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Minnesota

State of Minnesota

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Derived from the Sioux Indian word minisota, meaning "sky-tinted waters."

NICKNAME: The North Star State.

CAPITAL: St. Paul.

ENTERED UNION: 11 May 1858 (32nd).

SONG: "Hail! Minnesota."

MOTTO: L'Etoile du Nord (The North Star).

FLAG: On a blue field bordered on three sides by a gold fringe, a version of the state seal is surrounded by a wreath with the statehood year (1858), the year of the establishment of Ft. Snelling (1819), and the year the flag was adopted (1893). Five clusters of gold stars and the word "Minnesota" fill the outer circle.

OFFICIAL SEAL: A farmer, with a powder horn and musket nearby, plows a field in the foreground, while in the background, before a rising sun, a Native American on horseback crosses the plains; pine trees and a waterfall represent the state's natural resources. The state motto is above, and the whole is surrounded by the words "The Great Seal of the State of Minnesota 1858." Another version of the seal in common use shows a cowboy riding across the plains.

BIRD: Common loon.

FISH: Walleye.

FLOWER: Pink and white lady slipper.

TREE: Red (Norway) pine.

GEM: Lake Superior agate.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Presidents' Day, 3rd Monday in February; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Veterans' Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November plus one day; Christmas Day, 25 December. By statute, schools hold special observances on Susan B. Anthony Day, 15 February; Arbor Day, last Friday in April; Minnesota Day, 11 May; Frances Willard Day, 28 September; Leif Erikson Day, 9 October.

TIME: 6 AM CST = noon GMT.

LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT

Situated in the western north-central United States, Minnesota is the largest of the Midwestern states and ranks 12th in size among the 50 states.

The total area of Minnesota is 84,402 sq mi (218,601 sq km), of which land accounts for 79,548 sq mi (206,029 sq km) and inland water 4,854 sq mi (12,572 sq km). Minnesota extends 406 mi (653 km) n-s; its extreme e-w extension is 358 mi (576 km).

Minnesota is bordered on the n by the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario (with the line passing through the Lake of the Woods, Rainy River, Rainy Lake, a succession of smaller lakes, the Pigeon River, and Lake Superior); on the e by Michigan and Wisconsin (with the line passing through Lake Superior and the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers); on the s by Iowa; and on the w by South Dakota and North Dakota (with the line passing through Big Stone Lake, Lake Traverse, the Bois de Sioux River, and the Red River of the North).

The length of Minnesota's boundaries totals 1,783 mi (2,870 km). The state's geographic center is in Crow Wing County, 10 mi (16 km) sw of Brainerd.

TOPOGRAPHY

Minnesota, lying at the northern rim of the Central Plains region, consists mainly of flat prairie, nowhere flatter than in the Red River Valley of the west. There are rolling hills and deep river valleys in the southeast; the northeast, known as Arrowhead Country, is more rugged and includes the Vermilion Range and the Mesabi Range, with its rich iron deposits. Eagle Mountain, in the extreme northeast, rises to a height of 2,301 ft (702 m), the highest point in the state; the surface of nearby Lake Superior, 601 ft (183 m) above sea level, is the state's lowest elevation. The mean elevation of the state is approximately 1,200 ft (366 m).

With more than 15,000 lakes and extensive wetlands, rivers, and streams, Minnesota has more inland water than any other state except Alaska. Some of the inland lakes are quite large: Lower and Upper Red Lake, 451 sq mi (1,168 sq km); Mille Lacs, 207 sq mi (536 sq km); and Leech Lake, 176 sq mi (456 sq km). The Lake of the Woods, 1,485 sq mi (3,846 sq km), is shared with Canada, as is Rainy Lake, 345 sq mi (894 sq km). A total of 2,212 sq mi (5,729 sq km) of Lake Superior lies within Minnesota's jurisdiction.

Lake Itasca, in the northwest, is the source of the Mississippi River, which drains about three-fifths of the state and, after meeting with the St. Croix below Minneapolis-St. Paul, forms part of the eastern boundary with Wisconsin. The Minnesota River, which flows across the southern part of the state, joins the Mississippi at the Twin Cities. The Red River of the North, which forms much of the boundary with North Dakota, is part of another large drainage system; it flows north, crosses the Canadian border above St. Vincent, and eventually empties into Lake Winnipeg in Canada. North River is the source of the St. Lawrence River.

Most of Minnesota, except for small areas in the southeast, was covered by ice during the glacial ages. When the ice melted, it left behind a body of water known as Lake Agassiz, which extended into what we now call the Dakotas and Canada and was larger than the combined Great Lakes are today; additional melting to the north caused the lake to drain away, leaving flat prairie in its wake. The glaciers also left behind large stretches of pulverized limestone, enriching Minnesota's soil, and the numerous shallow depressions that have developed into its modern-day lakes and streams.

CLIMATE

Minnesota has a continental climate, with cold, often frigid winters and warm summers. The growing season is 160 days or more in the south-central and southeastern regions, but 100 days or less in the northern counties. Average temperatures range from 8°f (13°c) in January to 66°f (18°c) in July for Duluth, and from 12°f (11°c) in January to 74°f (23°c) in July for Minneapolis-St. Paul, often called the Twin Cities. The lowest temperature recorded in Minnesota was 60°f (51°c), at Tower on 2 February 1996; the highest, 114°f (46°c), at Moorhead on 6 July 1936.

Annual precipitation is at about 31 in (79 cm) at Duluth and 29.4 in (75 cm) at Minneapolis-St. Paul. Precipitation is lightest in the northwest, where it averaged 19 in (48 cm) per year. Heavy snowfalls occur from November to April, averaging about 70 in (178 cm) annually in the northeast and 30 in (76 cm) in the southeast. Blizzards hit Minnesota twice each winter on the average. Tornadoes occur mostly in the south; on average there are 18 tornadoes in the state each year.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Minnesota is divided into three main life zones: the wooded lake regions of the north and east, the prairie lands of the west and southwest, and a transition zone in between. Oak, maple, elm, birch, pine, ash, and poplar still thrive although much of the state's woodland has been cut down since the 1850s. Common shrubs include thimbleberry, sweetfern, and several varieties of honeysuckle. Familiar among some 1,500 native flowering plants are puccoon, prairie phlox, and blazing star; the pink and white (showy) lady slipper is the state flower. White and yellow water lilies cover the pond areas, with bulrushes and cattails on the shore. Three plant species were listed as threatened by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in April 2006Leedy's roseroot, prairie bush-clover, and western prairie fringed orchid; the Minnesota dwarf trout lily was listed as endangered that year.

Among Minnesota's common mammals are the opossum, eastern and starnose moles, little brown bat, raccoon, mink, river otter, badger, striped and spotted skunks, red fox, bobcat, 13-lined ground squirrel (also known as the Minnesota gopher, symbol of the University of Minnesota), beaver, porcupine, eastern cottontail, moose, and white-tailed deer. The common loon (the state bird), western meadowlark, Brewer's blackbird, Carolina wren, and Louisiana water thrush are among some 240 resident bird species; introduced birds include the English sparrow and ring-necked pheasant. Teeming in Minnesota's many lakes are such game fishes as walleye, muskellunge, northern pike, and steelhead, rainbow, and brown trouts. The two poisonous snakes in the state are the timber rattler and the massasauga.

Classification of rare, threatened, and endangered species is delegated to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Among rare species noted by the department are the white pelican, short-eared owl, rock vole, pine marten, American elk, woodland caribou, lake sturgeon, and paddlefish; threatened species include the bobwhite quail and piping plover. Nine species of animals occurring within the state (vertebrates and invertebrates) were listed as threatened or endangered in 2006 by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, including the gray wolf, bald eagle, piping plover, Topeka shiner, and Higgins' eye pearlymussel.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The state's northern forests have been greatly depleted by fires, lumbering, and farming, but efforts to replenish them began as early as 1876, with the formation of the state's first forestry association. In 1911, the legislature authorized a state nursery, established forest reserves and parks, and created the post of chief fire warden to oversee forestry resources and promote reforestation projects. Minnesota divides its environmental programs among three agencies: the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Office of Environmental Assistance. The Conservation Department, created in 1931, evolved into the present Department of Natural Resources, which is responsible for the management of forests, fish and game, public lands, minerals, and state parks and waters. The department's Soil and Water Conservation Board has jurisdiction over the state's 92 soil and water conservation districts. A separate Pollution Control Agency enforces air and water quality standards and oversees solid waste disposal and pollution-related land-use planning. The Environmental Quality Board coordinates conservation efforts among various state agencies.

Minnesotans dump 4,400 tons of waste a year (0.99 tons per capita) into 53 municipal landfills. In 1994, the state implemented the Minnesota Landfill Cleanup Program to ensure the proper care of 106 closed or closing municipal landfills. Beginning in 1996, the state began construction on 25 new municipal landfills and instituted a planning effort to manage all existing and closed sites. In 2003, Minnesota had 81 hazardous waste sites listed in the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) database, 24 of which were on the National Priorities List as of 2006. In 2005, the EPA spent over $1.9 million through the Superfund program for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites in the state. The same year, federal EPA grants awarded to the state included $19.8 million for the state clean water revolving fund and $16.4 million for the drinking water revolving fund. To control the state's solid waste stream, Minnesotans have established 488 curbside recycling programs. The Reserve Mining Co. complied with a court order in 1980 by ending the dumping of taconite wastes, a possible carcinogen, into Lake Superior.

Other pollution problems came to light during the 1970s with the discovery of asbestos in drinking water from Lake Superior, of contaminants from inadequately buried toxic wastes at St. Louis Park, and of the killing by agricultural pesticides of an estimated 100,000 fish in two southeastern Minnesota brooks. During the early 1980s, the state's Pollution Control Agency approved plans by FMC, a munitions maker, to clean up a hazardous waste site at Fridley (near Minneapolis), which the EPA claimed was the country's most dangerous hazardous waste area. The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. in 1983 began to remove chemical wastes from three dumps in Oakdale (a suburb of St. Paul), where the company had disposed of hazardous wastes since the late 1940s. Each cleanup project was to cost the respective companies at least $6 million. In 2003, 31.4 million lb of toxic chemicals were released in the state.

In 1997, the state had some 9.5 million acres (3.8 million hectares) of wetlands. The Wetlands Conservation Act of 1991 set the ambitious goal of no wetland loss in the future.

POPULATION

Minnesota ranked 21st in population in the United States with an estimated total of 5,132,799 in 2005, an increase of 4.3% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Minnesota's population grew from 4,375,099 to 4,919,479, an increase of 12.4%. The population was projected to reach 5.6 million by 2015 and 6.8 million by 2025. The population density in 2004 was 64.1 persons per sq mi.

Minnesota was still mostly wilderness until a land boom in 1848 attracted the first substantial wave of settlers, mainly lumbermen from New England, farmers from the Middle Atlantic states, and tradespeople from eastern cities. The 1850 census recorded a population of 6,077 in what was then Minnesota Territory. With the signing of major Indian treaties and widespread use of the steamboat, large areas were opened to settlement, and the population exceeded 150,000 by the end of 1857. Attracted by fertile farmland and enticed by ambitious recruitment programs overseas, large numbers of European immigrants came to settle in the new state from the 1860s onward. In 1880, the state population totaled 780,733; by 1920 (when overseas immigration virtually ceased), the state had 2,387,125 residents. Population growth leveled off during the 1920s and has fallen below the national average since the 1940s. As of 2004, Minnesotans had a median age of 36.6 years. Nearly 24.3% of the population was under age 18, while 12.1% was age 65 or older.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area had an estimated population of 3,116,206 in 2004, up from an estimated 2,723,137 in 1995. The city of Minneapolis itself had an estimated 373,943 residents in 2004; St. Paul had an estimated 276,963. Other leading cities include Duluth and Rochester.

ETHNIC GROUPS

Minnesota was settled during the second half of the 19th century, primarily by European immigrants, chiefly Germans, Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, English, and Poles, along with the Irish and some French Canadians. The Swedish newcomers were mainly farmers; Norwegians concentrated on lumbering, while the Swiss worked for the most part in the dairy industry. In 1890, Finns and Slavs were recruited to work in the iron mines; the state's meatpacking plants brought in Balkan nationals, Mexicans, and Poles after the turn of the century. By 1930, 50% of the population was foreign-born. Among first-and second-generation Minnesotans of European origin, Germans and Scandinavians are still the largest groups. The state has more ethnic Norwegians than any other, and is second in number of ethnic Swedes, behind California. The other ethnic groups are concentrated in Minneapolis-St. Paul or in the iron country of the Mesabi Range, where ethnic enclaves still persist. As of 2000, foreign-born residents of Minnesota numbered 260,463, or 5.3% of the state total, up from 113,039 (2.5%) in 1990.

As of 2000 there were 54,967 American Indians in Minnesota, with 35,282 living on 13 of the state's 14 Indian reservations (one was unpopulated). Besides those living on reservations and in villages, a cluster of Indian urban dwellers (chiefly Ojibwa) lived in St. Paul. The reservation with the largest 2000 population was Leech Lake, with 10,205 people. Other reservations included Fond du Lac (3,728) and Mille Lacs (4,704). Indian lands totaled 764,000 acres (309,000 hectares) in 1982, of which 93% were tribal lands. In 2004, 1.2% of the state's population was composed of American Indians.

There were only 39 black Americans in Minnesota in 1850; by 1990, blacks numbered 95,000, or 2.1% of the total population, and as of 2000, the black population had jumped to 171,731 (3.5%). In 2004, 4.1% of the population was black. In 2000 there were 141,968 Asian and Pacific residents, including 41,800 Hmong (second-largest total in the United States), 18,824 Vietnamese, 16,887 Asian Indians, 16,060 Chinese, 12,584 Koreans, and 9,940 Laotians. In 2000, Pacific Islanders numbered 1,979. In 2000, there also were 143,382 Hispanics and Latinos, 2.9% of the state population. In 2004, 3.4% of the population was Asian, 0.1% of Pacific Island origin, and 3.5% Hispanic and Latino. That year, 1.4% of the population reported origin of two or more races.

LANGUAGES

Many place-names echo the languages of the Yankton and San-tee Sioux Indian tribes and of the incoming Algonkian-language Ojibwa, or Chippewa, from whom most of the Sioux fled to Dakota Territory. Such place-names as Minnesota itself, Minnetonka, and Mankato are Siouan in origin; Kabetogama and Winnibigoshish, both lakes, are Ojibwan.

The following table gives selected statistics from the 2000 Census for language spoken at home by persons five years old and over. The category "African languages" includes Amharic, Ibo, Twi, Yoruba, Bantu, Swahili, and Somali. The category "Scandinavian languages" includes Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

LANGUAGE NUMBER PERCENT
Population 5 years and over 4,591,491 100.0
  Speak only English 4,201,503 91.5
  Speak a language other than English 389,988 8.5
Speak a language other than English 389,988 8.5
  Spanish or Spanish Creole 132,066 2.9
  Miao, Hmong 41,673 0.9
  German 35,027 0.8
  African languages 24,747 0.5
  Vietnamese 16,503 0.4
  French (incl, Patois, Cajun) 15,744 0.3
  Scandinavian languages 12,722 0.3
  Chinese 12,578 0.3
  Russian 9,629 0.3
  Laotian 7,987

English in the state is essentially Northern, with minor infiltration of Midland terms because of early movement up the Mississippi River into southern Minnesota and also up the Great Lakes into and beyond Duluth. Among older residents, traces of Scandinavian intonation persist, and on the Iron Range several pronunciation features reflect the mother tongues of mine workers from eastern Europe.

Although some minor variants now compete in frequency, on the whole Minnesota speech features such dominant Northern terms as andirons, pail, mouth organ (harmonica), comforter (tied and filled bedcover), wishbone, clingstone peach, sweet corn, angleworm (earthworm), darning needle or mosquito hawk (dragonfly), and sick to the stomach. Minnesotans call the grass strip between street and sidewalk the boulevard and a rubber band a rubber binder, and many cook coffee when they brew it. Three-fourths of a sample population spoke root with the vowel of put; one third, through school influence, pronounced /ah/ in aunt instead of the usual Northern short /a/, as in pants. Many younger speakers pronounce caller and collar alike.

RELIGIONS

Minnesota's first Christian church was organized by Presbyterians in Ft. Snelling in 1835; the first Roman Catholic church, the Chapel of St. Paul, was dedicated in 1841 at a town then called Pig's Eye but now known by the same name as the chapel. Immigrants arriving in subsequent decades brought their religions with them, with Lutherans and Catholics predominating.

The Roman Catholic Church reported a statewide membership of 1,185,980 in 2004; with about 730,989 members belonging to the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. As of 2000, predominant Protestant groups included the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 853,448 adherents, and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 203,863 adherents. In 2004, the United Methodist Church had 83,755 members. In 2005, the United Church of Christ reported a statewide membership of 33,901. Other Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Baptist denominations were also somewhat prominent. The Episcopal Church had 30,547 adherents in 2000. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) reported 27,524 members in 71 congregations in 2006. A Mormon temple was opened in St. Paul in 2000. In 2000, there were about 42,000 adherents to Judaism and 12,300 adherents of Islam. That year, over 1.8 million people (about 38.3% of the population) were not counted as members of any religious organization.

Minnesota is the headquarters for three national Lutheran religious groups: the American Lutheran Church, the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, and the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. The Temple of Eckankar (est. 1990) and the Eckankar Spiritual Center (est. 2004) are located in Chanhassen, which is considered to be the spiritual home of the faith. Eckankar, called "a religion of the light and sound of God" by its followers, was introduced by Paul Twitchell, an American journalist, in 1965.

