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
AbbreviationAccrediting agency
AAMFTAmerican Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
AANAAmerican Association of Nurse Anesthetists
ABAAmerican Bar Association
ACICSAccrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
ACMEAccreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
ACPEAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
ADAAmerican Dental Association
ADAAmerican Dietetic Association
AOTAAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
APAAmerican Psychological Association
APTAAmerican Physical Therapy Association
ASHAAmerican Speech–Language–Hearing Association
CCNECommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
JRCERTJoint Review Committee on Education Programs in Radiologic Technology
LCMELiaison Committee on Medical Education
MSCHEMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools
NASADNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
NASDNational Association of Schools of Dance
NASMNational Association of Schools of Music
NASTNational Association of Schools of Theatre
NCANorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools
NCATENational Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
NLNACNational League for Nursing
SchoolLocation(s)Control[note 1]Type[note 2]Enrollment[15]
(fall 2010)
FoundedAccreditation[15]
Academy CollegeMinneapolisPrivate not-for-profitSpecial-focus institution2051936[16][17]ACICS
Adler Graduate SchoolRichfieldPrivate not-for-profitSpecial-focus institution4211967[18]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Alexandria Technical and Community CollegeAlexandriaPublicAssociate's college2,7071961[19]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental MedicineRosevillePrivate for-profitSpecial-focus institution1071997[20]ACAOM
Anoka Technical CollegeAnokaPublicAssociate's college2,5801967[21]AOTA, NLNAC
Anoka-Ramsey Community CollegeCoon Rapids, CambridgePublicAssociate's college9,4191965[22]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Argosy UniversityEaganPrivate for-profitMaster's university2,5802001[23]AAMFT, ADA, APA, JRCERT
Augsburg CollegeMinneapolisPrivate not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Master's university4,0731869[17][24]CCNE, NASM, NCATE
Bemidji State UniversityBemidjiPublicMaster's university5,3541919[17]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CCNE, NASM
Bethany Lutheran CollegeMankatoPrivate not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college6071927[25][26]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Bethel UniversityArden HillsPrivate not-for-profit
(Baptist)
Master's university4,2421871[26][27]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CCNE, NCATE, NLNAC
Brown CollegeMendota Heights, Brooklyn CenterPrivate for-profitBaccalaureate/associate's college1,0811946[28][29]ACCSC
Capella UniversityMinneapolisPrivate for-profitDoctoral/research university39,4571993[30]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NCATE
Carleton CollegeNorthfieldPrivate not-for-profitBaccalaureate college2,0201866[29][31]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Central Lakes CollegeBrainerd, StaplesPublicAssociate's college4,4471938[32]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Century CollegeWhite Bear LakePublicAssociate's college10,9181967[33]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, JRCERT
College of Saint BenedictSt. Joseph, CollegevillePrivate not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Baccalaureate college2,0821913[34]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, CCNE, NASM, NCATE
College of St. ScholasticaDuluthPrivate not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Master's university3,8981912[35]AOTA, APTA, CCNE, NCATE
Concordia College, MoorheadMoorheadPrivate not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college2,8101891[36]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, CCNE, NASM
Concordia University, Saint PaulSt. PaulPrivate not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Master's university2,9581893[37][38]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NCATE
Crossroads CollegeRochesterPrivate not-for-profit
(Non-denominational Christian)
Special-focus institution1681913[38][39]ABHE
Crown CollegeSt. BonifaciusPrivate not-for-profit
(Evangelical)
Baccalaureate college1,1761916[38][40]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ABHE, CCNE
Dakota County Technical CollegeRosemountPublicAssociate's college3,6731970[41]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Duluth Business UniversityDuluthPrivate for-profitAssociate's college3771891[42]ACICS
Dunwoody College of TechnologyMinneapolisPrivate not-for-profitAssociate's college1,4091914[43]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Excel CollegeMinneapolisPrivate for-profitMaster's college4092005[44]State OHE Registered (State)
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegeCloquetPublicTribal college2,3391987[45]The Higher Learning Commission, NCA
Globe UniversityMinneapolisPrivate for-profitAssociate's college2471885[46]ACICS
Globe UniversityWoodburyPrivate for-profitBaccalaureate/associate's college1,5421885[46]ACICS, ABHES
