Minnesota In State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Minnesota by In State Tuition for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Minnesota by In State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of Minnesota these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state tuition with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in Minnesota list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in Minnesota are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Minnesota? Leading the colleges list is Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul with an in state tuition of $7,031.

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.

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Minnesota's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
College In State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Public Not For Profit

$7,031 NA NA
#2 Minnesota State University Mankato

Mankato, Public Not For Profit

$7,394 44 19
#3 Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Public Not For Profit

$7,394 41 21
#4 Winona State University

Winona, Public Not For Profit

$7,598 48 21
#5 Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, Public Not For Profit

$7,632 44 17
#6 Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, Public Not For Profit

$7,722 38 19
#7 Bemidji State University

Bemidji, Public Not For Profit

$7,858 38 14
#8 University of Minnesota Crookston

Crookston, Public Not For Profit

$10,438 NA NA
#9 University of Phoenix Minneapolis/St Paul Campus

Saint Louis Park, Private For Profit

$11,640 NA NA
#10 Northwestern Health Sciences University

Bloomington, Private Not For Profit

$11,880 NA NA
#11 University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, Public Not For Profit

$12,194 53 37
#12 University of Minnesota Rochester

Rochester, Public Not For Profit

$12,194 62 61
#13 University of Minnesota Morris

Morris, Public Not For Profit

$12,324 65 93
#14 University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Public Not For Profit

$13,318 77 80
#15 Herzing University Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$13,320 NA NA
#16 Globe University Woodbury

Woodbury, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA
#17 Minnesota School of Business Richfield

Richfield, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA
#18 Minnesota School of Business Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA
#19 Minnesota School of Business Plymouth

Plymouth, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA
#20 Minnesota School of Business Waite Park

Waite Park, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA