Institution Type Definitions
The Office of Higher Education groups post-secondary institutions into the following seven types for enrollment reporting.
- Community and Technical Colleges are two-year institutions that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. There are six community colleges, nine technical colleges, and 12 combined community and technical colleges offering general education and career-related associate degrees and shorter programs.
- State Universities are four-year comprehensive institutions that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. There are seven state universities offering bachelor's degrees and graduate programs leading to master's and advanced degrees.
- University of Minnesota comprises five campuses. The Twin Cities campus is the state's land-grant research university, offering bachelor's degrees, professional education, and graduate education through the doctorate. The Morris campus offers an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. The Crookston campus focuses on career and technology based undergraduate programs. The Duluth campus offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The Rochester campus is the newest campus specializing in biotechnology and health science programs.
Enrollment data are requested of private institutions that participate in Minnesota’s state financial aid programs.