There are almost 200 public and private postsecondary institutions in Minnesota. But don't let that number scare you. It just means you have plenty of options.
Start by asking yourself which type of career you want. Then find the programs that can make your dreams a reality. If you are undecided about a career, that's okay. Consider what kind of campus environment you want and begin to narrow down your options. College is a unique time in your life when you expand your cultural, intellectual and social horizons. Enjoy the journey.
As you explore this section, you'll discover helpful information on:
- How to choose a college that's just right for you
- Exploring your college options locally and nationally
- How to apply to college
Watch informational video on Minnesota's college options. (18 minutes; requires QuickTime, Download PDF transcript) Or watch segments on our YouTube Channel.
Download or request a free copy of our Minnesota college guide, which includes valuable information on more than 75 Minnesota colleges and universities.
- Identify What You Want in a School
- College Search
- Visit the Campus
- Strategies to Evaluate Online Education
- Tips on How to Validate a School's Claims
- Admission Policies
- What You'll Need to Apply
- Make an Educated Decision
- Parent's Guide to Letting Go
- Minnesota Higher Education for International Students