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Number of
4-year colleges in Minnesota

228,523

Students attending
4-year colleges in Minnesota

$20,799

Average
in-state tuition

$21,833

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

37 Forbes

Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

Carleton College

Northfield, MN

Total undergraduates: 2,078
Acceptance rate: 21%
Average annual cost: $28,148
Average salary: $52,600
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Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

284 Forbes

Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

Total undergraduates: 1,937
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average annual cost: $26,912
Average salary: $50,000
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Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN

198 Forbes

Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN

Total undergraduates: 2,181
Acceptance rate: 67%
Average annual cost: $29,894
Average salary: $48,400
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Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN

100 Forbes

Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

Macalester College

Saint Paul, MN

Total undergraduates: 2,136
Acceptance rate: 40%
Average annual cost: $30,672
Average salary: $45,300
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Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

Saint Johns University

Collegeville, MN

217 Forbes

Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

Saint Johns University

Collegeville, MN

Total undergraduates: 1,720
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average annual cost: $26,201
Average salary: $59,100
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Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

St Olaf College

Northfield, MN

101 Forbes

Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

St Olaf College

Northfield, MN

Total undergraduates: 3,035
Acceptance rate: 43%
Average annual cost: $27,587
Average salary: $47,300
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Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

University of Minnesota - Morris

Morris, MN

298 Forbes
One of five campuses in the University of Minnesota System, UMN Morris is a public liberal arts college where students work closely with faculty and mentors to shape an education that prepares them for challenging graduate programs, productive careers, and deep civic engagement.

Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

University of Minnesota - Morris

Morris, MN

Total undergraduates: 1,627
Acceptance rate: 63%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $39,500
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Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

139 Forbes

Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

Total undergraduates: 35,433
Acceptance rate: 49%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $49,800
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Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Minneapolis, MN

139 Forbes

Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Minneapolis, MN

Total undergraduates: 35,433
Acceptance rate: 49%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $49,800
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Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

University of St. Thomas (MN)

Saint Paul, MN

219 Forbes

Best colleges in Minnesota 2019

University of St. Thomas (MN)

Saint Paul, MN

Total undergraduates: 6,199
Acceptance rate: 84%
Average annual cost: $31,470
Average salary: $55,600
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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