TRANSPORTATION

The development of an extensive railroad network after the Civil War was a key factor in the growth of lumbering, iron mining, wheat growing, and other industries. By 2003, Minnesota had a total of 5,923 rail mi (9,536 km). In that same year, metallic ores were the top commodity transported by rail that originated within the state. As of 2006, Amtrak provided east-west service from Chicago to Seattle/Portland to six stations in Minnesota, including Minneapolis-St. Paul, via its Empire Builder train.

Planning and supervision of mass transportation in the Twin Cities metropolitan area are under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Transit Commission, a public corporation. The national Greyhound bus line was founded in Hibbing in 1914.

Minnesota had 131,937 mi (212,418 km) of public roads and streets in 2004. Minneapolis-St. Paul is linked by I-35 to Duluth, and I-94 connects the Twin Cities with Moorhead and Fargo, North Dakota. In 2004, there were 2.490 million automobiles, 2.046 million trucks of all types, and 7,000 buses registered with the state. In that same year, the state had 3,083,007 licensed drivers.

The first settlements grew up around major river arteries, especially in the southeast; early traders and settlers arrived first by canoe or keelboat, later by steamer. The port of Duluth-Superior, at the western terminus of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway (officially opened in 1959) was the state's busiest port, handling 45.392 million tons of domestic and international cargo in 2004, making it the 19th-busiest port in the United States. The port of Two Harbors was the state's second busiest port that same year and the nation's 48th busiest, handling 13.472 million tons. The ports of Minneapolis and St. Paul handle a combined cargo greater than seven million tons each year, with agricultural products and scrap iron moving downstream and petroleum products, chemicals, and cement moving upstream. Minnesota in 2004 had 258 mi (415 km) of navigable inland waterways. In 2003, water-borne shipments totaled 47.687 million tons.

In 2005, Minnesota had a total of 520 public and private-use aviation-related facilities. This included 384 airports, 58 heliports, one STOLport (Short Take-Off and Landing), and 77 seaplane bases. Minneapolis-St. Paul International is the state's largest and busiest airport. In 2004, the airport had 17,482,627 enplanements, making it the ninth-busiest airport in the United States.

HISTORY

People have lived on the land that is now Minnesota for at least 10,000 years. The earliest inhabitantsbelonging to what archaeologists classify as the Paleo-Indian (or Big Game) culturehunted large animals, primarily bison, from which they obtained food, clothing, and materials for shelter. A second identifiable cultural tradition, from around 5000 bc, was the Eastern Archaic (or Old Copper) culture. These people hunted small as well as large game animals and fashioned copper implements through a cold hammering process. The more recent Woodland Tradition (1000 bc-ad 1700) was marked by the introduction of pottery and of mound burials. From the 1870s to the early 1900s, more than 11,000 burial mounds were discovered in Minnesotathe most visible remains of prehistoric life in the area. Finally, overlapping the Woodland culture in time was the Mississippian Tradition, beginning around ad 1000, in which large villages with permanent dwellings were erected near fertile river bottoms; their residents, in addition to hunting and fishing, raised corn, beans, and squash. There are many sites from this culture throughout southern Minnesota.

At the time of European penetration in the 17th and early 18th centuries, the two principal Indian nations were the Dakota, or Minnesota Sioux, and, at least after 1700, the Ojibwa, or Chippewa, who were moving from the east into northern Minnesota and the Dakota homelands. Friendly relations between the two nations were shattered in 1736, when the Dakota slew a party of French missionaries and traders (allies of the Ojibwa) and their Cree Indian guides (distant relatives of the Ojibwa) at the Lake of the Woods, an act the Ojibwa viewed as a declaration of war. There followed more than 100 years of conflict between Dakota and Ojibwa, during which the Dakota were pressed toward the south and west, with the Ojibwa establishing themselves in the north.

Few scholars accept the authenticity of the Kensington Rune Stone, found in 1898, the basis of the claim that Minnesota was visited in 1362 by the Vikings. The first white men whose travels through the region have been documented were Pierre Esprit Radisson and his brother-in-law, Médart Chouart, Sieur de Groseilliers, who probably reached the interior of northern Minne-sota in the 1650s. In 1679, Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Duluth, held council with the Dakota near Mille Lacs and formally claimed the region for King Louis XIV of France. The following year, Duluth negotiated the release of three captives of the Dakota Indians, among them a Belgian explorer and missionary, Father Louis Hennepin, who named the falls of the Mississippi (the site of present-day Minneapolis) after his patron saint, Anthony of Padua, and returned to Europe to write an exaggerated account of his travels in the region.

Duluth was in the vanguard of the French, English, and American explorers, fur traders, and missionaries who came to Minnesota during the two centuries before statehood. Among the best known was Nicolas Perrot, who built Ft. Antoine on the east side of Lake Pepin in 1686. In 1731, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de la Verendrye, journeyed to the Lake of the Woods, along whose shores he erected Ft. St. Charles; subsequently, he or his men ventured farther west than any other known French explorer, reaching the Dakotas and the Saskatchewan Valley. His eldest son was among those slain by Dakota Indians at the Lake of the Woods in 1736.

Competition for control of the upper Mississippi Valley ended with the British victory in the French and Indian War, which placed the portion of Minnesota east of the Mississippi under British control; the land west of the Mississippi was ceded by France to Spain in 1762. Although the Spanish paid little attention to their northern territory, the British immediately sent in fur traders and explorers. One of the best known was Jonathan Carver, who spent the winter of 176667 with the Dakota on the Minnesota River. His account of his travelsa mixture of personal observations and borrowings from othersquickly became a popular success.

There was little activity in the region during the Revolutionary War, and for a few decades afterward, the British continued to pursue their interests there. The North West Company built a major fur-trading post at Grand Portage, which quickly became the center of a prosperous inland trade, and other posts dotted the countryside. The company hired David Thompson away from the Hudson's Bay Company to map the area from Lake Superior west to the Red River; his detailed and accurate work, executed in the late 1790s, is still admired today. After the War of 1812, the US Congress passed an act curbing British participation in the fur trade, and the North West Company was eventually replaced by the American Fur Company, which John Jacob Astor had incorporated in 1808.

Under the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, Minnesota east of the Mississippi became part of the Northwest Territory; most of western Minnesota was acquired by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The Red River Valley became a secure part of the United States after an agreement with England on the northern boundary was reached in 1818.

In 1805, the US War Department sent Lt. Zebulon Pike and a detachment of troops to explore the Mississippi to its source. Pike failed to locate the source, but he concluded a treaty with a band of Dakota for two parcels of land along the river. Later, additional troops were sent in to establish US control, and in 1819, a military post was established in part of Pike's land, on a bluff overlooking the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. First called Ft. St. Anthony, it was renamed in 1825 for Col. Josiah Snelling, who supervised the construction of the permanent fort. For three decades, Ft. Snelling served as the principal center of civilization in Minnesota and the key frontier outpost in the northwest.

In 1834, Henry H. Sibley was appointed a manager of the American Fur Company on the upper Mississippi. He settled comfortably at Mendota, a trading post across the river from Ft. Snelling, and enjoyed immediate success. The company's fortunes took a downward turn in 1837, howeverpartly because of a financial panic but, even more important, because the first of a series of treaties with the Dakota and Ojibwa transferred large areas of Indian land to the US government and thus curtailed the profitable relationship between fur traders and Indians. The treaties opened the land for lumbering, farming, and settlement. Lumbering spawned many of the early permanent settlements, such as Marine and Stillwater, on the St. Croix River, and St. Anthony (later Minneapolis) at the falls of the Mississippi. Another important town, St. Paul (originally Pig's Eye), developed as a trading center at the head of navigation on the Mississippi.

In 1849, Minnesota Territory was established. It included all of present-day Minnesota, along with portions of North and South Dakota east of the Missouri River. Alexander Ramsey, a Pennsylvania Whig, was appointed as the first territorial governor, and in 1851, the legislature named St. Paul the capital. Stillwater was chosen for the state prison, while St. Anthony was selected as the site for the university. As of 1850, the new territory had slightly more than 6,000 inhabitants, but as lumbering grew and subsequent Indian treaties opened up more land, the population boomed, reaching a total of more than 150,000 by 1857, with the majority concentrated in the southeast corner, close to the rivers.

On 11 May 1858, Minnesota officially became the 32nd state, with its western boundaries pruned from the Missouri to the Red River. Henry Sibley, a Democrat, narrowly defeated Alexander Ramsey, running as a Republican, to become the state's first governor. But under Ramsey's leadership, the fast-growing Republican Party soon gained control of state politics and held it firmly through the early 20th century. In the first presidential election in which Minnesota participated, Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate, easily carried the state, and when the Civil War broke out, Minnesota was the first state to answer Lincoln's call for troops. In all, Minnesota supplied more than 20,000 men to defend the Union.

More challenging to the defense of Minnesota was the Dakota War of 1862. Grieved by the loss of their lands, dissatisfied with reservation life, and ultimately brought to a condition of near starvation, the Dakota appealed to US Indian agencies without success. The murder of five whites by four young Dakota Indians ignited a bloody uprising in which more than 300 whites and an unknown number of Indians were killed. In the aftermath, 38 Dakota captives were hanged for "voluntary participation in murders and massacres," and the Dakota remaining in Minnesota were removed to reservations in Nebraska. (Some later returned to Minnesota.) Meanwhile, the Ojibwa were relegated to reservations on remnants of their former lands.

Also during 1862, Minnesota's first railroad joined St. Anthony (Minneapolis) and St. Paul with 10 mi (16 km) of track. By 1867, the Twin Cities were connected with Chicago by rail; in the early 1870s, tracks crossed the prairie all the way to the Red River Valley. The railroads brought settlers from the eastern states (many of them Scandinavian and German in origin) to every corner of Minnesota; the settlers, in turn, grew produce for the trains to carry back to the cities of the east. The railroads soon ushered in an era of large-scale commercial farming. Wheat provided the biggest cash crop, as exports rose from 2 million bushels in 1860 to 95 million in 1890. Meanwhile, the falls of St. Anthony became the major US flour-milling center; by 1880, 27 Minneapolis mills were producing more than 2 million barrels of flour annually.

Despite these signs of prosperity, discontent grew among Minnesota farmers, who were plagued by high railroad rates, damaging droughts, and a deflationary economy. The first national farmers' movement, the National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry, was founded in 1867 by a Minnesotan, Oliver H. Kelley, and spread more rapidly in Minnesota than in any other state. The Farmers' Alliance movement, joining forces with the Knights of Labor, exerted a major influence on state politics in the 1880s. In 1898, the Populist Partyin which a Minnesotan, Ignatius Donnelly, played a leading role nationwidehelped elect John Lind to the governorship on a fusion ticket.

Most immigrants during the 1860s and 1870s settled on the rich farmland of the north and west, but after 1880 the cities and industries grew more rapidly. When iron ore was discovered in the 1880s in the sparsely settled northeast, even that part of the state attracted settlers, many of them immigrants from eastern and southern Europe. Before 1900, Duluth had become a major lake port, and by the eve of World War I, Minnesota had become a national iron-mining center.

The economic picture changed after the war. As the forests were depleted, the big lumber companies turned to the Pacific Northwest. An agricultural depression hit the region, and flour mills moved to the Kansas City area and to Buffalo, New York. Minnesotans adapted to the new realities in various ways. Farmers planted corn, soybeans, and sugar beets along with wheat, and new food-processing industries developed. To these were added business machines, electronics, computers, and other high-technology industries. In 1948, for the first time, the dollar value of all manufactured products exceeded total cash farm receipts. In 1950 the state's urban population exceeded its rural population for the first time. Minnesota was becoming an urban commonwealth.

In addition to heightened demand for its agricultural products, Minnesota prospered as a result of new defense-related, high-technology, and other industries that grew up following World War II. Over $1 billion was invested in plants to process low-grade iron ore, called taconite, after the state's supply of high-grade ore declined. By the 1970s, environmentalists were targeting the ore producers for polluting Lake Superior with mineral wastes, and in 1978 the Minnesota Supreme Court ordered Reserve Mining Company to comply with pollution-control standards.

A successful merger of Minnesota's Farmer-Labor and Democratic parties, engineered in 194344 by both local and national politicians, revived the state's progressivist tradition after World War II. Hubert Humphrey (later US vice president) and his colleagues Orville Freeman, Eugene McCarthy, and Eugenie Anderson emerged as leaders of this new coalition. Their political heir, Walter Mondale, was vice president in 197781 but, as the Democratic presidential candidate in 1984, lost the election in a Republican landslide, carrying only his native state and the District of Columbia.

In the 1990s, Minnesota continued its economic diversification as service industries, including finance, insurance, and real estate, became increasingly important. As a result, it closed the decade with a low unemployment rate of 2.8% (when the national aver-age was just over 4%). Though Minnesota, led by the Twin Cities, enjoyed an unprecedented decade of economic prosperity, it was generally acknowledged that agriculture across the Great Plains was in crisis by the end of the 1990s.

For many farmers, their problems had been exacerbated by weather conditions. In 1988, Minnesota's agricultural producers suffered from the worst drought since the 1930s. As a result of the severe flooding of the Mississippi River in 1993, almost half of Minnesota's counties were designated as disaster areas. Again in 1997, some of the most severe flooding in the century occurred in the Red River and Minnesota River valleys.

The state legislature closed its 1999 session having passed the largest permanent tax cut and one-time rebate in the state's history, amounting to $2.9 billion in tax relief. Though the accomplishment was hailed as a result of a multipartisan effort, discord soon befell Minnesota government. By October, activists were attempting to recall Governor Jesse Ventura, elected the previous year the Reform Party candidate, only to align himself with the Independence Party of Minnesota shortly after taking office. The following legislative session (in 2000) saw more veto overrides than in any other session of the last half century.

Republican Tim Pawlenty, elected governor in 2002, sponsored an Internet privacy bill early in his term and stressed the need for higher education standards and attracting more high-tech jobs to the state. In 2003, Minnesota faced the largest budget deficit in its history, $4.2 billion. The legislature that year passed a $28.3 billion budget marked by spending cuts and no new taxes. Democrats, farmers, and labor leaders feared Pawlenty's commitment to no new taxes would amount to large spending cuts in education, health care, and other areas. However, by 2005 Pawlenty had balanced the state's budget without cutting funding for K-12 education. Under Pawlenty's leadership, an overhaul of the state's education standards, welfare reform, lawsuit reform, and a large transportation package were passed.

As of 2005, the state had a $10 billion per year tourism industry. As such, it was focusing attention on its water resources, which provide jobs, drive quality of life, and support fish and wildlife. Development, pollution, and growing demands for safe drinking water are all pressures placed on the future health of Minnesota waters.

STATE GOVERNMENT

The constitutional convention that assembled at St. Paul on 13 July 1857 was marked by such bitter dissension that the Democrats and Republicans had to meet in separate chambers; the final draft was written by a committee of five Democrats and five Republicans and then adopted by a majority of each party, without amendment. Since Democrats and Republicans were also unwilling to sign the same piece of paper, two separate documents were prepared, one on blue-tinted paper, the other on white. The constitution was ratified by the electorate on 13 October and approved by the US Congress on 11 May 1858. An amendment restructuring the constitution for easy reference and simplifying its language was approved in 1974; for purposes of constitutional law, however, the original document (incorporating numerous other amendments) remains authoritative. Through January 2005 there were 118 amendments.

As reapportioned by court order after the 1970 census, the Minnesota legislature consists of a 67-member Senate and a 134-member House of Representatives. Legislative sessions begin in January and are limited to 120 legislative days or to the first Monday after the third Saturday in May. Sessions are to be held in only odd-numbered years, but the legislature may divide and meet in even-numbered years as well. Only the governor may call for special sessions. Senators serve four years and representatives two, at annual salaries of $31,140 as of 2004, unchanged from 1999. Representatives must be at least 18 years old and senators 21; they must be qualified voters, and must have resided in the state for one year and in the legislative district for six months preceding election.

The governor and lieutenant governor are jointly elected for four-year terms; both must be US citizens at least 25 years old, qualified voters, and must have been residents of Minnesota for a year before election. Other constitutional officers are the secretary of state, auditor, and attorney general, all serving for four years. Numerous other officials are appointed by the governor, among them the commissioners of government departments and many heads and members of independent agencies. As of December 2004, the governor's salary was $120,311.

Once a bill is passed by a majority of both houses, the governor may sign it, veto it in whole or in part, or pocket-veto it by fail-ing to act within 14 days of adjournment. (When the legislature is in session, however, a bill becomes law if the governor fails to act on it within three days.) A two-thirds vote of the members of both houses overrides a veto. Constitutional amendments require the approval of a majority of both houses of the legislature and are subject to ratification by the electorate. Those voting in state elections must be at least 18 years old, US citizens, and state residents for at least 20 days prior to election day. Restrictions apply to convicted felons and those declared mentally incompetent by the court.

