Blue Earth County Community Colleges

In Blue Earth County, Minnesota, you can find 2 community colleges serving 1,295 students.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 0:1 is less than the state average of 32:1.

Blue Earth County Community Colleges

  • College Location Students
  • MankatoBethany Lutheran College
    Private not-for-profit
    700 Luther Dr
    MankatoMN56001
    (507)344-7000
    605 students
  • Mankato
    Rasmussen College-Mankato
    Private, for-profit
    130 Saint Andrews Drive
    MankatoMN56001
    (507)625-6556
    690 students
Recent Articles
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.
Federal Student Loans – Unavailable at 20% of Community Colleges
Although a community college education is inexpensive when compared to tuition and fees at a four-year institution, some students still need financial assistance to pay their education bills. Yet, some community colleges don’t participate in the federal student loan program, putting some students in a financial bind.
Post-Recession Cliff Looms for Community Colleges
While many factors have contributed to the current decline in community college enrollment, the recovering economy is chief among them. As more and more people return to the workforce, fewer students enroll in courses at community colleges. Many institutions must now deal with budget shortfalls in the face of double-digit declines in enrollment.