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeSt. PeterPrivate not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college2,4551862[47]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CCNE, NASM, NCATE
Hamline UniversitySt. PaulPrivate not-for-profit
(Methodist)
Master's university5,0081854[48]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ABA, NASM, NCATE
Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction StudiesCenter CityPrivate not-for-profitSpecial-focus institution1051999[49]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Hennepin Technical CollegeBrooklyn Park, Eden PrairiePublicAssociate's college6,7281972[50]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Hibbing Community CollegeHibbingPublicAssociate's college1,6451916[51]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Institute of Production and RecordingMinneapolisPrivate for-profitAssociate's college4562002[52]ACCSC
Inver Hills Community CollegeInver Grove HeightsPublicAssociate's college6,3741970[53]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NLNAC
Itasca Community CollegeGrand RapidsPublicAssociate's college1,3041922[54]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Lake Superior CollegeDuluthPublicAssociate's college5,1861995[55]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, APTA, JRCERT
Leech Lake Tribal CollegeCass LakePublicTribal college2351990[56]None
Luther SeminarySt. PaulPrivate not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Special-focus institution7961869[57]ATS, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Macalester CollegeSt. PaulPrivate not-for-profit
(Presbyterian)
Baccalaureate college2,0331874[58]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Martin Luther CollegeNew UlmPrivate not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college8371995[59]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Mayo Graduate SchoolRochesterPrivate not-for-profitDoctoral/research university2231917[60]None
Mayo Medical SchoolRochesterPrivate not-for-profitSpecial-focus institution1861972[61]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, APTA, APA, ACPE, AANA, JRCERT, LCME
Mayo School of Health SciencesRochesterPrivate not-for-profitSpecial-focus institution2601973[61]None
McNally Smith College of MusicSt. PaulPrivate for-profitSpecial-focus institution6411985[62][63]NASM
Mesabi Range Community and Technical CollegeVirginia, EvelethPublicAssociate's college1,7381996[64]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Metropolitan State UniversitySt. Paul, MinneapolisPublicMaster's university7,7871971[63]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CCNE
Minneapolis Business CollegeRosevillePrivate for-profitAssociate's college3771874[65]ACICS
Minneapolis College of Art and DesignMinneapolisPrivate not-for-profitSpecial-focus institution7271886[63][66]NASAD, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Minneapolis Community and Technical CollegeMinneapolisPublicAssociate's college10,5451996[67]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, NLNAC
Minnesota School of BusinessVariousPrivate for-profitBaccalaureate/associate's college[note 3]1877[70]ACICS
Minnesota State College – Southeast TechnicalWinona, Red WingPublicAssociate's college2,6261949[71]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Minnesota State Community and Technical CollegeFergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, Moorhead, WadenaPublicAssociate's college6,9811960[72]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Minnesota State University, MankatoMankatoPublicMaster's university15,4351868[73]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, ADA, ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NASM, NCATE, NLNAC
Minnesota State University MoorheadMoorheadPublicMaster's university7,5361885[74]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NASM, NCATE
Minnesota West Community and Technical CollegeGranite Falls, Canby, Jackson, Pipestone, WorthingtonPublicAssociate's college3,4651967[72]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Normandale Community CollegeBloomingtonPublicAssociate's college10,1691968[75]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, ADA, NASAD, NASM, NAST, CCNE
North Central UniversityMinneapolisPrivate not-for-profit
(Assemblies of God)
Baccalaureate college1,3811930[74]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
North Hennepin Community CollegeBrooklyn ParkPublicAssociate's college7,5051966[72]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NLNAC
Northland Community and Technical CollegeThief River Falls, East Grand ForksPublicAssociate's college4,1351949[76]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NLNAC
Northwest Technical CollegeBemidjiPublicAssociate's college1,4241965[77]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Northwest Technical InstituteEaganPrivate for-profitAssociate's college671957[78]ACCSC
Northwestern Health Sciences UniversityBloomingtonPrivate not-for-profitSpecial-focus institution8521941[79]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CMTA, CCE
Oak Hills Christian CollegeBemidjiPrivate not-for-profit
