Most Affordable Colleges in Minnesota for 2019

State of Minnesota
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Minnesota residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Minnesota residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Minnesota.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 University of Minnesota-Crookston $11,500 Image $23,100 50% 2,834 1,085 68.7%
2 Bemidji State University $15,000 Image $21,500 30% 4,815 1,105 66.2%
2 Southwest Minnesota State University $15,000 Image $21,400 30% 6,713 1,065 61.63%
4 Carleton College $15,100 Image $73,600 79% 2,078 1,463 21.2%
5 Minnesota State University-Mankato $15,300 Image $21,700 30% 12,782 1,105 60.96%
6 Saint Cloud State University $15,500 Image $21,700 29% 13,128 1,065 85.78%
7 University of Minnesota-Morris $15,900 Image $23,400 32% 1,627 1,223 63.78%
8 Gustavus Adolphus College $17,200 Image $58,800 71% 2,181 1,284 67.83%
8 St Olaf College $17,200 Image $62,700 73% 3,035 1,311 43.22%
10 Winona State University $17,900 Image $21,800 18% 7,460 1,130 66.5%
11 Macalester College $19,100 Image $66,300 71% 2,136 1,406 40.58%
12 University of Minnesota-Duluth $19,200 Image $24,500 22% 10,118 1,185 76.61%
13 Oak Hills Christian College $21,000 Image $32,600 36% 103 650 26.53%
14 Bethany Lutheran College $21,200 Image $39,200 46% 651 1,135 79.12%
15 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $21,600 Image $27,300 21% 35,433 1,351 49.59%
16 Minnesota State University Moorhead $21,800 Image $22,300 2% 5,130 1,125 60.39%
17 St Catherine University $22,200 Image $53,700 59% 3,158 1,149 70.13%
18 Hamline University $22,300 Image $50,700 56% 2,168 1,144 69.11%
19 Concordia College at Moorhead $22,500 Image $54,000 58% 2,034 1,214 61.6%
20 Martin Luther College $22,600 Image $27,200 17% 899 1,197 70.61%
21 Bethel University $23,300 Image $53,000 56% 2,901 1,183 83.5%
22 Crown College $23,400 Image $42,600 45% 1,059 1,074 51.2%
23 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota $23,500 Image $47,100 50% 1,503 1,125 64.38%
24 North Central University $24,100 Image $33,100 27% 1,076 1,100 90.74%
25 Augsburg University $24,800 Image $53,100 53% 2,427 1,090 64.58%
26 Concordia University-Saint Paul $25,000 Image $34,600 28% 2,870 1,065 54.87%
27 College of Saint Benedict $26,800 Image $59,100 55% 1,937 1,214 80.58%
28 University of Northwestern-St Paul $30,400 Image $44,300 31% 3,328 1,179 93.4%
29 The College of Saint Scholastica $34,000 Image $49,100 31% 2,676 1,140 68.25%
30 University of St Thomas $49,200 Image $53,100 7% 6,199 1,269 84.16%
School data from 2016-2017
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