List of Private Universities & Colleges in Minnesota
Differences of a Minnesota Private College ExperienceMinnesota private universities will typically have smaller class sizes, more intimate campus settings, and lower student to teacher ratios as compared to public universities. Generally, the smaller class settings promote additional collaboration and student interactions proving invaluable to many students. With fewer students to manage in a classroom setting, professors will have more opportunity to teach in smaller groups or help with specific questions. Student-teacher interactions such as these may be the key difference between struggling with a subject versus mastering a given topic.
Degree Programs at Private Universities in MinnesotaPrivate universities may be smaller than their state university counterparts, but do not lack the diversity in degree programs. In fact, students looking to study degree areas such as teaching, engineering, business, and healthcare will have ample opportunity to do so. With undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs in virtually every learning domain, private schools provide students with the opportunity to master a varied number of subject areas.
List of Large 4-Year Private Universities in Minnesota
There are 9 large private universities in our database for Minnesota. Follow the links below to get more details about each school.
Large Universities with Research Facilities or Faculty
The universities listed below offer many diverse academic programs, have a large student body, and usually have research facilities or faculty involved with research. These schools very often have graduate and professional programs as well.
University of St Thomas at St Paul (University of Saint Thomas) in Saint Paul, MN
Visit the website for University of St Thomas at St Paul at stthomas.edu
- 10,000 to 19,999 Undergraduate Students Enrolled
- Estimated tuition & fees: $40,000 per year
Large Primarily Academic Universities
Each university listed below offers a diverse set of degrees and programs, unlike the research universities listed above, these schools contain little to no research activity on campus and are primarily academic.
- Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN
- Bethel University in Saint Paul, MN
- College of St Catherine (St. Kate's) in Saint Paul, MN
- Concordia University (Concordia University, St Paul) in Saint Paul, MN
- Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN
- Rasmussen College - St Cloud in St. Cloud, MN
- Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona, MN
- The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN
Small to Medium Sized 4-Year Universities
The 4-year schools listed below have a small to medium sized student body and may offer a wide range of associate and bachelor's degrees. Get more information about each school by clicking the links below.
- Argosy University - Twin Cities in Eagan, MN
- Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) in Mankato, MN
- College of Saint Benedict (Saint Benedict) in Saint Joseph, MN
- Crown College in Saint Bonifacius, MN
- Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN
- Globe University in Woodbury, MN
- Minnesota School of Business in Richfield, MN
- National American University in Bloomington, MN
- National American University in Brooklyn Center, MN
- North Central University in Minneapolis, MN
- Saint Johns University (Saint John's) in Collegeville, MN
4-Year Colleges with a Special Focus on an Area of Study
The schools below are grouped by their special area of focus. To learn about admissions, tuition & fees, programs offered, and more click on the school names below.
- Martin Luther College (MLC) in New Ulm, MN
Schools of Art, Music, and Design
- McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, MN
- Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in Minneapolis, MN
- The Art Institutes International - Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
Health Professions Schools
- Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Minnesota in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.