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Carleton College

#38 MINNESOTA

Carleton College is a small private liberal arts college located in Northfield, MN ranked 38th in the US. It has a total of 2,129 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting a tad shy of 1/5th of applicants. Carleton College offers 35 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Religious Studies, and Fine Art programs (nationally ranked 11th, 14th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,778 per year, Carleton College is exceptionally expensive. 89.73% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in near $54,200 per year, which is 30% above the national median.

Northfield, MN

https://www.carleton.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

2,129

Students

#38

Ranking

$56,778

Tuition

Macalester College

#98 MINNESOTA

Macalester College is a small private liberal arts college located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 98th in America. It has a total of 2,232 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 32.27% of applicants. Macalester College offers 41 different majors and is best known for its Multicultural and Diversity Studies, Japanese Language and Literature, and Geography and Cartography programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,062 per year, Macalester College is extremely costly. 85.91% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $47,600 per year, which is 15% greater than the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

www.macalester.edu

A

Rating

32%

Acceptance

2,232

Students

#98

Ranking

$56,062

Tuition

St Olaf College

#132 MINNESOTA

St Olaf College is a small private liberal arts college located in Northfield, MN ranked 132nd in the US. It has a total of 3,119 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.51% of applicants. St Olaf College offers 47 different majors and is best known for its Russian Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Asian Studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 7th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,710 per year, St Olaf College is exceptionally expensive. 84.11% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $50,400 per year, which is 21% over the national median.

Northfield, MN

wp.stolaf.edu

A

Rating

48%

Acceptance

3,119

Students

#132

Ranking

$49,710

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

College of Saint Benedict is a small private liberal arts college located in Saint Joseph, MN ranked 287th in America. It has a total of 1,813 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.46% acceptance rate. College of Saint Benedict offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Nutrition Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,370 per year, College of Saint Benedict is exceptionally high-priced. 78.67% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $52,600 per year, which is 27% over the national median.

Saint Joseph, MN

https://csbsju.edu

A-

Rating

80%

Acceptance

1,813

Students

#287

Ranking

$45,370

Tuition

University of St Thomas is a mid-sized private university located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 6th in Minnesota. It has a total of 6,798 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting around four out of every five applicants. University of St Thomas offers 167 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Operations Management and Supervision, and Human Biology programs (nationally ranked 5th, 14th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,780 per year, University of St Thomas is rather high-priced. 71.37% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $56,800 per year, which is 37% over the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

www.stthomas.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

11,201

Students

#307

Ranking

$44,780

Tuition

Saint Johns University is a small private liberal arts college located in Collegeville, MN ranked 7th in Minnesota. It has a total of 1,693 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like seven out of every nine applicants. Saint Johns University offers 41 different majors and is best known for its Natural Sciences program, which is ranked 12th in the US. With an annual tuition of $45,730 per year, Saint Johns University is very expensive. 70% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to take home around $60,600 per year, which is 46% over the national median.

Collegeville, MN

https://csbsju.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

1,856

Students

#315

Ranking

$45,730

Tuition

Gustavus Adolphus College is a small private liberal arts college located in Saint Peter, MN ranked 8th in Minnesota. It has a total of 2,254 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 69.24% of applicants. Gustavus Adolphus College offers 48 different majors and is best known for its Business, Fitness Administration, and Dance programs (respectively ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd in Minnesota). With an annual tuition of $46,520 per year, Gustavus Adolphus College is exceptionally pricey. 73.5% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home about $51,700 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Saint Peter, MN

gustavus.edu/

B+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

2,254

Students

#328

Ranking

$46,520

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Rochester is a very small public university located in Rochester, MN ranked 9th in Minnesota. It has a total of 549 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 60.12% acceptance rate. University of Minnesota-Rochester offers 1 different majors. With an annual tuition of $12,194 per year, University of Minnesota-Rochester is pretty inexpensive. 73.11% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn approximately $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Rochester, MN

https://r.umn.edu

B+

Rating

60%

Acceptance

549

Students

#342

Ranking

$12,194

Tuition

Concordia College at Moorhead is a small private liberal arts college located in Moorhead, MN ranked 10th in Minnesota. It has a total of 2,143 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.37% of applicants. Concordia College at Moorhead offers 51 different majors and is best known for its Chinese Language and Literature, Music Teacher Education, and Nutrition Sciences programs (nationally ranked 25th, 36th, and 49th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,150 per year, Concordia College at Moorhead is rather expensive. 65.44% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make more or less $44,500 per year, which is 7% greater than the national median.

