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Your 37 state colleges and universities offer the lowest tuition and fees in Minnesota, giving you access to first-rate education options throughout the state and the ability to avoid or limit debt. Financial aid can help offset costs and help manage payments.

2019-2020 annual undergraduate tuition and fee rates (based on full-time students without 30 credits)

Minnesota State Colleges

Alexandria Technical & Community College
$5,565
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
$5,192
Anoka Technical College
$5,584
Central Lakes College
$5,431
Century College
$5,436
Dakota County Technical College
$5,711
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
$5,318
Hennepin Technical College
$5,385
Hibbing Community College
$5,451
Inver Hills Community College
$5,485
Itasca Community College
$5,466
Lake Superior College
$5,321
Mesabi Range College
$5,466
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
$5,556
Minnesota State College Southeast
$5,760
Minnesota State Community & Technical College
$5,502
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
$5,846
Normandale Community College
$5,963
North Hennepin Community College
$5,708
Northland Community & Technical College
$5,715
Northwest Technical College
$5,651
Pine Technical & Community College
$5,234
Rainy River Community College
$5,466
Ridgewater College
$5,587
Riverland Community College
$5,724
Rochester Community and Technical College
$5,808
St. Cloud Technical & Community College
$5,537
Saint Paul College
$5,737
South Central College
$5,636
Vermilion Community College
$5,466


Minnesota State Universities

Bemidji State University
$8,941
Metropolitan State University
$8,114
Minnesota State University, Mankato
$8,438
Minnesota State University Moorhead
$8,953
St. Cloud State University
$8,656
Southwest Minnesota State University
$8,908
Winona State University
$8,696


Compare Minnesota State rates with the University of Minnesota, as well as private colleges and universities:

  • Augsburg College $39,945
  • Bethany Lutheran College $28,210
  • Bethel University $38,460
  • Capella University $14,148
  • Carleton College $57,111
  • College of Saint Benedict $46,820
  • College of Saint Scholastica $38,282
  • Concordia College $41,566
  • Concordia University, St. Paul $22,800
  • Crown College $26,970
  • Dunwoody College of Technology $22,736
  • Gustavus Adolphus College $47,240
  • Hamline University $43,649
  • Herzing University $18,785
  • Institute of Production & Recording $31,355
  • Macalester College $56,292
  • Martin Luther College $15,870
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design $40,396
  • Minneapolis Business College $15,960
  • North Central University $25,090
  • Oak Hills Christian College $25,224
  • Rasmussen College $14,889
  • St. Catherine University $43,670
  • St. John's University $46,546
  • St. Mary's University of Minnesota $36,590
  • St. Olaf College $49,710
  • University of Northwestern $32,210
  • University of St. Thomas $45,780
  • Walden University $15,036
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The costs of Minnesota State colleges and universities are for average full-time tuition and fees per year for Minnesota residents. Some colleges and universities charge additional fees. Fees vary by program. For exact tuition and fees, contact the admissions office at the college or university that interests you. The costs do not include room and board for any institution listed.

Not from Minnesota? Most colleges and universities that are part of Minnesota State offer in-state tuition rates to residents of other states. For reciprocity information, click here. Check with the college or university you wish to attend for details.

All veterans, service members, and their families receive in-state tuition.