Located in the northern part of the United States, in what is known as the Midwestern region. It shares borders with four states – Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, and also with Canada. Nicknamed the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota is home to over 12,000 lakes and is also the source the Mississippi river. Saint Paul is the state capital, while Minneapolis is the most populous city. The state has a total population of 5,420,380 (2013 U.S. Census Bureau Estimates).
Minnesota is one of the top agricultural states in the country. It also has a well-developed manufacturing sector with transportation equipment, computer manufacturing, meat packing, and flour milling among some of the major sub sectors. Other key industries include clean technology and renewable energy, financial and insurance services, health care services, and biosciences. The largest employers in the state are the State of Minnesota, the US Federal Government, Mayo Foundation, Target Corporation and Allina Health System.
The state boasts a network of over 180 public and private postsecondary institutions. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System includes more than 30 public institutions, while the University of Minnesota has five major campuses. The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is ranked among the top 100 national universities in the nation (2014 US News).
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Minnesota, click here.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|University of Minnesota: Twin Cities||Agriculture,Business,Natural Resources/Environmental Science||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Minnesota: Crookston||Business,Education,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Carleton College||Biology,Economics,Political Science/ International Relations||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Macalester College||Business,Communications/ Journalism,Security/ Protective Services||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|College of St. Benedict||Biology,Education,English||Private||>10,000||Request Info|