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Cheapest Colleges in Minnesota by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Minnesota these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Minnesota list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Minnesota are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Minnesota? Leading the colleges list is Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul with an in state tuition of $6,563.

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.

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Minnesota's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$6,563
In State Tuition
1) Metropolitan State University
Saint Paul, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,820
In State Tuition
2) Saint Cloud State University
Saint Cloud, Public Not For Profit
39 65
$6,904
In State Tuition
3) Minnesota State University Mankato
Mankato, Public Not For Profit
47 73
$7,103
In State Tuition
4) Winona State University
Winona, Public Not For Profit
57 70
$7,136
In State Tuition
5) Minnesota State University Moorhead
Moorhead, Public Not For Profit
42 66
$7,222
In State Tuition
6) Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, Public Not For Profit
43 66
$7,360
In State Tuition
7) Bemidji State University
Bemidji, Public Not For Profit
28 51
$9,696
In State Tuition
8) Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,180
In State Tuition
9) University of Minnesota Crookston
Crookston, Public Not For Profit
42 69
$11,640
In State Tuition
10) University of Phoenix Minneapolis/St Paul Campus
Saint Louis Park, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,896
In State Tuition
11) University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, Public Not For Profit
53 70
$11,896
In State Tuition
12) University of Minnesota Morris
Morris, Public Not For Profit
73 80
$11,896
In State Tuition
13) University of Minnesota Rochester
Rochester, Public Not For Profit
62 72
$12,546
In State Tuition
14) University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Public Not For Profit
88 82
$12,560
In State Tuition
15) Herzing University Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,056
In State Tuition
16) Argosy University Twin Cities
Eagan, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,140
In State Tuition
17) Brown College Mendota Heights
Mendota Heights, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,428
In State Tuition
18) National American University Roseville
Roseville, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,428
In State Tuition
19) National American University Bloomington
Bloomington, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,428
In State Tuition
20) National American University Brooklyn Center
Brooklyn Center, Private For Profit
n/a n/a