The price of education: Which Minnesota schools charge the highest in-state tuition?


Minnesota residents pay the highest in-state tuition at Carleton College, Macalester College and St Olaf College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the highest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Carleton College
Northfield
2,078
$54,759
2
Macalester College
Paul
2,136
$54,344
3
St Olaf College
Northfield
3,035
$47,840
4
Gustavus Adolphus College
Peter
2,181
$45,400
5
College of Saint Benedict
Joseph
1,937
$45,264
6
Saint Johns University
Collegeville
1,815
$44,990
7
University of St Thomas
Paul
9,878
$42,736
8
Hamline University
Paul
3,734
$41,290
9
Concordia College at Moorhead
Moorhead
2,059
$39,878
10
St Catherine University
Paul
4,724
$39,554
11
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis
774
$39,120
12
Augsburg University
Minneapolis
3,562
$38,800
13
Bethel University
Paul
3,797
$37,300
14
The College of Saint Scholastica
Duluth
4,276
$37,212
15
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Winona
5,754
$35,110
16
University of Northwestern-St Paul
Paul
3,521
$31,540
17
Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato
651
$27,780
18
Crown College
Bonifacius
1,353
$26,200
19
North Central University
Minneapolis
1,109
$24,240
20
Concordia University-Saint Paul
Paul
4,817
$22,275
21
Dunwoody College of Technology
Minneapolis
1,301
$22,046
22
CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic
Park
93
$20,470
23
Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth Campus
Plymouth
101
$20,150
24
Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury Campus
WOODBURY
138
$20,150
25
PCI Academy-Plymouth
Plymouth
94
$20,112
26
Institute of Production and Recording
Minneapolis
212
$19,776
27
Aveda Institute-Minneapolis
Minneapolis
443
$19,200
28
Empire Beauty School-Bloomington
Bloomington
121
$18,988
29
Empire Beauty School-Spring Lake Park
Park
94
$18,988
30
Academy College
Bloomington
65
$17,661
31
Oak Hills Christian College
Bemidji
103
$17,314
32
Nova Academy of Cosmetology
Rochester
74
$16,350
33
Model College of Hair Design
Cloud
82
$15,900
34
Avalon School of Cosmetology
Worthington
18
$15,900
35
The Salon Professional Academy
Rochester
22
$15,800
36
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited College of Hair Skin and Nails
Duluth
26
$15,500
37
Martin Luther College
Ulm
981
$15,410
38
Hastings Beauty School
Hastings
31
$15,390
39
Minneapolis Business College
Roseville
177
$15,120
40
National American University-Rochester
Rochester
81
$15,000
41
National American University-Roseville
Roseville
99
$15,000
42
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis
51,848
$14,760
43
Capella University
Minneapolis
36,284
$14,579
44
Bethany Global University
Bloomington
312
$14,270
45
Herzing University-Minneapolis
Minneapolis
375
$14,000
46
University of Minnesota-Duluth
Duluth
11,168
$13,366
47
University of Minnesota-Rochester
Rochester
472
$13,352
48
University of Minnesota-Morris
Morris
1,627
$13,314
49
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Rochester
264
$12,792
50
Walden University
Minneapolis
49,680
$12,120
51
University of Minnesota-Crookston
Crookston
2,834
$11,822
52
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington
826
$10,996
53
Rasmussen College-Minnesota
Cloud
4,509
$10,935
54
Winona State University
Winona
7,981
$9,425
55
Bemidji State University
Bemidji
5,195
$8,696
56
American Indian OIC Inc
Minneapolis
36
$8,625
57
Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall
7,154
$8,612
58
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Moorhead
6,005
$8,496
59
Saint Cloud State University
Cloud
14,975
$8,265
60
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Mankato
14,712
$8,184
61
Metropolitan State University
Paul
8,148
$7,879
62
Bethlehem College & Seminary
Minneapolis
186
$6,560
63
Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center
Minneapolis
371
$5,940
64
Normandale Community College
Bloomington
9,844
$5,791
65
Ridgewater College
Willmar
3,366
$5,765
66
Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount
2,478
$5,713
67
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Falls
3,162
$5,692
68
Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester
5,115
$5,639
69
Minnesota State College Southeast
Winona
1,920
$5,628
70
Anoka Technical College
Anoka
1,864
$5,584
71
Riverland Community College
Austin
3,108
$5,570
72
Saint Paul College
Paul
6,940
$5,561
73
Northland Community and Technical College
Falls
3,416
$5,549
74
Central Lakes College-Brainerd
Brainerd
3,784
$5,493
75
South Central College
Mankato
2,787
$5,491
76
Northwest Technical College
Bemidji
941
$5,488
77
Century College
Lake
8,745
$5,435
78
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Alexandria
2,794
$5,416
79
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis
7,486
$5,396
80
St Cloud Technical and Community College
Cloud
4,218
$5,377
81
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Falls
6,422
$5,335
82
Inver Hills Community College
Heights
4,479
$5,332
83
Mesabi Range College
Virginia
1,248
$5,329
84
Vermilion Community College
Ely
724
$5,325
85
Rainy River Community College
Falls
269
$5,325
86
Itasca Community College
Rapids
1,211
$5,325
87
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Cloquet
1,946
$5,319
88
Hibbing Community College
Hibbing
1,208
$5,310
89
Hennepin Technical College
Park
5,078
$5,248
90
Lake Superior College
Duluth
5,059
$5,166
91
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Rapids
8,954
$5,073
92
White Earth Tribal and Community College
Mahnomen
90
$4,593
93
North Hennepin Community College
Park
6,550
$4,433
94
Leech Lake Tribal College
Lake
181
$4,198
95
Pine Technical & Community College
City
1,969
$4,066

