List of colleges and universities in Minnesota

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Lind Hall at the University of Minnesota (left), Frey Science and Engineering Hall at the University of St. Thomas (middle), and an aerial view of Carleton College (right)

There are nearly 200 post-secondary institutions in the U.S. state of Minnesota.[1] The Twin Cities campus of the public University of Minnesota (U of M) is the largest university in the state with 51,721 enrolled for fall 2010, making it the fourth-largest American campus by enrollment size.[2] The U of M has four other campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.[3] The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), which does not include the U of M, comprises 31 public universities and colleges on 54 campuses.[4]

The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul is Minnesota's largest private university or college[5] with a fall 2010 enrollment of 10,815 students.[6] Center City-based Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies is the state's smallest postsecondary institution,[7] while Century College in White Bear Lake is Minnesota's largest community and technical college.[8]

The majority of Minnesota's post-secondary institutions are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),[9] but 22 have received accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).[10] Most are accredited by multiple agencies, such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National League for Nursing (NLNAC), and the American Psychological Association (APA).

While the University of Minnesota was chartered by the state in 1851, it did not operate as a place of higher education for nearly two decades.[11] St. Paul-based Hamline University is considered the state's oldest private college or university, being founded in 1854 as a Methodist coeducational institution.[12] Mayo Medical School and the University of Minnesota feature the only two medical schools in the state.[13] Hamline University School of Law, the University of Minnesota Law School, the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and William Mitchell College of Law are American Bar Association-accredited law schools.[14]

Institutions[edit]

