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

Selected Minnesota Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in Minnesota

SchoolCityStudentsDormsOpen AdmissionTypical SAT Range
Adler Graduate SchoolRichfield218  No
Alexandria Technical CollegeAlexandria2,249  Yes
American Indian OICMinneapolis51  Yes
Anoka Ramsey Community CollegeCoon Rapids7,860  Yes
Anoka Technical CollegeAnoka2,141  Yes
Apostolic Bible InstituteSaint Paul71 162Yes
Augsburg CollegeMinneapolis3,793 1,175NoV: 460-620
M: 490-640
W: 460-600
Aveda Institute MinneapolisMinneapolis483  Yes
Bemidji State UniversityBemidji4,571 1,577No
Bethany Lutheran CollegeMankato611 511No
Bethel Seminary St. PaulSaint Paul763 130No
Carleton CollegeNorthfield1,994 1,666NoV: 660-750
M: 650-740
W: 650-750
Central Lakes College BrainerdBrainerd3,343  Yes
Century Community and Technical CollegeWhite Bear Lake8,968  Yes
College of Saint BenedictSaint Joseph2,086 1,536NoV: 505-660
M: 518-665
W: 508-670
College of St CatherineSaint Paul5,238 910No
College of Visual ArtsSaint Paul178  Yes
Concordia College at MoorheadMoorhead2,811 1,790NoV: 520-640
M: 540-660
Concordia University Saint PaulSaint Paul2,260 500NoV: 500-620
M: 460-590
W: 500-590
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited DuluthDuluth57  Yes
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited HibbingHibbing40  Yes
Crossroads CollegeRochester184 110No
Crown CollegeSaint Bonifacius1,270 551NoV: 480-580
M: 470-590
Dakota County Technical CollegeRosemount2,864  Yes
Duluth Business UniversityDultuh296  No
Dunwoody College of TechnologyMinneapolis1,571  No
East Metro Opportunities Industrialization CenterSaint Paul174  Yes
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegeCloquet2,197 100Yes
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeSaint Peter2,625 2,079NoV: 580-690
M: 580-690
Hamline UniversitySaint Paul4,803 922NoV: 480-633
M: 495-610
W: 463-618
Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction StudiesCenter City71  No
Hennepin Technical CollegeBrooklyn Park5,582  Yes
Hibbing Community College A Technical and Community CollegeHibbing1,412  Yes
Ingenue Beauty SchoolMoorhead28  Yes
Inver Hills Community CollegeInver Grove Heights5,736  Yes
Itasca Community CollegeGrand Rapids1,157 110Yes
Lake Superior CollegeDuluth4,990  Yes
Leech Lake Tribal CollegeCass Lake243  Yes
Luther SeminarySaint Paul720 256No
Macalester CollegeSaint Paul1,920 1,297NoV: 640-740
M: 630-710
W: 630-730
Martin Luther CollegeNew Ulm812 720No
Mayo Graduate SchoolRochester220  No
Mayo Medical SchoolRochester154  No
Mayo School of Health SciencesRochester301  No
McNally Smith College of MusicSaint Paul542  Yes
Mesabi Range Community and Technical CollegeVirginia1,411 115Yes
Metropolitan State UniversitySaint Paul6,802  No
Miami Ad School MinneapolisMinneapolis46  Yes
Minneapolis College of Art and DesignMinneapolis789 285NoV: 560-690
M: 490-620
W: 480-630
Minneapolis Community and Technical CollegeMinneapolis9,188  Yes
Minnesota School of CosmetologyWOODBURY114  No
Minnesota State College Southeast TechnicalWinona2,010  Yes
Minnesota State Community and Technical CollegeFergus Falls6,164 150Yes
Minnesota State University MankatoMankato14,515 3,355No
Minnesota State University MoorheadMoorhead7,494 1,598NoV: 420-570
M: 430-530
Minnesota West Community and Technical CollegeGranite Falls2,943 115Yes
Model College of Hair DesignSaint Cloud104 73Yes
Normandale Community CollegeBloomington9,165  Yes
North Hennepin Community CollegeBrooklyn Park6,448  Yes
Northland Community and Technical CollegeThief River Falls4,027  Yes
Northwest Technical CollegeBemidji1,226 200Yes
Northwest Technical Institute EaganEagan72  Yes
Northwestern Health Sciences UniversityBloomington931  No
Oak Hills Christian CollegeBemidji169 163No
Pine Technical CollegePine City783  Yes
Rainy River Community CollegeInternational Falls441 90Yes
Regency Beauty Institute BlaineBlaine68  No
Regency Beauty Institute BurnsvilleBurnsville56  No
Regency Beauty Institute DuluthDuluth23  No
Regency Beauty Institute MaplewoodMaplewood48  No
Regency Beauty Institute MinnetonkaMinnetonka21  No
Regency Beauty Institute Waite ParkWaite Park56  No
Ridgewater CollegeWillmar4,177  Yes
Riverland Community CollegeAustin3,687  Yes
Rochester Community and Technical CollegeRochester5,898  Yes
Saint Cloud State UniversitySaint Cloud16,940 3,028No
Saint Cloud Technical CollegeSaint Cloud3,909  Yes
Saint Johns UniversityCollegeville2,080 1,457NoV: 480-650
M: 540-650
W: 480-590
Saint Mary's University of MinnesotaWinona5,960 1,189NoV: 450-630
M: 440-590
Saint Paul CollegeSaint Paul4,990  Yes
South Central CollegeNorth Mankato3,639  Yes
Southwest Minnesota State UniversityMarshall6,073 1,010No
St. Olaf CollegeNorthfield3,040 3,033NoV: 590-710
M: 590-700
Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization CenterMinneapolis134  Yes
The College of Saint ScholasticaDuluth3,259 1,036NoV: 460-580
M: 500-620
W: 460-580
The Salon Professional Academy New HopeNew Hope106  Yes
United Theological Seminary of the Twin CitiesNew Brighton186 21No
University of Minnesota CrookstonCrookston2,346 531NoV: 420-520
M: 430-530
W: 480-560
University of Minnesota DuluthDuluth11,184 3,105NoV: 471-600
M: 500-610
W: 460-580
University of Minnesota MorrisMorris1,686 933NoV: 555-690
M: 540-660
W: 510-640
University of Minnesota Twin CitiesMinneapolis50,883 6,500NoV: 530-670
M: 580-710
W: 520-650
University of St Thomas Saint PaulSaint Paul10,984 2,558NoV: 530-620
M: 540-650
Vermilion Community CollegeEly721 260Yes
White Earth Tribal and Community CollegeMahnomen99  Yes
William Mitchell College of LawSaint Paul1,061  No
Winona State UniversityWinona8,334 2,488NoM: 520-610
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