Minnesota Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 19482004
YEAR ELECTORAL VOTE MINNESOTA WINNER DEMOCRAT1 REPUBLICAN2 PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST SOCIALIST LABOR3
*Won US presidential election.
**Minnesota has 10 electoral votes. One electoral vote was cast for John Edwards.
1 Called Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in Minnesota.
2 IND. -Republican party called Republican Party as of 1995.
3 Appeared as Industrial Government Party on the ballot.
1948 11 *Truman (D) 692,966 483,617 27,866 4,646 2,525
1952 11 *Eisenhower (R) 608,458 763,211 2,666 2,383
SOC. WORKENS
1956 11 *Eisenhower (R) 617,525 719,302 1,098 2,080
1960 11 *Kennedy (D) 779,933 757,915 3,077 962
1964 10 *Johnson (D) 991,117 559,624 1,117 2,544
AMERICAN IND.
1968 10 Humphrey (D) 857,738 658,643 68,931
PEOPLE'S AMERICAN
1972 10 *Nixon (R) 802,346 898,269 2,805 4,261 31,407
LIBERTARIAN
1976 10 *Carter (D) 1,070,440 819,395 3,529 4,149 13,592
CITIZENS
1980 10 Carter (D) 954,173 873,268 31,593 8,406 6,136
1984 10 Mondale (D) 1,036,364 1,032,603 2,996 1,219
MINNESOTA PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST WORKERS
1988 10 Dukakis (D) 1,109,471 962,337 5,109 5,403 2,155
IND. (Perot) CONSTITUTION
1992 10 *Clinton (D) 1,020,997 747,841 3,373 562,506 3,363
GREEN (Nader)
1996 10 *Clinton (D) 1,120,438 766,476 8,271 257,704 24,908
REFORM
2000 10 Gore (D) 1,168,266 1,109,659 5,282 22,166 126,696
THE BETTER LIFE (Nader) GREEN (Cobb)
2004 10** Kerry (D) 1,445,014 1,346,695 4,639 18,683 4,408

POLITICAL PARTIES

The two major political parties are the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) and the Republican Party (until 1995 called the Independent-Republican Party). The Republican Party dominated Minnesota politics from the 1860s through the 1920s, except for a period around the turn of the century. The DFL, formed in 1944 by merger between the Democratic Party and the populist Farmer-Labor Party, rose to prominence in the 1950s under US Senator Hubert Humphrey; it functions as the state chapter of the US Democratic Party.

The DFL is the heir to a long populist tradition bred during the panic of 1857 and the early days of statehood, a tradition perpetuated by a succession of strong, though transient, third-party movements. The Grange, a farmers' movement committed to the cause of railroad regulation, took root in Minnesota in 1868; it withered in the panic of 1873, but its successors, the Anti-Monopoly Par-ty and the Greenback Party, attracted large followings for some time afterward. They were followed by a new pro-silver group, the Farmers' Alliance, which spread to Minnesota from Nebraska in 1881 and soon became associated with the Minnesota Knights of Labor. The Populist Party also won a foothold in Minnesota, in alliance with the Democratic Party in the late 1890s.

The Farmer-Labor Party, the most successful of Minnesota's third-party movements, grew out of a socialist and isolationist movement known at first as the Non-Partisan League. Founded in North Dakota with the initial aim of gaining control of the Republican Party in that state, the league moved its headquarters to St. Paul and competed in the 1918 elections under the name Farmer-Labor Party, hastily adopted to attract what party leaders hoped would be its two main constituencies. The party scored a major success in 1922 when its candidate, Henrik Shipstead, a Glenwood dentist, defeated a nationally known incumbent, Republican Senator Frank B. Kellogg; Farmer-Labor candidate Floyd B. Olson won the governorship in 1930. The decline of the party in the late 1930s was hastened by the rise of Republican Harold Stassen, an ardent internationalist, who won the governorship in 1938 and twice won reelection.

The first DFL candidate to become governor was Orville Freeman in 1954. The DFL held the governorship from 1963 to 1967 and from 1971 to 1978, when US Representative Al Quie (IR) defeated his DFL opponent, Rudy Perpich; however, Perpich regained the governorship for the DFL in 1982. Perpich served four terms. He lost to Independent-Republican Arne Carlson in 1990, and Carlson was reelected in 1994. The 1998 gubernatorial election in Minnesota made national headlines; it was won by Reform candidate and former World Wrestling Federation personality Jesse Ventura. After gaining office, Ventura switched allegiances to the Independence Party of Minnesota. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, won the governorship in 2002.

Minnesota is famous as a breeding ground for presidential candidates. Governor Harold Stassen contended seriously for the Republican nomination in 1948 and again in 1952. Vice President Hubert Humphrey was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1968, losing by a narrow margin to Richard Nixon. During the same year, US Senator Eugene McCarthy unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination on an antiwar platform; his surprising showings in the early primaries against the incumbent, Lyndon B. Johnson, helped persuade Johnson to withdraw his candidacy. Eight years later, McCarthy ran for the presidency as an independent, drawing 35,490 votes in Minnesota (1.8% of the total votes cast) and 756,631 votes (0.9%) nationwide. Walter Mondale, successor to Hubert Humphrey's seat when Humphrey became Johnson's vice president in 1964, was chosen in 1976 by Jimmy Carter as his vice-presidential running mate; he again ran with Carter in 1980, when the two lost their bid for reelection. In the 1984 election, Minnesota was the only state to favor the Mondale-Ferraro ticket. Minnesotans gave the Republican Party a majority in the state's House of Representatives for the first time since 1970, but the Democrats retained control of the state Senate.

In 2000, Democrat Al Gore won 48% of the presidential vote; Republican George W. Bush gained 46%; and Green Party candidate Ralph Nader received 5%. In 2004, Democratic challenger John Kerr garnered 51% of the vote to Bush's 48%. In 2004 there were 2,977,000 registered voters; there is no party registration in the state. The state had 10 electoral votes in the 2004 presidential election.

In 2000, Democrat Mark Dayton was elected to the Senate. In 1996 Democrat Paul Wellstone successfully defended his Senate seat against a challenge by Republican Rudy Boschwitz, from whom he had won the seat in 1990. Wellstone died in a plane crash in October 2002, along with his wife and daughter, three staff members, and two pilots. Republican Norm Coleman won Wellstone's Senate seat in 2002, defeating Democrat and former vice president Walter Mondale, who stepped in to run after Wellstone's death. Following the 2004 elections, Minnesota's delegation to the US House was split between four Democrats and four Republicans. In mid-2005, there were 36 Democrats, 29 Republicans, and 1 Independent serving in the Minnesota state Senate. Party representation in the state House consisted of 66 Democrats, and 68 Republicans.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

As of 2005, Minnesota was divided into 87 counties, 854 municipal governments, 415 school districts, and 403 special districts. In 2002 there were also 1,793 townships.

Each of Minnesota's counties is governed by a board of commissioners, ordinarily elected for four-year terms. Other elected officials include the auditor, treasurer, recorder, sheriff, attorney, and coroner; an assessor and engineer are customarily appointed. Besides administering welfare, highway maintenance, and other state programs, the county is responsible for planning and development and, except in large cities, for property assessment. During the 1970s, counties also assumed increased responsibility for solid waste disposal and shoreline management.

Each regional development commission, or RDC, consists of local officials (selected by counties, cities, townships, and boards of education in the region) and of representatives of public interest groups (selected by the elected officials). RDCs prepare and adopt regional development plans and review applications for loans and grants.

Cities either have home-rule charters or are statutory cities, which are restricted to the systems of government prescribed by state law. In either case, the mayor-council system is the most common. Besides providing such traditional functions as street maintenance and police and fire protection, some cities operate utilities, sell liquor, or run hospitals, among other services. Each township is governed by a board of supervisors and by other elected officials.

In 2005, local government accounted for about 194,995 full-time (or equivalent) employment positions.

STATE SERVICES

To address the continuing threat of terrorism and to work with the federal Department of Homeland Security, homeland security in Minnesota operates under the authority of executive order; the public safety commissioner is designated as the state homeland security advisor.

Minnesota's ombudsman for corrections investigates complaints about corrections facilities or the conduct of prison officials. The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board supervises the registration of lobbyists, monitors the financing of political campaigns, and sees that elected and appointed state officials observe regulations governing conflict of interest and disclosure of personal finances. Minnesota law also provides that legislative meetings of any kind must be open to the public.

The state-aided public school system is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education, which carries out the policies of an 11-member Board of Teaching appointed by the governor. Responsible for higher education are the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, elected by the legislature; the boards of trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU), appointed by the governor; and other agencies. The Department of Transportation maintains roads and bridges, enforces public transportation rates, inspects airports, and has responsibility for railroad safety.

Minnesota's Department of Health investigates health problems, disseminates health information, regulates hospitals and nursing homes, and inspects restaurants and lodgings. Health regulations affecting farm produce are administered by the Department of Agriculture. State facilities for the developmentally disabled are operated by the Department of Human Services, which administers state welfare programs and provides social services to the aged, the handicapped, and others in need.

The Department of Public Safety registers motor vehicles, licenses drivers, enforces traffic laws, and regulates the sale of liquor. The Department of Military Affairs has jurisdiction over the Minnesota National Guard, and the Department of Corrections operates prisons, reformatories, and parole programs. The Housing Finance Agency aids the construction and rehabilitation of low-and middle-income housing. Laws governing occupational safety, wages and hours, and child labor are enforced by the Department of Labor and Industry, while the Department of Employment and Economic Development supervises public employment programs and administers unemployment insurance. Other departments focus on agriculture, commerce, employee relations, finance, natural resources, public service, and revenue.

JUDICIAL SYSTEM

Minnesota's highest court is the Supreme Court, consisting of a chief justice and six associate justices; all are elected without party designation for six-year terms, with vacancies being filled by gubernatorial appointment. The district court, divided into 10 judicial districts with 254 judges in 1999, is the court of original jurisdiction. Each judicial district has at least three district judges, elected to six-year terms. The governor designates a chief judge for a three-year term.

County courts, operating in all counties of the state except twoHennepin (Minneapolis) and Ramsey (St. Paul), which have municipal courtsassume functions formerly exercised by probate, family, and local courts. They exercise civil jurisdiction in cases where the amount in contention is $5,000 or less, and criminal jurisdiction in preliminary hearings and misdemeanors. They also hear cases involving family disputes, and have concurrent jurisdiction with the district court in divorces, adoptions, and certain other proceedings. The probate division of the county court system presides over guardianship and incompetency proceedings and all cases relating to the disposing of estates. All county judges are elected for six-year terms.

As of 31 December 2004, a total of 8,758 prisoners were held in Minnesota's state and federal prisons, an increase (from 7,865) of 11.4% over 2003. As of year-end 2004, a total of 544 inmates were female, up 25.1% (from 435) from the year before. Among sentenced prisoners (one year or more), Minnesota had an incarceration rate of 171 per 100,000 population in 2004.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2004 Minnesota had a violent crime rate (murder/nonnegligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; aggravated assault) of 269.6 reported incidents per 100,000 population, or a total of 13,751 reported incidents. Crimes against property (burglary; larceny/theft; and motor vehicle theft) in that same year totaled 155,019 reported incidents or 3,039 reported incidents per 100,000 people. Minnesota has no death penalty. The state's Crime Victims Reparations Board offers compensation to innocent victims of crime or to their dependent survivors.

In 2003, Minnesota spent $119,675,678 on homeland security, an average of $24 per state resident.

ARMED FORCES

In 2004, there were 9,076 Defense Department personnel, 1,607 active-duty military personnel and 479 civilian personnel in Minnesota. In 2004 Minnesota firms received about $1.33 billion in defense contracts, and Defense Department payroll amounted to $708 million.

As of 2003, there were 426,591 veterans of US military service living in Minnesota. Of these, 59,307 served in World War II; 52,341 in the Korean conflict; 140,907 during the Vietnam era; and 51,141 in the Gulf War. Expenditures on veterans exceeded $1.0 billion in 2004.

As of 31 October 2004, the Minnesota Highway Patrol employed 545 full-time sworn officers

MIGRATION

A succession of migratory waves began in the 17th and 18th centuries with the arrival of the Dakota and Ojibwa, among other Indian groups, followed during the 19th century by New England Yankees, Germans, Scandinavians, and finally southern and eastern Europeans. Especially since 1920, new arrivals from other states and countries have been relatively few, and the state experienced a net loss from migration of 80,000 between 1970 and 1980. The trend was almost halted in the 1980s when immigration nearly equaled emigration. Between 1990 and 1998, Minnesota had net gains of 71,000 in domestic migration and 47,000 in international migration. In 1998, 6,981 foreign immigrants entered the state. Minnesota's overall population increased 8% between 1990 and 1998.

Within the state, there has been a long-term movement to metropolitan areas, especially to the suburbs of major cities; from 1970 to 1983, the state's metropolitan population grew by nearly 1% annually. The urban population increased from 66.8% to 69.9% during the 1980s and, leveling off somewhat, ranged between 68.8% and 69.7% in the 1990s. From 1980 to 1990, the population of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area grew 15.5%; it grew another 8.9% between 1990 and 1996. In the period 200005, net international migration was 70,800 and net internal migration was 16,768, for a net gain of 54,032 people.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

Relations with the Council of State Governments are conducted through the Minnesota Commission on Interstate Cooperation, consisting of five members from each house of the state legislature and five administrative officers or other state employees; in addition, the governor, the president of the Senate, and the speaker of the House are nonvoting members. Minnesota also participates in the Great Lakes Charter, which it formed with seven other states in 1985 to preserve the lakes' water supply, and in other regional compacts. Minnesota is a party to the Boundary Compact Between Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota; the Great Lakes Commission; the Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission; and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. Minnesota received $5.493 billion in federal grants in fiscal year 2005, an estimated $5.154 billion in fiscal year 2006, and an estimated $5.783 billion in fiscal year 2007.

ECONOMY

Furs, wheat, pine lumber, and high-grade iron ore were once the basis of Minnesota's economy. As these resources diminished, however, the state turned to wood pulp, dairy products, corn and soybeans, taconite, and manufacturing, often in such food-related industries as meat-packing, canning, and the processing of dairy products. The leading sources of income in Minnesota have shifted again in the late 1990s. Manufacturing as a percent of total state output fell from 18.5% in 1997 to 13.7% in 2004, although there was net growth in manufacturing output from 1997 to 2001 of 5.8% compared to an output growth of 32.5% from general services; 27.9% from the trade sector; 26.1% from financial services; and 25.8% from government services. Minnesota's economy grew robustly at the end of the 1990s7% in 1997, 5.2% in 1999, and 8.5% in 2000, but the annual growth rate plummeted to 1% in the recession of 2001. In 2002, employment declined more rapidly than in the country as a whole because of the large share of Minnesota workers in sectors most affected by the national slowdown: manufacturing, information technology, and airline industries. Office vacancy rates in metropolitan areas increased from 12.2% in 2001 to 19.6% in 2002, above the national average of 16.5%. On the other hand, having escaped the drought conditions that afflicted many other states, corn and soybean harvests were large in 2002, and Minnesota growers were in a position to benefit from drought-induced higher prices for both crops. The dairy sector, however, faced historically low prices, increasing the number of dairy producers leaving the industry.

Minnesota's gross state product in 2005 was $233 billion, up from $223.822 billion in 2004, when manufacturing accounted for the largest share at $30.670 billion (13.7% of GSP), followed by the real estate sector at $24.875 billion (11.1% of GSP), and healthcare and social assistance at $17.637 billion (7.8% of GSP). In that same year, there were an estimated 464,946 small businesses in Minnesota. Of the 134,438 businesses that had employees, an estimated total of 131,674 or 97.9% were small companies. An estimated 15,167 new businesses were established in the state in 2004, up 3.5% from the year before. Business terminations that same year came to 15,209, down 15.2% from 2003. There were 1,374 business bankruptcies in 2004, down 0.4% from the previous year. In 2005, the state's personal bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) filing rate was 391 filings per 100,000 people, ranking Minnesota as 40th in the nation.

INCOME

In 2005 Minnesota had a gross state product (GSP) of $233 billion which accounted for 1.9% of the nation's gross domestic product and placed the state at number 17 in highest GSP among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2004 Minnesota had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $36,184. This ranked eighth in the United States and was 109% of the national average of $33,050. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of PCPI was 4.6%. Minnesota had a total personal income (TPI) of $184,413,901,000, which ranked 17th in the United States and reflected an increase of 6.4% from 2003. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of TPI was 5.7%. Earnings of persons employed in Minnesota increased from $138,475,249,000 in 2003 to $147,971,949,000 in 2004, an increase of 6.9%. The 200304 national change was 6.3%.

The US Census Bureau reports that the three-year average median household income for 2002 to 2004 in 2004 dollars was $55,914, compared to a national average of $44,473. During the same period an estimated 7.0% of the population was below the poverty line as compared to 12.4% nationwide.

LABOR

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in April 2006 the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force in Minnesota numbered 2,946,100, with approximately 119,600 workers unemployed, yielding an unemployment rate of 4.1%, compared to the national average of 4.7% for the same period. Preliminary data for the same period placed nonfarm employment at 2,756,800. Since the beginning of the BLS data series in 1976, the highest unemployment rate recorded in Minnesota was 9% in November 1982. The historical low was 2.5% in April 1999. Preliminary nonfarm employment data by occupation for April 2006 showed that approximately 4.7% of the labor force was employed in construction; 12.5% in manufacturing; 19.3% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 6.6% in financial activities; 11.3% in professional and business services; 14.2% in education and health services; 9.1% in leisure and hospitality services; and 15.2% in government.

