In fall 2013, there were 440,632 students enrolled in Minnesota public and private postsecondary institutions.
Minnesota Undergraduate Enrollment Trends, Fall 2000 to 2013
*Capella and Walden Universities report their nationwide enrollment.
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Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Enrollment at Minnesota Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2013
|Enrollment by Institution Type||Undergraduate||High School Students||Graduate||Total|
|Community and Technical Colleges||115,373||14,675||130,048|
|University of Minnesota||45,906||3,901||18,239||68,046|
|Private Colleges and Universities||47,094||1,182||16,696||64,972|
|Private Career Schools||20,698||77||1,076||21,851|
|Private Graduate and Professional Schools||113||2,624||2,737|
|Private Online Schools Only*||16,147||68,834||84,981|
|*Data from Capella University and Walden University, two online institutions with national enrollments.|
|Total All Minnesota||298,821||28,203||113,608||440,632|
|New Entering Freshmen||Undergraduate|
|All New Entering Freshmen||48,954|
|Minnesota Residents Only||37,667|
|Minnesota Residents and 2013 High School Graduate||29,330|
About the Data
The student enrollment data reported on this page and subsequent pages are derived from the Office of Higher Education student enrollment record data base. The data base contains unit records for students enrolled during the fall in Minnesota's public and private postsecondary education institutions.
Institutions are asked to provide unit records for students enrolled on the tenth day of fall term, or the institution's official fall reporting date. Institutions without distinct academic terms, such private career schools, are asked to provide enrollments using the three-month period, July 15 through October 15, as a proxy for tenth day data.
Beginning with fall 2005, all institutions eligible to participate in a Minnesota-funded student financial aid program are required to report their student enrollment data to the Office of Higher Education.
A compendium of fall enrollment data can be found in the Basic Data Series.
Specifications given to institutions on data reporting requirements can be found here.
See glossary for definitions used in student enrollment reports.
- Enrollment Trends
- New Entering Student Enrollment Trends
- FTE or FYE Enrollment
- Enrollment Classification Profile
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