Minnesota heartily embraces online learning for students in grades K-12, with an impressive list of opportunities, numerous district programs, several virtual charter schools, multi-district programs and a consortium of schools. Minnesota saw online enrollment of 15,083 students in the 2013-14 season, with 76,716 course completions. The choice of online courses is one reason why Minnesota leads other states in online education; students can choose a single online course through multiple providers funded by the state- a rarity in online learning on the K-12 level.
|SCHOOL NAME||GRADE LEVELS||CITY||SCHEDULE||TYPE||PHONE NUMBER|
|Minnesota Center of Online Learning Elementary||K - 5||Houston||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(507) 896-5323|
|Minnesota Virtual Academy||K - 12||Houston||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(866) 360-0159|
|iQ Academy Minnesota||6 - 12||Fergus Falls||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(877) 994-4766|
|Minnesota Virtual High School||6 - 12||N/A||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(866) 356-5873|
|GLBTQ Online High School||9 - 12||Maplewood||Both Live/On-Demand||Private||(877) 977-4101|
|Wolf Creek Online High School||9 - 12||Lindstrom||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(651) 213-2095|
|Insight School of Minnesota||9 - 12||Brooklyn Center||Live/Synchronous||Private||(800) 711-5944|
|MTS Minnesota Connections Academy||K - 12||St. Paul||On-Demand/Asynchronous||Public||(651) 523-0888|
|BlueSky||7 - 12||West Saint Paul||On-Demand/Asynchronous||Public||(651) 642-0888|
The Minnesota State Colleges and University System oversees 31 public community colleges and four-year colleges and universities, including numerous online schools and programs. Virtual learning plays a big role at the University of Minnesota, where online course enrollments grew to more than 36,000 during the 2012-2013 academic year. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state, featuring 24 technical and community colleges and seven state universities spanning 54 campuses. Minnesota community colleges offer hundreds of online course options for both college and high school students.
|SCHOOL NAME||ADDRESS||CITY||SEE PROGRAMS|
|Mesabi Range Community and Technical College||1001 Chestnut St W||Virginia||+|
|St. Cloud Technical and Community College||1540 Northway Drive||Saint Cloud||+|
|Alexandria Technical & Community College||1601 Jefferson Streeet||Alexandria||+|
|Ridgewater College||2101 15th Ave NW||Willmar||+|
|Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College||235 Marshall Ave||Saint Paul||+|
|South Central College||1920 Lee Blvd||North Mankato||+|
|Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College||1515 E 25th St||Hibbing||+|
|Riverland Community College||1900 8th Ave NW||Austin||+|
|Inver Hills Community College||2500 80th St E||Inver Grove Heights||+|
William Mitchell College of Law
Beginning in January 2015, the William Mitchell College of Law will become the nationâ€™s first school to launch an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited hybrid law degree (J.D.). There are no other online schools in Minnesota or the United States that offer this ABA-accredited law degree. Under the new four-year, part-time hybrid degree program, law students will combine 12 weeks of fully-online coursework learning with a week-long campus-based visit at the end of each semester dedicated to experiential learning. Coursework covers common law school topics such as torts, criminal law, contracts, property, civil dispute resolution and employment law. A two-credit externship is also required during the third year. Online law students will have an opportunity to focus on Indian law or law and business.
To learn more about the hybrid law degree at William Mitchell College, visit http://www.wmitchell.edu/.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Although Minnesota State Community and Technical College has four campuses, anyone can attend classes at these online schools in Minnesota remotely through the collegeâ€™s eCampus. Designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution, the schoolâ€™s University Transfer Degree is a two-year online program that leads to an Associate in Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Fine Arts degree. Minnesota State Community and Technical College has articulation arrangements with universities in Minnesota and North Dakota to ensure that credits or degrees will be seamlessly accepted into participating bachelorâ€™s programs. Associate degree programs include majors in accounting, business, computer programming, information technology, medical assisting (coding, insurance, and administrative), pharmacy technology and paralegal studies.
To find more information about the transfer degree program, or other degrees and certificates at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, visit http://www.minnesota.edu/.
University of Minnesota Digital Campus
The University of Minnesota, which is not part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, offered its first online course in 1996. In 2008, the university launched its digital campus with 18 fully-online degrees. By 2012-2013, U of M campuses offered more than 1,422 web-based courses, 30 fully-online undergraduate and graduate certificates and degree programs, and more than 20 hybrid programs with a significant online component. All five campuses of the university, from the Twin Cities to Duluth to Rochester, offer online schools in Minnesota.
