Community Colleges in Minnesota

The 2023 Directory of Minnesota Community Colleges and Costs

Minnesota Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend community college in Minnesota?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in Minnesota was $6,122 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $532 from the 2019-2020 average of $5,590 and represents a 9.52% annual increase. 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 3,309 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $5,232. Northwest Technical College is the most expensive community school in Minnesota with an in-state tuition of $6,057.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Minnesota Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Alexandria Technical & Community College

Alexandria, Minnesota

$5,293 NA NA
Anoka Technical College

Anoka, Minnesota

$5,500 NA NA
Anoka Ramsey Community College

Coon Rapids, Minnesota

$4,775 NA NA
Central Lakes College Brainerd

Brainerd, Minnesota

$5,240 NA NA
Century Community and Technical College

White Bear Lake, Minnesota

$5,290 NA NA
Dakota County Technical College

Rosemount, Minnesota

$5,565 NA NA
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Cloquet, Minnesota

$5,234 NA NA
Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

$5,161 NA NA
Hibbing Community College A Technical and Community College

Hibbing, Minnesota

$5,192 NA NA
Inver Hills Community College

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

$5,237 NA NA
Itasca Community College

Grand Rapids, Minnesota

$5,192 NA NA
Lake Superior College

Duluth, Minnesota

$4,827 NA NA
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

Virginia, Minnesota

$5,192 NA NA
Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Minneapolis, Minnesota

$5,087 NA NA
Minnesota State College Southeast Technical

Winona, Minnesota

$5,849 NA NA
Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

$5,267 NA NA
Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Granite Falls, Minnesota

$5,650 NA NA
Normandale Community College

Bloomington, Minnesota

$5,232 NA NA
North Hennepin Community College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

$4,350 NA NA
Northland Community and Technical College

Thief River Falls, Minnesota

$5,435 NA NA