The history of unionization in the state includes several long and bitter labor disputes, notably the Iron Range strike of 1916, the Teamsters' strike of 1934, and the Hormel strike of 198586. The earliest known unionstwo printers' locals, established in the late 1850sdied out during the Civil War, and several later unions faded in the panic of 1873. The Knights of Labor were the dominant force of the 1880s. The next decade saw the rise of the Minnesota State Federation of Labor, whose increasing political influence bore fruit in the landmark Workmen's Compensation Act of 1913 and the subsequent ascension of the Farmer-Labor Party. The legislature enacted a fair employment practices law in 1955 and passed a measure in 1973 prescribing collective-bargaining procedures for public employees and granting them a limited right to strike.

The BLS reported that in 2005, a total of 392,000 of Minnesota's 2,494,000 employed wage and salary workers were formal members of a union. This represented 15.7% of those so employed, down from 17.5% in 2004, but still above the national average of 12%. Overall in 2005, a total of 410,000 workers (16.4%) in Minnesota were covered by a union or employee association contract, which includes those workers who reported no union affiliation. Minnesota is one of 28 states that does not have a right-to-work law.

As of 1 March 2006, Minnesota had a state-mandated minimum wage rate of $6.15 per hour for employers having annual receipts of $625,000 or more, and a rate of $5.25 per hour for employers under that total. In 2004, women in the state accounted for 47.5% of the employed civilian labor force.

AGRICULTURE

Cash receipts from farm marketings totaled over $9 billion in 2005, placing Minnesota sixth among the 50 states; crops made up about 47% of the total value. For 2004, Minnesota ranked first in the production of sugar beets, sweet corn for processing, and green peas for processing; second in spring wheat, third in alfalfa hay; fourth in corn, oats, soybeans, and flaxseed; and sixth in barley and durum wheat.

The early farmers settled in the wooded hills and valleys in the southeastern quarter of the state, where they had to cut down trees and dig up stumps to make room for crops. With the coming of the railroads, farmers began planting the prairies with wheat, which by the late 1870s took up 70% of all farm acreage. In succeeding decades, wheat prices fell and railroad rates soared, fanning agrarian discontent. Farmers began to diversify, with dairy farming, oats, and corn becoming increasingly important. Improved corn yields since the 1940s have spurred the production of hogs and beef cattle and the growth of meat-packing as a major industry.

As of 2004, the state had 79,800 farms, covering 27,600,000 acres (11,200,000 hectares), or 51% of the state's total land area; the average farm had 346 acres (140 hectares). The number of people living on farms steadily declined from 624,000 in 1960 to 482,000 in 1970, and by 2002 there were only 66,996 persons residing on the farms they operated. The value of farmland rose between 2000 and 2004, from $1,320 per acre to $1,800. Minnesota's farmers faced acute financial troubles during the early 1980s as a result of heavy debts, high interest rates, and generally low crop prices.

The main farming areas are in southern Minnesota, where corn, soybeans, and oats are important, and in a Red River Valley along the western border, where wheat, barley, sugar beets, and potatoes are among the chief crops.

Agribusiness is Minnesota's largest basic industry, with about one-fourth of the state's labor force employed in agriculture or agriculture-related industries, most notably food processing.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Excluding the northeast, livestock-raising is dispersed throughout the state, with cattle concentrated particularly in west-central Minnesota and in the extreme southeast, and hogs along the southern border.

In 2005, the state had an estimated 2.4 million cattle and calves, valued at nearly $2.3 billion. The state had 6.5 million hogs and pigs, valued at $780 million in 2004. Minnesota produced more turkey in 2003 than any other state: 1.2 billion lb (0.55 billion kg), worth $425.3 million. Also during 2003, the state produced 13.8 million lb (6.3 million kg) of sheep and lambs, which brought in a total of nearly $13.3 million.

The state's total of 8.3 billion lb (4 billion kg) of milk outproduced all but five states in 2003. Production of broilers in 2003 was 228.5 million lb (103.4 million kg), worth around $77.7 million, and egg output in the same year was 2.9 billion, worth $146.4 million.

FISHING

Commercial fishermen in 2004 landed 323,000 lb (146,800 kg) of fish valued at $187,000. The catch included herring and smelts from Lake Superior, whitefish and yellow pike from large inland lakes, and carp and catfish from the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. In 2001, the commercial fleet had about 25 boats and vessels.

Sport fishing attracts some 1.5 million anglers annually to the state's 2.6. million acres (1.1 million hectares) of fishing lakes and 7,000 mi (11,000 km) of fishing streams, which are stocked with trout, bass, pike, muskellunge, and other fish by the Division of Fish and Wildlife of the Department of Natural Resources. Federal funds allocated for sport fish restoration projects totaled $10.8 million in 2005/06. In 2004, there were 1,467,677 sports fishing licenses issued in the state, second highest after Texas.

FORESTRY

Forests, which originally occupied two-thirds of Minnesota's land area, have been depleted by lumbering, farming, and forest fires. As of 2004, forestland covered 16,230,000 acres (6,568,000 hectares), or over 30% of the state's total land area. Most of the forestland is in the north, especially in Arrowhead Country in the northeast. Of the 14,723,000 acres (5,958,000 hectares) of commercial timberland, less than half is privately owned and more than one-third is under state, county, or municipal jurisdiction. In 2004, lumber production totaled 265 million board feet, 45% hardwoods and 55% soft woods. Over half of the timber that is harvested is used in paper products, and about one-third for wood products. Mills that process raw logs account for half of all forest and forest-product employment in Minnesota.

The state's two national forests are Superior (2,094,946 acres/847,825 hectares) and Chippewa (666,541 acres/269,749 hectares). The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, promotes effective management of the forest environment and seeks to restrict forest fire occurrence to 1,100 fires annually, burning no more than 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares) in all.

More than 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) are planted each year with trees by the wood fiber industry, other private interests, and federal, state, and county forest servicesmore than enough to replace those harvested or destroyed by fire, insects, or disease.

MINING

According to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the estimated value of nonfuel mineral production by Minnesota in 2003 was $1.23 billion, a decrease from 2002 of about 5%. The USGS data ranked Minnesota as 11th among the 50 states by the total value of its nonfuel mineral production, accounting for around 3% of total US output.

By value (in descending order), Minnesota's top nonfuel mineral commodities in 2003 were iron ore, construction sand and gravel, crushed stone, industrial sand and gravel, dimension stone, and lime. Minnesota in 2003 was the nation's top producer of iron ore, was third in peat, and sixth in construction sand and gravel.

According to preliminary data for 2003, production of usable iron ore totaled 34.8 million metric tons and was valued at $969 million, while construction sand and gravel output that year stood at 47 million metric tons and was valued at $188 million. Crushed stone output in 2003 totaled 9.8 million metric tons and was valued at $57.3 million. Minnesota in 2003 was also a producer of common clays and dimension stone.

ENERGY AND POWER

As of 2003, Minnesota had 179 electrical power service providers, of which 125 were publicly owned and 47 were cooperatives. Of the remainder, five were investor owned, one was federally operated, and one was an owner of an independent generator that sold directly to customers. As of that same year there were 2,410,903 retail customers. Of that total, 1,398,351 received their power from investor-owned service providers. Cooperatives accounted for 675,996 customers, while publicly owned providers had 336,550 customers. There were five federal customers and only one independent generator or "facility" customer.

Total net summer generating capability by the state's electrical generating plants in 2003 stood at 11.486 million k W, with total production that same year at 55.050 billion kWh. Of the total amount generated, 90.1% came from electric utilities, with the remainder coming from independent producers and combined heat and power service providers. The largest portion of all electric power generated, 35.655 billion kWh (64.8%), came from coal-fired plants, with nuclear plants in second place at 13.413 billion kWh (24.4%) and other renewable power sources in third at 2.410 billion kWh (4.4%). Natural gas power plants accounted for 3.3% of all power generated, followed by petroleum fueled plants at 1.6%, hydroelectric at 1.5%, and other types of generating facilities at 0.1%.

As of 2006, Minnesota had two nuclear power plants: the Monticello plant near Monticello and the Prairie Island plant in Red Wing.

Minnesota's 7 million acres (2.8 million hectares) of peat lands, the state's only known fossil fuel resource, constitute nearly half of the US total (excluding Alaska). If burned directly, the accessible fuel-quality peat deposit could substantially supplement Minnesota's energy needs. As of 2004, the state had no proven reserves or production of crude oil and natural gas. As of 2005, Minnesota's two refineries had a capacity of 335,000 barrels per day.

INDUSTRY

Minnesota's vast wealth of natural resources, especially the state's extensive timberlands and fertile prairie, was the basis for Minnesota's early industrial development. In the late 19th century, Minneapolis was the nation's flour milling center. By the early 20th century, canning and meat packing were among the state's largest industries.

While food and food products remain an important part of the state's economy, the state's economy has diversified significantly from these early beginnings. As of the early 2000s, the state looks primarily to high technology industries such as computer manufacturing, printing and publishing, scientific instrument manufacturing, and fabricated metal production, for revenues.

According to the US Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) for 2004, Minnesota's manufacturing sector covered some 20 product subsectors. The shipment value of all products manufactured in the state that same year was $88.472 billion. Of that total, food manufacturing accounted for the largest share at $16.841 billion. It was followed by computer and electronic product manufacturing at $11.898 billion; fabricated metal product manufacturing at $7.357 billion; transportation equipment manufacturing at $7.105 billion; and machinery manufacturing at $7.080 billion.

In 2004, a total of 325,601 people in Minnesota were employed in the state's manufacturing sector. Of that total, 214,788 were actual production workers. In terms of total employment, the computer and electronic product manufacturing industry accounted for the largest portion of all manufacturing employees at 44,845, with 20,519 actual production workers. It was followed by food manufacturing at 42,337 employees (32,182 actual production workers); fabricated metal product manufacturing at 39,238 employees (27,531 actual production workers); machinery manufacturing at 31,238 employees (18,790 actual production workers); and printing and related support activities with 29,224 employees (19,967 actual production workers).

ASM data for 2004 showed that Minnesota's manufacturing sector paid $14.210 billion in wages. Of that amount, the computer and electronic product manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share at $2.631 billion. It was followed by fabricated metal product manufacturing at $1.768 billion; food manufacturing at $1.513 billion; machinery manufacturing at $1.472 billion; and printing and related support activities at $1.161 billion.

COMMERCE

Access to the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the Atlantic Ocean, as well as to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, helps make Minnesota a major marketing and distribution center for the upper Midwest.

According to the 2002 Census of Wholesale Trade, Minnesota's wholesale trade sector had sales that year totaling $108.3 billion from 8,884 establishments. Wholesalers of durable goods accounted for 5,022 establishments, followed by nondurable goods wholesalers at 2,749 and electronic markets, agents, and brokers accounting for 1,113 establishments. Sales by durable goods wholesalers in 2002 totaled $46.7 billion, while wholesalers of nondurable goods saw sales of $46.6 billion. Electronic markets, agents, and brokers in the wholesale trade industry had sales of $14.9 billion.

In the 2002 Census of Retail Trade, Minnesota was listed as having 21,129 retail establishments with sales of $60.01 billion. The leading types of retail businesses by number of establishments were: gasoline stations (2,605); food and beverage stores (2,551); motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts dealers (2,461); miscella-neous store retailers (2,447); and clothing and clothing accessories stores (2,298). In terms of sales, motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts stores accounted for the largest share of retail sales at $14.8 billion, followed by general merchandise stores at $8.6 billion; food and beverage stores at $8.5 billion; and building material/garden equipment and supplies dealers at $6.1 billion. A total of 306,571 people were employed by the retail sector in Minnesota that year.

Exports of manufactured goods to foreign countries amounted to $14.7 billion in 2005. Manufactured exports included computers and computer software, electronic equipment, scientific instruments, and transportation equipment. Dairy products, feed grains, soybeans, and wheat were the largest agricultural commodity exports by total value.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

The Minnesota Attorney General's Office enforces Minnesota's laws against false advertising, consumer fraud, and deceptive trade practices. The Consumer Protection Division answers consumer questions and mediates consumer complaints, attempting to resolve the complaints through a voluntary mediation program. The Attorney General's office also produces brochures and booklets on a wide variety of consumer topics, including landlords and tenants, new-car buying, home building, credit, and debt collection.

When dealing with consumer protection issues, the state's Attorney General's Office can initiate civil but not criminal proceedings; represent the state before state and federal regulatory agencies; administer consumer protection and education programs; handle formal consumer complaints; and exercise limited subpoena powers. In antitrust actions, the Attorney General's Office can act on behalf of those consumers who are incapable of acting on their own; initiate damage actions on behalf of the state in state courts; and initiate criminal proceedings. However, the Attorney General cannot represent counties, cities and other governmental entities in recovering civil damages under state or federal law.

The Consumer Protection Division is located in St. Paul. Also, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office in Minneapolis offers consumer protection services, as does the Minneapolis Division of Licenses and Consumer Services.

BANKING

As of June 2005, Minnesota had 470 insured banks, savings and loans, and saving banks, plus 102 state-chartered and 69 federally chartered credit unions (CUs). Excluding the CUs, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington market area accounted for the largest portion of the state's financial institutions and deposits in 2004, with 176 institutions and $56.362 billion in deposits. As of June 2005, CUs accounted for 16.5% of all assets held by all financial institutions in the state, or some $12.948 billion. Banks, savings and loans, and savings banks collectively accounted for the remaining 83.5% or $65.360 billion in assets held.

As of 2004, the median net interest margin (the difference between the lower rates offered to savers and the higher rates charged on loans) stood at 4.37%, up from 4.33% in 2003; by 2005 the rate was 4.46%. The median percentage of past-due/nonaccrual loans to total loans was 1.44% in 2005, up slightly from 1.38% in 2004 but down from 1.65% in 2003.

INSURANCE

Minnesotans held over 2.8 million life insurance policies valued at about $268 billion as of 2004; total value for all categories of life insurance (individual, group, and credit) was over $469 billion. The average coverage amount is $94,900 per policy holder. Death benefits paid that year totaled $969.6 million.

As of 2003, there were 49 property and casualty and 13 life and health insurance companies incorporated or organized in the state. In 2004, direct premiums for property and casualty insurance totaled $8.7 billion. That year, there were 8,391 flood insurance policies in force in the state, with a total value of $1.2 billion. About $2.79 billion of coverage was held through FAIR plans, which are designed to offer coverage for some natural circumstances, such as wind and hail, in high risk areas.

In 2004, 64% of state residents held employment-based health insurance policies, 7% held individual policies, and 19% were covered under Medicare and Medicaid; 9% of residents were uninsured. Minnesota has the lowest percentage of uninsured residents in the nation; the state also ranks as having the highest percentage of employment-based insureds. In 2003, employee contributions for employment-based health coverage averaged at 16% for single coverage and 25% for family coverage. The state offers an 18-month health benefits expansion program for small-firm employees in connection with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA, 1986), a health insurance program for those who lose employment-based coverage due to termination or reduction of work hours.

In 2003, there were over 3.4 million auto insurance policies in effect for private passenger cars. Required minimum coverage includes bodily injury liability of up to $30,000 per individual and $60,000 for all persons injured in an accident, as well as property damage liability of $10,000. Personal injury protection, underinsured, and uninsured motorist coverage are also mandatory. In 2003, the average expenditure per vehicle for insurance coverage was $836.12.

SECURITIES

The Minneapolis Grain Exchange, founded in 1881 as the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, is the state's major commodity exchange. The MGE is used primarily for the pricing of grains. Enforcement of statutes governing securities, franchises, and corporate takeovers (as well as charitable organizations, public cemeteries, collection agencies, and bingo) is the responsibility of the Securities Division of the Department of Commerce.

In 2005, there were 1,400 personal financial advisers employed in the state and 7,410 securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents. In 2004, there were over 225 publicly traded companies within the state, with over 115 NASDAQ companies, 45 NYSE listings, and 7 AMEX listings. In 2006, the state had 19 Fortune 500 companies; Target (based in Minneapolis) ranked first in the state and 29th in the nation with revenues of over $52.6 billion, followed by UnitedHealth Group (Minnetonka), Best Buy (Richfield), St. Paul Travelers Co. (St. Paul), and 3M (St. Paul). All five companies are listed on the NYSE.

PUBLIC FINANCE

Minnesota spends a relatively large amount on state government and local assistance, especially on a per capita basis. The state budget is prepared by the Department of Finance and submitted biennially by the governor to the legislature for amendment and approval. The fiscal year (FY) runs from 1 July to 30 June.

Fiscal year 2006 general funds were estimated at nearly $16.7 billion for resources and $15.8 billion for expenditures. In fiscal year 2004, federal government grants to Minnesota were $7.2 billion.

