Minnesota Community Colleges

  • There are 57 community colleges located throughout Minnesota (40 public colleges and 17 private colleges), serving 144,590 students.
  • For Minnesota community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,979 per year for in-state students and $7,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,283 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 83% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Minnesota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.67 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 27% (majority Black and Asian) and the student:teacher ratio is 30:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(MN) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
5%
Hispanic
5%
Black
8%
White
73%
Two or more races
3%
Unknown
5%
MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Minnesota Community Colleges by Town:

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