Minnesota Community Colleges

  • There are 58 community colleges located throughout Minnesota (40 public colleges and 18 private colleges), serving 145,522 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:

Recent Articles
December 21, 2017
Many students start their academic careers at a community college, hoping to transfer to a four-year university, but find themselves missing the mark. Thankfully, a new report surveying university leaders provides ideas on how to help students make the transfer successfully.
December 21, 2017
Learn about the research that shows how participation in community college boosts student performance and success.
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Learn about the controversy surrounding community colleges' admission policies regarding undocumented immigrants.