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Minneapolis Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Minneapolis Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Minneapolis, Minnesota

There are at least 13 colleges in Minneapolis, listed and described below. These schools represent 66,938 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 54,256 full-time students, and a reported 7,960 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Augsburg College.

We also provide an extensive list of Minnesota Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Minneapolis is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Minneapolis.
  • Housing and buildings in Minneapolis tend to be older than other areas.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Minneapolis.

Featured Colleges in the Minneapolis Area (QuickSchools™)

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Argosy University


Saint Paul, MN

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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
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Minneapolis Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

American Indian OIC
1845 E. Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404-2221

  • Programs: nursing assistant, small business operations, administrative assistant, receptionist, community organization, medical office assistant, finance
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 51 students, 53 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Aveda Institute Minneapolis
400 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 483 students, 616 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Miami Ad School-Minneapolis
25 North 4th Street , Suite 201
Minneapolis, MN 55401

  • Programs: advertising
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 46 students, 40 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1779

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: nursing assistant, criminal justice and police, liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, air traffic controller, substance abuse counseling, business management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 9,188 students, 6,252 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405

  • Programs: carpentry, home health aide, community health services, administrative assistant, electrician, plumbing and water supply
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 134 students, 309 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Colleges in Minneapolis with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, registered nursing, elementary school teaching, social work courses, psychology, finance, accounting and related services, physician assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,793 students, 3,247 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,175 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-620. Math: 490-640. Writing: 460-600.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1192

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: electrician, automobile mechanics, architectural drafting, HVAC, electronics tech, welding, construction manager, robotics tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,571 students, 1,586 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

  • Programs: commercial art, fine arts, film and photography, various performing arts, design and visual communication
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 789 students, 772 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 285 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 560-690. Math: 490-620. Writing: 480-630.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, medicine, journalism, teacher education, political science, electrical engineering, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 50,883 students, 41,381 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 6,500 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 530-670. Math: 580-710. Writing: 520-650.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Bloomington Colleges 5 85,172 10,096  
Brooklyn Park Colleges 3 67,388 12,030  
Richfield Colleges 2 34,439 218  
St. Paul Colleges 16 287,151 40,506 6,735

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