Minnesota Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in Minnesota?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Minnesota was $5,772 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of ($533) from the 2015-2016 average of $6,305 and represents a -8.45% annual decline. The list of Minnesota community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 30 community colleges and universities in Minnesota, the most popular being Normandale Community College with 4,108 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,845. Northwest Technical College is the most expensive community school in Minnesota with an in-state tuition of $5,190.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Minnesota Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Alexandria, 1,165 Students
$4,816 - -
Anoka Technical College
Anoka, 828 Students
$5,009 - -
Anoka Ramsey Community College
Coon Rapids, 3,329 Students
$4,349 - -
Central Lakes College Brainerd
Brainerd, 1,661 Students
$4,773 - -
Century Community and Technical College
White Bear Lake, 3,419 Students
$4,817 - -
Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount, 1,343 Students
$5,069 - -
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Cloquet, 592 Students
$4,768 - -
Hennepin Technical College
Brooklyn Park, 1,853 Students
$4,700 - -
Hibbing Community College A Technical and Community College
Hibbing, 576 Students
$4,729 - -
Inver Hills Community College
Inver Grove Heights, 1,672 Students
$4,769 - -
Itasca Community College
Grand Rapids, 672 Students
$4,729 - -
Lake Superior College
Duluth, 1,876 Students
$4,417 - -
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
Virginia, 601 Students
$4,729 - -
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis, 2,457 Students
$4,658 - -
Minnesota State College Southeast Technical
Winona, 701 Students
$5,019 - -
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Fergus Falls, 2,445 Students
$4,821 - -
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Granite Falls, 1,103 Students
$5,146 - -
Normandale Community College
Bloomington, 4,108 Students
$4,845 - -
North Hennepin Community College
Brooklyn Park, 2,063 Students
$3,961 - -
Northland Community and Technical College
Thief River Falls, 1,376 Students
$4,950 - -