Minnesota's Best Online Schools for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) April 5, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined Minnesota’s best online college and university programs for 2017. Of the 24 four-year schools that made the “Best” list, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St. Catherine University, Bethel University, Crossroads College and Hamline University ranked as the top five schools. 26 two-year colleges also made the list, with Hennepin Technical College, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Dakota County Technical College and Rochester Community and Technical College taking the top five spots.

“The schools on our list represent the best online degree programs Minnesota has to offer,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “Students who enroll in these programs have the opportunity to receive a quality education with greater control over their schedules thanks to the flexible nature of online learning.”

To earn a place on the “Best” list for Minnesota, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit schools. Each college is also analyzed based on metrics such as the availability of financial, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and counseling resources.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:


The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Minnesota for 2017 include the following:
  • Bemidji State University
  • Bethel University
  • Concordia College at Moorhead
  • Concordia University-Saint Paul
  • Crossroads College
  • Crown College
  • Hamline University
  • Martin Luther College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • Oak Hills Christian College
  • Saint Cloud State University
  • Saint Johns University
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • St Catherine University
  • The College of Saint Scholastica
  • University of Minnesota-Crookston
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul
  • University of St Thomas
  • Winona State University
The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Minnesota for 2017 include the following:
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College
  • Anoka Technical College
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Central Lakes College
  • Century College
  • Dakota County Technical College
  • Hennepin Technical College
  • Hibbing Community College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Lake Superior College
  • Leech Lake Tribal College
  • Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Northland Community and Technical College
  • Northwest Technical College
  • Ridgewater College
  • Riverland Community College
  • Rochester Community and Technical College
  • Saint Paul College
  • South Central College
  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College

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