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Explore Higher Education Options in Minnesota

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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 CAREERwise Education 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:

Different Types of Colleges
Type of College Number of years Career Examples
Technical and Career Collegesthree 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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