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#8 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
38 Colleges
35,579 Yearly Graduations
$55,040 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

In terms of graduate completions, Minnesota is ranked #8 in the nation with 35,579 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. Although cost varies from school to school, the average graduate in-state tuition for the state is $13,760 per year, while out-of-state students pay an average of $14,732 per year.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
11,571 Yearly Degrees
$12,039 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Walden University handed out 11,571 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #1 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Walden University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,039 $12,039
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $500 $500
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $710 $710

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
7,951 Yearly Degrees
$14,767 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Capella University handed out 7,951 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #2 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Capella University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,767 $14,767
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $466 $466
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $547 $547

#3

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
5,372 Yearly Degrees
$17,580 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, UMN Twin Cities handed out 5,372 graduate degrees. This makes it the #3 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $17,580 $27,204
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,641 $1,641
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,465 $2,267

#4

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,526 Yearly Degrees
$24,766 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of St Thomas Minnesota was ranked the #4 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,526 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of St Thomas Minnesota

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $24,766 $24,766
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $225 $225
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $925 $925

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,421 Yearly Degrees
$9,180 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

SMU MN handed out 1,421 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #5 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,180 $9,180
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $510 $510

#6

Concordia University - Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
847 Yearly Degrees
$8,550 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Concordia University - Saint Paul was ranked the #6 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 847 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Concordia University - Saint Paul

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,550 $8,550
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $435 $435

Public Public vs. Private
767 Yearly Degrees
$7,694 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 38 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Minnesota State University - Mankato ranked #7 in terms of popularity with 767 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Minnesota State University - Mankato

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,694 $7,694
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $780 $780
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $427 $427

#8

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
704 Yearly Degrees
$13,986 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 38 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, St. Scholastica ranked #8 in terms of popularity with 704 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for The College of Saint Scholastica

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,986 $13,986
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,320 $1,320
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $639 $639

#9

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
676 Yearly Degrees
$15,948 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

St Catherine University was ranked the #9 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 676 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for St Catherine University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,948 $15,948
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $460 $460
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $960 $960

#10

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
643 Yearly Degrees
$7,460 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, St. Cloud State University handed out 643 graduate degrees. This makes it the #10 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Saint Cloud State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,460 $11,334
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,112 $1,112
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $414 $630

#11

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
626 Yearly Degrees
$9,596 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Hamline handed out 626 graduate degrees. This makes it the #11 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Hamline University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,596 $9,596
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $600 $600

#12

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
424 Yearly Degrees
$11,700 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Bethel University Minnesota handed out 424 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #12 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Bethel University Minnesota

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,700 $11,700
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $650 $650

#13

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
414 Yearly Degrees
$13,006 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Augsburg handed out 414 graduate degrees. This makes it the #13 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Augsburg University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $13,006 $13,006
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $723 $723

#14

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
312 Yearly Degrees
$32,500 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 38 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Mitchell Hamline ranked #14 in terms of popularity with 312 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Mitchell Hamline School of Law

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $32,500 $32,500
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $360 $360
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $2,025 $2,025

Public Public vs. Private
298 Yearly Degrees
$8,550 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Minnesota State University - Moorhead handed out 298 graduate degrees. This makes it the #15 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Minnesota State University - Moorhead

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,550 $8,550
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $990 $990
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $475 $475

#16

University of Minnesota - Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
233 Yearly Degrees
$17,580 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, UMN Duluth handed out 233 graduate degrees. This makes it the #16 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Minnesota - Duluth

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $17,580 $27,204
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,504 $1,504
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,465 $2,267

#17

Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
231 Yearly Degrees
$7,374 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 38 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Southwest Minnesota State University ranked #17 in terms of popularity with 231 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Southwest Minnesota State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,374 $7,374
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $816 $816
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $455 $455

#18

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
195 Yearly Degrees
$8,082 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 38 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Metropolitan State University ranked #18 in terms of popularity with 195 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Metropolitan State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,082 $16,164
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $722 $722
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $404 $808

#19

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

Rochester, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
181 Yearly Degrees
$18,476 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine handed out 181 graduate degrees. This makes it the #19 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,476 $18,476
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $313 $313

#20

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota
Public Public vs. Private
171 Yearly Degrees
$7,488 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 38 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Winona State ranked #20 in terms of popularity with 171 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Winona State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,488 $11,286
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $744 $744
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $416 $627

#21

Northwestern Health Sciences University

Bloomington, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
156 Yearly Degrees
$12,168 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Northwestern Health Sciences University handed out 156 graduate degrees. This makes it the #21 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Northwestern Health Sciences University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,168 $12,168
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $714 $714
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $416 $416

#22

Crown College

Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
153 Yearly Degrees
$9,720 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Crown handed out 153 graduate degrees. This makes it the #22 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Crown College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,720 $9,720
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $270 $270
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $540 $540

#23

Luther Seminary

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
129 Yearly Degrees
$18,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Luther Seminary was ranked the #23 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 129 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Luther Seminary

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $18,000 $18,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $180 $180
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,800 $1,800

#24

Adler Graduate School

Richfield, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees

Adler Graduate School was ranked the #24 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 110 graduate degrees were handed out that year.

#25

University of Northwestern - St Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
98 Yearly Degrees
$8,982 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Northwestern handed out 98 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #25 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Northwestern - St Paul

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,982 $8,982
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $499 $499

Other Minnesota Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies 90
27 Bemidji State University 86
28 Minneapolis College of Art and Design 47
29 United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities 38
30 Martin Luther College 27
31 Saint Johns University 16
32 Concordia College at Moorhead 15
33 Bethlehem College & Seminary 13
34 North Central University 11
34 Bethany Global University 11
36 American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 10
37 Rasmussen College - Minnesota 6
38 Herzing University - Minneapolis 0

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