MinnesotaState government Finances
(Dollar amounts in thousands. Per capita amounts in dollars.)
AMOUNT PER CAPITA
Abbreviations and symbols: - zero or rounds to zero; (NA) not available; (X) not applicable
source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, 2004 Survey of State Government Finances, January 2006.
Total Revenue 29,708,220 5,828.57
  General revenue 24,217,043 4,751.23
    Intergovernmental revenue 6,379,798 1,251.68
    Taxes 14,734,921 2,890.90
      General sales 4,066,790 797.88
      Selective sales 2,317,528 454.68
      License taxes 941,783 184.77
      Individual income tax 5,709,584 1,120.19
      Corporate income tax 637,183 125.01
      Other taxes 1,062,053 208.37
    Current charges 1,903,656 373.49
    Miscellaneous general revenue 1,198,668 235.17
  Utility revenue - -
  Liquor store revenue - -
  Insurance trust revenue 5,491,177 1,077.34
Total expenditure 28,831,675 5,656.60
  Intergovernmental expenditure 9,638,153 1,890.95
  Direct expenditure 19,193,522 3,765.65
    Current operation 13,399,569 2,628.91
    Capital outlay 1,312,133 257.43
    Insurance benefits and repayments 3,346,880 656.64
    Assistance and subsidies 756,958 148.51
    Interest on debt 377,982 74.16
Exhibit: Salaries and wages 3,928,883 770.82
Total expenditure 28,831,675 5,656.60
  General expenditure 25,383,736 4,980.13
    Imergovernmental expenditure 9,638,153 1,890.95
    Direct expenditure 15,745,583 3,089.19
  General expenditures, by function:
    Education 9,872,467 1,936.92
    Public welfare 8,047,983 1,578.96
    Hospitals 191,650 37.60
    dealth 516,458 101.33
    Highways 1,823,163 357.69
    Police protection 212,528 41.70
    Correction 411,061 80.65
    Natural resources 465,387 91.31
    Parks and recreation 160,839 31.56
    Government administration 655,093 128.53
    interest on general debt 377,982 74.16
    Dther and unallocable 2,649,125 519.74
  Utility expenditure 101,059 190.83
  Liquor store expenditure - -
  Insurance trust expenditure 3,346,880 656.64
Debt at end of fiscal year 6,665,669 1,307.76
Cash and security holdings 50,533,430 9,914.35

On 5 January 2006 the federal government released $100 million in emergency contingency funds targeted to the areas with the greatest need, including $4.2 million for Minnesota.

TAXATION

In 2005, Minnesota collected $15,881 million in tax revenues or $3,094 per capita, which placed it sixth among the 50 states in per capita tax burden. The national average was $2,192 per capita. Property taxes accounted for 3.9% of the total, sales taxes 26.5%, selective sales taxes 15.3%, individual income taxes 39.9%, corporate income taxes 5.9%, and other taxes 8.5%.

As of 1 January 2006, Minnesota had three individual income tax brackets ranging from 5.35 to 7.85%. The state taxes corporations at a flat rate of 9.8%.

In 2004, state and local property taxes amounted to $4,920,174,000 or $965 per capita. The per capita amount ranks the state 27th nationally. Local governments collected $4,312,311,000 of the total and the state government $607,863,000.

Minnesota taxes retail sales at a rate of 6.50%. In addition to the state tax, local taxes on retail sales can reach as much as 1%, making for a potential total tax on retail sales of 7.50%. Food purchased for consumption off-premises is tax exempt. The tax on cigarettes is 123 cents per pack, which ranks 14th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Minnesota taxes gasoline at 20 cents per gallon. This is in addition to the 18.4 cents per gallon federal tax on gasoline.

According to the Tax Foundation, for every federal tax dollar sent to Washington in 2004, Minnesota citizens received $0.69 in federal spending.

ECONOMIC POLICY

Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) offers a variety of programs to encourage expansion of existing industries and to attract new industry to the state. The department extends loans to small businesses for capital investments that create or retain jobs. It awards grants to new or expanding companies in rural areas and provides limited guarantees to private lenders for loans given to start-up companies. The Minnesota Trade Office assists with the financing of small business exports. The state offers grants to depressed communities to help them retain or attract business or to rebuild their infrastructure. Minnesota's corporate income tax is structured to favor companies having relatively large payrolls and property (as opposed to sales) within the state. In 2006, an initiative called Positively Minnesota was guiding economic development efforts. The primary goal was to capture a great share of business expansions. As a group, Positively Minnesota included economic developers, utilities and private firms as well as the DEED. Beginning in 2004, the Job Opportunity Building Zones (JOBZ) project was launched: it is a rural economic development stimulus program. The program provides substantial tax relief to companies that start up or expand in targeted areas of Minnesota. The program identifies 10 zones encompassing more than 300 communities in every region of the state (except in the seven Twin Cities metropolitan counties). The program was to expire in 2015.

HEALTH

Shortly after the founding of Minnesota Territory, promoters attracted new settlers partly by proclaiming the tonic benefits of Minnesota's soothing landscape and cool, bracing climate; the area was trumpeted as a haven for retirees and for those afflicted with malaria or tuberculosis.

The infant mortality rate in October 2005 was estimated at 5.2 per 1,000 live births. The birth rate in 2003 was 13.9 per 1,000 population. The abortion rate stood at 13.5 per 1,000 women in 2000. In 2003, about 86.5% of pregnant woman received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester. In 2004, approximately 85% of children received routine immunizations before the age of three.

The crude death rate in 2003 was 7.1 deaths per 1,000 population. As of 2002, the death rates for major causes of death (per 100,000 resident population) were: heart disease, 171.4; cancer, 183.5; cerebrovascular diseases, 53.9; chronic lower respiratory diseases, 39.3; and diabetes, 26.2. The mortality rate from HIV infection was 1.1 per 100,000 population. In 2004, the reported AIDS case rate was at about 4.3 per 100,000 population. In 2002, about 57.6% of the population was considered overweight or obese. As of 2004, about 20.6% of state residents were smokers.

In 2003, Minnesota had 131 community hospitals with about 16,400 beds. There were about 615,000 patient admissions that year and 9.1 million outpatient visits. The average daily inpatient census was about 11,300 patients. The average cost per day for hospital care was $1,109. Also in 2003, there were about 425 certified nursing facilities in the state with 39,336 beds and an overall occupancy rate of about 92.1%. In 2004, it was estimated that about 79.7% of all state residents had received some type of dental care within the year; this was the second-highest dental care percentage in the nation (following Connecticut). Minnesota had 283 physicians per 100,000 resident population in 2004 and 962 nurses per 100,000 in 2005. In 2004, there were a total of 3,069 dentists in the state.

About 19% of state residents were enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare programs in 2004. Approximately 9% of the state population was uninsured in 2004; representing the lowest uninsured rate in the country. In 2003, state health care expenditures totaled $6.9 million.

The Mayo Clinic, developed by Drs. Charles H. and William J. Mayo in the 1890s and early 1900s, was the first private clinic in the United States and became a world-renowned center for surgery. In 2005, it was ranked second on the Honor Roll of Best Hospitals 2005 by U.S. News & World Report. In the same report, it ranked second for best care in heart disease and heart surgery and fifth for best care in cancer. The separate Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, founded and endowed by the Mayo brothers in 1915, was subsequently affiliated with the University of Minnesota, which became the first US institution to offer graduate education in surgery and other branches of clinical medicine.

SOCIAL WELFARE

In 2004, about 147,000 people received unemployment benefits, with the average weekly unemployment benefit at $318. In fiscal year 2005, the estimated average monthly participation in the food stamp program included about 259,937 persons (124,398 households); the average monthly benefit was about $88.16 per person. That year, the total of benefits paid through the state for the food stamp program was about $274.9 million.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the system of federal welfare assistance that officially replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in 1997, was reauthorized through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. TANF is funded through federal block grants that are divided among the states based on an equation involving the number of recipients in each state. Minnesota's TANF program is called Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). In 2004, the state program had 88,000 recipients; state and federal expenditures on this TANF program totaled $193 million in fiscal year 2003.

In December 2004, Social Security benefits were paid to 775,050 Minnesota residents. This number included 517,510 retired workers, 76,260 widows and widowers, 84,830 disabled workers, 44,770 spouses, and 51,680 children. Social Security beneficiaries represented 15.2% of the total state population and 93.8% of the state's population age 65 and older. Retired workers received an average monthly payment of $955; widows and widowers, $925; disabled workers, $879; and spouses, $480. Payments for children of retired workers averaged $505 per month; children of deceased workers, $673; and children of disabled workers, $260. Federal Supplemental Security Income payments in December 2004 went to 70,745 Minnesota residents, averaging $398 a month. An additional $7.7 million of state-administered supplemental payments were distributed to 40,320 residents.

HOUSING

In 2004, Minnesota had an estimated 2,212,701 housing units, of which 2,054,900 were occupied. That year, Minnesota had the highest rate of homeownership in the nation with 75.3% of all housing units being owner-occupied. About 68% of all units were single-family, detached homes. Most units rely on utility gas and electricity for heating. It was estimated that 53,332 units lacked telephone service, 9,065 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 9,270 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household had 2.41 members.

In 2004, 41,800 new units were authorized for construction. The median home value was $181,135. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $1,260. Renters paid a median of $673 per month. In September 2005, the state received a grant of $362,500 from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for rural housing and economic development programs. For 2006, HUD allocated to the state over $20.9 million in community development block grants.

EDUCATION

Minnesota's first public school system was authorized in 1849, but significant growth in enrollment did not occur until after the Civil War. In 2004, 92.3% of Minnesotans age 25 or older were high school graduates, far exceeding the national average of 84%. Some 32.5% had obtained a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to the national average of 26%.

The total enrollment for fall 2002 in Minnesota's public schools stood at 847,000. Of these, 568,000 attended schools from kindergarten through grade eight, and 279,000 attended high school. Approximately 80.2% of the students were white, 7.8% were black, 4.6% were Hispanic, 5.4% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 2.1% were American Indian/Alaskan Native. Total enrollment was estimated at 836,000 in fall 2003 but was expected to be 826,000 by fall 2014, a decline of 2.5% during the period 2002 to 2014. Expenditures for public education in 2003/04 were estimated at $8.6 billion. In fall 2003, there were 93,935 students enrolled in 568 private schools. Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has tested public school students nationwide. The resulting report, The Nation's Report Card, stated that in 2005, eighth graders in Minnesota scored 290 out of 500 in mathematics compared with the national average of 278.

As of fall 2002, there were 323,791 students enrolled in college or graduate school; minority students comprised 11.7% of total postsecondary enrollment. In 2005 Minnesota had 113 degree-granting institutions. The state's public postsecondary education system is overseen by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) and includes three areas: the state university systemwith campuses at Bemidji, Mankato, Marshall, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Moorhead, St. Cloud, and Winona; the community college system, and a statewide network of area vocational-technical institutes. The University of Minnesota (founded as an academy in 1851) has campuses in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, and Crookston. The state's oldest private college, Hamline University in St. Paul, was founded in 1854 and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. There are more than 20 private colleges, many of them with ties to Lutheran or Roman Catholic religious authorities. Carleton College, at Northfield, is a notable independent institution.

Minnesota has an extensive program of student grants, work-study arrangements, and loan programs, in addition to reciprocal tuition arrangements with Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

ARTS

State and regional arts groups as well as individual artists are supported by state and federal grants administered through the Minnesota State Arts Board, an 11-member panel appointed by the governor. In 2005, the Minnesota State Arts Board and other Minnesota arts organizations received 57 grants totaling $3,319,100 from the National Endowment for the Arts. The State Arts Board was also given funding from the state and from private sources. The Minnesota Humanities Commission (MHC) was founded in 1971. As of 2006 the MHC offered public programs such as the "Humanities Foundations," which provided family literacy programs and Teacher Institutes and "Learning in Retirement," which promoted adult learning through senior organizations. In 2005, the National Endowment for the Humanities contributed $1,503,460 to 19 state programs.

The Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul, which has two concert halls, opened in January 1985. The Ordway is the home of the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera Company, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. The privately owned nonprofit theater was built for about $45 million and was founded with funding from the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Corp. and other private sources. In 1999, the Ordway received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to use interactive video-conferencing technology to develop an "electronic field trip" accessible to student audiences across the state.

The St. Olaf College Choir, at Northfield, has a national reputation. The Tyrone Guthrie Theater, founded in Minneapolis in 1963, is one of the nation's most prestigious repertory companies; it moved to a location overlooking the Mississippi River in 2006. The Minnesota Ballet is based in Duluth.

Literary arts are active in the state. The Loft, founded in 1974 in Minneapolis, is considered to be one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive literary centers and offers programs for readers, mentoring programs for writers, grants and awards for writers, and publications, among other services.

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is an innovative museum with an outstanding contemporary collection. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibits more traditional works with a permanent collection of over 100,000 pieces spanning 5,000 years of world history. The Weisman Art Museum of the University of Minnesota is in Minneapolis, and the Minnesota Museum of Art is in St. Paul.

LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS

In 2001, Minnesota had an estimated 140 public library systems, with a total of 359 libraries, of which 232 were branches. The total number of books and serial publications that year was 14,414,000 volumes, with audio and video items totaling 651,000 and 488,000, respectively. Library circulation reached 43,843,000. The system also operated 17 bookmobiles. The largest single public library system is the 15-library Minneapolis Public Library and Information Center (founded in 1885); its new Central Library opened in 2006. The leading academic library, with 5,747,805 volumes, is that maintained by the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. Special libraries include the James Jerome Hill Reference Library (devoted to commerce and transportation) and the library of the Minnesota Historical Society, both located in St. Paul. Nearly all public, academic, school, and special libraries participate in one of the seven library system networks that facilitate resource sharing. In 2001, operating income for the state's public library system was estimated at $149 million, including $642,000 in federal grants and $10 million in state grants.

There are more than 164 museums and historic sites. In addition to several noted museums of the visual arts, Minnesota is home to the Mayo Medical Museum at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The Minnesota Historical Society Museum offers rotating exhibits on varied aspects of the state's history. In May 1996, the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post opened its doors. Historic sites include the Split Rock Lighthouse on the north shore of Lake Superior, Historic Fort Snelling in the Twin Cities, the boyhood home of Charles Lindbergh in Little Falls, and the Sauk Centre home of Sinclair Lewis.

COMMUNICATIONS

As of 2004, 97.1% of Minnesota's occupied housing units had telephones. Additionally, by June of that same year there were 2,832,079 mobile wireless telephone subscribers. In 2003, 67.9% of Minnesota households had a computer and 61.6% had Internet access. By June 2005, there were 723,484 high-speed lines in Minnesota, 655,837 residential and 67,647 for business.

Commercial broadcasting began with the opening of the first radio station in 1922; as of 2005 there were 135 major radio stations33 AM and 102 FMand 20 major television stations. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area had 1,481,050 television households, 54% of which received cable as of 1999.

As of 2000, a total of 116,792 Internet domain names had been registered in Minnesota.

PRESS

The Minnesota Pioneer, whose first issue was printed on a small hand press and distributed by the publisher himself on 28 April 1849 in St. Paul, vies with the Minnesota Register (its first issue was dated earlier but may have appeared later) for the honor of being Minnesota's first newspaper. Over the next 10 years, in any case, nearly 100 newspapers appeared at locations throughout the territory, including direct ancestors of many present-day publications. In April 1982, Minneapolis's daily newspapers were merged into the Minneapolis Star Tribune. As of 2005, the state had 15 morning dailies, 10 evening dailies, and 15 Sunday papers.

The following table lists the leading dailies, with their average circulations in 2005:

AREA NAME DAILY SUNDAY
Duluth News Tribune (m,S) 46,460 69,471
Minneapolis Star Tribune (m,S) 381,094 678,650
St. Paul Pioneer Press (m,S) 191,264 254,078

As of 2005, 333 weekly newspapers were being published in Minnesota. Among the most widely read magazines published in Minnesota were Family Handyman, appearing 11 times a year; Catholic Digest, a religious monthly; and Snow Goer, published six times a year for snowmobile enthusiasts.

ORGANIZATIONS

In 2006, there were over 8,805 nonprofit organizations registered within the state, of which about 5,694 were registered as charitable, educational, or religious.

The Minnesota Historical Society, founded in 1849, is the oldest educational organization in the state and the official custodian of its history. The society is partly supported by state funds, as are such other semistate organizations as the Academy of Science (which promotes interest in science among high school students), the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, and the Humane Society. The Sons of Norway and American Swedish Institute, both with headquarters in Minneapolis, seek to preserve the state's Scandinavian heritage. The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International is based in St. Paul.

The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is based in Rochester. The National Scholastic Press Association is based in Minneapolis. The Organic Consumers Association, established in 1998, is based in the town of Finland.

Hobbyist and sport associations with headquarters in Minnesota include the American Coaster Enthusiasts, the North American Fishing Club, and North American Hunting Club.

The National Marrow Donor Program is based in Minneapolis, as is the National Council of the United States, International Organization of Good Templars.

TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND RECREATION

In 2004, the state hosted some 28.6 million travelers, with 50% of all tourist activity involving Minnesota residents touring their own state. About 11.7 million visitors were from out of state, primarily from one of the following states: Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, Illinois, California, South Dakota, Michigan, Texas, Missouri, and Florida. Shopping was the most popular tourist activity for out-of-state visitors. Total travel expenditures for 2004 reached $9.2 billion, which included support for over 233,000 jobs. More than 40% of tourists visited the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

With its lakes and parks, ski trails and campsites, and historical and cultural attractions, Minnesota provides ample recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Minnesota's attractions include the 220,000-acre (80,000-hectare) Voyageurs National Park near the Canadian border; Grand Portage National Monument, in Arrowhead Country, a former fur-trading center with a restored trading post; and Pipestone National Monument, in southwestern Minnesota, containing the red pipestone quarry used by Indians to make peace pipes. Lumbertown USA, a restored 1870s lumber community, is in Brainerd, and the US Hockey Hall of Fame is in Eveleth. The city of Ely has the International Wolf Center. Harmony features Niagara Cave with an underground waterfall. Minneapolis is famous for the Mall of America, a huge indoor commercial and entertainment center featuring stores, rides, a beach, skating rink, movies, and restaurants. The Minnesota Zoo is located about 20 mi (30 km) south of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Between Redwood Falls and Jackson, tourists can view the Jeffers Petroglyphs dating from 3000 bc.

