2019 Best Online Colleges in Minnesota

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The following list highlights the best online schools in Minnesota based on their annual tuition and alumni salaries. Ranked #1, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers the highest median salary of $92,100 for programs such as a Bachelor's in Multidisciplinary Studies. Students can also pursue an MBA or a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. Minnesota State University at Mankato is ranked #3 and offers the lowest tuition rate at $8,266 each year for online programs such as a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Minnesota, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Annual Tuition $28,736 Median Salary $92,100
#2 #2 University of Minnesota-Duluth Annual Tuition $17,134 Median Salary $83,800
#3 #3 Minnesota State University at Mankato Annual Tuition $8,266 Median Salary $81,000
#4 #4 Saint Cloud State University Annual Tuition $17,979 Median Salary $78,400
#5 #5 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Annual Tuition $17,100 Median Salary $73,600
#6 #6 Minnesota State University-Moorhead Annual Tuition $16,468 Median Salary $72,200
#7 #7 Bethel University - MN Annual Tuition $13,330 Median Salary $70,800
#8 #8 St. Catherine University Annual Tuition $12,206 Median Salary $70,200
#9 #9 The College of Saint Scholastica Annual Tuition $12,640 Median Salary $65,000
#10 #10 University of Minnesota-Crookston Annual Tuition $11,864 Median Salary $62,100
#11 #11 Crown College Annual Tuition $13,500 Median Salary $62,000
Salary data provided by Payscale Logo. Updated 2018.

2019 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.

  • Annual Tuition: $28,736
  • Median Salary: $92,100
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Minneapolis
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (8)

Online Doctoral Degrees (13)

Online Certificate Programs (13)

  • Annual Tuition: $17,134
  • Median Salary: $83,800
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Duluth
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,266
  • Median Salary: $81,000
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Mankato
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (5)

Online Master's Degrees (16)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (29)

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,979
  • Median Salary: $78,400
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Cloud
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Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (16)

Online Certificate Programs (7)

  • Annual Tuition: $17,100
  • Median Salary: $73,600
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Online
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Online Master's Degrees (25)

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,468
  • Median Salary: $72,200
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Moorhead
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (7)

Online Master's Degrees (24)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,330
  • Median Salary: $70,800
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Paul
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Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (31)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (9)

Online Certificate Programs (16)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,206
  • Median Salary: $70,200
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Paul
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,640
  • Median Salary: $65,000
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Duluth
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (15)

Online Master's Degrees (11)

Online Doctoral Degrees (5)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,864
  • Median Salary: $62,100
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Crookston
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • Median Salary: $62,000
  • Accreditation: HLC and ABHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Saint Bonifacius
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Online Associate Degrees (3)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (10)

Online Master's Degrees (66)

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Online Certificate Programs (4)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Minnesota (59)

Minnesota’s most affordable online colleges start at an annual tuition of $5,022. 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 $12,790 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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