Minnesota Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Minnesota by Out of State Tuition for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in Minnesota by Out of State Tuition

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 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 out of 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 out of state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in Minnesota? Leading the colleges list is Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall with an out of state tuition of $7,722.

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 Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#41 McNally Smith College of Music

Saint Paul, Private For Profit

$27,040 NA NA
#42 Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, Private Not For Profit

$27,400 54 79
#43 Northwestern College

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$31,580 53 53
#44 University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Public Not For Profit

$31,616 77 80
#45 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, Private Not For Profit

$36,050 51 69
#46 The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Private Not For Profit

$37,622 62 72
#47 Bethel University

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$38,300 66 77
#48 Augsburg College

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$39,295 61 74
#49 Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$39,946 62 55
#50 St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$40,290 66 91
#51 Concordia College at Moorhead

Moorhead, Private Not For Profit

$41,150 66 85
#52 Hamline University

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$41,734 63 82
#53 University of St Thomas

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$44,780 69 69
#54 College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, Private Not For Profit

$45,370 67 79
#55 Saint Johns University

Collegeville, Private Not For Profit

$45,730 68 83
#56 Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, Private Not For Profit

$46,520 NA NA
#57 St Olaf College

Northfield, Private Not For Profit

$49,710 75 89
#58 Macalester College

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$56,062 81 90
#59 Carleton College

Northfield, Private Not For Profit

$56,778 91 94