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Registered Colleges and Approved Degrees

Postsecondary institutions registered under the Degree Granting Institutional Registration Statute (Minnesota Statutes 136A.61 - 136A.71) are:

  • Minnesota private colleges and universities that offer associate or higher degrees
  • Out-of-state private institutions offering associate or higher degrees in Minnesota
  • Out-of-state public institutions offering postsecondary education in Minnesota
  • Non-Minnesota individuals, entities or institutions which contract with Minnesota institutions to provide training for which credits may be awarded that can apply toward a degree

Registered institutions must have approval:

  • To grant degrees for programs offered in Minnesota, and
  • To use the terms "academy", "institute", "college", and "university" in their names.

Registration and approval are not the same as accreditation. Many registered or approved institutions also are accredited by national or regional accrediting bodies.

Registration and approval do not assure that credits earned can be transferred to other institutions or that the quality of education would meet the standards of every student, educational institution or employer.

Only registered institutions are shown below. Other Minnesota schools and colleges are not subject to registration, including

The institutions marked online only offer all degrees and/or non-degree programs exclusively online.

Need more information about a school listed below? Contact the school directly.

Click on the institution name for contact information.

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Academy College
Academy of Art University   online only
Adler Graduate School
Allen College   online only
American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
American College of Education   online only
American College of Healthcare Sciences   online only
American InterContinental University-Online   online only
American Public University System   online only
American Sentinel University   online only
American University   online only
Anthem College   online only
Argosy University/Twin Cities
Arizona State University   online only
Art Institute of Pittsburgh   online only
Art Institutes International Minnesota
Ashford University   online only
Augsburg College
Augustana College
Aviva College   online only
B  top
Benedictine University   online only
Bethany Lutheran College
Bethel University
Bethlehem College and Seminary
Boise State University   online only
Brandman University   online only
Briarcliffe College   online only
Brigham Young University-Idaho   online only
Bryant & Stratton College-Online   online only
C  top
Capella University   online only
Cardinal Stritch University-Minnesota Branch
Carleton College
Central Michigan University   online only
Chamberlain College of Nursing   online only
Charter Oak State College   online only
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The
Clarkson College   online only
College of Saint Benedict
College of Saint Scholastica
Colorado State University-Global Campus   online only
Colorado State University-Pueblo   online only
Colorado Technical University
Columbia College   online only
Columbia Southern University   online only
Concordia College
Concordia University-Irvine   online only
Concordia University-Portland   online only
Concordia University-St. Paul
Creighton University   online only
Crossroads College
Crown College
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Dakota State University   online only
Dakota Wesleyan University   online only
Des Moines University   online only
DeVry University (Edina Center)
DeVry University (Online)   online only
Drake University   online only
Drexel University   online only
Duluth Business University
Dunwoody College of Technology
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Eastern Kentucky University   online only
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   online only
Emporia State University   online only
Everest College-Phoenix   online only
Everest University-Online   online only
Excel College   online only
Excelsior College   online only
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Fielding Graduate University   online only
Florida Institute of Technology-Online   online only
Franklin University   online only
Full Sail University   online only
Fuller Theological Seminary in California   online only
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George Washington University   online only
Georgetown University   online only
Globe University (Minneapolis)
Globe University (Woodbury)
Goucher College   online only
Grand Canyon University   online only
Grantham University   online only
Gustavus Adolphus College
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Hamline University
Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Herzing University
Herzing University-Online   online only
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Indiana State University   online only
Indiana Wesleyan University   online only
Institute of Production and Recording
Iowa Community College System   online only
ITT Technical Institute (Brooklyn Center)
ITT Technical Institute (Eden Prairie)
ITT Technical Institute (Woodbury)
ITT Technical Institute-Online   online only
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Johnson & Wales University-Online   online only
Jones International University   online only
K  top
Kansas State University   online only
Kaplan University   online only
L  top
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management   online only
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Minneapolis/St. Paul
Leech Lake Tribal College
Lesley University
Liberty University   online only
Lincoln College of Technology
M  top
Macalester College
Madison Media Institute   online only
Marian University   online only
Martin Luther College
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
McNally Smith College of Music
Michigan State University   online only
Minneapolis Business College
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis Media Institute
Minneapolis School of Anesthesia
Minnesota International University
Minnesota School of Business (Blaine)
Minnesota School of Business (Brooklyn Center)
Minnesota School of Business (Elk River)
Minnesota School of Business (Lakeville)
Minnesota School of Business (Moorhead)
Minnesota School of Business (Plymouth)
Minnesota School of Business (Richfield)
Minnesota School of Business (Rochester)
Minnesota School of Business (Shakopee)
Minnesota School of Business (St. Cloud)
Mount Marty College   online only
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National American University (Bloomington)
National American University (Brooklyn Center)
National American University (Burnsville)
National American University (Minnetonka)
National American University (Rochester)
National American University (Roseville)
National American University-Online   online only
National University   online only
New York Chiropractic College   online only
North Central University
North Dakota University System
Northcentral University   online only
Northeastern University   online only
Northern Kentucky University   online only
Northwestern College - Iowa
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Norwich University   online only
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Oak Hills Christian College
Ohio Technical College   online only
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Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences   online only
Penn Foster College   online only
Pennsylvania State University   online only
Post University   online only
Presentation College (Fairmont)
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Rasmussen College (Blaine)
Rasmussen College (Bloomington)
Rasmussen College (Brooklyn Park)
Rasmussen College (Eagan)
Rasmussen College (Lake Elmo)
Rasmussen College (Mankato)
Rasmussen College (Moorhead)
Rasmussen College (Ocala, Florida)   online only
Rasmussen College (St. Cloud)
Rio Salado College   online only
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Saint John's University
Saint Joseph's College of Maine   online only
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
San Diego Christian College
Sanford-Brown College (Brooklyn Center)
Sanford-Brown College (Mendota Heights)
Sanford-Brown College Online   online only
Savannah College of Art and Design   online only
Seattle Pacific University
Simmons College   online only
South University-Online   online only
Southern New Hampshire University   online only
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
Spring Arbor University   online only
St. Catherine University
St. Olaf College
Strayer University (Bloomington)
Strayer University (St. Louis Park)
Strayer University-Online   online only
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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center   online only
The New School   online only
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University of California-Berkeley   online only
University of Cincinnati   online only
University of Denver   online only
University of Mary
University of Maryland-University College   online only
University of Michigan-Flint   online only
University of Missouri-Columbia   online only
University of Nebraska System   online only
University of New England   online only
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill   online only
University of Northwestern - St. Paul
University of Phoenix-Minnesota
University of Phoenix-Online   online only
University of Pittsburgh   online only
University of South Dakota   online only
University of Southern California Rossier School of Education   online only
University of St. Francis   online only
University of St. Mary   online only
University of St. Thomas
University of Texas at Arlington, The   online only
University of the Rockies   online only
University of Wisconsin System
Upper Iowa University
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Vesper College
Virginia College   online only
Viterbo University
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Walden University   online only
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Western Governors University   online only
Western International University   online only
Westwood College-Online   online only
White Earth Tribal & Community College
William Mitchell College of Law
Worcester Polytechnic Institute   online only