Through the digital campus, U of M students can choose from online bachelorâ€™s degrees in fast-growing fields, such as health and information technology, as well as online masterâ€™s degrees in areas such as engineering and nursing. Distance learning students interact with and learn from the same faculty and staff as those in on-campus programs. Online students also have access to support and advisory services, as well as specialized resources through the digital campus.
Discover the University of Minnesota Digital Campus at http://digitalcampus.umn.edu/index.html.
St. Cloud State University Online
More than 200 undergraduate and graduate courses are offered at St. Cloud State University (SCSU) Online in the fall, spring and summer semesters. SCSU features online bachelorâ€™s degrees in community psychology, criminal justice and elective studies, as well as online masterâ€™s degrees in applied behavior analysis, criminal justice studies, information media and teaching English as a second language. The university also offers blended learning programs in land surveying, information media and public safety executive leadership.
As with other online schools in Minnesota, the online education experience at SCSU is just as rigorous as the on-campus experience, with many online courses taught by the same faculty who lead classroom-based studies. If an online course requires face-to-face meetings on campus or at an off-campus site, that requirement is identified in the course enrollment system. Students must meet with an SCSU academic advisor to determine if they can complete their degree entirely online.
For more information about SCSU Online, visit http://www.stcloudstate.edu/continuingstudies/distance/scsu_online.asp.
University of St. Thomas
The largest online school in Minnesota is the University of St. Thomas, which is also Minnesotaâ€™s largest private university. The University of St. Thomas offers fully-online programs for graduate degrees and certificates. Masterâ€™s degree programs are available in special education with a focus on autism spectrum disorders (ASD), public safety and law enforcement leadership. In addition, students may pursue an online graduate certificate in ASD or a special education teacher license in ASD. Program features include streaming video lectures, live sessions with visual whiteboards, professor-hosted discussion boards, live chat rooms, group study and social networking.
At the University of St. Thomas, online courses are eight weeks long and start six times per year so students donâ€™t have to wait to get started on their degree. All coursework can be completed online, with the exception of clinical practice or field work. Every online student is assigned an academic advisor who is available to answer questions and provide progress reports via email or phone.
Learn more about online programs at the University of St. Thomas at http://www.stthomasonline.com/.
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|1||South Central College||99.82||19:1||88%|
In addition to campuses in Fairbault and North Mankato, South Central College is able to offer degrees, certificates and diplomas through its online initiative. Most programs are fully online, however students can also combine on-campus courses to round out their degree. Convenient associate of arts degrees in community social service, legal administrative assistance and pharmacy technician allows students to further their education while maintaining a full time work schedule. Students log in to the course management system to download notes, communicate with peers, submit assignments and take assessments.
|2||Minnesota West Community and Technical College||99.68||19:1||91%|
At Minnesota West Community and Technical College, online programs are parallel to on-campus programs. Students learn the same content, but in a flexible format that allows them to access course materials any time of the day or night. Students submit weekly assignments by a specific deadline through Desire2Learn Brightspace and a special online orientation helps students prepare for the rigor of an online program. There are 11 online associate degrees and numerous online certificate and diploma programs available, including information security, accounting, nursing, medical administration and more.
Students looking for a flexible alternative to traditional on-campus classes are a good fit for one of the online associate, diploma and certificate programs at Ridgewater College. Courses are offered in conjunction with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, in an asynchronous format. Students can access their course materials at any time of the day or night, accommodating personal and professional responsibilities. Online students can supplement their program by attending some courses on campus on an as-needed basis. Programs include degrees in liberal arts, law enforcement and computer aided drafting and design and certificates and diplomas include insurance claims representative, activity management program and health information technology.
|4||Dakota County Technical College||98||21:1||83%|
With both fully online and hybrid options available, busy adults seeking to further their education and their place in the workforce can earn a degree or certificate from Dakota County Technical College. Online courses have one or no on-campus meetings, allowing students the flexibility of viewing course lectures and completing assignments on their own time. Proctored assessments may be required, either on DCTC's campus or another approved location. Online associate degrees are available in a wide range of fields including marketing design, business, social media and management. Distance education is not available in all states; check with an enrollment counselor prior to admission.
|5||Riverland Community College||97.61||22:1||88%|
Riverland Community College offers adult learners four online associate degrees and numerous diploma and certificate programs, allowing graduates to move forward in their careers and the workforce. Students can work at their own pace, balancing a busy home and work life with furthering their education. Courses are delivered through interactive television or the Internet and hybrid options are available if desired. Both an academic and computer skills assessment is available online to help prospective students determine if distance learning is right for them. Programs include accounting social media marketing, computer applications, website development and supervisory management.