The state maintains and operates 66 parks, 9,240 mi (14,870 km) of trails, 10 scenic and natural areas, 5 recreation areas, and 18 canoe and boating routes. Minnesota also has 288 primary wildlife refuges. Many visitors hunt deer, muskrat, squirrel, beaver, duck, pheasant, and grouse. Others enjoy boating each year on Minnesota's scenic waterways. Winter sports have gained in popularity, and many parks are now used heavily all year round. Snowmobiling, though it has declined somewhat since the mid-1970s, still attracts enthusiasts annually, and cross-country skiing has rapidly accelerated in popularity.

SPORTS

Five of the major professional sports currently have teams in Minnesota: the Twins of Major League Baseball, the Vikings of the National Football League, the Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association, the Wild of the National Hockey League, and the Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. The Twins won the World Series in 1924, 1987, and 1991. The Vikings have gone to the Super Bowl four times, losing each one. The Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League moved to Dallas in 1993, but a new NHL team, the Minnesota Wild, began play in 2000.

In collegiate sports, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers compete in the Big Ten Conference. The football team won the Rose Bowl in 1962, while the basketball team won the Big Ten title and advanced to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Final Four in 1997. The university is probably best known for its ice hockey team, which won the NCAA title in 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, and 2003, and supplied the coach, Herb Brooks, and many of the players for the gold medal-winning US team in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Other annual sporting events include the John Beargrease Sled Dog Race between Duluth and Grand Marais in January or early February, and auto racing at the Brainerd International Raceway in July and August. Alpine and cross-country skiing are popular.

Tracy Caulkins, Roger Maris, and Kevin McHale, past stars in swimming, baseball, and basketball, respectively, were all born in Minnesota.

FAMOUS MINNESOTANS

No Minnesotan has been elected to the US presidency, but several have sought the office, including two who served as vice president. Hubert Horatio Humphrey (b.South Dakota, 191178) was vice president under Lyndon Johnson and a serious contender for the presidency in 1960, 1968, and 1972. A onetime mayor of Minneapolis, the "Happy Warrior" entered the US Senate in 1949, winning recognition as a vigorous proponent of liberal causes; after he left the vice presidency, Humphrey won reelection to the Senate in 1970. Humphrey's protégé, Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (b.1928), a former state attorney general, was appointed to fill Humphrey's Senate seat in 1964, was elected to it twice, and after an unsuccessful try for the presidency, became Jimmy Carter's running mate in 1976; four years later, Mondale and Carter ran unsuccessfully for reelection, losing to Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Mondale won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and chose US Representative Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York as his running mate, making her the first woman to be nominated by a major party for national office; they were overwhelmingly defeated by Reagan and Bush, winning only 41% of the popular vote and carrying only Minnesota and the District of Columbia. Warren Earl Burger (190795) of St. Paul was named chief justice of the US Supreme Court in 1969. Three other Minnesotans have served on the court: Pierce Butler (18661939), William O. Douglas (18981980), and Harry A. Blackmun (b.Illinois, 190897).

Senator Frank B. Kellogg (b.New York, 18561937), who as secretary of state helped to negotiate the Kellogg-Briand Pact renouncing war as an instrument of national policy (for which he won the 1929 Nobel Peace Prize), also served on the Permanent Court of International Justice. Other political leaders who won national attention include governors John A. Johnson (18611909), Floyd B. Olson (18911936), and Harold E. Stassen (19072001), a frequent presidential candidate beginning in 1948. Eugene J. McCarthy (19162005), who served in the US Senate, was the central figure in a national protest movement against the Vietnam war and, in that role, unsuccessfully sought the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination won by Humphrey. McCarthy also ran for the presidency as an independent in 1976.

Several Minnesotans besides Kellogg have served in cabinet posts. Minnesota's first territorial governor, Alexander Ramsey (18151903), later served as a secretary of war, and Senator William Windom (182791) was also secretary of the treasury. Others serving in cabinet posts have included William DeWitt Mitchell (18741955), attorney general; Maurice H. Stans (190898), secretary of commerce; James D. Hodgson (b.1915), secretary of labor; and Orville Freeman (19182003) and Bob Bergland (b.1928), both secretaries of agriculture. The first woman ambassador in US history was Eugenie M. Anderson (Iowa, 190997), like Humphrey an architect of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Notable members of Congress include Knute Nelson (b.Norway, 18431923), who served in the Senate from 1895 to his death; Henrik Shipstead (18811960), who evolved into a leading Republican isolationist during 24 years in the Senate; Representative Andrew J. Volstead (18601947), who sponsored the 1919 prohibition act that bears his name; and Representative Walter Judd (18981994), a prominent leader of the so-called China Lobby.

The Mayo Clinic was founded in Minnesota by Dr. William W. Mayo (b.England, 18191911) and developed through the efforts of his sons, Drs. William H. (18611939) and Charles H. (18651939) Mayo. Oil magnate J. Paul Getty (18921976) was a Minnesota native, as was Richard W. Sears (18631914), founder of Sears, Roebuck.

Prominent literary figures, besides Sinclair Lewis, include Ignatius Donnelly (b.Pennsylvania, 18311901), a writer, editor, and Populist Party crusader; F. Scott Fitzgerald (18961940), well known for classic novels including The Great Gatsby; and Ole Edvart Rølvaag (b.Norway, 18761931), who conveyed the reality of the immigrant experience in his Giants in the Earth. The poet and critic Allen Tate (b.Kentucky, 18991979) taught for many years at the University of Minnesota.

Journalist Westbrook Pegler (18941969) and cartoonist Charles Schulz (19222000) were both born in Minnesota as was radio personality and author Garrison Keillor (b.1942), who gained nationwide fame playfully satirizing his home state through the fictitious town of Lake Wobegon. Architects LeRoy S. Buffington (18471937) and Cass Gilbert (b.Ohio, 18591934) and economist Thorstein Veblen (b.Wisconsin, 18571929) influenced their fields well beyond the state's borders, as did Minnesota artists Wanda Gag (18931946) and Adolph Dehn (18951968).

Minnesota-born entertainers include Judy Garland (Frances Gumm, 192269) and Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman, b.1941). Football star William "Pudge" Heffelfinger (18671954) was a Minnesota native, and Bronislaw "Bronco" Nagurski (b.Canada, 19081990) played for the University of Minnesota.

Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Duluth (b.France, 16361710), Father Louis Hennepin (b.Flanders, 1640?1701), and Jonathan Carver (b.Massachusetts, 171080) were among the early explorers and chroniclers of what is now the State of Minnesota. Fur trader Henry H. Sibley (b.Michigan, 181191) was a key political leader in the territorial period and became the state's first governor; he also put down the Sioux uprising of 1862. Railroad magnate James J. Hill (b.Canada, 18381916) built one of the greatest corporate empires of his time, and Oliver H. Kelley (b.Massachusetts, 18261913), a Minnesota farmer, organized the first National Grange. John Ireland (b.Ireland, 18381918) was the first Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul, while Henry B. Whipple (b.New York, 18221901), longtime Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, achieved particular recognition for his work among Indians in the region.

The first US citizen ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature was Sinclair Lewis (18851951), whose novel Main Street (1920) was modeled on life in his hometown of Sauk Centre. Phil-ip S. Hench (b.Pennsylvania, 18961965) and Edward C. Kendall (b.Connecticut, 18861972), both of the Mayo Clinic, shared the 1950 Nobel Prize for medicine, and St. Paul native Melvin Calvin (191197) won the 1961 Nobel Prize for chemistry.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Council of State Governments. The Book of the States, 2006 Edition. Lexington, Ky.: Council of State Governments, 2006.

Lewis, Anne Gillespie. The Minnesota Guide. Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum Pub., 1999.

Meyer, Roy (revision ed.). History of the Santee Sioux: United States Indian Policy on Trial. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.

Perich, Shawn. Wild Minnesota: A Celebration of Our State's Natural Beauty. Stillwater, Minn.: Voyageur Press, 2005.

Radicalism in Minnesota, 19001960: A Survey of Selected Sources. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1994.

Radzilowski, John. Minnesota. New York: Interlink Books, 2004.

Risjord, Norman K. A Popular History of Minnesota. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005.

Rueter, Theodore. The Minnesota House of Representatives and the Professionalization of Politics. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1994.

Stuhler, Barbara. Gentle Warriors: Clara Ueland and the Minnesota Struggle for Woman Suffrage. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1994.

US Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, US Census Bureau. Minnesota, 2000. Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics: 2000 Census of Population and Housing. Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office, 2003.

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Minnesota

MINNESOTA

MINNESOTA. The state of Minnesota lies nearly at the center of the North American continent. Issuing from one of its many lakes, the Mississippi River rises and flows south to the Gulf of Mexico. On its western border the Red River flows north through Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay, and the streams that drain eastward into Lake Superior ultimately reach the Atlantic Ocean. It is a transition zone, divided among northern pine forests, the midwestern corn belt, and the Great Plains. The name Minnesota, derived from a Dakota word meaning "cloud colored water," has become the popular designation "Land of Sky Blue Waters."

Except for a small area in the southeastern corner, the state's modern topography was shaped by the ice sheets of the last (Wisconsin) glacial advance, which melted away between ten and fifteen thousand years ago. From that era come the first signs of human occupation and for most of the period until the arrival of Europeans some 350 years ago the area was a part of the Archaic and Woodland traditions and lay on the northwestern fringe of the Hopewell and Mississippian cultures that dominated the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. French traders and missionaries arriving in the late seventeenth century found it a land dotted with burial mounds and other ceremonial earthworks.

Colonial Occupation

In advance of the French came migrating Ottawa, Huron, and Ojibwe (Chippewa) Indians driven westward by the Iroquois wars and seeking to trade European goods for the furs gathered by the Dakota (Sioux) and other tribes beyond the Great Lakes. The first Frenchmen to leave a record of reaching the area, Pierre D'Esprit, Sieur de Radisson, and Medart Chouart, Sieur de Groseilliers, accompanied a group of Ottawas at some time between the years 1654 and 1660. They were soon followed by others: Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Luth (1679), Father Louis Hennepin (1680), Pierre Charles le Sueur (1700), and Pierre Gaultier, Sieur de la Verendrye (1731).

These men and many more licensed by the French crown took over and expanded the fur-trading network created by Indian middlemen. After Britain acquired French Canada in 1763, control of this trade passed to the North West Company and its various offshoots. Indian tribes meanwhile continued to move westward. The introduction of horses from Spain had produced a new buffalo-hunting culture that drew the Cheyennes and the western bands of Dakotas (Sioux) onto the open plains, even as the forests of northern Minnesota were being occupied by the Ojibwes.

Following the purchase of Louisiana Territory in 1803, the American government not only dispatched Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to the west coast, but also sent an expedition under Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike to explore the headwaters of the Mississippi and assert American authority there. In 1805 Pike purchased from the eastern bands of Dakotas the right to locate a fort at the mouth of the Minnesota River along with land that also encompassed the nearby Falls of Saint Anthony.

American Conquest

The War of 1812 intervened, and not until 1820 did the building of the fort commence. Named for Colonel Josiah Snelling, who saw it to completion, the outpost became the focus for American influence throughout the region during the next thirty years. The first steamboat, the Virginia, reached Fort Snelling in 1823, and a small trading and farming community grew, dominated by the regional headquarters of the American Fur Company. In 1837 the United States acquired by treaties with the Ojibwes and the Sioux the land on the east bank of the Mississippi, where settlers who had been forced off the military reservation established the village of Saint Paul in 1840.

After Iowa was admitted to statehood in 1846 and Wisconsin in 1848, the area that remained in those two territories, extending north to the British border and west to the Missouri River, became Minnesota. At this time, however, all but a small triangle between the Mississippi and Saint Croix Rivers was still Indian land. The new territory owed its creation in 1849 to the influence of Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas and to an influx of New England lumbermen eager to exploit its vast stands of pine. Saint Paul, located at the practical head of steamboat navigation on the Mississippi, became its capital.

In the nine years that followed, Minnesota rode the crest of a boom in western land speculation. Its population increased from barely 5,000 to 150,000, many of whom were new immigrants from Germany, Scandinavia, and Ireland. Treaties forced on the Dakota Indians in 1851 gave all of southern Minnesota except a narrow reservation along the Minnesota River to the United States, and even before the treaties were ratified, settlers poured into the southeastern counties and the Minnesota River Valley. In 1858, on the eve of the Civil War, Minnesota became the thirty-second state of the Union. Its north south orientation, including a potential port at the head of Lake Superior and a common boundary with Canada, was dictated by expansionist ambitions and by railroad interests, for which Douglas was again the spokesman. Saint Paul, a natural hub of future transportation routes, remained the capital. Henry Hastings Sibley, who for twenty years had managed the Minnesota trade of the American Fur Company, became the state's first governor. He was the last Democrat to hold the office for thirty years.

Swept by abolitionist and Republican sentiment in the election of 1860, the state was the first to volunteer troops to the Union. In 1862, however, Minnesota was engulfed by its own war. A faction among the Dakota tribe, enraged at forced assimilation and broken promises and led by Chief Little Crow, launched a surprise attack, slaying nearly 500 settlers. Vengeance was swift and terrible. All Indians, including not only the entire Dakota tribe but also the peaceful Winnebagos, were removed from southern Minnesota, and those who fled were pursued onto the northern plains, where intermittent warfare ended only with the massacre at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1890.

Forty Years of Statehood

By the close of the nineteenth century, Minnesota's prairies and hardwood forests had been transformed into farmland. The pine forests were nearly exhausted, and lumbering, the state's first great extractive industry, was at its peak of productivity. It would cease abruptly after 1905. Already, however, timber was being replaced in the northeastern corner of Minnesota by a second great resource. Iron mining had begun on the Vermilion Range in the 1880s and on the richer Mesabi Range in 1890.

Agriculture also had its extractive aspects. Soaring wheat prices during the Civil War years tied Minnesota farming from the outset to a cash crop system and world markets. With luck and a limited investment, pioneer farmers could pay for their land in a year or two. Single crop farming, however, exhausted even the richest prairie soil, and diversification demanded more capital. Those without access to it sold out and went on to new land, thus producing a moving "wheat frontier" that by the 1880s had reached the Red River Valley and the Dakota plains.

Minnesota grew with the railroad era. Just as it owed its early organization to the dreams of railroad promoters, so the shape and location of its towns and cities were determined by steel rails. Government land grants to railroad companies comprised more than one-fifth of the state's area. Its own most prominent railroad promoter was James J. Hill, who built the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Manitoba line in 1878 and completed the transcontinental Great Northern Road in 1890.

Minnesota industry centered on the processing of raw materials and agricultural products. Sawmilling gained an early start in towns along the Saint Croix and Mississippi Rivers. The largest concentration was at the Falls of Saint Anthony. Industry powered by the falls produced the city of Minneapolis, which by 1880 had surpassed St. Paul in population. By then sawmilling was giving way to flour milling, and Minneapolis boasted of being the country's breadbasket. Firms like Washburn Crosby and Pillsbury had the most advanced flour-milling technology in the world, while the Minneapolis Millers Association, through its connection with rail lines and grain storage facilities, dictated the price of wheat to farmers across the region.

The stream of immigrants from Europe had continued to swell. By 1880, 71 percent of the population was either foreign-born or had an immigrant parent. The greatest number were from Germany, but Norway was a close second, and the Scandinavian countries together far outnumbered any single group. Native-born Anglo-Americans continued to control most of the seats of power in business and government, but in 1892 Minnesota elected Knute Nelson as its first foreign-born governor.

The Early Twentieth Century

The opening decades of the twentieth century saw the high tide of small-town life in Minnesota. Communities like Sauk Centre, which was bitterly satirized by its native son Sinclair Lewis in his novel Main Street (1920), thrived on rural prosperity, and in 1900 they were served by a railroad network that reached to every corner of the state. Soon, however, automobiles and the initiation of a state highway system, together with a prolonged agricultural depression in the 1920s, brought the decline and disappearance of many small towns.

In the same decades, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul merged into a twin-headed metropolis. Spreading suburbs were served by a single system of electric streetcars. Enlarged city newspapers circulated throughout the state, and with the arrival of commercial radio in 1922, city stations dominated the airwaves. The business and financial sway of the Twin Cities was recognized in 1912, when Minneapolis became the seat of the Ninth Federal Reserve District, extending from Upper Michigan to the Rocky Mountains. In the meantime Minnesota had gained yet a third urban center as iron mining expanded. Duluth and its surrounding communities, supported by shipbuilding, ore docks, and a steel mill, reached a population of 150,000 in 1920.

The Progressive Era in Minnesota, with its public concern over urbanization and industry, brought the election of the Democratic governor John Lind in 1898 and the passage of laws to open up the political system and expand the regulatory powers of government. Suffrage for women, however, was blocked until 1919 because of its association with the temperance movement in the minds of German voters and the brewing interests.

Industrialization also brought an emerging labor movement. The Minnesota State Federation of Labor was formed in 1890, but the major struggles of the next decades were led by groups like the Western Federation of Miners and the Industrial Workers of the World. Low pay and dangerous working conditions among immigrant miners in the great open pits of the Mesabi Range brought on two bitter strikes, in 1907 and in 1916. In Minneapolis, employers and bankers formed a semisecret organization called the Citizens Alliance, that held down wages and preserved an open-shop city until passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935.

