Minnesota Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend college in Minnesota?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Minnesota was $15,623 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is $1,511 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 $505 from the 2015-2016 average of $15,118 and represents a 3.34% annual increase. The list of Minnesota colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 93 colleges and universities in Minnesota, the most popular being University of Minnesota Twin Cities with 39,302 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $12,800. Carleton College is the most expensive in Minnesota with an in-state tuition of $52,476.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Minnesota Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Academy College
Minneapolis, 57 Students
$17,261 - -
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Alexandria, 1,327 Students
$4,816 - -
Anoka Technical College
Anoka, 832 Students
$5,009 - -
Anoka Ramsey Community College
Coon Rapids, 3,392 Students
$4,349 - -
Augsburg College
Minneapolis, 2,785 Students
$36,950 76 75
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, 3,499 Students
$7,630 43 69
Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato, 514 Students
$26,280 52 64
Bethel University  Best Value
Saint Paul, 2,766 Students
$36,060 62 57
Capella University
Minneapolis, 2,827 Students
$13,788 - -
Carleton College  Best Value
Northfield, 2,087 Students
$52,476 97 67
Central Lakes College Brainerd
Brainerd, 1,568 Students
$4,773 - -
Century Community and Technical College
White Bear Lake, 3,577 Students
$4,817 - -
College of Saint Benedict
Saint Joseph, 1,939 Students
$42,690 - -
Concordia College at Moorhead
Moorhead, 2,066 Students
$38,150 - -
Concordia University Saint Paul
Saint Paul, 3,157 Students
$21,750 - -
Crossroads College
Rochester, 86 Students
$15,560 - -
Crown College
Saint Bonifacius, 962 Students
$24,980 59 63
Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount, 1,272 Students
$5,069 - -
DeVry University Minnesota
Edina, 206 Students
$15,835 - -
Duluth Business University
Dultuh, 72 Students
$17,775 - -