Minnesota Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Minnesota by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Minnesota by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university in Minnesota but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in Minnesota for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. 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 out of state total cost 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.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our Minnesota tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in Minnesota are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in Minnesota? Leading the colleges list is Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall with an out of state total cost of $18,352.

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 Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#21 National American University Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center, Private For Profit

$23,532 NA NA
#22 DeVry University Minnesota

Edina, Private For Profit

$23,669 NA NA
#23 Crossroads College

Rochester, Private Not For Profit

$23,770 NA NA
#24 University of Minnesota Rochester

Rochester, Public Not For Profit

$24,138 62 61
#25 Herzing University Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$24,514 NA NA
#26 Northwestern Health Sciences University

Bloomington, Private Not For Profit

$24,610 NA NA
#27 University of Minnesota Morris

Morris, Public Not For Profit

$24,884 65 93
#28 Oak Hills Christian College

Bemidji, Private Not For Profit

$25,224 NA NA
#29 Winona State University

Winona, Public Not For Profit

$25,764 48 21
#30 Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Public Not For Profit

$27,048 41 21
#31 Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, Public Not For Profit

$27,146 44 17
#32 Minnesota State University Mankato

Mankato, Public Not For Profit

$27,626 44 19
#33 Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Public Not For Profit

$27,760 NA NA
#34 Academy College

Minneapolis, Private For Profit

$28,259 NA NA
#35 University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, Public Not For Profit

$28,454 53 37
#36 Duluth Business University

Dultuh, Private For Profit

$30,631 NA NA
#37 Concordia University Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$34,000 NA NA
#38 North Central University

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$34,420 27 3
#39 Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$35,178 NA NA
#40 McNally Smith College of Music

Saint Paul, Private For Profit

$36,040 NA NA