Colleges in Minneapolis

Colleges in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota and half of the Twin City metropolitan area, which is the 16th-largest in the nation. A global city, Minneapolis is the primary business center between Chicago and Seattle, and is known for its performing arts, music, and having one of the largest LGBT populations relative to proportion. It’s also home to one of the largest campuses in the US and a variety of other higher education institutions.

The University of Minnesota serves more than 45,000 students on its 2,730-acre campus, the main of which resides in Minneapolis. Offering more than 400 majors for undergraduate students and more than 200 for graduate students through its 19 colleges, the 4-campus UM system is the 4th largest 4-year institution based on enrollment. UM is also the only Big 10 institution located in a major city.

Several private institutions call Minneapolis home, too, including Augsburg University, a liberal arts institution, and North Center University, one of the 17 institutions affiliated with the Assemblies of God. There are two private schools that focus in the arts, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Art Institutes International Minnesota. MCAD, one of the few colleges to feature comic art, offers Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 12 areas of study.

For career training, the Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Dunwoody College of Technology are both located in the City of Lakes. MCTC serves more than 11,000 students with its offering of 2-year programs which confer associates, certificates, and diplomas, while Dunwoody offers three types of baccalaureates: Science, Architecture, and Applied Science. Rounding out the city’s offerings are the Metropolitan State University and the University of St. Thomas.

One of the most bikeable cities in the nation as well as one of the most walkable, more than half of Minneapolis’ residents use something other than single-driver autos to commute to work. The city maintains light rails and commuter rails,  as well as the Minneapolis Skyway System, which is seven miles of enclosed pedestrian walkways. The city is served by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
 

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Named after the patron saint of students, the University of St. Thomas is 4-year Catholic school in the Twin Cities and the largest private non-profit university in Minnesota. St. Thomas hosts eight colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in...

“…This school is great for buisness majors, and is held in high regard for that major. It has a strong sense of pride. And it is a gorgeous campus that makes up for the cold weather. ” – Sienna - Cedar Rapids, IA

Named for a Methodist bishop, Hamline University is a liberal arts school in St. Paul affiliated with the United Methodist Church and the first university founded in Minnesota. Hamline offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic fields of study....

“…Hamline is a school that values diversity and acceptance. The Professors are personal and truly care for the students. Hamline has connected me to the global and local world.” – Hannah from Horace, ND

Founded in 1874, Macalester College is a 4-year liberal arts college in St. Paul. Macalester confers undergraduate degrees in 39 majors from over 60 academic fields of study. For students who wish to learn in a different culture, Mac offers a Study...

“…Macalester is a very accepting, open-minded, and active college. Aside from its academic rigor, it also offers many opportunities to engage the Twin Cities community, study abroad, and meet other students from a variety of backgrounds. Macalester...” – Carolyn from Germantown, WI

Surrounding the city’s oldest parks in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, Augsburg University is a test-optional, 4-year institution comprised of 18 main buildings, 3 dining venues, and more than 50 liberal arts academic programs to choose from....

“…Small. Good food options on and off campus. Friendly people” – Em - Minneapolis, MN

Saint Paul College is a community and technical college with an open admissions policy. Qualifying students who have graduated from Minneapolis or St. Paul public schools may attend the college tuition-free through the Power of YOU program. Saint...

“…This is the best college I have went to so far. I graduate soon. I don't want to leave. ” – Samantha from Blaine, MN

St. Catherine University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. It is historically a women’s college and still confers bachelor’s degrees only to women, but men may take classes at the graduate and associate...

“…St. Catherine University has an amazingly positive energy you feel while on Campus. They answer every question you have no matter how long the conversation lasts. They empower you with the confidence to graduate no matter the challenges. ” – Tahra from St. Louis Park, MN

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses established in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. At the lowest tuition rate in the state, ARCC offers...

“…Great college to start at for generals. Lowest tution in MN. Great student life activities.” – Heidi from Lino Lakes, MN

North Hennepin Community College is a 2-year institution on the northwestern outskirts of the Minneapolis area. NHCC confers associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 academic programs, but they also partner with several colleges and...

“…North Hennepin Community College is a college with a atmosphere that draws you in. Everyone, from students to staff are ALWAYS WILLING to help each other out. Everyone in college is going after a specific goal, at NHCC, we make sure we get everyone...” – Mare from Spring Lake Park, MN

The largest college in the state, Normandale Community College, was founded in 1968 and offers a variety of 2-year degrees and certificates. NCC offers the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), which is filled with a set of general education courses...

