Minnesota Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in Minnesota?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Minnesota was $15,085 for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is $1,499 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Minnesota in the middle of the pack as the 15th most expensive and 38th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $264 from the 2014-2015 average of $14,821 and represents a 1.78% annual increase. The list of Minnesota colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 103 colleges and universities in Minnesota, the most popular being University of Minnesota Twin Cities with 38,623 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $12,240. Carleton College is the most expensive in Minnesota with an in-state tuition of $48,987.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Minnesota colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Minnesota or cheap Minnesota colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore Minnesota Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Academy College
Minneapolis, 79 Students
$17,050 n/a n/a
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Alexandria, 1,398 Students
$4,817 n/a n/a
Anoka Technical College
Anoka, 991 Students
$5,010 n/a n/a
Anoka Ramsey Community College
Coon Rapids, 3,068 Students
$4,348 n/a n/a
Argosy University Twin Cities
Eagan, 385 Students
$13,464 n/a n/a
Augsburg College
Minneapolis, 2,568 Students
$34,800 72 74
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, 3,524 Students
$7,360 54 75
Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato, 500 Students
$24,720 49 61
Bethel University  Best Value
Saint Paul, 2,961 Students
$33,990 68 60
Brown College Brooklyn Center
Brooklyn Center, 41 Students
$15,638 n/a n/a
Brown College Mendota Heights
Mendota Heights, 76 Students
$13,140 n/a n/a
Capella University
Minneapolis, 2,589 Students
$13,176 n/a n/a
Carleton College  Best Value
Northfield, 2,044 Students
$48,987 96 66
Central Lakes College Brainerd
Brainerd, 1,941 Students
$4,773 n/a n/a
Century Community and Technical College
White Bear Lake, 3,618 Students
$4,818 n/a n/a
College of Saint Benedict  Best Value
Saint Joseph, 1,992 Students
$39,850 68 62
College of Visual Arts
Saint Paul, 204 Students
$25,161 n/a n/a
Concordia College at Moorhead  Best Value
Moorhead, 2,332 Students
$35,250 63 64
Concordia University Saint Paul
Saint Paul, 2,820 Students
$20,750 n/a n/a
Crossroads College
Rochester, 97 Students
$15,560 n/a n/a

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