2018 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 academic strength. Ranked #1, Bemidji State University offers the lowest tuition at $7,630 per year for programs such as a BA in Psychology or a BAS in Applied Engineering. Bethel University - MN is ranked #4 and has the highest academic strength score at 73% and an affordable tuition of $13,330. Bethel University provides various degree options such as a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries, a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $7,630 Academic Strength 62%
#2 #2 Minnesota State University at Mankato Annual Tuition $9,510 Academic Strength 64%
#3 #3 University of Minnesota Digital Campus Annual Tuition $11,864 Academic Strength 70%
#4 #4 Bethel University - MN Annual Tuition $13,330 Academic Strength 73%
#5 #5 University of Minnesota-Crookston Annual Tuition $13,214 Academic Strength 60%
#6 #6 St. Catherine University Annual Tuition $17,310 Academic Strength 67%
#7 #7 Crown College Annual Tuition $14,660 Academic Strength 60%
#8 #8 The College of Saint Scholastica Annual Tuition $12,640 Academic Strength 54%
#9 #9 Minnesota State University-Moorhead Annual Tuition $16,468 Academic Strength 63%
#10 #10 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Annual Tuition $17,100 Academic Strength 61%
#11 #11 Saint Cloud State University Annual Tuition $18,273 Academic Strength 64%
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2018 Online Colleges in Minnesota Ranking Details

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,510
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Mankato

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $11,864
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Academic Strength: 70%
  • Locations: 5 Cities

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Online Master's Degrees (11)

Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (15)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,330
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Academic Strength: 73%
  • Locations: Saint Paul

Online Associate Degrees (2)

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,660
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • Locations: Saint Bonifacius

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,640
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Academic Strength: 54%
  • Locations: Duluth

Online Bachelor's Degrees (15)

Online Master's Degrees (11)

Online Doctoral Degrees (5)

Online Certificate Programs (11)

  • Annual Tuition: $16,468
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • Locations: Moorhead

Online Bachelor's Degrees (7)

Online Master's Degrees (23)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,100
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Winona

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,273
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Saint Cloud

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (16)

Online Certificate Programs (7)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Minnesota (58)

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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