Minnesota Community Colleges

There are 61 community colleges located throughout Minnesota (35 public colleges and 26 private colleges), serving 152,271 students.
Minority enrollment is 24% (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is more than the 29:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(MN) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
4%
Hispanic
4%
Black
7%
White
76%
Unknown
8%

Minnesota Community Colleges by Town:

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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,924 per year for in-state students and $6,534 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,188 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.