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73 Colleges
14,539 Yearly Graduations
$44,498 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,891 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, Minnesota is ranked #23 in the country with 14,539 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $11,124 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $12,396 a year.

An estimated 61% of college students in Minnesota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,223 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
1,023 Yearly Degrees
$5,248 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,627 full-time undergraduates at Hennepin Technical College, and 4,625 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Hennepin Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,577 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Hennepin Technical College is $33,100.

#2

Anoka Technical College

Anoka, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
837 Yearly Degrees
$5,734 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Anoka Technical College is 1,838, which includes 889 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,687 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Anoka Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
792 Yearly Degrees
$5,736 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,656 students at Saint Paul College in total, 2,325 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,846 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Saint Paul College is $26,600.

#4

Century College - White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
760 Yearly Degrees
$5,578 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Century College - White Bear Lake is 8,695, which includes 3,465 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,778 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,100 during the early-career years.

#5

Lake Superior College

Duluth, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
692 Yearly Degrees
$5,334 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,794 full-time undergraduates at LSC, and 5,230 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

45% of LSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,919 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Rasmussen University - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
680 Yearly Degrees
$10,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,971 students at Rasmussen University - Minnesota in total, 3,922 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,904 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Rasmussen University - Minnesota. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Roughly 73% of students at Rasmussen University - Minnesota take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,521 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rasmussen University - Minnesota is $27,500.

Public Public vs. Private
662 Yearly Degrees
$5,846 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,099 full-time undergraduates at Minnesota West, and 3,421 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Minnesota West take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,090 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Minnesota West with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Dakota County Technical College

Rosemount, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
565 Yearly Degrees
$5,864 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dakota County Technical College is 2,433, which includes 1,371 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

36% of DCTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,522 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from DCTC is $35,900.

Public Public vs. Private
517 Yearly Degrees
$5,538 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at St Cloud Technical and Community College is 4,134, which includes 2,097 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

48% of St Cloud Technical and Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,328 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from St Cloud Technical and Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
490 Yearly Degrees
$5,560 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,219 full-time undergraduates at M State, and 6,086 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

57% of M State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,685 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,400 during the early-career years.

#11

Northland Community and Technical College

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
435 Yearly Degrees
$5,716 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,261 full-time undergraduates at Northland Community and Technical College, and 3,220 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at Northland Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,542 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Northland Community and Technical College is $32,100.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
378 Yearly Degrees

There are 442 students at Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center in total, 442 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center is $15,600.

Public Public vs. Private
344 Yearly Degrees
$6,554 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,060 full-time undergraduates at Rochester Community and Technical College, and 4,944 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

40% of Rochester Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,828 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rochester Community and Technical College is $31,800.

Public Public vs. Private
335 Yearly Degrees
$5,545 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,404 full-time undergraduates at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and 7,014 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 26% of students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,201 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,200 during the early-career years.

#15

Ridgewater College

Willmar, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
328 Yearly Degrees
$5,939 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ridgewater College is 3,255, which includes 1,895 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

47% of Ridgewater College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,145 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,800 during the early-career years.

#16

Minnesota State College Southeast

Winona, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
312 Yearly Degrees
$5,686 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Minnesota State College Southeast is 1,930, which includes 776 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

47% of MSC Southeast students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,284 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,700 during the early-career years.

#17

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
303 Yearly Degrees
$23,096 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,358 students at Dunwoody College of Technology in total, 1,109 are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Dunwoody College of Technology undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 88% are men and 12% are women.

Roughly 66% of students at Dunwoody College of Technology take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,743 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,400 during the early-career years.

#17

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
303 Yearly Degrees
$33,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,401 students at St. Kate’s in total, 3,153 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,004 are full-time. For undergraduates at St. Kate’s, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 0% are men and 100% are women.

72% of St. Kate’s students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,413 a year. St. Kate’s has a 3.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
302 Yearly Degrees
$5,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,100 full-time undergraduates at ATCC, and 2,591 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

55% of ATCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,464 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from ATCC is $35,400.

#20

Aveda Institute - Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
287 Yearly Degrees

There are 478 full-time undergraduates at Aveda Institute - Minneapolis, and 478 students altogether. Aveda Institute - Minneapolis has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,452 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,400 during the early-career years.

#21

Central Lakes College - Brainerd

Brainerd, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
259 Yearly Degrees
$5,611 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,622 full-time undergraduates at Central Lakes College, and 4,357 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 51% of students at Central Lakes College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,844 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Central Lakes College is $29,200.

#22

South Central College

North Mankato, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
256 Yearly Degrees
$5,491 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,775 students at South Central College in total, 1,359 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

37% of South Central College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,708 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,500 during the early-career years.

#23

Riverland Community College

Austin, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
242 Yearly Degrees
$5,732 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,475 students at Riverland Community College in total, 1,261 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,123 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Riverland Community College is $30,600.

Public Public vs. Private
212 Yearly Degrees
$8,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,490 undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato, of which 10,413 are full-time, and there are 14,325 students altogether. It takes the average Minnesota State Mankato undergraduate about 5.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at Minnesota State Mankato take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,396 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Minnesota State Mankato is $37,200.

#25

Pine Technical & Community College

Pine City, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
197 Yearly Degrees
$4,188 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 402 full-time undergraduates at Pine Technical & Community College, and 1,951 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 46% of students at Pine Technical & Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,819 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pine Technical & Community College is $29,900.

Other Minnesota Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Inver Hills Community College 192
27 Normandale Community College 178
28 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine 169
29 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 153
30 Capella University 149
31 Itasca Community College 130
32 Mesabi Range College 127
33 Saint Cloud State University 126
34 Herzing University - Minneapolis 117
35 Hibbing Community College 110
36 Walden University 109
37 Northwest Technical College 101
38 Empire Beauty School-Bloomington 100
39 Nova Academy of Cosmetology 99
40 Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury Campus 97
41 PCI Academy-Plymouth 96
42 University of Minnesota - Rochester 84
43 Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth Campus 83
44 Metropolitan State University 66
45 Model College of Hair Design 62
46 University of Minnesota - Crookston 59
47 The College of Saint Scholastica 56
48 Anoka-Ramsey Community College 53
49 Winona State University 48
50 Bemidji State University 46
51 Northwestern Health Sciences University 41
51 North Hennepin Community College 41
53 Empire Beauty School-Spring Lake Park 39
54 Concordia University, Saint Paul 36
54 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 36
54 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 36
57 University of Minnesota - Duluth 32
58 Minnesota State University - Moorhead 27
59 Bethel University Minnesota 22
60 Hastings Beauty School 20
61 Cosmetology Careers Unlimited College of Hair Skin and Nails 17
62 Vermilion Community College 13
63 Academy College 11
63 Avalon School of Cosmetology 11
65 Southwest Minnesota State University 10
66 Leech Lake Tribal College 7
66 American Indian OIC 7
68 Minneapolis College of Art and Design 6
69 North Central University 2
69 Oak Hills Christian College 2
71 University of Northwestern - St Paul 1
71 Rainy River Community College 1
73 Crown College 0

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