Minnesota Out of State Tuition Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in Minnesota by Out of State Tuition for 2022

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 2020/2021 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 $7,837.

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 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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Minnesota's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating Value
#1 Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, Public Not For Profit

$7,837 32 11
#2 Bemidji State University

Bemidji, Public Not For Profit

$7,976 39 11
#3 University of Minnesota Crookston

Crookston, Public Not For Profit

$10,438 NA NA
#4 Northwestern Health Sciences University

Bloomington, Private Not For Profit

$10,800 NA NA
#5 University of Phoenix Minneapolis/St Paul Campus

Saint Louis Park, Private For Profit

$11,640 NA NA
#6 University of Minnesota Rochester

Rochester, Public Not For Profit

$12,194 59 66
#7 Herzing University Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$13,320 NA NA
#8 Winona State University

Winona, Public Not For Profit

$13,903 48 14
#9 Globe University Woodbury

Woodbury, Private For Profit

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

Richfield, Private For Profit

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

Brooklyn Center, Private For Profit

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

Plymouth, Private For Profit

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

Waite Park, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA
#14 Minnesota School of Business Shakopee

Shakopee, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA
#15 Minnesota School of Business Rochester

Rochester, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA
#16 Minnesota School of Business Blaine

Blaine, Private For Profit

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

Moorhead, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA
#18 Minnesota School of Business Elk River

Elk River, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA
#19 Globe University Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA
#20 Minnesota School of Business Lakeville

Lakeville, Private For Profit

$14,040 NA NA
#21 Capella University

Minneapolis, Private For Profit

$14,148 NA NA
#22 University of Minnesota Morris

Morris, Public Not For Profit

$14,378 65 94
#23 Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Public Not For Profit

$14,560 NA NA
#24 National American University Roseville

Roseville, Private For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#25 National American University Bloomington

Bloomington, Private For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#26 National American University Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center, Private For Profit

$15,000 NA NA
#27 Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, Public Not For Profit

$15,264 44 12
#28 Crossroads College

Rochester, Private Not For Profit

$15,560 NA NA
#29 DeVry University Minnesota

Edina, Private For Profit

$15,835 NA NA
#30 Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Public Not For Profit

$15,921 50 28
#31 Minnesota State University Mankato

Mankato, Public Not For Profit

$15,922 44 10
#32 Martin Luther College

New Ulm, Private Not For Profit

$16,420 54 27
#33 Oak Hills Christian College

Bemidji, Private Not For Profit

$17,034 34 19
#34 University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, Public Not For Profit

$17,394 49 24
#35 Duluth Business University

Dultuh, Private For Profit

$17,775 NA NA
#36 Academy College

Minneapolis, Private For Profit

$18,299 NA NA
#37 Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$21,377 NA NA
#38 Concordia University Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$23,400 NA NA
#39 North Central University

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$25,430 27 3
#40 McNally Smith College of Music

Saint Paul, Private For Profit

$27,040 NA NA
#41 Crown College

Saint Bonifacius, Private Not For Profit

$27,270 35 7
#42 Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, Private Not For Profit

$27,700 NA NA
#43 University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Public Not For Profit

$31,616 75 81
#44 Northwestern College

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$32,490 NA NA
#45 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, Private Not For Profit

$37,650 NA NA
#46 The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Private Not For Profit

$38,750 65 85
#47 Bethel University

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$38,870 67 69
#48 Augsburg College

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$39,295 57 75
#49 Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, Private Not For Profit

$41,344 NA NA
#50 St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$41,700 62 91
#51 Concordia College at Moorhead

Moorhead, Private Not For Profit

$42,750 58 75
#52 Hamline University

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$43,154 60 79
#53 University of St Thomas

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$46,348 68 64
#54 College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, Private Not For Profit

$47,332 67 80
#55 Saint Johns University

Collegeville, Private Not For Profit

$47,332 67 80
#56 Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, Private Not For Profit

$48,259 NA NA
#57 St Olaf College

Northfield, Private Not For Profit

$51,450 75 90
#58 Macalester College

Saint Paul, Private Not For Profit

$58,248 81 83
#59 Carleton College

Northfield, Private Not For Profit

$58,968 91 95