The perceived threat of labor activism and the hysteria accompanying World War I led to a dark period of nativism and red-baiting that scarred Minnesota for a generation. Antiwar sentiment with in the state's large German population was met with open persecution and mob violence, and a wartime Committee of Public Safety used its near-absolute power to register all aliens, break strikes, and eliminate civil liberties such as freedom of speech.

Depression and World War II

In Minnesota the depression of the 1930s was a continuation of the agricultural crisis that had begun in 1920. Combined with increased mechanization during World War I, it had already eliminated thousands of small farms. Drought and depression in the 1930s only exacerbated the effects.

Minnesota industry had already begun to change. Papermaking and the manufacture of wood products had replaced lumbering. The state had lost its dominance in flour-making, and the large milling firms were turning to brand-name consumer products and intensive marketing. Meatpackers like the Hormel Company, along with other food processors, were doing likewise. With the decline of railroads, the Twin Cities were becoming a center for trucking and interstate buses and also home to the new Northwest Orient Airline.

New political alliances had been forged by the heat of wartime repression, and in the 1920s the Farmer-Labor Party replaced the Democrats as the state's second major party. In 1930 its candidate, Floyd B. Olson, was elected governor. A charismatic leader, Olson described himself as a radical but drew widespread support for policies that essentially mirrored those of the New Deal. His early death from cancer in 1936 left the Farmer-Labor Party divided, and his successor, Elmer A. Benson, met defeat in 1938 from the young Republican Harold E. Stassen.

The years preceding World War II revived bitter memories of the last war. Antiwar sentiment was strong, and there was significant support for former Minnesotan Charles A. Lindbergh and his "America First" campaign. Until 1940 both Minnesota senators opposed all moves toward intervention, and one of them, Henrik Shipstead, stayed on to cast his vote against the United Nations charter in 1945. That the war had reversed these attitudes in Minnesota was shown by his defeat in the next primary election.

The Postwar Era

The three decades after World War II saw more Minnesotans rise to prominence in national politics and public life than at any other period. Most notable was Hubert H. Humphrey, United States senator, vice president under Lyndon B. Johnson and Democratic candidate for president in 1968. Others included former governor Stassen, an architect of the United Nations charter and advisor to President Dwight D. Eisenhower; Orville Freeman and Robert Bergland, both secretaries of agriculture; Maurice Stans, secretary of commerce; Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the United States; Eugene J. McCarthy, United States senator and candidate for president; and Eugenie M. Anderson, the first woman to serve as a United States foreign ambassador. They were followed in the 1970s by Walter E. Mondale, vice president under Jimmy Carter (1976–1980) and Democratic candidate for president in 1984.

This unusual record reflected in part the health of both Minnesota's political parties. In 1944 the Farmer-Labor and Democratic Parties merged to form what became known as the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). Four years later Humphrey and a group of young Democrats dedicated to internationalism, the Cold War, and civil rights assumed party leadership. Led by Stassen and his successors, Minnesota Republicans were in substantial agreement with the DFL on these issues and other more local ones, such as support for education and human services. Rivalry between the parties remained keen, nevertheless; power was evenly divided, and Minnesota acquired a national reputation for clean politics and citizen participation.

Minnesota's economy also emerged from World War II stronger than ever before. Wartime retooling had laid the foundations for a new manufacturing sector. The state found itself especially strong in precision industries such as computers and medical devices and later in electronics. High prices had restored farm prosperity, and the green revolution in plant genetics and chemistry soon led to record crops. Although this new agriculture demanded ever greater capital investment and presaged the end of the family farm, its even darker side, including environmental damage, did not become evident until the 1980s.

Yet the postwar period brought hard times to the iron ranges, for reserves of high-grade ore had been exhausted. Abundant iron was locked in the hard rock known as taconite, but the investment required for its extraction was enormous. Prosperity slowly returned to northern Minnesota with the opening of the Saint Lawrence Seaway in 1959, the development of tourism, and passage of a state constitutional amendment in 1964 that limited the taxation of taconite plants.

In August 1973 Time magazine celebrated what it called "The Good Life in Minnesota." This included a broad array of cultural phenomena. A mushrooming of theater, art, and music groups in the 1960s was accompanied by founding of the Guthrie Theater and the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra; small presses flourished; major league sports came to the state. Minnesota became a mecca for canoeists and outdoors enthusiasts with expansion of its wilderness area on the Canadian border and establishment of Voyageurs National Park (1975). In the 1970s nationwide popularity of the radio show A Prairie Home Companion made mythical Lake Wobegon Minnesota's best-loved small town.

Demographic and Social Change

Until the mid-twentieth century Ojibwe Indians clustered on seven reservations in northern Minnesota were the state's largest racial minority. A small African American community centered in the Twin Cities found employment in service industries. Hispanics, mostly Mexican, included migratory workers in agriculture and a few permanent residents near the packing houses of South Saint Paul. Asians numbered only a few hundred.

Immediately after World War II, migration to cities along with national and international shifts in population brought great change. By the year 2000, nonwhites, including Hispanics, accounted for about 10 percent of the state's 4,919,000 people. Among minority groups Africans, both African Americans and recent immigrants from the continent, were the most numerous at 171,000. Asians and Pacific Islanders together numbered nearly 144,000, while Hispanics (of any race) were a close third at 143,000. American Indians, including members of various tribes living in the Twin Cities, came to just under 55,000.

Meanwhile Minnesota had become an urban state. Most minority immigrants stayed in the Twin Cities, and as early as 1970 more than half the population lived in the sprawling metropolitan area. The proportion grew as consolidation of farms into ever larger industrial-style operations brought depopulation to rural counties, especially those in the southern and western parts of the state.

Other forms of diversity accompanied these demographic changes in the state's ethnicity. The women's and gay rights movements of the 1970s and 1980s encountered growing resistance among conservatives rooted in the state's powerful religious traditions. Deep political rifts resulted, and after 1973, when Minnesotan Harry A. Blackmun wrote the United States Supreme Court's decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, abortion laws dominated each legislative session. Nevertheless, the number and power of women in public life grew steadily. The number of women representatives in the legislature increased from none from 1945 to 1950 to 61 in 1996. In 1977 Rosalie Wahl became the first woman to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court, and from 1990 to 1994 women held a majority on the court. Social and demographic change were both evident in Minneapolis, where an African American woman, Sharon Sayles Belton, served as mayor from 1993 to 2001.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Clark, Clifford E., Jr., ed. Minnesota in a Century of Change: The State and Its People Since 1900. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1989.

Gilman, Rhoda R. The Story of Minnesota's Past. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1991. For general readers. Heavily illustrated.

Graubard, Stephen R., ed. Minnesota, Real and Imagined: Essays on the State and Its Culture. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2001. Originally published as the summer 2000 (vol. 129, no. 3) issue of Daedalus.

Holmquist, June Drenning, ed. They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State's Ethnic Groups. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1981.

Lass, William E. Minnesota: A History. New York: Norton, 2d ed., 1998.

Rhoda R.Gilman

See alsoDemography and Demographic Trends ; Explorations and Expeditions: French ; Farmer-Labor Party of Minnesota ; Immigration ; Iron and Steel Industry ; Midwest ; Minneapolis–St. Paul ; Railroads .

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Minnesota (state, United States)

Minnesota (mĬn´Ĭsō´tə), upper midwestern state of the United States. It is bordered by Lake Superior and Wisconsin (E), Iowa (S), South Dakota and North Dakota (W), and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario (N).

Facts and Figures

Area, 84,068 sq mi (217,736 sq km). Pop. (2010) 5,303,925, a 7.8% increase since the 2000 census. Capital, St. Paul. Largest city, Minneapolis. Statehood, May 11, 1858 (32d state). Highest pt., Eagle Mt., 2,310 ft (702 m); lowest pt., Lake Superior, 602 ft (184 m). Nickname, North Star State. Motto,L'Etoile du Nord [The Star of the North]. State bird, common loon. State flower, showy lady's slipper or pink and white lady's slipper. State tree, red pine. Abbr., Minn.; MN

Geography

Except for Alaska, Minnesota is the most northerly of all the states (reaching lat. 49°23′55″N). The climate is humid continental. Winter locks the land in snow, spring is brief, and summers are hot. Prehistoric glaciers left marshes, boulder-strewn hills, and rich, gray drift soil stretching from the northern pine wilderness to the broad southern prairies. In the eastern part of the state are mountains, part of the Canadian Shield, from which iron ore is decreasingly extracted. The Vermilion and Cuyuna ranges (discovered in 1884 and 1911) are virtually depleted, and the once rich Mesabi range (1890) has also declined. South of the iron country, famous for its old-time boomtowns, lie rolling hills. In the south and the west are prairies, fertile farming country.

The state has more than 11,000 lakes and numerous streams and rivers. The rivers feed three great river systems: The Red River of the north and its tributaries in the west run north through Manitoba's lakes to Hudson Bay; streams in the east run into Lake Superior, and eventually into the St. Lawrence; and the Mississippi flows south from Minnesota headwaters above Lake Itasca, gathering volume from the waters of the St. Croix and Minnesota rivers before leaving the state.

The beauty of Minnesota's lakes and dense green forests, as seen in Voyageurs National Park, has long attracted vacationers, and there is excellent fishing in the state's many rivers, lakes, and streams. Also of interest to tourists are the Grand Portage and Pipestone national monuments (see National Parks and Monuments, table), Itasca State Park (at the headwaters of the Mississippi), and the world's largest open-pit iron mine at Hibbing.

Saint Paul, the capital, and its larger twin, Minneapolis, are the two largest cities. Bloomington, Duluth, and Rochester are other major cities.

Economy

Minnesota is one of the nation's largest producers of iron ore. Methods developed to use lower-grade ores such as taconite have kept production up in spite of the depletion of once rich high-grade deposits. Granite (from St. Cloud) and sand and gravel production are also among the largest in the country. Wheat, once paramount in agriculture, has been surpassed by corn, soybeans, and livestock. The state is also a leader in the production of creamery butter, dry milk, cheese, and sweet corn.

By the 1950s manufacturing rivaled agriculture as the major source of income in Minnesota. Major industries in the state produce processed foods, electronic equipment, machinery, paper products, chemicals, and stone, clay, and glass products. Minnesota pioneered the development of computers and other high-technology manufacturing. Printing and publishing are also important.

Reforestation and the use of relatively small trees for pulpwood have helped to keep timber one of Minnesota's assets, even though the "big woods" of the early 19th cent. have been to a large extent felled. The state is roughly 30% forestland and has two national forests. The high days of logging in Minnesota, immortalized in the legend of Paul Bunyan, were brief, but they helped build a number of large fortunes, such as that of Frederick Weyerhaeuser.

Also of great importance to Minnesota are its waterways, which have been extensively developed near industrial centers. Locks and other improvements enable Mississippi River barge traffic to pass around the Falls of St. Anthony at Minneapolis. Duluth, at the western tip of Lake Superior, has one of the busiest inland harbors in the United States; the completion of the Saint Lawrence Seaway (1959) made the city an important port for overseas trade.

Government and Higher Education

Minnesota is governed under its 1858 constitution. The legislature has 67 senators and 134 representatives. The governor is elected for a four-year term and may be reelected. Arne Carlson, an Independent Republican, was elected governor in 1990 and reelected in 1994; Jesse Ventura of the Reform party, a former professional wrestler, surprisingly won the 1998 gubernatorial race. In 2002, Republican Tim Pawlenty was elected to the office; he was reelected in 2006. Mark Drayton, a Democrat, was elected governor in 2010 and 2014. Minnesota sends two senators and eight representatives to Congress; it has 10 electoral votes.

Among institutions of higher learning in the state are the Univ. of Minnesota and the State Colleges and Univ. system of Minnesota, both with campuses throughout the state; Carleton College and Saint Olaf College, both in Northfield; and the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, affiliated with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

History

Ancient Inhabitants and European Exploration

Archaeological evidence indicates that Minnesota was inhabited long before the time of the Mound Builders. A skeleton ( "Minnesota Man" ), found in 1931 near Pelican Falls, is believed to date from the late Pleistocene epoch, c.20,000 years ago. Many important archaeological finds relating to the early inhabitants of North America have been made in Minnesota.

There are some experts who argue on the basis of the Kensington Rune Stone and other evidence that the first Europeans to reach Minnesota were the Vikings, but French fur traders came in the mid-17th cent. is undeniably so. Other traders, explorers, and missionaries of New France also penetrated the country. Among these were Radisson and Groseilliers, Verendrye, the sieur Duluth, and Father Hennepin and Michel Aco, who discovered the Falls of St. Anthony (the site of Minneapolis).

At the time the French arrived, the dominant groups of Native Americans were the Ojibwa in the east and the Sioux in the west. Both were friendly to the French and contributed to the fur-trading empire of New France. Minnesota remained excellent country for fur trade throughout the British regime that followed the French and Indian Wars and continued so after the War of 1812, when the American Fur Company became dominant and the company's men helped to develop the area.

U.S. Absorption and Settlement

The eastern part of Minnesota had been included in the Northwest Territory and was governed under the Ordinance of 1787; the western part was joined to the United States by the Louisiana Purchase. Further exploration was pursued by Jonathan Carver (1766–67), Zebulon M. Pike (1805–6), Henry Schoolcraft (1820, 1829), and Stephen H. Long (1823).

Only after the War of 1812, however, did settlement begin in earnest. In 1820 Fort St. Anthony (later Fort Snelling) was founded as a guardian of the frontier. A gristmill established there in 1823 initiated the industrial development of Minneapolis. Treaties (1837, 1845, 1851, and 1855) with the Ojibwa and the Sioux, by which the U.S. government took over Native American lands, and the opening of a land office at St. Croix Falls in 1848 initiated a period of substantial expansion.

Territorial Status and Statehood

In 1849 Minnesota became a territory. The Missouri and White Earth rivers were the western boundary. A land boom grew as towns were platted, railroads chartered, and roads built. Attention turned to education, and the Univ. of Minnesota was established in 1851. The school, with its many associated campuses, has subsequently exerted and continues to exert a great influence on the cultural life of the state. The building (1851–53) of the Soo Ship Canal at Sault Ste. Marie opened a water route for lake shipping eastward.

The Panic of 1857 hit Minnesota particularly hard because of land speculation, but difficult times did not prevent the achievement of statehood in 1858, with St. Paul as the capital and Henry Hastings Sibley as the state's first governor. The population had swelled from 6,000 in 1850 to more than 150,000 in 1857; by 1870 there were nearly 440,000 people. Chiefly a land of small farmers (mainly of British, German, and Irish extraction), Minnesota supported the Union in the Civil War and supplied large quantities of wheat to the Northern armies.

Native American Resistance and New Settlement

During the Civil War and afterward the Sioux reacted to broken promises, fraudulent dealings, and the encroachment of settlers on their lands with violent resistance. A Sioux force under Little Crow was defeated by H. H. Sibley, virtually ending Native American resistance. Meanwhile, settlement boomed, aided by the Homestead Act of 1862. Later in the century came immigrants from Scandinavia—Swedes, Norwegians, and Finns. Lumbering, which had begun in 1839 at a sawmill on the St. Croix, became paramount, and logging camps were established. Fortunes were made quickly in the 1870s and 80s, as the railroads pushed west. A boom in wheat made the Minnesota flour mills famous across the world and brought wealth to flour producers such as John S. Pillsbury.

Discontent and Reform Politics

In the late 19th cent. farmers suffered from such natural disasters as the blizzard of 1873 and insect plagues from 1874 to 1876. To these were added the miseries that accompanied the downward trend of the national economy, and Minnesota became a center of farmers' discontent, expressed in the Granger movement. The opening of the iron mines gave new impetus to Minnesota's economy but conditions in these mines also created discontent among the laborers. They joined forces with the farmers in the 1890s in the Populist party, one of several third-party movements that challenged the Republican party's traditional leadership in Minnesota. Ignatius Donnelly was one of the Populists' most powerful figures.

Renewed agrarian discontent led to the founding of the Nonpartisan League in 1915. Farmers and laborers joined forces again in 1920 in the Farmer-Labor party, which was dominant in the 1930s. The Republicans returned to power in 1939 with the election of Harold Stassen as governor. In 1944 the Farmer-Labor party and the Democrats merged. Probably the most successful leader of the new party, the Democratic Farmer Labor party (DFL), was Hubert H. Humphrey, who was elected to the U.S. Senate four times and was vice president from 1965 to 1969. Orville Freeman, DFL governor from 1955 to 1961, was secretary of agriculture from 1961 to 1969.

Walter F. Mondale, a Humphrey protégé, was a U.S. senator from 1964 to 1977. He was elected vice president as Jimmy Carter's running mate in 1976 and ran for president in 1984, losing to incumbent Ronald Reagan. Since the 1950s the DFL and the Republicans have vied sharply in contests for state offices. In the 1970s the Republican party changed its name to the Independent Republican party. With the exception of 1952, 1956, and 1972, Minnesota has voted Democratic in every presidential election since 1932.

Cooperatives and Population Shifts

The state has been notable for experimentation in novel features of local government and has also been a leader in the use of cooperatives. This phenomenon is perhaps explained by the cooperative heritage present among its many people of Scandinavian descent. In 1919 credit unions, cooperative creameries, grain elevators, and purchasing associations were supported by legislation that protected the institutions and instructed the state department of agriculture to encourage them. Today there are several thousand cooperative associations in Minnesota serving diversified needs.

