Minnesota Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in Minnesota by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2021

Best Value Colleges in Minnesota by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the Minnesota schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Minnesota ranking goes to Carleton College with a 91st percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $31,547 average net price.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Minnesota's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
College Net Price Rating Value
#1 Carleton College

Northfield, Private Not For Profit

$31,547 91 94
#2 St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$20,172 66 91
#3 Macalester College

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$31,458 81 90
#4 St Olaf College

Northfield, Private Not For Profit

$27,779 75 89
#5 Saint Johns University

Collegeville, Private Not For Profit

$27,126 68 83
#6 University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Public Not For Profit

$17,279 77 80
#7 Bethel University

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$26,468 66 77
#8 College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, Private Not For Profit

$28,177 67 79
#9 University of St Thomas

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$29,645 69 69