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Private Four-Year Colleges & Universities


Most of Minnesota's four-year private colleges and universities are liberal arts colleges, emphasizing broad knowledge in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities. Many are affiliated with a religious denomination. Nearly half the students go on to earn advanced degrees. Enrollments range from several hundred to more than 10,000. Degree offerings and admissions requirements vary by campus. Students can prepare for college-level coursework by taking the recommended courses.

What You Can Earn:

  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree

For More Information

Minnesota Private College Council

List of Minnesota's registered Private Colleges