Moorhead, MN

https://www.concordiacollege.edu

B

Rating

68%

Acceptance

2,188

Students

#448

Ranking

$41,150

Tuition

Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a very small private art school located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 11th in Minnesota. It has a total of 786 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 4/7ths of applicants. Minneapolis College of Art and Design offers 18 different majors and is best known for its Printmaking, Illustration, and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,946 per year, Minneapolis College of Art and Design is rather high-priced. 62.4% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw around $35,400 per year, which is 15% under the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

MCAD.EDU

B

Rating

59%

Acceptance

909

Students

#524

Ranking

$39,946

Tuition

Martin Luther College

#527 MINNESOTA

Martin Luther College is a very small private teachers college located in New Ulm, MN ranked 12th in Minnesota. It has a total of 1,374 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 83.83% of applicants. Martin Luther College offers 26 different majors and is best known for its Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,870 per year, Martin Luther College is reasonably priced. 68.38% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in close to $37,300 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

New Ulm, MN

www.mlc-wels.edu

B

Rating

84%

Acceptance

1,509

Students

#527

Ranking

$15,870

Tuition

Hamline University

#587 MINNESOTA

Hamline University is a small private college located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 13th in Minnesota. It has a total of 2,248 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting more or less 2/3 of applicants. Hamline University offers 99 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Digital Arts, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 12th, 22nd, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,734 per year, Hamline University is rather high-priced. 60.25% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $49,200 per year, which is 18% greater than the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

www.hamline.edu

B-

Rating

68%

Acceptance

4,802

Students

#587

Ranking

$41,734

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Morris is a small public liberal arts college located in Morris, MN ranked 14th in Minnesota. It has a total of 1,658 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting approximately five in every nine applicants. University of Minnesota-Morris offers 36 different majors and is best known for its Human Services, Rhetoric and Composition, and Social Sciences programs (nationally ranked 19th, 20th, and 47th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,324 for in-state students and $14,378 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Morris is reasonably priced. 48.73% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to draw more or less $40,700 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

Morris, MN

https://www4.morris.umn.edu/

B-

Rating

57%

Acceptance

1,658

Students

#606

Ranking

$14,378

Tuition

Bethel University

#611 MINNESOTA

Bethel University is a small private institution located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 15th in Minnesota. It has a total of 2,941 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.52% acceptance rate. Bethel University offers 96 different majors and is best known for its Pastoral Counseling, Spanish Language Teacher Education, and Teaching English as a Second Language programs (nationally ranked 5th, 5th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $38,300 per year, Bethel University is rather expensive. 56.69% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $47,300 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

https://www.bethel.edu

B-

Rating

79%

Acceptance

4,639

Students

#611

Ranking

$38,300

Tuition

The College of Saint Scholastica is a small private institution located in Duluth, MN ranked 16th in Minnesota. It has a total of 2,959 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting practically three quarters of applicants. The College of Saint Scholastica offers 104 different majors and is best known for its Medical Records Administration, Exercise Physiology, and Organizational Behavior Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 21st, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $37,622 per year, The College of Saint Scholastica is quite expensive. 61.06% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $51,400 per year, which is 24% over the national median.

