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
Northwest Technical College

Bemidji, Minnesota

$6,057 NA NA
Pine Technical College

Pine City, Minnesota

$4,037 NA NA
Rainy River Community College

International Falls, Minnesota

$5,192 NA NA
Ridgewater College

Willmar, Minnesota

$5,288 NA NA
Riverland Community College

Austin, Minnesota

$5,396 NA NA
Rochester Community and Technical College

Rochester, Minnesota

$4,774 NA NA
Saint Paul College A Community and Technical College

Saint Paul, Minnesota

$5,301 NA NA
South Central College

North Mankato, Minnesota

$5,310 NA NA
St Cloud Technical and Community College

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

$5,209 NA NA
Vermilion Community College

Ely, Minnesota

$5,192 NA NA