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...

“…the university of saint thomas is a ten out of ten. the small class sizes are great for learning. the campus is beautiful and in a neighborhood setting.” – Whittney from Stillwater, MN

With campuses three miles apart, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship campus with locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 150 academic majors and minors. In addition, the U of M is...

“…The U of M has exceptional opportunities for those undergraduates who want to pursue research. The campus has a very diverse population with students coming from all over the world. The classes are difficult, but numerous sources of help are...” – Staci from MN

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....

“…it's a cool school. everyone is friendly. they know what they want to be as a school.” – TraMaunte from St. Paul, MN

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 college is an excellent liberal arts college. the professors are top-notch, there is plenty to do, and it is a great place to be. ” – Kaspar from Iowa City, IA

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....

“…augsburg college is extremely welcoming and friendly. we are a part of the super competitive minnesota intercollegiate athletic conference and do well in the majority of our sports (go auggies!). we are dedicated to community service, shown through...” – Jamila from 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...

“…good for those seeking mntc courses. small class sizes. decent selection of courses.” – Tyler from Minneapolis, 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 nurtured my personal, social, and professional development, inspired and challenged me intellectually, and given me the freedom, strength, and skills to claim my education and my future. ” – Katie at Heart

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...

“…it is a very warming school. i love the environment there. i am always able to get the help i need from my teachers.” – Allison from Greenfield, 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 great place to get general education done in the twin cities area. could use improvement on parking but this will be completed by fall 2012 according to the emails. many nice professors and helpful staff.” – Alayna from Saint Louis Park, 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...

“…i am really enjoying nwc. the professors are great, the people who help me schedule my classes are so helpful, and i love the focus program. i love how i can go to school one night a week, test out of classes, or go on line to earn credits. ” – Juli from Stacy, 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 is a great school to attend. the class sizes are small, which makes it easier for students to learn. the professors are committed to helping students. ” – Joshua from Ramsey, MN

Bethel University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in the Twin Cities metro area. Bethel confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 90 majors covering 106 academic areas of study featuring a general education curriculum that...

“…Bethel University is a great place to go if you are looking for a faith based education. Each course has an integrated faith approach. They offer many opportunities to succeed as well as form a strong relationship with others as well as your lord and...” – Taylor from Cambridge, 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...

“…This institution values an in-depth opportunity to provide students of all income classes with a well-rounded education. The student population is one of the most diverse that I have seen, which only enriches my education. The instructors and...” – Nandita from Minneapolis, 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

Anoka Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school in the Twin Cities metro area. With seven academic divisions, Anoka Tech offers over 35 programs granting degrees and certificates. The college’s Golf Course Management program...

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...

Bethel Seminary-St Paul is a private, Christ-centered institution located on a wooded, 245-acre campus in Minnesota. As a school of Bethel University, the Seminary offers seven master’s degree programs, a Doctor of Ministry program, and two graduate...

Apostolic Bible Institute is a Christian institution in the Twin Cities metro area focused on training pastors, ministers, and other church workers. Affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church, ABI offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in...

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...