|6||Hibbing Community College||97.46||17:1||86%|
At Hibbing Community College, students can take one of a number of online classes and complete two online programs, business and medical lab technician. E-learning allows students to customize their schedule to meet their needs because they can access coursework at any time. An online orientation, which includes a readiness quiz, helps students get more familiar with the distance education model. Online students also have access to the various clubs and organizations offered at HCC, including intramural sports. Students utilize D2L Brightspace to communicate with instructors and peers as well as submit assignments and participate in discussion boards.
|7||Itasca Community College||97.08||22:1||89%|
Students can gain a unique start to their bachelor's degree through an online associate degree in strategic security studies at Itasca Community College. The degree allows graduates to pursue a four-year program in criminal justice, criminology, terrorism studies and emergency management. An online self-assessment helps prospective students determine if online learning is a good fit. ICC also offers a geographic information systems certificate and practical nursing diploma online. Distance learning requires exceptional organizational skills and self-motivation as students can access course materials, submit assignments and participate in online discussions on their own time.
|8||St Cloud Technical and Community College||97.02||22:1||84%|
An online associate of arts degree from St. Cloud Technical and Community College provides students a solid foundation that easily transfers to Minnesota colleges and universities for further study. The college uses the D2L Brightspace course management system where students can access lectures and assignments and communicate with their instructor and peers. An online degree in business management and a host of individual online courses are available. Academic counseling and advising, veteran's services and tutoring are available to online students to help ensure their success.
|9||Inver Hills Community College||95.64||24:1||72%|
With nearly 80 online courses each regular semester and about 40 each summer term, students at Inver Hills Community College have many options when choosing an online program. Associate degrees are available in the liberal arts, contemporary business, business practice and international business and certificate options are also available. Students can take classes any time, from anywhere with an Internet connection, in an asynchronous format. They take quizzes and submit assignments through the Desire to Learn learning management system. Online programs are recognized by Quality Matters, a peer-reviewed process that helps colleges develop and maintain online courses and programs.
|10||Northwest Technical College||94.34||17:1||90%|
With a host of diplomas, certificates and associate degrees online, Northwest Technical College has the programs adult learners need to advance their careers or access the knowledge and skills to embark on a new career. Programs in a wide range of fields are available, including medical transcription, nursing, business, computer technology, individualized studies and sales and marketing. Programs are delivered in partnership with Distance Minnesota in a flexible format. Courses are designed to be challenging and to provide the same quality education students would receive on the traditional campus.
|11||Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical||94.1||17:1||87%|
More than 25 completely online associate degrees, diplomas and certificates at Southeast Technical College provide a flexible alternative to traditional on-campus programs. Prospective online students should have a good handle on basic computer operation and have the motivation to work independently through the program requirements. Students must log into the online course management system regularly?up to five times per week?to participate in discussions, watch lectures and submit assignments. Students have ready access to academic advising to help guide them through the program and tech support is also available.
|12||Alexandria Technical & Community College||90.35||25:1||89%|
An online associate degree at Alexandria Technical and Community College is a good steppingstone to a four-year degree or to advance a career. ATCC offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in fields like business administration, medical coding, liberal studies, computer information systems and medical administration. Online students should have good time management skills, regular access to a computer and the Internet and excellent study habits. An online self-assessment can help students decide if an online program is a good option for them. In addition to fully online programs, traditional students can supplement their on-campus program with distance learning opportunities.
|13||Saint Paul College||89.69||25:1||91%|
Two fully online associate degree programs from Saint Paul College are delivered asynchronously, allowing busy adult learners access to a higher education. Students use the mobile-friendly learning management systems D2L Brightspace to access course materials from anywhere, any time that's convenient for them. Students should expect to spend six to 10 hours each week on each class's lectures, assignments and discussions. Students can earn an associate in arts or business management associate in science degree or take one of the many hybrid courses that combine online learning and traditional on-campus time.