“…Normandale is a school that the teachers care for the students. Their is a fantastic academic help center. It is a welcoming environment. ” – Alex from Burnsville, MN

The University of Northwestern in St. Paul is a Christian, liberal arts university established north of St. Paul in the town of Rosewood. Along with traditional coursework, undergraduate students at UNW are also required to attend a daily chapel...

“…Northwestern College is a place that is focused on getting me educated and ready for the real world. The faculty and staff are passionate, encouraging, and helpful. This combined with a beautiful campus and awesome fellow students make Northwestern...” – Joseph from Eagan, MN

Concordia University in St. Paul is a private, Christ-centered institution located in the state of Minnesota. The college maintains a massive collection of academic program offerings, ranging from certificate-level to doctoral-level, with many...

“…concordia has a comfortable environment in the school, and they provide comfortable places to study and dine. the school does a great job at keeping the building clean and also clean in dining areas. they also provide many opportunities for students...” – Larisa from Minneapolis, MN

As a public 2-year institution located in the heart of Minnesota’s largest city, Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Thanks to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, students who...

“…Personally, I thought this was an excellent college to attend. Classes were focused and often filled with practical information, professors were knowledgeable and committed, and the student population is very diverse. My education here definitely...” – Elizabeth from Duluth, MN

With two campuses located in the Minneapolis suburbs of Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, Hennepin Technical College is a public technical school training students hailing from the Twin Cities area. In 2012, both campuses were renovated and updated...

“…Great options in the Graphic Design program allowing students to customize their Graphic Design experience. The campus is easy to access. The facility and staff are committed to helping all students succeed.” – Deborah from Blaine, MN

From its tree-lined campus in the midst of hills and wetlands, Inver Hills Community College is a 2-year institution in the Twin Cities area. Inver Hills confers degrees and certificates in 28 fields of study including Gender and Women Studies and...

“…I rate this school a 10 out of 10 for having the fleixble hours, great rates and access to many academic resources. I appreciate that I am able to obtain my dream job qualifications while being a mother and working a full time job. This school has...” – Marlea from Farmington, MN

Dakota County Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school in the Twin Cities metro area. DCTC is home to nine academic departments offering degrees and certificates. The college’s Brewing and Beer Steward Technology program provides...

Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, technical institution established in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dunwoody’s campus features a wide variety of facilities for students to explore and utilize, such as the architecture studios, the Automotive...

“…The teachers are engaging and students come ready to learn. Most courses are very hands- on. Class sizes are relatively small. ” – B from Mendota Heights, MN

Established in 1941, Northwestern Health Sciences University is a private, medical education institution located on a scenic, 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minnesota. Northwestern offers over 10 academic programs in a variety of Health Science...

The Mitchell Hamline School of Law is a legal institution in St. Paul. Mitchell Hamline offers its JD program in full-time and part-time options as well as a hybrid JD program on campus and online—the first program of its kind in any ABA-accredited...

Adler Graduate School is a graduate institution of counseling and psychotherapy in the Twin Cities metro area. Adler offers a master’s degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy program with six psychological concentrations. In order to enhance...

“…Adler Graduate School is fast paced and open environment offering degrees in psychology, student counseling, and therapy. The staff is helpful and insightful, and it is impossible to go through the school without growing. ” – Naomi from Cottage Grove, MN

A private 4-year Christian college, Bethany Global University is dedicated to training students for missionary work. Bethany Global’s Bachelor of Arts programs are based in Christian foundations and the university offers degrees ranging from...

“…The community among the students is very strong and welcoming. The professors are very invested into the lives of the students on campus, and share both their personal stories and knowledge of what God has taught them over the years to their class....” – McKenna from Round Rock, TX

Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Luther Seminary is a Christian grad school in St. Paul with a mission of training future Christian leaders. Luther offers master’s degree programs in Divinity, Theology, and Arts as well as Doctorates...

Bethlehem College & Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, alongside the Bethlehem Baptist Church. The college offers a Master of Divinity program, an Associate and a Bachelor of Arts program, a Bachelor...

Rasmussen College-Blaine is a for-profit college specializing in business and healthcare-related fields in the Twin Cities metro area. Rasmussen-Blaine awards degrees in over 50 majors through seven academic programs. The Blaine campus is home to the...