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Cheapest Colleges in Minnesota by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university in Minnesota but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Minnesota for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Minnesota? Leading the colleges list is Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall with an out of state tuition of $7,222.

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 Out of State Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$7,222
Out of State Tuition
1) Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, Public Not For Profit
45 68
$7,360
Out of State Tuition
2) Bemidji State University
Bemidji, Public Not For Profit
43 69
$9,696
Out of State Tuition
3) Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$10,180
Out of State Tuition
4) University of Minnesota Crookston
Crookston, Public Not For Profit
43 69
$11,640
Out of State Tuition
5) University of Phoenix Minneapolis/St Paul Campus
Saint Louis Park, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$11,896
Out of State Tuition
6) University of Minnesota Rochester
Rochester, Public Not For Profit
46 63
$12,560
Out of State Tuition
7) Herzing University Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,800
Out of State Tuition
8) Winona State University
Winona, Public Not For Profit
58 71
$13,056
Out of State Tuition
9) Argosy University Twin Cities
Eagan, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,140
Out of State Tuition
10) Brown College Mendota Heights
Mendota Heights, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,391
Out of State Tuition
11) Metropolitan State University
Saint Paul, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,428
Out of State Tuition
12) National American University Roseville
Roseville, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,428
Out of State Tuition
13) National American University Bloomington
Bloomington, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,428
Out of State Tuition
14) National American University Brooklyn Center
Brooklyn Center, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,536
Out of State Tuition
15) Capella University
Minneapolis, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,896
Out of State Tuition
16) University of Minnesota Morris
Morris, Public Not For Profit
73 80
$13,980
Out of State Tuition
17) Martin Luther College
New Ulm, Private Not For Profit
65 75
$14,040
Out of State Tuition
18) Globe University Woodbury
Woodbury, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,040
Out of State Tuition
19) Minnesota School of Business Richfield
Richfield, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,040
Out of State Tuition
20) Minnesota School of Business Brooklyn Center
Brooklyn Center, Private For Profit
n/a n/a