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An online Christian degree from Crown College teaches students to integrate their faith with their education and career, allowing them to work at their own pace to accommodate a busy schedule. Programs are collaborative, with students working hand-in-hand with peers, professors and Crown's support staff members. The diverse student body allows students to learn about different cultures in small classes. Degrees require a Christian core of 15 to 21 credits and include programs in disaster and emergency management, Christian ministry, business administration, global and cultural studies, psychology/counseling and a handful of minors.
|2||Bemidji State University||94.67||23:1||90%|
Bemidji State University's numerous online and extended learning options make it a convenient alternative to traditional on-campus learning, for high school through graduate students. Online courses are asynchronous, so students can participate in classroom discussions and access lectures at their convenience. And most programs have few, if any, on-campus requirements. Many of its 12 undergraduate programs are part of a 2+2 model, where students take general education requirements on campus (or transfer them from another school) and finish up online. Graduate and licensure programs are almost entirely online or in a hybrid format. High school students can also get a head start on their college career before they earn their diploma.
|3||Metropolitan State University||94.17||17:1||84%|
At Metropolitan State University, students can choose from fully online degree programs or individual online courses to supplement or enhance their on-campus coursework. MSU's Fast Track to Online Success provides an introductory course for students so they can learn what online learning is all about, before taking that first class. Students get a feel for what assignments and assessments look like and learn how to upload information for instructors in the Desire2Learn instructional management system. Classes are delivered asynchronously so students can log in to view lectures, submit assignments and participate in discussions when it's convenient for them as long as they meet instructors' deadlines.
|4||Concordia University – Saint Paul||92.91||16:1||99%|
Concordia University Saint Paul has nearly 20 online bachelor's degrees for the busy adult. Courses are generally 7 weeks, allowing students to accelerate their learning and take multiple courses each semester. Most degrees can be completed in about 18 months and some programs allow students to blend their learning with some face-to-face time. Programs follow a cohort model, which enables students to get to know one another and develop professional networking circles prior to graduation. Concordia has a number of corporate partnerships, offering tuition discounts to employees of more than 30 Minnesota-based and national organizations.
|5||University of Minnesota-Twin Cities||90.92||17:1||77%|
Students of University of Minnesota can take advantage of its Digital Campus for fully online degree programs and to progress in an on-campus program through individual online courses. Nearly 20 online bachelor's degrees are available in management, international business, entrepreneurship, multidisciplinary studies, sport and recreation management and more. Online master's degrees, doctoral programs, hybrid degrees and professional development opportunities round out UM's digital offerings. The university offered its first online course in 1996 and has been expanding its offerings ever since. It allows students from a number of backgrounds, at different places in their personal and educational lives to earn a degree to move their careers forward.
|6||University of Minnesota-Crookston||89.72||19:1||92%|
Part-time students and working adults can benefit from the online programs at the University of Minnesota's Crookston campus. The flexible programs allow professionals with irregular work schedules to earn a degree and further their careers. Online bachelor's degrees, minors and certificates include fields like marketing, sports and recreation management, accounting, finance and other industries. Classes follow the traditional semester schedule, including 8-week condensed courses each summer. Moodle, the learning management system, allows students to log in at any time to post on discussion boards, submit assignments and watch course lectures.
|7||University of Minnesota-Duluth||89||18:1||83%|
A new online degree program at the University of Minnesota Duluth is a unique addition to the school's online degree offerings and hybrid programs. Students can earn an online undergraduate degree in tribal administration and governance, which prepares them to work for tribes and entities that work closely with tribes. The majority of the core courses focus on business administration as well as Indian law and policy. University of Minnesota has offered online learning programs since 1996 and it has a liberal transfer policy. Its mission is to make learning accessible to meet the demands of technology and society at all stages of a student's career.
|8||Minnesota State University-Mankato||87.49||24:1||85%|
Whether it's a bachelor's degree, certificate, degree completion, master's or doctorate, Minnesota State University at Mankato has a wide range of online and distance degree options. These programs require more self-discipline and independence that the traditional on-campus courses and are just as rigorous s regular classes. An online course demo allows prospective online students to try out a class to see if online learning is right for them. Courses are delivered through the Desire2Learn course management system, where students participate in online discussion, submit assignments, access grades and view course content. Programs available range from international business to dental hygiene and accounting to special education.
|9||Saint Cloud State University||87.32||23:1||86%|
Students who may have started a degree earlier in life but never finished can earn an online bachelor in elective studies from Saint Cloud State University. This flexible program lets students choose courses within their interests and their career goals, thereby customizing their degree. An online RN to BSN is also available, but may require some practical experience credits. On-campus students may also choose from among the more than 200 online courses available each semester. Online tutoring is available for students who need assistance. Some online courses require a proctored exam, and students are encouraged to locate a testing facility in advance.
