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2020 Best Colleges for Philosophy in Minnesota

Philosophy is a popular major and Minnesota is the 17th most popular state for students studying this major. 184 of the 9,397 Philosophy degrees earned last year were given by schools in Minnesota. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the right fit. This year's Best Colleges for Philosophy in Minnesota ranking analyzed 4 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in philosophy. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for Philosophy students in Minnesota.

Choosing a Great Philosophy School

Best Colleges for Philosophy in Minnesota The philosophy program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality philosophy program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A philosophy degree from colleges on this list typically results in above average earnings after graduation. Recent philosophy graduates from Minnesota schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $19,750 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Philosophy students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other philosophy students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized philosophy related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Philosophy students in Minnesota.

Best Schools to Study Philosophy in Minnesota

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Best Philosophy Colleges in Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is a good choice for individuals pursuing a Philosophy major. Located in the large city Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, UMN Twin Cities also offers 2 different higher degree levels in philosophy, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who graduate from the philosophy program make an average of $19,900 for their early career.

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St Olaf College

Northfield, MN

St Olaf College is a good choice for students pursuing a Philosophy degree. St. Olaf is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Northfield.More…

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Any student who is interested in philosophy needs to take a look at University of St Thomas Minnesota. Located in the city Saint Paul, UST MN is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

After graduating, philosophy students typically make about $19,600 in their early careers.

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Every student pursuing a degree in philosophy has to look into University of Minnesota - Duluth. Located in the city Duluth, UMN Duluth is a public college with a fairly large student population.More…

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Best Philosophy Colleges in the The Plains States Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 291 153
Kansas 269 58
Iowa 263 90
Nebraska 233 34
South Dakota 210 13
North Dakota 206 17

Philosophy is one of 3 different types of Philosophy & Religious Studies programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Philosophy

Related Major Annual Graduates
Religious Studies 6,262
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 285
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 219

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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 Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino.

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