Duluth, MN

www.css.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

5,058

Students

#647

Ranking

$37,622

Tuition

Aveda Institute-Minneapolis is a very small for-profit university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 17th in Minnesota. It has a total of 639 full-time undergraduate students. Aveda Institute-Minneapolis offers 3 different majors. 85.02% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn near $30,100 per year, which is 28% under the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

avedaarts.edu/locations/minneapolis

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

639

Students

#725

Ranking

-

Tuition

Augsburg University

#728 MINNESOTA

Augsburg University is a small private institution located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 18th in Minnesota. It has a total of 2,594 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.16% of applicants. Augsburg University offers 91 different majors and is best known for its Clinical Psychology, Biopsychology, and Music Therapy programs (nationally ranked 5th, 9th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,295 per year, Augsburg University is quite high-priced. 53.09% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $46,800 per year, which is 13% greater than the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

www.augsburg.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

3,920

Students

#728

Ranking

$39,295

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Duluth is a large public college located in Duluth, MN ranked 19th in Minnesota. It has a total of 10,727 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a shade less than 75% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Duluth offers 130 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Science Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 5th, 11th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,194 for students from Minnesota and $17,394 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Duluth is reasonably priced. 52.76% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $47,200 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

Duluth, MN

www.d.umn.edu/

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

11,868

Students

#742

Ranking

$17,394

Tuition

St Catherine University is a small private college located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 20th in Minnesota. It has a total of 3,973 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just greater than 66.7% of applicants. St Catherine University offers 123 different majors and is best known for its American Sign Language, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology programs (nationally ranked 9th, 15th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,290 per year, St Catherine University is rather expensive. 49.85% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After college, alumni go on to bring home close to $49,200 per year, which is 18% above the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

https://www.stkate.edu

C+

Rating

67%

Acceptance

5,758

Students

#759

Ranking

$40,290

Tuition

Minnesota State University-Mankato is a large public college located in Mankato, MN ranked 21st in Minnesota. It has a total of 14,800 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 62.71% of applicants. Minnesota State University-Mankato offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling, Ethnic Studies, and Community Health Services programs (nationally ranked 11th, 13th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,394 for in-state students and $15,686 for those from out-of-state, Minnesota State University-Mankato is moderately priced. 49.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn roughly $44,900 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Mankato, MN

https://mankato.mnsu.edu/

C+

Rating

63%

Acceptance

17,357

Students

#819

Ranking

$15,686

Tuition

Winona State University is a mid-sized public institution located in Winona, MN ranked 22nd in Minnesota. It has a total of 8,137 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just greater than 2 in every 3 applicants. Winona State University offers 109 different majors and is best known for its Computational Science, Social Science Teacher Education, and Health Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 8th, 16th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,598 for students from Minnesota and $13,698 for those from out-of-state, Winona State University is relatively inexpensive. 58.96% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make roughly $44,700 per year, which is 8% above the national median.

Winona, MN

www.winona.edu

C+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

8,856

Students

#862

Ranking

$13,698

Tuition

Metropolitan State University is a mid-sized public institution located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 23rd in Minnesota. It has a total of 9,462 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.2% of applicants. Metropolitan State University offers 83 different majors and is best known for its Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling, Playwriting and Screenwriting, and Ethnic Studies programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,031 for in-state students and $14,345 for those from out-of-state, Metropolitan State University is reasonably priced. 39.82% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $48,200 per year, which is 16% above the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

www.metrostate.edu

C+

Rating

56%

Acceptance

10,575

Students

#892

Ranking

$14,345

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Crookston is a small public college located in Crookston, MN ranked 24th in Minnesota. It has a total of 3,312 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 68.44% acceptance rate. University of Minnesota-Crookston offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Production Operations, Operations Management and Supervision, and Health and Wellness programs (nationally ranked 20th, 40th, and 42nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,438 per year, University of Minnesota-Crookston is relatively low-priced. 46.69% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to bring home more or less $44,800 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Crookston, MN

https://www.crk.umn.edu/

C+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

3,312

Students

#958

Ranking

$10,438

Tuition

Bethany Lutheran College is a very small private associates college located in Mankato, MN ranked 25th in Minnesota. It has a total of 821 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 72.64% of applicants. Bethany Lutheran College offers 33 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology and Legal Studies programs, which are both ranked 45th in the US. With an annual tuition of $27,400 per year, Bethany Lutheran College is somewhat moderately pricey. 54.78% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $34,800 per year, which is 16% below the national median.

Mankato, MN

https://www.blc.edu

C+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

821

Students

#1002

Ranking

$27,400

Tuition