4 Year Online Colleges in Minnesota
|SCHOOL NAME||TYPE||ADDRESS||CITY||SEE PROGRAMS|
|Minnesota State University-Mankato||Public||South Rd and Ellis Ave||Mankato||+|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities||Public||100 Church Street SE||Minneapolis||+|
|Saint Mary's University of Minnesota||Private not-for-profit||700 Terrace Heights||Winona||+|
|Martin Luther College||Private not-for-profit||1995 Luther Ct||New Ulm||+|
|Augsburg College||Private not-for-profit||2211 Riverside Ave||Minneapolis||+|
|University of Minnesota-Crookston||Public||2900 University Ave||Crookston||+|
|Luther Seminary||Private not-for-profit||2481 Como Ave||Saint Paul||+|
|Crown College||Private not-for-profit||8700 College View Drive||Saint Bonifacius||+|
|Bemidji State University||Public||1500 Birchmont Dr||Bemidji||+|
Best for Future Service Members
In addition to being the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota is known for its large number of opportunities for prospective students interested in serving their country. Undergraduates and graduate students alike can benefit from the stateâ€™s prestigious universities and numerous ROTC programs. Listed below are all of the nonprofit, four-year degree generating universities that offer at least two ROTC programs to enrolled students. Online schools in Minnesota that offer Army, Navy and/or Air Force ROTC branches and keep tuition costs affordable are highlighted.
|Tuition||City||ROTC - Army||ROTC - Navy||ROTC - Air Force|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities||$12,060||Minneapolis||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Minnesota State University Moorhead||$6,898||Moorhead||Yes||No||Yes|
|North Central University||$18,610||Minneapolis||Yes||No||Yes|
Best for Personal Attention
Minnesota might be cold in the winter, but the courses at these selected colleges and universities provide a warm welcome, as classes contain fewer than 20 students per professor. They combine academic excellence with personalized attention.
|University of Minnesota-Crookston||20 to 1||3,152||$10,030||Public||Crookston|
|Minnesota State University Moorhead||18 to 1||7,887||$6,898||Public||Moorhead|
|North Central University||17 to 1||1,445||$18,610||Private not-for-profit||Minneapolis|
|Northwestern College||17 to 1||3,474||$26,740||Private not-for-profit||Saint Paul|
|Metropolitan State University||17 to 1||10,041||$6,329||Public||Saint Paul|
|Concordia University-Saint Paul||16 to 1||2,131||$29,700||Private not-for-profit||Saint Paul|
|Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota||16 to 1||2,366||$27,820||Private not-for-profit||Winona|
|University of Minnesota-Morris||15 to 1||2,085||$11,720||Public||Morris|
|Augsburg College||15 to 1||3,451||$31,292||Private not-for-profit||Minneapolis|
|University of St. Thomas||15 to 1||6,515||$33,040||Private not-for-profit||Saint Paul|
|Crown College||14 to 1||1,108||$22,100||Private not-for-profit||Saint Bonifacius|
|The College of Saint Scholastica||14 to 1||3,277||$30,208||Private not-for-profit||Duluth|
|Concordia College at Moorhead||13 to 1||2,811||$30,650||Private not-for-profit||Moorhead|
|St Catherine University||13 to 1||4,438||$24,544||Private not-for-profit||Saint Paul|
|Minneapolis College of Art and Design||12 to 1||626||$31,450||Private not-for-profit||Minneapolis|
|Martin Luther College||12 to 1||1,184||$11,770||Private not-for-profit||New Ulm|
|Hamline University||12 to 1||2,268||$33,236||Private not-for-profit||Saint Paul|
|St Olaf College||12 to 1||3,233||$39,560||Private not-for-profit||Northfield|
|Bethel University||12 to 1||3,963||$30,700||Private not-for-profit||Saint Paul|
|Oak Hills Christian College||11 to 1||142||$14,420||Private not-for-profit||Bemidji|
|Crossroads College||11 to 1||188||$14,800||Private not-for-profit||Rochester|
|Bethany Lutheran College||11 to 1||641||$22,810||Private not-for-profit||Mankato|
|Saint Johns University||11 to 1||1,929||$34,838||Private not-for-profit||Collegeville|
|College of Saint Benedict||11 to 1||2,138||$35,298||Private not-for-profit||Saint Joseph|
|Gustavus Adolphus College||11 to 1||2,530||$37,210||Private not-for-profit||Saint Peter|
|Macalester College||10 to 1||2,236||$43,472||Private not-for-profit||Saint Paul|
|College of Visual Arts||9 to 1||219||$25,161||Private not-for-profit||Saint Paul|
|University of Minnesota-Rochester||9 to 1||290||$11,720||Public||Rochester|
|Carleton College||9 to 1||2,047||$44,184||Private not-for-profit||Northfield|
|Apostolic Bible Institute Inc||8 to 1||59||$3,150||Private not-for-profit||Saint Paul|
|Northwestern Health Sciences University||8 to 1||289||$10,282||Private not-for-profit||Bloomington|
|Mayo School of Health Sciences||7 to 1||173||N/A||Private not-for-profit||Rochester|
|Dunwoody College of Technology||7 to 1||1,493||$16,277||Private not-for-profit||Minneapolis|
Best for Women in Technology
Minnesota is a great place for women to enter a degree program in technology. This quickly-growing, traditionally male-dominated field offers significant financial rewards and solid career opportunities. Recognizing the impact that women can make in the field, online schools in Minnesota have developed programs to support and guide them through the educational process. From mentorship programs to female-only residences, these features ensure that women can earn their degrees in a positive, encouraging environment. Weâ€™ve done the research and compiled some of the best accredited, four-year colleges for women in technology.
