Minnesota Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Minnesota?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Minnesota was $9,210 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $277 from the 2015-2016 average of $8,933 and represents a 3.1% annual increase. The list of Minnesota public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Minnesota and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 42 public colleges and universities in Minnesota, the most popular being University of Minnesota Twin Cities with 39,763 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $13,058. University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the most expensive public school in Minnesota with an in-state tuition of $13,058.

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
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 - -
Northwest Technical College
Bemidji, 331 Students
$5,190 - -
Pine Technical College
Pine City, 427 Students
$3,676 - -
Rainy River Community College
International Falls, 177 Students
$4,729 - -
Ridgewater College
Willmar, 1,839 Students
$5,161 - -
Riverland Community College
Austin, 1,188 Students
$4,938 - -
Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester, 2,255 Students
$4,922 - -
Saint Cloud State University
Saint Cloud, 8,512 Students
$7,094 43 68
Saint Paul College A Community and Technical College
Saint Paul, 2,408 Students
$4,851 - -
South Central College
North Mankato, 1,382 Students
$4,835 - -
Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, 2,116 Students
$7,496 42 64
St Cloud Technical and Community College
Saint Cloud, 2,149 Students
$4,767 - -
University of Minnesota Crookston
Crookston, 1,206 Students
$10,282 47 70
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, 9,453 Students
$12,016 62 73
University of Minnesota Morris
Morris, 1,463 Students
$12,142 72 84
University of Minnesota Rochester
Rochester, 515 Students
$12,016 51 72
University of Minnesota Twin Cities  Best Value
Minneapolis, 39,763 Students
$13,058 85 80