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Best Value Colleges in Minnesota by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the Minnesota schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Minnesota ranking goes to University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a 88th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $15,589 average net price.

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 rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Minnesota's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
Average Net Price College Rating $Value
$15,589
Average Net Price
1) University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Public Not For Profit
88 82
$27,999
Average Net Price
2) Macalester College
Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit
94 70
$28,019
Average Net Price
3) St Olaf College
Northfield, Private Not For Profit
90 69
$32,017
Average Net Price
4) Carleton College
Northfield, Private Not For Profit
97 67
$18,460
Average Net Price
5) Augsburg College
Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit
76 75
$14,397
Average Net Price
6) University of Minnesota Morris
Morris, Public Not For Profit
73 80