|TUITION + FEES||CITY||WOMEN IN TECH DEGREES AWARDED||TOTAL ENROLLMENT||TYPE|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities||$13,459||Minneapolis||274||38,694||Public|
|University of St. Thomas||$33,787||Saint Paul||49||7,140||Private Not for Profit|
|Saint Cloud State University||$7,472||Saint Cloud||34||11,799||Public|
|University of Minnesota-Duluth||$12,785||Duluth||23||10,117||Public|
|Minnesota State University-Mankato||$7,531||Mankato||22||12,392||Public|
|Winona State University||$8,710||Winona||14||7,793||Public|
|Metropolitan State University||$6,642||Saint Paul||14||2,767||Public|
|Bemidji State University||$8,107||Bemidji||13||3,809||Public|
|Minneapolis College of Art and Design||$31,650||Minneapolis||8||617||Private Not for Profit|
|Southwest Minnesota State University||$8,074||Marshall||6||2,461||Public|
Best Schools Fighting for Families
Minnesota has a wide variety of options available for students wishing to pursue a degree and career in social work. Whether youâ€™d like to work in a clinical setting, with children at a school, or in a government body, social work is a rewarding career that can enable you to help families through difficult situations. These online schools in Minnesota offer programs that provide students with the hands-on experience they need to find quality employment after graduation. Work-study programs and scholarships make education more affordable. Weâ€™ve compared the many social work programs in Minnesota to compile this list of the best in the state.
|CITY||SOCIAL DEGREES AWARDED||WOMEN||MEN||TUITION & FEES||TOTAL ENROLLMENT|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities||Minneapolis||222||178||44||$13,459||38,694|
|St Catherine University||Saint Paul||188||175||13||$33,176||3,440|
|University of St. Thomas||Saint Paul||168||151||17||$33,787||7,140|
|Saint Cloud State University||Saint Cloud||129||113||16||$7,472||11,799|
|Minnesota State University-Mankato||Mankato||119||101||18||$7,531||12,392|
|Winona State University||Winona||90||80||10||$8,710||7,793|
|Minnesota State University Moorhead||Moorhead||74||58||16||$7,834||5,695|
|University of Minnesota-Duluth||Duluth||71||58||13||$12,785||10,117|
|The College of Saint Scholastica||Duluth||49||44||5||$30,398||3,297|
|St Olaf College||Northfield||42||36||6||$39,560||3,113|
|Metropolitan State University||Saint Paul||40||31||9||$6,642||2,767|
|Concordia College at Moorhead||Moorhead||32||27||5||$30,860||2,698|
|Bemidji State University||Bemidji||30||22||8||$8,107||3,809|
|Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota||Winona||24||8||16||$28,320||3,434|
|Bethel University||Saint Paul||16||16||$30,840||3,042|
|Macalester College||Saint Paul||16||7||9||$43,693||1,978|
|Hamline University||Saint Paul||15||12||3||$33,752||2,720|
|Southwest Minnesota State University||Marshall||14||14||$8,074||2,461|
|Gustavus Adolphus College||Saint Peter||11||8||3||$37,660||2,486|
|Bethany Lutheran College||Mankato||10||4||6||$23,270||582|
|University of Minnesota-Morris||Morris||8||6||2||$12,549||1,789|
|North Central University||Minneapolis||8||7||1||$19,066||1,155|
|College of Saint Benedict||Saint Joseph||7||7||$36,218||2,041|
|Saint Johns University||Collegeville||5||5||$35,486||1,919|