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Government Accredited Online Colleges in Minnesota

Minnesota offers a variety of online degree programs for students to choose from. Since 2004, nearly 100 public and private institutions have created online program options to increase their studentbody and to help attract more students from around the country.

While other states first introduced online learning much earlier than Minnesota, the Minnesota Online Quality Initiative was formed in 2004 along with Distance Minnesota to help advance the quality of distance learning in the state and to give recent high school graduates an affordable college alternative to in-class learning.

Since 2006, Minnesota has experienced a significant amount of tuition increases to the tune of 32 percent. Because of the significant increase in tuition, students are now having a more difficult time with paying for other expenses, including books, housing, food and more.

Online learning has served these students by allowing them to study for entire degree programs from the comfort of their own homes. Instead of working part time to help pay for increased tuition costs, students can now reduce the amount they spend on additional costs incurred by living and attending classes on campus when they study and attend class from home. The elimination of the need for part time work will allow students to focus solely on their college studies.

There are currently 98 different schools that cater to distance learning students by offering entire degree programs online.

College Name City Enrollment (est.) Net Cost Degree Programs School Type Website
Academy College Minneapolis 189 $20,002 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Adler Graduate School Richfield 412 Unknown Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria 4,126 $5,378 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Anoka Technical College Anoka 3,363 $5,590 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids 12,189 $4,987 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Argosy University-Twin Cities Eagan 2,779 $12,685 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Augsburg College Minneapolis 4,579 $31,942 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Masters),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Bemidji State University Bemidji 6,564 $8,107 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Bethel Seminary-St. Paul Saint Paul 688 Unknown Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Bethel University Saint Paul 5,348 $30,840 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Brown College-Brooklyn Center Brooklyn Center 374 $15,899 Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Brown College-Mendota Heights Mendota Heights 1,074 $15,828 Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Capella University Minneapolis 56,015 $11,952 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Central Lakes College-Brainerd Brainerd 6,350 $5,393 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Century College White Bear Lake 14,897 $5,357 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead 2,938 $30,860 Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Concordia University-Saint Paul Saint Paul 3,672 $29,700 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Crossroads College Rochester 280 $15,280 Associates,Bachelors Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Crown College Saint Bonifacius 1,329 $22,100 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Dakota County Technical College Rosemount 5,569 $5,693 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
DeVry University-Minnesota Edina 571 $15,915 Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Duluth Business University Dultuh 484 $15,785 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis 1,520 $18,154 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet 2,795 $5,257 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Globe University-Minneapolis Minneapolis 328 $15,300 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Globe University-Woodbury Woodbury 2,083 $15,300 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Hamline University Saint Paul 7,732 $33,752 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies Center City 170 Unknown Certificate,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park 9,532 $4,998 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Herzing University-Minneapolis Minneapolis 600 $11,150 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College Hibbing 2,027 $5,293 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights 9,809 $5,272 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Itasca Community College Grand Rapids 1,637 $5,307 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Lake Superior College Duluth 8,977 $5,083 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Leech Lake Tribal College Cass Lake 277 $4,430 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Luther Seminary Saint Paul 947 Unknown Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Martin Luther College New Ulm 1,264 $11,770 Certificate,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
McNally Smith College of Music Saint Paul 875 $24,690 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Virginia 2,283 $5,293 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Metropolitan State University Saint Paul 11,339 $6,642 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis 665 $31,650 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis 14,101 $5,336 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Minnesota School of Business-Blaine Blaine 1,049 $15,300 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center Brooklyn Center 582 $15,300 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota School of Business-Elk River Elk River 605 $15,300 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville Lakeville 415 $15,300 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead Moorhead 468 $15,300 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth Plymouth 590 $15,300 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota School of Business-Richfield Richfield 2,284 $15,300 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota School of Business-Rochester Rochester 669 $15,300 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee Shakopee 356 $15,300 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park Waite Park 892 $15,300 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Winona 3,239 $6,064 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls 9,154 $5,338 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead 8,690 $7,834 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato 18,291 $7,531 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls 5,179 $5,660 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
National American University-Bloomington Bloomington 839 $12,459 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
National American University-Brooklyn Center Brooklyn Center 1,403 $12,459 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
National American University-Burnsville Burnsville 73 $12,459 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
National American University-Roseville Roseville 761 $12,459 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Normandale Community College Bloomington 14,673 $5,694 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park 10,680 $5,447 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls 5,428 $5,502 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Northwest Technical College Bemidji 2,421 $5,482 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Northwestern College Saint Paul 3,700 $26,960 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Oak Hills Christian College Bemidji 103 $14,670 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Pine Technical College Pine City 1,883 $4,065 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Rainy River Community College International Falls 445 $5,323 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Rasmussen College-Minnesota St. Cloud 9,359 $14,270 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Ridgewater College Willmar 5,690 $5,375 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Riverland Community College Austin 4,857 $5,522 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester 8,175 $5,608 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud 20,852 $7,472 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
Saint Mary's University of Minne Winona 7,777 $28,320 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College Saint Paul 9,872 $5,199 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
South Central College North Mankato 6,155 $5,355 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall 7,893 $8,074 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
St Catherine University Saint Paul 6,122 $33,176 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
St. Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud 6,221 $5,293 Certificate,Associates Public, 2-year Visit
Strayer University-Minnesota St. Louis Park 58 $14,985 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Associates,Bachelors,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
The Art Institutes International-Minnesota Minneapolis 2,374 $17,616 Certificate,Associates,Bachelors Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth 4,826 $30,398 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities New Brighton 112 Unknown Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Doctoral,Masters Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
University of Minnesota-Crookston Crookston 3,239 $11,456 Certificate,Bachelors Public, 4-year or above Visit
University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth 12,614 $12,785 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
University of Minnesota-Morris Morris 2,089 $12,549 Bachelors Public, 4-year or above Visit
University of Minnesota-Rochester Rochester 201 $13,106 Bachelors Public, 4-year or above Visit
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis 63,958 $13,459 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit
University of Phoenix-Minneapolis/St Paul Campus Saint Louis Park 365 $12,400 Bachelors,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Walden University Minneapolis 75,883 $11,010 Certificate,Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Private for-profit, 4-year or above Visit
Winona State University Winona 9,966 $8,710 Certificate (Post-Bachelors),Certificate (Post-Masters),Associates,Bachelors,Doctoral,Masters Public, 4-year or above Visit