Key
Abbreviation Accrediting agency
AAMFT American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
AANA American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
ABA American Bar Association
ACICS Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
ACME Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
ACPE Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
ADA American Dental Association
ADA American Dietetic Association
AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association
APA American Psychological Association
APTA American Physical Therapy Association
ASHA American Speech–Language–Hearing Association
CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
JRCERT Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Radiologic Technology
LCME Liaison Committee on Medical Education
MSCHE Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
NASAD National Association of Schools of Art and Design
NASD National Association of Schools of Dance
NASM National Association of Schools of Music
NAST National Association of Schools of Theatre
NCA North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
NCATE National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
NLNAC National League for Nursing
School Location(s) Control[note 1] Type[note 2] Enrollment[15]
(fall 2010)
Founded Accreditation[15]
Academy College Minneapolis Private not-for-profit Special-focus institution 205 1936[16][17] ACICS
Adler Graduate School Richfield Private not-for-profit Special-focus institution 421 1967[18] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Alexandria Technical and Community College Alexandria Public Associate's college 2,707 1961[19] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Roseville Private for-profit Special-focus institution 107 1997[20] ACAOM
Anoka Technical College Anoka Public Associate's college 2,580 1967[21] AOTA, NLNAC
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, Cambridge Public Associate's college 9,419 1965[22] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Argosy University Eagan Private for-profit Master's university 2,580 2001[23] AAMFT, ADA, APA, JRCERT
Augsburg College Minneapolis Private not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Master's university 4,073 1869[17][24] CCNE, NASM, NCATE
Bemidji State University Bemidji Public Master's university 5,354 1919[17] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CCNE, NASM
Bethany Lutheran College Mankato Private not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college 607 1927[25][26] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Bethel University Arden Hills Private not-for-profit
(Baptist)
Master's university 4,242 1871[26][27] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CCNE, NCATE, NLNAC
Brown College Mendota Heights, Brooklyn Center Private for-profit Baccalaureate/associate's college 1,081 1946[28][29] ACCSC
Capella University Minneapolis Private for-profit Doctoral/research university 39,457 1993[30] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NCATE
Carleton College Northfield Private not-for-profit Baccalaureate college 2,020 1866[29][31] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Central Lakes College Brainerd, Staples Public Associate's college 4,447 1938[32] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Century College White Bear Lake Public Associate's college 10,918 1967[33] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, JRCERT
College of Saint Benedict St. Joseph, Collegeville Private not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Baccalaureate college 2,082 1913[34] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, CCNE, NASM, NCATE
College of St. Scholastica Duluth Private not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Master's university 3,898 1912[35] AOTA, APTA, CCNE, NCATE
Concordia College, Moorhead Moorhead Private not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college 2,810 1891[36] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, CCNE, NASM
Concordia University, Saint Paul St. Paul Private not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Master's university 2,958 1893[37][38] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NCATE
Crossroads College Rochester Private not-for-profit
(Non-denominational Christian)
Special-focus institution 168 1913[38][39] ABHE
Crown College St. Bonifacius Private not-for-profit
(Evangelical)
Baccalaureate college 1,176 1916[38][40] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ABHE, CCNE
Dakota County Technical College Rosemount Public Associate's college 3,673 1970[41] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Duluth Business University Duluth Private for-profit Associate's college 377 1891[42] ACICS
Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis Private not-for-profit Associate's college 1,409 1914[43] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet Public Tribal college 2,339 1987[44] The Higher Learning Commission, NCA
Globe University Minneapolis Private for-profit Associate's college 247 1885[45] ACICS
Globe University Woodbury Private for-profit Baccalaureate/associate's college 1,542 1885[45] ACICS, ABHES
Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter Private not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college 2,455 1862[46] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CCNE, NASM, NCATE
Hamline University St. Paul Private not-for-profit
(Methodist)
Master's university 5,008 1854[47] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ABA, NASM, NCATE
Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies Center City Private not-for-profit Special-focus institution 105 1999[48] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie Public Associate's college 6,728 1972[49] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Hibbing Community College Hibbing Public Associate's college 1,645 1916[50] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Institute of Production and Recording Minneapolis Private for-profit Associate's college 456 2002[51] ACCSC
Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights Public Associate's college 6,374 1970[52] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NLNAC
Itasca Community College Grand Rapids Public Associate's college 1,304 1922[53] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Lake Superior College Duluth Public Associate's college 5,186 1995[54] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, APTA, JRCERT
Leech Lake Tribal College Cass Lake Public Tribal college 235 1990[55] None
Luther Seminary St. Paul Private not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Special-focus institution 796 1869[56] ATS, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Macalester College St. Paul Private not-for-profit
(Presbyterian)
Baccalaureate college 2,033 1874[57] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Martin Luther College New Ulm Private not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college 837 1995[58] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Mayo Graduate School Rochester Private not-for-profit Doctoral/research university 223 1917[59] None
Mayo Medical School Rochester Private not-for-profit Special-focus institution 186 1972[60] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, APTA, APA, ACPE, AANA, JRCERT, LCME
Mayo School of Health Sciences Rochester Private not-for-profit Special-focus institution 260 1973[60] None
McNally Smith College of Music St. Paul Private for-profit Special-focus institution 641 1985[61][62] NASM
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Virginia, Eveleth Public Associate's college 1,738 1996[63] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Metropolitan State University St. Paul, Minneapolis Public Master's university 7,787 1971[62] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CCNE
Minneapolis Business College Roseville Private for-profit Associate's college 377 1874[64] ACICS
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis Private not-for-profit Special-focus institution 727 1886[62][65] NASAD, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis Public Associate's college 10,545 1996[66] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, NLNAC