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Organizations in this Story

Academy College Alexandria Technical & Community College American Indian OIC Inc Anoka Technical College Anoka-Ramsey Community College Augsburg University Avalon School of Cosmetology Aveda Institute-Minneapolis Bemidji State University Bethany Global University Bethany Lutheran College Bethel University Bethlehem College & Seminary Capella University Carleton College CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic Central Lakes College-Brainerd Century College College of Saint Benedict Concordia College at Moorhead Concordia University-Saint Paul Cosmetology Careers Unlimited College of Hair Skin and Nails Crown College Dakota County Technical College Dunwoody College of Technology Empire Beauty School-Bloomington Empire Beauty School-Spring Lake Park Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College Gustavus Adolphus College Hamline University Hastings Beauty School Hennepin Technical College Herzing University-Minneapolis Hibbing Community College Institute of Production and Recording Inver Hills Community College Itasca Community College Lake Superior College Leech Lake Tribal College Macalester College Martin Luther College Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Mesabi Range College Metropolitan State University Minneapolis Business College Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth Campus Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury Campus Minnesota State College Southeast Minnesota State Community and Technical College Minnesota State University Moorhead Minnesota State University-Mankato Minnesota West Community and Technical College Model College of Hair Design National American University-Rochester National American University-Roseville Normandale Community College North Central University North Hennepin Community College Northland Community and Technical College Northwest Technical College Northwestern Health Sciences University Nova Academy of Cosmetology Oak Hills Christian College PCI Academy-Plymouth Pine Technical & Community College Rainy River Community College Rasmussen College-Minnesota Ridgewater College Riverland Community College Rochester Community and Technical College Saint Cloud State University Saint Johns University Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Saint Paul College South Central College Southwest Minnesota State University St Catherine University St Cloud Technical and Community College St Olaf College Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center The College of Saint Scholastica The Salon Professional Academy University of Minnesota-Crookston University of Minnesota-Duluth University of Minnesota-Morris University of Minnesota-Rochester University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Northwestern-St Paul University of St Thomas Vermilion Community College Walden University White Earth Tribal and Community College Winona State University

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