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Explore Higher Education Options in Minnesota


From urban to rural, big to small, public to private, Minnesota's postsecondary schools offer you a variety of choices after high school:

Or begin your search with the ISEEK college search, a collaborative effort by several state agencies and Minnesota higher education systems.

Watch informational video on Minnesota's college options. (18 minutes; requires QuickTime, Download PDF transcript) Or watch segments on our YouTube Channel.

How are these colleges different? Consider the following:

Type of CollegeNumber of yearsCareer Examples
Technical and Career Colleges three months to two yearsflorist, medical assistant, automotive technician, electrician and paramedic
Community and Tribal Collegestwo years; transfer to a four-year schoolnurse, legal assistant, accountant, drafting, radiologist and computer careers
Four-year Colleges and Universitiesfour or more yearsteacher, scientist, writer, social worker, graphic artist and engineer


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