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Colleges in Minnesota

The Land of 10,000 Lakes has nearly as many opportunities for students seeking higher education in Minnesota as it does bodies of water. There are 78 colleges in Minnesota, 43 public and 35 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Minnesota has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


The University of Minnesota is located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It's the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota system. In fact, its enrollment of over 50,000 makes it one of the largest in the nation. The Chemical Engineering program, the College of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health have recently been ranked among the country's best by the U.S. News & World Report. Other University of Minnesota campuses are located in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.


The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System consists of 31 colleges and universities. Some of the 4-year state universities include Bemidji State University, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, and Winona State University, in addition to a number of 2-year community and technical colleges.


The University of St. Thomas is a private Catholic university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul. With an enrollment of over 10,000, it's the largest private college in the state.


Other Minnesota colleges include Bethel University in Arden Hills, Carleton College in Northfield, Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, St. Cloud Technical and Community College in St. Cloud, and many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Minnesota, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Minnesota

School Scholarships Available
Adler Graduate School No scholarships
Alexandria Technical & Community College No scholarships
Anoka Technical College No scholarships
Anoka-Ramsey Community College No scholarships
Apostolic Bible Institute Inc 8 scholarships
Augsburg College 10 scholarships
Bemidji State University 28 scholarships
Bethany Lutheran College 8 scholarships
Bethel Seminary-St. Paul No scholarships
Bethel University - Minnesota 12 scholarships
Carleton College 12 scholarships
Central Lakes College-Brainerd No scholarships
Century College No scholarships
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's Univ. 10 scholarships
College of Visual Arts 6 scholarships
Concordia College at Moorhead 16 scholarships
Concordia University-Saint Paul 12 scholarships
Crossroads College 1 scholarships
Crown College 25 scholarships
Dakota County Technical College No scholarships
Dunwoody College of Technology No scholarships
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College No scholarships
Gustavus Adolphus College 13 scholarships
Hamline University 15 scholarships
Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies No scholarships
Hennepin Technical College No scholarships
Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College No scholarships
Inver Hills Community College No scholarships
Itasca Community College 18 scholarships
Lake Superior College No scholarships
Leech Lake Tribal College No scholarships
Luther Seminary No scholarships
Macalester College 191 scholarships
Martin Luther College 11 scholarships
Mayo Graduate School No scholarships
Mayo Medical School No scholarships
Mayo School of Health Sciences No scholarships
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College 6 scholarships
Metropolitan State University 22 scholarships
Minneapolis College of Art and Design - MCAD 3 scholarships
Minneapolis Community and Technical College No scholarships
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical No scholarships
Minnesota State Community and Technical College No scholarships
Minnesota State University Moorhead 12 scholarships
Minnesota State University-Mankato 190 scholarships
Minnesota West Community and Technical College No scholarships
Normandale Community College No scholarships
North Central University 7 scholarships
North Hennepin Community College No scholarships
Northland Community and Technical College No scholarships
Northwest Technical College No scholarships
Northwestern Health Sciences University No scholarships
Oak Hills Christian College 10 scholarships
Pine Technical College No scholarships
Rainy River Community College No scholarships
Ridgewater College 6 scholarships
Riverland Community College No scholarships
Rochester Community and Technical College No scholarships
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota 2 scholarships
Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College No scholarships
South Central College 1 scholarships
Southwest Minnesota State University 4 scholarships
St Catherine University 41 scholarships
St Olaf College 6 scholarships
St. Cloud State University 289 scholarships
St. Cloud Technical and Community College No scholarships
The College of Saint Scholastica 17 scholarships
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities No scholarships
University of Minnesota-Crookston 142 scholarships
University of Minnesota-Duluth 42 scholarships
University of Minnesota-Morris 6 scholarships
University of Minnesota-Rochester No scholarships
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 231 scholarships
University of Northwestern- St. Paul 13 scholarships
University of St. Thomas 10 scholarships
Vermilion Community College 14 scholarships
William Mitchell College of Law No scholarships
Winona State University 10 scholarships