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
#1 Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, Public Not For Profit

$18,352 38 19
#2 Bemidji State University

Bemidji, Public Not For Profit

$18,490 38 14
#3 University of Phoenix Minneapolis/St Paul Campus

Saint Louis Park, Private For Profit

$19,470 NA NA
#4 Capella University

Minneapolis, Private For Profit

$20,237 NA NA
#5 Minnesota School of Business Shakopee

Shakopee, Private For Profit

$20,403 NA NA
#6 Globe University Woodbury

Woodbury, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#7 Minnesota School of Business Richfield

Richfield, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#8 Minnesota School of Business Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#9 Minnesota School of Business Plymouth

Plymouth, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#10 Minnesota School of Business Waite Park

Waite Park, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#11 Minnesota School of Business Rochester

Rochester, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#12 Minnesota School of Business Blaine

Blaine, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#13 Minnesota School of Business Moorhead

Moorhead, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#14 Minnesota School of Business Elk River

Elk River, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#15 Globe University Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#16 Minnesota School of Business Lakeville

Lakeville, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#17 University of Minnesota Crookston

Crookston, Public Not For Profit

$22,136 NA NA
#18 Martin Luther College

New Ulm, Private Not For Profit

$22,930 56 33
#19 National American University Roseville

Roseville, Private For Profit

$23,514 NA NA
#20 National American University Bloomington

Bloomington, Private For Profit

$23,532 NA NA
#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
#41 Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, Private Not For Profit

$36,970 54 79
#42 Crown College

Saint Bonifacius, Private Not For Profit

$37,216 36 5
#43 Northwestern College

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$42,370 53 53
#44 University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Public Not For Profit

$44,683 77 80
#45 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, Private Not For Profit

$47,620 51 69
#46 The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Private Not For Profit

$49,520 62 72
#47 Bethel University

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$50,510 66 77
#48 Concordia College at Moorhead

Moorhead, Private Not For Profit

$50,976 66 85
#49 St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$51,284 66 91
#50 Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$51,612 62 55
#51 Augsburg College

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$51,711 61 74
#52 Hamline University

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$54,056 63 82
#53 University of St Thomas

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$57,942 69 69
#54 Saint Johns University

Collegeville, Private Not For Profit

$58,072 68 83
#55 Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, Private Not For Profit

$58,100 NA NA
#56 College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, Private Not For Profit

$58,528 67 79
#57 St Olaf College

Northfield, Private Not For Profit

$61,980 75 89
#58 Macalester College

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$70,075 81 90
#59 Carleton College

Northfield, Private Not For Profit

$72,635 91 94