The price of education: Which 2-year Minnesota schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Minnesota residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Pine Technical & Community College, Leech Lake Tribal College and North Hennepin Community College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-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
Pine Technical & Community College
City
1,969
$4,066
2
Leech Lake Tribal College
Lake
181
$4,198
3
North Hennepin Community College
Park
6,550
$4,433
4
White Earth Tribal and Community College
Mahnomen
90
$4,593
5
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Rapids
8,954
$5,073
6
Lake Superior College
Duluth
5,059
$5,166
7
Hennepin Technical College
Park
5,078
$5,248
8
Hibbing Community College
Hibbing
1,208
$5,310
9
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Cloquet
1,946
$5,319
10
Vermilion Community College
Ely
724
$5,325
11
Rainy River Community College
Falls
269
$5,325
12
Itasca Community College
Rapids
1,211
$5,325
13
Mesabi Range College
Virginia
1,248
$5,329
14
Inver Hills Community College
Heights
4,479
$5,332
15
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Falls
6,422
$5,335
16
St Cloud Technical and Community College
Cloud
4,218
$5,377
17
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis
7,486
$5,396
18
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Alexandria
2,794
$5,416
19
Century College
Lake
8,745
$5,435
20
Northwest Technical College
Bemidji
941
$5,488
21
South Central College
Mankato
2,787
$5,491
22
Central Lakes College-Brainerd
Brainerd
3,784
$5,493
23
Northland Community and Technical College
Falls
3,416
$5,549
24
Saint Paul College
Paul
6,940
$5,561
25
Riverland Community College
Austin
3,108
$5,570
26
Anoka Technical College
Anoka
1,864
$5,584
27
Minnesota State College Southeast
Winona
1,920
$5,628
28
Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester
5,115
$5,639
29
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Falls
3,162
$5,692
30
Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount
2,478
$5,713
31
Ridgewater College
Willmar
3,366
$5,765
32
Normandale Community College
Bloomington
9,844
$5,791
33
Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center
Minneapolis
371
$5,940
34
American Indian OIC Inc
Minneapolis
36
$8,625
35
Minneapolis Business College
Roseville
177
$15,120
36
Hastings Beauty School
Hastings
31
$15,390
37
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited College of Hair Skin and Nails
Duluth
26
$15,500
38
The Salon Professional Academy
Rochester
22
$15,800
39
Model College of Hair Design
Cloud
82
$15,900
40
Avalon School of Cosmetology
Worthington
18
$15,900
41
Nova Academy of Cosmetology
Rochester
74
$16,350
42
Empire Beauty School-Bloomington
Bloomington
121
$18,988
43
Empire Beauty School-Spring Lake Park
Park
94
$18,988
44
Aveda Institute-Minneapolis
Minneapolis
443
$19,200
45
PCI Academy-Plymouth
Plymouth
94
$20,112
46
Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth Campus
Plymouth
101
$20,150
47
Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury Campus
WOODBURY
138
$20,150
48
CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic
Park
93
$20,470


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Organizations in this Story

Alexandria Technical & Community College American Indian OIC Inc Anoka Technical College Anoka-Ramsey Community College Avalon School of Cosmetology Aveda Institute-Minneapolis CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic Central Lakes College-Brainerd Century College Cosmetology Careers Unlimited College of Hair Skin and Nails Dakota County Technical College Empire Beauty School-Bloomington Empire Beauty School-Spring Lake Park Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College Hastings Beauty School Hennepin Technical College Hibbing Community College Inver Hills Community College Itasca Community College Lake Superior College Leech Lake Tribal College Mesabi Range College Minneapolis Business College 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 West Community and Technical College Model College of Hair Design Normandale Community College North Hennepin Community College Northland Community and Technical College Northwest Technical College Nova Academy of Cosmetology PCI Academy-Plymouth Pine Technical & Community College Rainy River Community College Ridgewater College Riverland Community College Rochester Community and Technical College Saint Paul College South Central College St Cloud Technical and Community College Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center The Salon Professional Academy Vermilion Community College White Earth Tribal and Community College

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