List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in Minnesota

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Minnesota has been nicknamed the Land of 10,000 Lakes and is the 22nd most populated state in America. Interestingly, nearly 60% of the total population in Minnesota live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, known as the Twin Cities. In terms of higher education, there are over one hundred and fifty colleges and universities in the state of Minnesota. The public schools in that state include a number of nationally and regionally ranked institutions. Top ranked public universities in Minnesota include the University of Minnesota, Minnesota State University, Winona State University, Saint Cloud State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, and Bemidji State University.

Minnesota State University Degree Programs

The degree offerings at public universities in Minnesota are as diverse as the geography found in the state. Students can find a degree program for virtually any interest from traditional to less known programs. For college-bound student’s unsure what degree to pursue, start with our list of the top 200 degrees to give you some insight into popular programs at other universities. You can go further by diving into our automated matching portal and applying a series of specific information to help you quickly get matched to the perfect college program for you. Request information from colleges that fit your goals and aspirations, then narrow down your top colleges after carefully reviewing their admissions information. Keep your goals in sight and keep working hard to make your dreams a reality.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

The 7 schools listed below are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN5,000 to 9,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Bemidji State University
Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, MN5,000 to 9,999info
Minnesota State University - Mankato in Mankato, MN10,000 to 19,999info
Minnesota State University - Moorhead in Moorhead, MN5,000 to 9,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Minnesota State University - Moorhead
Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, MN10,000 to 19,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Saint Cloud State University
Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN5,000 to 9,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Southwest Minnesota State University
Winona State University in Winona, MN5,000 to 9,999info

University of Minnesota

The 5 schools listed below are part of the University of Minnesota system. By following the links below, you can view each school's profile in detail.

Institution Name Number Students Information Virtual Tour
University of Minnesota - Crookston in Crookston, MN1,000 to 4,999info
University of Minnesota - Duluth in Duluth, MN10,000 to 19,999info
University of Minnesota - Morris in Morris, MN1,000 to 4,999info Virtual Campus Tour of University of Minnesota - Morris
University of Minnesota - Rochester in Rochester, MNLess Than 1,000info
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in Minneapolis, MNMore Than 20,000info

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.