The price of education: Which 4-year Minnesota schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Minnesota residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Bethlehem College & Seminary, Metropolitan State University and Minnesota State University-Mankato, according to an analysis of federal data.

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

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Bethlehem College & Seminary
Minneapolis
186
$6,560
2
Metropolitan State University
Paul
8,148
$7,879
3
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Mankato
14,712
$8,184
4
Saint Cloud State University
Cloud
14,975
$8,265
5
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Moorhead
6,005
$8,496
6
Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall
7,154
$8,612
7
Bemidji State University
Bemidji
5,195
$8,696
8
Winona State University
Winona
7,981
$9,425
9
Rasmussen College-Minnesota
Cloud
4,509
$10,935
10
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington
826
$10,996
11
University of Minnesota-Crookston
Crookston
2,834
$11,822
12
Walden University
Minneapolis
49,680
$12,120
13
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Rochester
264
$12,792
14
University of Minnesota-Morris
Morris
1,627
$13,314
15
University of Minnesota-Rochester
Rochester
472
$13,352
16
University of Minnesota-Duluth
Duluth
11,168
$13,366
17
Herzing University-Minneapolis
Minneapolis
375
$14,000
18
Bethany Global University
Bloomington
312
$14,270
19
Capella University
Minneapolis
36,284
$14,579
20
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis
51,848
$14,760
21
National American University-Rochester
Rochester
81
$15,000
22
National American University-Roseville
Roseville
99
$15,000
23
Martin Luther College
Ulm
981
$15,410
24
Oak Hills Christian College
Bemidji
103
$17,314
25
Academy College
Bloomington
65
$17,661
26
Institute of Production and Recording
Minneapolis
212
$19,776
27
Dunwoody College of Technology
Minneapolis
1,301
$22,046
28
Concordia University-Saint Paul
Paul
4,817
$22,275
29
North Central University
Minneapolis
1,109
$24,240
30
Crown College
Bonifacius
1,353
$26,200
31
Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato
651
$27,780
32
University of Northwestern-St Paul
Paul
3,521
$31,540
33
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Winona
5,754
$35,110
34
The College of Saint Scholastica
Duluth
4,276
$37,212
35
Bethel University
Paul
3,797
$37,300
36
Augsburg University
Minneapolis
3,562
$38,800
37
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis
774
$39,120
38
St Catherine University
Paul
4,724
$39,554
39
Concordia College at Moorhead
Moorhead
2,059
$39,878
40
Hamline University
Paul
3,734
$41,290
41
University of St Thomas
Paul
9,878
$42,736
42
Saint Johns University
Collegeville
1,815
$44,990
43
College of Saint Benedict
Joseph
1,937
$45,264
44
Gustavus Adolphus College
Peter
2,181
$45,400
45
St Olaf College
Northfield
3,035
$47,840
46
Macalester College
Paul
2,136
$54,344
47
Carleton College
Northfield
2,078
$54,759

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Organizations in this Story

Academy College Augsburg University Bemidji State University Bethany Global University Bethany Lutheran College Bethel University Bethlehem College & Seminary Capella University Carleton College College of Saint Benedict Concordia College at Moorhead Concordia University-Saint Paul Crown College Dunwoody College of Technology Gustavus Adolphus College Hamline University Herzing University-Minneapolis Institute of Production and Recording Macalester College Martin Luther College Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Metropolitan State University Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minnesota State University Moorhead Minnesota State University-Mankato National American University-Rochester National American University-Roseville North Central University Northwestern Health Sciences University Oak Hills Christian College Rasmussen College-Minnesota Saint Cloud State University Saint Johns University Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Southwest Minnesota State University St Catherine University St Olaf College The College of Saint Scholastica 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 Walden University Winona State University

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