College Costs in Minnesota

The 2024 Directory of Minnesota Colleges and Prices

Minnesota Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Minnesota?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Minnesota was $16,846 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $1,594 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Minnesota in the middle of the pack as the 15th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of -$6 from the 2019-2020 average of $16,852 and represents a -0.04% annual decline in tuition costs. The list of Minnesota colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 96 colleges and universities in Minnesota, the most popular being University of Minnesota Twin Cities with 38,361 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $14,006. Macalester College is the most expensive in Minnesota with an in-state tuition of $62,270.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2023 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2022-2023 academic year.


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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M
Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

$14,006 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 54,955enrollment
  • $16,018net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1500SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Minnesota Duluth
M
Duluth, MN

University of Minnesota Duluth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$12,638 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 9,675enrollment
  • $18,031net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1350SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Saint Cloud State University
S
Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,811 Tuition

#6 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 10,420enrollment
  • $14,065net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 1027-1200SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN

Carleton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$62,244 Tuition

#1 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 2,059enrollment
  • $31,494net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

St Olaf College
S
Northfield, MN

St Olaf College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

$54,650 Tuition

#3 Best Value Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,046enrollment
  • $26,171net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1480SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Macalester College
M
Saint Paul, MN

Macalester College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$62,270 Tuition

#2 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,175enrollment
  • $36,095net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of St Thomas
S
Saint Paul, MN

University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$48,930 Tuition

#4 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 9,025enrollment
  • $30,137net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Minnesota State University Mankato
M
Mankato, MN

Minnesota State University Mankato

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$8,356 Tuition

#7 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 14,590enrollment
  • $16,809net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA

Augsburg College
A
Minneapolis, MN

Augsburg College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$41,284 Tuition

#10 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,088enrollment
  • $25,409net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1188-1376SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.27Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Hamline University
H
Saint Paul, MN

Hamline University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$45,540 Tuition

#11 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,638enrollment
  • $23,021net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1258SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Winona State University
W
Winona, MN

Winona State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,388 Tuition

#4 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 6,154enrollment
  • $18,187net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1270SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

University of Minnesota Morris
M
Morris, MN

University of Minnesota Morris

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$12,804 Tuition

#2 Best Value Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,068enrollment
  • $11,169net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Gustavus Adolphus College
G
Saint Peter, MN

Gustavus Adolphus College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$52,490 Tuition

 

  • 2,072enrollment
  • $30,297net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Dunwoody College of Technology
D
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dunwoody College of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$22,610 Tuition

 

  • 1,359enrollment
  • $24,172net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.83Avg GPA

Saint Johns University
S
Collegeville, MN

Saint Johns University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$50,950 Tuition

#9 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,645enrollment
  • $27,982net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 915-1185SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
M
Minneapolis, MN
 

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$5,264 Tuition

 

  • 6,030enrollment
  • $12,848net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Normandale Community College
N
Bloomington, MN

Normandale Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$5,347 Tuition

 

  • 9,346enrollment
  • $11,396net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 16

Bemidji State University
B
Bemidji, MN
 

Bemidji State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$8,994 Tuition

#8 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 4,023enrollment
  • $15,561net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA