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2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Minnesota

6 Colleges
1,652 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,820 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in MinnesotaIn 2018-2019, engineering students earned 1,652 bachelor's degrees from a Minnesota school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.3% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Minnesota ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on engineering schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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The engineering school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Engineering Schools.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Minnesota

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Engineering Schools in Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Duluth earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMN Duluth is a large public school located in the small city of Duluth. UMN Duluth did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Minnesota list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at UMN Duluth to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,044. This means that the average student pays around $98,537 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMN Duluth. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the city of Minneapolis. UMN Twin Cities also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Minnesota rankings.

The average student at UMN Twin Cities graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,989. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMN Twin Cities is about $143,094. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Minnesota State University - Mankato is a fairly large public school located in the city of Mankato. Minnesota State University - Mankato also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Minnesota list, coming in at #4.

The average student at Minnesota State University - Mankato graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,786. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University - Mankato is $99,998. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Winona State University. Located in the town of Winona, Winona State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Winona State, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Minnesota ranking.

The average student at Winona State graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $21,880 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Winona State is $98,022. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Saint Cloud, St. Cloud State University is a public school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at St. Cloud State University, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Minnesota ranking.

The average student at St. Cloud State University graduates in less than 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,909. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University is about $102,315. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of St Thomas Minnesota comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UST MN is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul. In addition to being on our best value list, UST MN has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Minnesota ranking.

At UST MN, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $39,313. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UST MN is $164,328. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 2,090
Kansas 1,208
South Dakota 485
Iowa 2,208
Nebraska 514
North Dakota 652

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 515
Electrical Engineering 229
Chemical Engineering 161
Civil Engineering 143
Computer Engineering 136

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,564
Computer & Information Sciences 1,901
Physical Sciences 834
Mathematics & Statistics 786
Natural Resources & Conservation 483

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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