Minnesota School of Business Various Private for-profit Baccalaureate/associate's college [note 3] 1877[69] ACICS
Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical Winona, Red Wing Public Associate's college 2,626 1949[70] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, Moorhead, Wadena Public Associate's college 6,981 1960[71] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato Public Master's university 15,435 1868[72] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, ADA, ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NASM, NCATE, NLNAC
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead Public Master's university 7,536 1885[73] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NASM, NCATE
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls, Canby, Jackson, Pipestone, Worthington Public Associate's college 3,465 1967[71] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Normandale Community College Bloomington Public Associate's college 10,169 1968[74] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, ADA, NASAD, NASM, NAST, CCNE
North Central University Minneapolis Private not-for-profit
(Assemblies of God)
Baccalaureate college 1,381 1930[73] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park Public Associate's college 7,505 1966[71] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NLNAC
Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls, East Grand Forks Public Associate's college 4,135 1949[75] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NLNAC
Northwest Technical College Bemidji Public Associate's college 1,424 1965[76] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Northwest Technical Institute Eagan Private for-profit Associate's college 67 1957[77] ACCSC
Northwestern Health Sciences University Bloomington Private not-for-profit Special-focus institution 852 1941[78] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CMTA, CCE
Oak Hills Christian College Bemidji Private not-for-profit
(Non-denominational Christian)
Special-focus institution 138 1946[79] ABHE
Pine Technical College Pine City Public Associate's college 1,047 1965[71] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Rainy River Community College International Falls Public Associate's college 366 1967[80] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Rasmussen College Various Private for-profit Associate's college [note 4] 1904[82] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Ridgewater College Hutchinson, Willmar Public Associate's college 4,373 1996[83][84] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NLNAC
Riverland Community College Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna Public Associate's college 4,015 1940[85] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), JRCERT, NLNAC
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester Public Associate's college 6,228 1915[86] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, NLNAC
St. Catherine University St. Paul, Minneapolis Private not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Master's university 5,328 1905[87] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, AOTA, APTA, MACTE, NLNAC
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud Public Master's university 18,650 1869[87] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), AAMFT, ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NASM, NCATE, NCATE
St. Cloud Technical and Community College St. Cloud Public Associate's college 4,883 1948[71] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Saint John's University Collegeville Private not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Baccalaureate college 2,036 1857[88] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), |ATS, CCNE
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, Minneapolis Private not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Doctoral/research university 6,058 1912[89] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), JRCERT, NASM
St. Olaf College Northfield Private not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college 3,156 1874[90] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CCNE, NASD, NASM, NAST, NCATE
Saint Paul College St. Paul Public Associate's college 6,166 1910[91] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NASM
South Central College North Mankato, Faribault Public Associate's college 4,268 1946[92] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall Public Master's university 6,611 1963[93] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NASM
The Art Institutes International Minnesota Minneapolis Private for-profit Special-focus institution 1,994 1964[94] ACICS, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities New Brighton Private not-for-profit
(United Church of Christ)
Special-focus institution 171 1960[95] ATS, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
University of Minnesota Crookston Crookston Public Baccalaureate college 2,528 1966[93] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth Public Master's university 11,729 1947[96] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ASHA, NASM, NCATE
University of Minnesota Morris Morris Public Baccalaureate college 1,811 1960[97] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NCATE
University of Minnesota Rochester Rochester Public Associate's college 143 1966[98] AOTA
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis, St. Paul Public Research university 51,721 1851[96] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), MEAC, ACPE, AAMFT, ABA, ABFSE, ADA, ADA, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASHA, AVMA, CAHME, CCNE, AANA, CEPH, LCME, NASD, NASM, NAST, NCATE
University of Northwestern – St. Paul Roseville Private not-for-profit
(Non-denominational Christian)
Baccalaureate college 3,100 1902[79] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NASM
University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minneapolis Private not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Doctoral/research university 10,815 1885[99] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ABA, APA, CAHME, ATS, NASM
Vermilion Community College Ely Public Associate's college 752 1922[100] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Walden University Minneapolis Private for-profit Doctoral/research university 47,456 1970[101] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NLNAC, CCNE
White Earth Tribal and Community College Mahnomen Public Tribal college 121 1997[102] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
William Mitchell College of Law St. Paul Private not-for-profit Special-focus institution 1,013 1900[103] ABA
Winona State University Winona, Rochester Public Master's university 8,630 1858[104] The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CCNE, NASM, NAST, NCATE

Out-of-state institutions[edit]

Defunct institutions[edit]

Seven now-defunct institutions were located in Minnesota:

Defunct institutions
School Location Control Founded Closed Ref
College of Visual Arts St. Paul Private
(not-for-profit)
1924 2013 [114]
Golden Valley Lutheran College Golden Valley Private
(Lutheran)
1919 1985 [115]
Lea College Albert Lea Private 1965 1973 [116]
Pillsbury Baptist Bible College Owatonna Private
(Independent Baptist)
1957 2008 [117]
College of Saint Teresa Winona Private
(Roman Catholic)
1907 1989 [118]
Southern Minnesota Normal College Austin Public 1897 1925 [119]
University of Minnesota Waseca Waseca Public 1971 1992 [120]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ School control is based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  2. ^ School types are based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  3. ^ Owned by the Terry L. Myhre family, along with Globe University, the Minnesota School of Business operates campuses in Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Elk River, Lakeville, Minneapolis, Moorhead, Plymouth, Richfield, Rochester, Shakopee, St. Cloud, Waite Park, and Woodbury.[67][68]
  4. ^ Rasmussen College operates campuses in Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Lake Elmo, Mankato, and St. Cloud.[81][82]

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