona 5,960 1,189 No V: 450-630
M: 440-590
Saint Paul College Saint Paul 4,990   Yes
South Central College North Mankato 3,639   Yes
Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall 6,073 1,010 No
St. Olaf College Northfield 3,040 3,033 No V: 590-710
M: 590-700
Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center Minneapolis 134   Yes
The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth 3,259 1,036 No V: 460-580
M: 500-620
W: 460-580
The Salon Professional Academy New Hope New Hope 106   Yes
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities New Brighton 186 21 No
University of Minnesota Crookston Crookston 2,346 531 No V: 420-520
M: 430-530
W: 480-560
University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth 11,184 3,105 No V: 471-600
M: 500-610
W: 460-580
University of Minnesota Morris Morris 1,686 933 No V: 555-690
M: 540-660
W: 510-640
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis 50,883 6,500 No V: 530-670
M: 580-710
W: 520-650
University of St Thomas Saint Paul Saint Paul 10,984 2,558 No V: 530-620
M: 540-650
Vermilion Community College Ely 721 260 Yes
White Earth Tribal and Community College Mahnomen 99   Yes
William Mitchell College of Law Saint Paul 1,061   No
Winona State University Winona 8,334 2,488 No M: 520-610
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