Minnesota Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in Minnesota

Minnesota likes to do things big: The state is home to the Mall of America, the largest indoor shopping center in the U.S. with more than 500 stores and 50 restaurants. Minnesota offers a similar variety in higher education, with more than 30 public colleges and universities on 54 campuses--located in major metropolitan areas like the Twin Cities as well as smaller cities such as Marshall and St. Cloud. When it comes time for a break from your studies--whether they be at a university, community college or other type of school-- Minnesota has a variety of opportunities for you to explore your passions. Winter weather may be famously dramatic in Minnesota, but the state has more than 20,000 miles of snowmobile trails as well as cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and ice fishing locations.

Career outlook for those with a college degree

In addition to the Mall of America, Minnesota is home to the corporate headquarters of the retail chain Target, which was founded in Minneapolis in 1962. These retail giants could have promising opportunities in business and other career paths. Other areas where you could look for opportunities to use your job skills are in Minnesota's largest economic sectors, which include education, health services, government jobs, and trade, transportation and utilities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Some of the fastest growing occupations requiring a bachelor's degree training or more in Minnesota include jobs for accountants and auditors, computer software engineers--applications; management analysts; network systems and data communications analysts; physicians and surgeons; and postsecondary teachers. These fields are all expected to experience growth from nine to 17 percent or more between 2008 to 2018 - growth that is considered at or above average. Some of the representative mean annual wages for these fields in Minnesota include, according to May 2010 BLS data:

  1. Accountants and auditors: $62,120
  2. Computer systems analysts: $76,020
  3. Management analysts: $88,550
  4. Physicians and surgeons: $225,410
  5. Postsecondary psychology teachers: $70,890
  6. Software developers--applications: $88,490

During the economic downtown, the public colleges and universities through the state experienced increases in student enrollment, especially for those students age 25 to 34. That means adults are looking for stable job opportunities and ways to get ahead. You, too, can look toward your future with an education through one of the state's colleges or universities.

See also: Minnesota Vocational Schools and Career Training

Other Colleges & Universities in Minnesota

Bethel University
St. Paul, Minnesota; also San Diego, CA and Dresher, PA. Business, theology, health care, music, education. www.bethel.edu
Alexandria Technical College
Alexandria, Minnesota www.alextech.edu
Anoka Technical College
Anoka, Minnesota www.anokatech.edu
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Minneapolis, Cambridge, Coon Rapids, Minnesota www.anokaramsey.edu
Apostolic Bible Institute Inc
St. Paul, Minnesota www.apostolic.org
Augsburg College
Minneapolis, Minnesota www.augsburg.edu
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, Minnesota www.bemidjistate.edu
Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato, Minnesota www.blc.edu
Carleton College
Northfield, Minnesota www.carleton.edu
Central Lakes College
Brainerd, Staples, Minnesota www.clcmn.edu
Century College
White Bear Lake, Minnesota www.century.edu
College of Saint Benedict | Saint John's University
Collegeville, St. Joseph, Minnesota www.csbsju.edu
College of St Catherine
St. Paul, Minneapolis www.stkate.edu
College of Visual Arts
St. Paul, Minnesota www.cva.edu
Concordia College at Moorhead
Moorhead, Minnesota www.cord.edu
Concordia University - Saint Paul
Saint Paul, Minnesota www.csp.edu
Crossroads College
Rochester, Minnesota www.crossroadscollege.edu
Crown College
Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota www.crown.edu
Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount, Minnesota www.dctc.mnscu.edu
Dunwoody College of Technology
Minneapolis, Minnesota www.dunwoody.edu
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Cloquet, Minnesota www.fdltcc.edu
Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, Minnesota www.gustavus.edu
Hamline University
St. Paul, Minnesota www.hamline.edu
Hibbing Community College
Hibbing, Minnesota www.hibbing.edu
Inver Hills Community College
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota www.inverhills.edu
Itasca Community College
Grand Rapids, Minnesota www.itasca.mnscu.edu
Lake Superior College
Duluth, Minnesota www.lsc.edu
Leech Lake Tribal College
Cass Lake, Minnesota www.lltc.edu
MacAlester College
St. Paul, Minnesota www.macalester.edu
Martin Luther College
New Ulm, Minnesota www.mlc-wels.edu
McNally Smith College of Music
Saint Paul, Minnesota www.mcnallysmith.edu
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
Virginia, Minnesota www.mr.mnscu.edu
Metropolitan State University
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Midway, Minnesota www.metrostate.edu
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, Minnesota; also offers international internships www.mcad.edu
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis, Minnesota www.minneapolis.edu
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
Winona, Red Wing, Minnesota www.southeastmn.edu
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, Moorhead, Wadena, MN www.minnesota.edu
Minnesota State University - Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota www.mnsu.edu
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
Moorhead, Minnesota www.mnstate.edu
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Granite Falls, Canby, Jackson, Pipestone, Worthington, MN www.mnwest.edu
National American University - Brooklyn Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota www.national.edu
National American University - Mall of America
Minneapolis, Minnesota www.national.edu
National American University - Roseville
St. Paul, Minnesota www.national.edu
Normandale Community College
Bloomington (Minneapolis), Minnesota www.normandale.edu
North Central University
Minneapolis, Minnesota www.northcentral.edu
North Hennepin Community College
Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie, Minnesota www.nhcc.edu
Northland Community and Technical College
Thief River Falls, Minnesota www.northlandcollege.edu
Northwest Technical College
Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, East Grand Forks, Moorhead, Wadena, Minnesota www.ntcmn.edu
University of Northwestern – St. Paul
Saint Paul, Minnesota www.unwsp.edu
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Minneapolis, Minnesota www.nwhealth.edu
Oak Hills Christian College
Bemidji, Minnesota www.oakhills.edu
Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
Owatonna, Minnesota www.pillsbury.edu
Pine Technical College
Pine City, Minnesota www.pinetech.edu
Rainy River Community College
International Falls, Minnesota www.rrcc.mnscu.edu
Ridgewater College
Willmar, Hutchinson, Minnesota www.ridgewater.edu
Riverland Community College
Austin, Albert Lea, Owatonna, Minnesota www.riverland.edu
Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester, Minnesota www.rctc.edu
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Winona, Minneapolis, Rochester, MN www.smumn.edu
Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College
St. Paul, Minnesota www.saintpaul.edu
South Central College
Faribault, North Mankato, Minnesota www.southcentral.edu
Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, MN www.smsu.edu
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, Minnesota www.stcloudstate.edu
St. Cloud Technical College
St. Cloud, Minnesota www.sctc.edu