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73 Colleges
14,539 Yearly Graduations
$45,320 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,584 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 14,539 students received a trade school degree from a college in Minnesota, making it rank #23 in terms of graduations. Minnesota colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $11,330 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $12,612 per year.

About 54% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,146 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
$5,494 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,486 full-time undergraduates at Hennepin Technical College, and 4,094 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

28% of Hennepin Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,914 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

#2

Anoka Technical College

Anoka, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
837 Yearly Degrees
$5,812 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,683 students at Anoka Technical College in total, 802 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 40% of students at Anoka Technical College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,827 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,100 during the early-career years.

#3

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
792 Yearly Degrees
$5,811 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,823 students at Saint Paul College in total, 2,008 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 19% of students at Saint Paul College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,474 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

#4

Century College

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

There are 3,280 full-time undergraduates at Century College, and 8,203 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 29% of students at Century College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,379 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% 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 4,762 students at LSC in total, 1,630 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 average amount of student loans is $5,940 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LSC is $31,700.

#6

Rasmussen University - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
680 Yearly Degrees
$13,198 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rasmussen University - Minnesota is 3,927, of which 3,851 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,770 are full-time. Rasmussen University - Minnesota has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,294 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

Public Public vs. Private
662 Yearly Degrees
$5,936 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,253 students at Minnesota West in total, 991 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 48% of students at Minnesota West take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,629 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 Minnesota West is $31,000.

#8

Dakota County Technical College

Rosemount, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
565 Yearly Degrees
$5,941 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dakota County Technical College is 2,319, which includes 1,328 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 39% of students at DCTC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,842 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% 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
$5,631 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,860 full-time undergraduates at St Cloud Technical and Community College, and 3,931 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

44% of St Cloud Technical and Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,215 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar 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 2,083 full-time undergraduates at M State, and 5,757 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,935 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%.

Students who graduate from M State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Northland Community and Technical College

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
435 Yearly Degrees
$5,793 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northland Community and Technical College is 2,962, which includes 1,092 full-time undergraduates. 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 $5,143 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.3% 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 257 students at Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center in total, 257 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Students who graduate from Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $15,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
344 Yearly Degrees
$5,252 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,042 full-time undergraduates at Rochester Community and Technical College, and 5,115 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

39% of Rochester Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,211 a year. The student loan default rate of 12.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rochester Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
335 Yearly Degrees
$5,660 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,429 students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College in total, 2,193 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

24% of Minneapolis Community and Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,540 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Minneapolis Community and Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Ridgewater College

Willmar, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
328 Yearly Degrees
$5,958 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,176 students at Ridgewater College in total, 1,752 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,014 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ridgewater College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Minnesota State College Southeast

Winona, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
312 Yearly Degrees
$5,835 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 730 full-time undergraduates at MSC Southeast, and 1,912 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,798 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

#17

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
303 Yearly Degrees
$23,122 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,058 full-time undergraduates at Dunwoody College of Technology, and 1,281 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 88% of accepted students are men, and 12% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Dunwoody College of Technology take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $11,069 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Dunwoody College of Technology with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
303 Yearly Degrees
$34,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,277 students at St. Kate’s in total, 2,983 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,898 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. 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 $7,025 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from St. Kate’s is $42,700.

Public Public vs. Private
302 Yearly Degrees
$5,649 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,549 students at ATCC in total, 1,076 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,183 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,400 during the early-career years.

#20

Aveda Institute - Minneapolis

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

There are 554 students at Aveda Institute - Minneapolis in total, 554 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Aveda Institute - Minneapolis is 91%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 83% of students at Aveda Institute - Minneapolis take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,257 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 12.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Aveda Institute - Minneapolis with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Central Lakes College - Brainerd

Brainerd, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
259 Yearly Degrees
$5,759 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,581 full-time undergraduates at Central Lakes College, and 4,491 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

44% of Central Lakes College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,851 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Central Lakes College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

South Central College

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

There are 2,653 students at South Central College in total, 1,173 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,174 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% 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
$5,826 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,494 students at Riverland Community College in total, 1,185 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,939 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Riverland Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
212 Yearly Degrees
$8,566 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,938 undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato, of which 10,526 are full-time, and there are 14,761 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Minnesota State Mankato is 4.6 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

68% of Minnesota State Mankato students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,104 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,200 during the early-career years.

#25

Pine Technical & Community College

Pine City, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
197 Yearly Degrees
$4,302 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pine Technical & Community College is 1,724, which includes 393 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

16% of Pine Technical & Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,994 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% 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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