Comparing Costs

Minnesota State is the most affordable higher education option with the lowest tuition and fees in the state.

2017-2018 Annual Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Rates (based on full-time students with 30 credits)

Minnesota State Colleges
Alexandria Technical & Community College
$5,410
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
$5,043
Anoka Technical College
$5,584
Central Lakes College
$5,428
Century College
$5,418
Dakota County Technical College
$5,711
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
$5,258
Hennepin Technical College
$5,202
Hibbing Community College
$5,309
Inver Hills Community College
$5,333
Itasca Community College
$5,324
Lake Superior College
$5,153
Mesabi Range College
$5,329
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
$5,396
Minnesota State College Southeast
$5,609
Minnesota State Community & Technical College
$5,358
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
$5,687
Normandale Community College
$5,790
North Hennepin Community College
$5,525
Northland Community & Technical College
$5,549
Northwest Technical College
$5,480
Pine Technical & Community College
$5,082
Rainy River Community College
$5,324
Ridgewater College
$5,418
Riverland Community College
$5,570
Rochester Community and Technical College
$5,630
St. Cloud Technical & Community College
$5,359
Saint Paul College
$5,561
South Central College
$5,416
Vermilion Community College
$5,324


Minnesota State Universities

Bemidji State University
$8,678
Metropolitan State University
$7,860
Minnesota State University, Mankato
$8,161
Minnesota State University Moorhead
$8,467
St. Cloud State University
$8,113
Southwest Minnesota State University
$8,619
Winona State University
$8,411


Compare Minnesota State rates with the University of Minnesota, private colleges and universities, and private for-profits colleges.

  • Augsburg College $35,465
  • Bethel University $34,140
  • Bethany Lutheran College $25,300
  • Carleton College $49,263
  • College of St. Benedict $40,846
  • College of St. Scholastica $33,994
  • Concordia College (Moorhead) $35,464
  • Concordia University (St. Paul) $20,750
  • Gustavus Adolphus College $41,812
  • Hamline University $38,376
  • Macalester College $48,887
  • Minneapolis College of Art & Design $35,326
  • St. Catherine University $37,842
  • St. John's University $40,226
  • St. Mary's University of Minnesota $31,335
  • St. Olaf College $42,940
  • University of St. Thomas $38,105
  • Capella University $16,695
  • Minneapolis Business College $14,680
  • Minnesota School of Business/Globe College $17,550
  • Rasmussen College $13,455
The costs of Minnesota State colleges and universities are for average full-time tuition and fees per year for Minnesota residents. Some colleges and universities charge additional fees. Fees vary by program. For exact tuition and fees, contact the admissions office at the college or university that interests you. The costs do not include room and board for any institution listed. For reciprocity information and pricing, click here.

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