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
Lansing, MI 48933