(Non-denominational Christian)
Special-focus institution1381946[80]ABHE
Pine Technical CollegePine CityPublicAssociate's college1,0471965[72]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Rainy River Community CollegeInternational FallsPublicAssociate's college3661967[81]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Rasmussen CollegeVariousPrivate for-profitAssociate's college[note 4]1904[83]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Ridgewater CollegeHutchinson, WillmarPublicAssociate's college4,3731996[84][85]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NLNAC
Riverland Community CollegeAlbert Lea, Austin, OwatonnaPublicAssociate's college4,0151940[86]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), JRCERT, NLNAC
Rochester Community and Technical CollegeRochesterPublicAssociate's college6,2281915[87]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, NLNAC
St. Catherine UniversitySt. Paul, MinneapolisPrivate not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Master's university5,3281905[88]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA, AOTA, APTA, MACTE, NLNAC
St. Cloud State UniversitySt. CloudPublicMaster's university18,6501869[88]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), AAMFT, ASHA, CCNE, NASAD, NASM, NCATE, NCATE
St. Cloud Technical and Community CollegeSt. CloudPublicAssociate's college4,8831948[72]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Saint John's UniversityCollegevillePrivate not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Baccalaureate college2,0361857[89]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), |ATS, CCNE
Saint Mary's University of MinnesotaWinona, MinneapolisPrivate not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Doctoral/research university6,0581912[90]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), JRCERT, NASM
St. Olaf CollegeNorthfieldPrivate not-for-profit
(Lutheran)
Baccalaureate college3,1561874[91]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), CCNE, NASD, NASM, NAST, NCATE
Saint Paul CollegeSt. PaulPublicAssociate's college6,1661910[92]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NASM
South Central CollegeNorth Mankato, FaribaultPublicAssociate's college4,2681946[93]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ADA
Southwest Minnesota State UniversityMarshallPublicMaster's university6,6111963[94]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NASM
The Art Institutes International MinnesotaMinneapolisPrivate for-profitSpecial-focus institution1,9941964[95]ACICS, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
United Theological Seminary of the Twin CitiesNew BrightonPrivate not-for-profit
(United Church of Christ)
Special-focus institution1711960[96]ATS, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
University of Minnesota CrookstonCrookstonPublicBaccalaureate college2,5281966[94]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
University of Minnesota DuluthDuluthPublicMaster's university11,7291947[97]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ASHA, NASM, NCATE
University of Minnesota MorrisMorrisPublicBaccalaureate college1,8111960[98]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NCATE
University of Minnesota RochesterRochesterPublicAssociate's college1431966[99]AOTA
University of Minnesota Twin CitiesMinneapolis, St. PaulPublicResearch university51,7211851[97]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. PaulRosevillePrivate not-for-profit
(Non-denominational Christian)
Baccalaureate college3,1001902[80]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NASM
University of St. ThomasSt. Paul, MinneapolisPrivate not-for-profit
(Roman Catholic)
Doctoral/research university10,8151885[100]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), ABA, APA, CAHME, ATS, NASM
Vermilion Community CollegeElyPublicAssociate's college7521922[101]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
Walden UniversityMinneapolisPrivate for-profitDoctoral/research university47,4561970[102]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA), NLNAC, CCNE
White Earth Tribal and Community CollegeMahnomenPublicTribal college1211997[103]The Higher Learning Commission (NCA)
William Mitchell College of LawSt. PaulPrivate not-for-profitSpecial-focus institution1,0131900[104]ABA
Winona State UniversityWinona, RochesterPublicMaster's university8,6301858[105]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
SchoolLocationControlFoundedClosedRef
College of Visual ArtsSt. PaulPrivate
(not-for-profit)
19242013[115]
Golden Valley Lutheran CollegeGolden ValleyPrivate
(Lutheran)
19191985[116]
Lea CollegeAlbert LeaPrivate19651973[117]
Pillsbury Baptist Bible CollegeOwatonnaPrivate
(Independent Baptist)
19572008[118]
College of Saint TeresaWinonaPrivate
(Roman Catholic)
19071989[119]
Southern Minnesota Normal CollegeAustinPublic18971925[120]
University of Minnesota WasecaWasecaPublic19711992[121]

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.[68][69]
  4. ^ Rasmussen College operates campuses in Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Lake Elmo, Mankato, and St. Cloud.[82][83]

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