2020 Best Online Colleges in Minnesota

The following list highlights the best online schools in Minnesota based on their annual tuition and alumni salaries. Ranked #1, has the highest median salary at $92,100. The university offers online bachelor's degrees, online master's programs, and online doctoral programs. , ranked #4, is one of seven schools with an annual tuition rate below $10,000. MSU at Mankato offers online programs primarily in business and healthcare.

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2020 Online Colleges in Minnesota Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Minnesota

Minnesota’s most affordable online colleges start at an annual tuition of $4,420. Popular programs taken by students seeking online degrees in Minnesota include business, accounting, and information technology. Many colleges in Minnesota offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees for students seeking online education. Herzing University starts at an affordable tuition of $13,850 and offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including an Associate of Applied Science in Software Development and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Capella University is another low-cost private university that offers 32 online bachelor’s degrees and 84 online master’s degrees.

At a Glance:

  • 27 schools in Minnesota cost less than $10,000 in yearly tuition.
  • MN Reconnect, a program designed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and Minnesota State, is aiming to give out scholarships to adults who did not finish their college education. The program is in partnership with four Minnesota colleges: Inver Hills Community College, Lake Superior College, Riverland Community College, and South Central College.
  • Six Minnesota colleges have been awarded state grants to help them address housing and food insecurity among their students.


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