Since the mid-19th cent. the state has become progressively more urban. In 1970 the urban population was two thirds of the total. Since 1970 dramatic suburban growth has taken place, especially in the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area. Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport has become an important hub for the region. Nearby is the massive Mall of America (1992), the nation's largest shopping center.

Notable Institutions and Natives

Many people come to Minnesota for treatment at the famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and surgeons at the Univ. of Minnesota have won recognition for their development of new heart-surgery techniques. The Minnesota Orchestra is nationally known, and the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis houses an excellent regional repertory company. Minnesota has contributed important literary figures to the nation, including Sinclair Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and O. E. Rølvaag. Economist Thorstein Veblen and aviation pioneer Charles A. Lindbergh were also born in the state.

Bibliography

See J. Borchert and D. P. Yeager, ed., Atlas of Minnesota (1969); C. C. Chrislock, The Progressive Era in Minnesota, 1899–1918 (1971); T. C. Blegen, Minnesota: A History of the State (2d ed. 1975); D. J. Tweton, Depression: Minnesota in the Thirties (1981); J. D. Holmquist, They Chose Minnesota (1988).

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Minnesota

MINNESOTA


Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275

Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285

Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295

Saint Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

The State in Brief

Nickname: North Star State

Motto: L'etoile du nord (Star of the north)

Flower: Pink and white lady's slipper

Bird: Common loon

Area: 86,938 square miles (2000; U.S. rank: 12th)

Elevation: Ranges from 600 feet to 2,301 feet above sea level

Climate: North part of state lies in the moist Great Lakes storm belt; western border is at the edge of the semi-arid Great Plains; spring is brief; summer is short, hot, and humid; winter is long and severe with heavy snowfall.

Admitted to Union: May 11, 1858

Capital: Saint Paul

Head Official: Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) (until 2007)

Population

1980: 4,076,000

1990: 4,432,000

2000: 4,919,492

2004 estimate: 5,100,958

Percent change, 19902000: 12.4%

U.S. rank in 2004: 21st

Percent of residents born in state: 70.2% (2000)

Density: 61.8 people per square mile (2000)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 177,454

Racial and Ethnic Characteristics (2000)

White: 4,400,282

Black or African American: 171,731

American Indian and Alaska Native: 54,967

Asian: 141,968

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 1,979

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 143,382

Other: 65,810

Age Characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 329,594

Population 5 to 19 years old: 1,105,251

Percent of population 65 years and over: 12.1%

Median age: 35.4 years (2000)

Vital Statistics

Total number of births (2003): 70,248

Total number of deaths (2003): 37,558 (infant deaths, 325)

AIDS cases reported through 2003: 1,900

Economy

Major industries: Manufacturing; trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; agriculture; services

Unemployment rate: 4.4% (March 2005)

Per capita income: $34,039 (2003; U.S. rank: 9th)

Median household income: $54,480 (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Percentage of persons below poverty level: 7.1% (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Income tax rate: 3.0%

Sales tax rate: 6.25%

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Minnesota

Minnesota State in n central USA, on the Canadian border; the capital is St Paul. Other major cities include Minneapolis and Duluth. French fur traders arrived in the 17th century. The area e of the Mississippi passed to Britain after the Seven Years' War, then to the USA after the American Revolution. The USA acquired lands w of the Mississippi from France in the Louisiana Purchase (1803). Minnesota organized as a territory in 1849, and acquired statehood in 1858. The terrain varies from the prairies of the s to the forests of the n. There are mountains in the e. The state is drained chiefly by the Minnesota, St Croix, and Mississippi rivers. Wheat and maize are the major crops, and many farms raise dairy cattle. There are rich deposits of iron ore in the Mesabi Range in the e. Since the 1950s, manufacturing replaced agriculture as the main economic activity. Industries: electronic equipment, machinery, paper products, chemicals, printing and publishing. Area: 206,207sq km (79,617sq mi). Pop. (2000) 4,919,479.

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May 11, 1858

Nickname :

Gopher State

State bird :

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State flower :

Pink and white lady- slipper

State tree :

Norway pine

State motto :

Star of the North

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Minnesota

MINNESOTA


The highly publicized 1998 election of Reform Party candidate Jesse Ventura to the governor's seat came as no surprise to those who had studied Minnesota history. With a long tradition of protest politics and a disdain for power monopolies, the state has always steered an independent course. Situated in the heart of the American prairie and supplied with many natural resources, Minnesota was able to parlay its independent spirit into great economic success. From its wheat fields to its iron ore ranges and timber lands to its large industrial belts, Minnesota represented the economic diversity to which most of the country aspired.

Europeans who first came into the territory that is now Minnesota were witness to numerous confrontations between the Dakota and Ojibwa Indians who inhabited the territory. In the mid-1600s French explorers, fur traders, and missionaries sent back the first reports from the region. American and British explorers also came to the area, vying with the French for influence. After the French and Indian War (17541763) the part of Minnesota east of the Mississippi was ceded to Great Britain. In 1762 France ceded the land west of the river to Spain. British activity in the region continued until the U.S. Congress banned British fur trade there after the War of 1812 (18121814). The American Fur Company headed by John Jacob Astor (17631848) replaced a British company at Grand Portage, a center for inland trade.


The eastern part of Minnesota (east of the Mississippi) became part of the Northwest Territory in 1787. Most of the western part of the territory was acquired by the United States through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The Red River Valley was ceded by a treaty with England in 1818. The American Fur Company continued to prosper on the upper Mississippi until treaties with the Ojibwa and Dakota Indians transferred large parcels of their land to the federal government in 1837. Unlike pioneer settlers fur traders had developed a profitable partnership with the Indians, one which was threatened by this action. The treaties opened up the territory to lumbering, farming, and settlement. Settlements such as Marine and Stillwater on the St. Croix River and St. Anthony (later Minneapolis) sprang up around the lumbering industry. St. Paul was a trading center at the head of the Mississippi.

In 1849 Minnesota became a territory, and by 1857 it had more than 150,000 inhabitants. It became the 32nd state of the Union in 1858. Minnesota supported the Union in the American Civil War (18611865). But during that period the state faced a more serious internal challenge from disgruntled Dakota Indians who waged a war on white settlers in 1862. Following the pattern of white western conquest both the Dakotas and the Ojibwas were eventually moved to reservations.

The first railroad joined St. Paul and St. Anthony, a flour-milling center, in 1862. Later rail routes connected the state with Chicago and the Red River Valley. Immigrants from the east and from northern Europe, especially Scandinavia and Germany, started coming to Minnesota in great numbers. They established farms and grew produce that was carried back east on the trains. Large-scale farming developed along with small farms, particularly for the wheat crop; 70 percent of all farms were planted with wheat by 1870.

Farmers suffered occasional natural disasters such as drought. They felt themselves injured also by high railroad rates and a general deflation. Agrarian discontent became part of the tradition of protest politics in the state. The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was the first national farmers' organization which had its origins in Minnesota beginning in 1867. It had great influence on state politics in the 1880s. In 1890 another farm-oriented activist party called the Populists (or People's Party) helped elect John Lind Governor of Minnesota. Labor organizing was also strong in this period. As the Minnesota Federation of Labor gained power it succeeded in getting a landmark Workmen's Compensation Act passed in 1913. This laid the groundwork for the Farmer-Labor Party.

Aside from third parties the so-called Progressive Movement had other manifestations in Minnesota. Rural residents feared the power of big business, especially the railroad industry. An angry public outcry was heard in 1901 when railroad barons James J. Hill (18381916) and Edward Harriman, with help from banker J. P. Morgan (18371913), formed the Northern Securities Company. The company merged the Northern Pacific, Great Northern, and Chicago and Burlington railroads, virtually monopolizing railroads in the state. Governor Samuel Van Sant had his attorney general sue the company and led other Midwest governors in condemning the company. When President Theodore Roosevelt (19011909) instituted a federal suit against the company in his first action as a "trust-buster," the Northern Securities Company was broken up.

The lumbering industry in Minnesota prospered greatly in the decades following the American Civil War. It reached a peak in 1899. As it shipped some of the logs by rail and even more by water down the Mississippi, Minnesota supplied tons of lumber to the country, particularly the growing areas of the Great Plains states. Minneapolis became a sawmill center. In combination with flour mills and railroads sawmills helped the city's population swell to well over 150,000 by 1890. The combined population of Minneapolis and its "twin city" St. Paul grew to over 250,000. Lumber was also shipped from Duluth, which owed its prosperity to its position at the starting point of the North Pacific Railroad.

Duluth also became a major Lake Superior port after the discovery of iron ore in the northeast Mesabi and Vermilion ranges. After the 1880s eastern cities and industries began to grow. After a short boost to the economy produced by World War I (19141918) an economic downturn afflicted the state. Since Minnesota forests had been depleted of their resources lumbering shifted to the Pacific Northwest. An agricultural depression also caused several flour mills to move to Kansas City and Buffalo, New York.

Minnesotans adapted to the changes by planting corn, soybeans, and sugar beets in addition to the traditional wheat crop. Canning and meat packing had become important industries in the early part of the twentieth century; by the late part of the century food processing plants such as Green Giant, Libby, Del Monte, and General Foods shipped more manufactured products than any other industry in the state.

Like the rest of the nation Minnesota was plunged into a depression in the 1930s. The governor during this period was Floyd B. Olson, a reform politician who championed the poor farmers and laborers and supported the policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (19331945). This period marked the first time that Minnesota departed from a nearly unbroken history of Republican domination. In 1944 the populist Farmer-Labor Party merged with the Democrats and began a new chapter of reform in Minnesota under the leadership of Hubert H. Humphrey (19111973). Humphrey would later become Mayor of Minneapolis, U.S. senator, and vice president.

In the ensuing decades other manufactured products like business machines, computers, and electronic components added to the state's economic base. After the high-grade iron ore produced by the state was depleted new processes were instituted to extract iron from low-grade ore. This caused concern about environmental damage to Lake Superior. A sign of the changing demographics in the state was that the urban population of Minnesota exceeded its rural population for the first time in 1950.

Minnesotans experienced some economic challenges in the late 1980s and into the 1990s. An important environmental concern was addressed in 1980 when the Reserve Mining Company was forced to end the dumping of taconite (low-grade iron ore) wastes, thought to be carcinogenic, into Lake Superior. Other companies such as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company have been forced to clean up hazardous waste sites. Natural disasters also put a strain on Minnesota's economy. A drought plagued the state in 1988 and severe flooding of the Mississippi in 1993 and the Red River in 1997 devastated the lowlands.

The state maintained its economic health through diversification with increasing attention to service industries such as real estate, insurance, and finance. Tourism also became increasingly important to the state as millions of travelers, fishermen, and hunters came to enjoy the state's many scenic and recreational areas. Farming remained important to the state as well; in 1995 Minnesota ranked seventh in the nation by farm income. The state's proximity to the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes, and the St. Lawrence Seaway continued to make Minnesota a major marketing and distribution center for the upper Midwest. The state's per capita personal income in 1996 was over $25,000, ranking it ninth in the nation.

See also: Mississippi River, Plains Indians, Populist Movement, Saint Lawrence Seaway


FURTHER READING

Blegen, Theodore C. Minnesota: A History of the State. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1975.

Brook, Michael. Reference Guide to Minnesota History: A Subject Bibliography of Books, Pamphlets,

and Articles in English. St. Paul, MN: Historical Society, 1983.

Chrislock, Carl H. The Progressive Era in Minnesota, 18291914. St. Paul, MN: Historical Society, 1971.

Folwell, William W. A History of Minnesota. 4 vols. Rev. ed. St. Paul, MN: Historical Society, 19561959.

Lass, William E. Minnesota: A Bicentennial History. New York: Norton, 1977.

from out of the past of exploration and exploitation, out of boom and bust times, out of the experiences of pioneers and immigrants, and out of the heritage of industrialization and the tradition of protest politics has come the minnesota that is now.

william e. lass, minnesota: a bicentennial history, 1977

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Minnesota (river, United States)

Minnesota, river, 332 mi (534 km) long, rising in Big Stone Lake at the W boundary of Minnesota and flowing SE to Mankato, then NE to the Mississippi S of Minneapolis. Earlier called the St. Peter or St. Pierre, it was an important route of explorers and fur traders. The river follows the valley of the prehistoric River Warren, the outlet of Lake Agassiz.

See E. Jones, The Minnesota: Forgotten River (1962).

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Minnesota

Minnesotaaorta, daughter, exhorter, exporter, extorter, Horta, importer, mortar, porter, quarter, slaughter, snorter, sorter, sporter, supporter, three-quarter, torte, transporter, underwater, water •altar, alter, assaulter, defaulter, falter, Gibraltar, halter, Malta, palter, psalter, salter, vaulter, Walter •flaunter, haunter, saunter, taunter, vaunter •exhauster, Forster •fraudster • granddaughter •stepdaughter • manslaughter •ripsnorter • pole-vaulter • backwater •headquarter • freshwater •breakwater • rainwater • seawater •dishwater • tidewater • Whitewater •saltwater • rosewater • shearwater •firewater •doubter, grouter, outer, pouter, scouter, shouter, spouter, touter •counter, encounter, mounter •jouster, ouster •revcounter •bloater, boater, Botha, Dakota, doter, emoter, floater, gloater, iota, Kota, Minnesota, motor, promoter, quota, rota, rotor, scoter, voter •bolter, coulter (US colter), Volta •boaster, coaster, poster, roaster, toaster •roadster • oldster •bolster, holster, pollster, soulster, upholster •billposter

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Minnesota

MINNESOTA

MINNESOTA , U.S. state in the north central tier with about 4.9 million inhabitants of which the Jewish population is roughly 42,000. (The 2004 Twin Cities' Jewish Population Study found 10,900 Jews in St. Paul and 29,100 in Minneapolis. It is estimated that about 1,000 Jews live in outstate towns, chiefly Duluth and Rochester). While they make up less than 1% of the state's population, Jews comprise about 1.7% of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

While isolated Jewish fur traders were not rare, the first Jewish community was established in St. Paul, the northern-most steamboat landing on the Mississippi. They found little prejudice in a frontier town and by 1856 formed Mount Zion Hebrew Congregation. Minneapolis just upriver did not grow until the advent of the railroad system. Its pioneer synagogue, Shaarei Tov (later Temple Israel), was not founded until 1878.

These Jewish pioneers arrived from the eastern and southern United States and from Germanic lands with some capital. They became clothing and dry goods merchants, fur traders and cigar makers. Some took part in civic affairs. Impoverished Eastern Europeans arrived beginning in 1882. The population grew chiefly through chain migration as those newly settled sent back funds for their relatives. It was augmented through select migration through Galveston. The newly arrived worked as craftsmen and on railroads, they peddled, collected scrap metal, and sewed in factories. Jews tended not to be employed in the giant state industries, such as lumber, flour milling, and iron mining.

Jews filtered into market towns, such as Austin, Albert Lea, and Mankato, serving as clothing and dry goods purveyors, hide and fur merchants, and scrap metal dealers. After iron ore was discovered nearby, Duluth's Jewish population soared, reaching a peak of about 4,000. This discovery provided the impetus for Duluth's Jews to move inland to newly created towns, such as Virginia, Hibbing, Chisholm, and Eveleth, where they became merchants. Each town once supported a synagogue between about 1905 and the 1950s. The most famous Iron Ranger is undoubtedly Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman), who was born and raised in Hibbing. Rochester, renowned for its Mayo Clinic, also has maintained a synagogue. Its population is more transient due to the high proportion of physicians in training at the Mayo Clinic. The state had a peak Jewish population of about 44,000 in 1937. While there has been migration to Sun Cities, it received a modest influx of displaced persons after World War ii and a large number of Jews from the Former Soviet Union (fsu). In 2004, this group comprised 17% of the Twin Cities' Jewish population.

By the 1930s, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth all had established Federations, which supported social service, educational,

and defense institutions. Religious institutions and social clubs flourished as well, and Herzl Camp with its Zionist orientation attracted Jewish youth from all over the Upper Midwest. The weekly American Jewish World, established in 1912, is still published.

The gubernatorial election of 1938 between Harold Stassen and Elmer Benson used vicious antisemitic cartoons to vilify several of Benson's Jewish supporters. The Minnesota Jewish Council (now called the Jewish Community Relations Council) was created soon after to counter organized antisemitism. The situation changed dramatically after Hubert Humphrey was elected mayor of Minneapolis in 1945 and instituted reforms that were repeated at the state level. Since then, Jews have actively engaged in running for political office. In 1961, Arthur Naftalin was elected mayor of Minneapolis. St. Paul elected Larry Cohen mayor in 1972, a position that hitherto was an Irish Catholic stronghold. Rudy *Boschwitz, elected in 1978, was the state's first Jewish senator. Ironically, he was defeated by another Jew, Paul *Wellstone, in 1990 in a race in which the Jewish identity of Wellstone, who was married to a non-Jewish woman became an issue. The tactic (a nasty letter campaign) backfired against Boschwitz, and Wellstone went to the Senate. Wellstone triumphed over Boschwitz a second time in 1996. Norm Coleman won in 2002 over the successor to Wellstone, who had died during the campaign. So in a state where Jews make up less than 1% of the population, Jewish candidates for U.S. Senate faced each other three times in a dozen years.

Today, the Minnesota Jewish community can be characterized as generally prosperous with great population stability, and a high level of support for communal institutions. The University of Minnesota has a Center for Jewish Studies. The Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning at the University of St. Thomas and St. John's College promote interfaith understanding. The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest interprets the region's Jewish history for Jews and non-Jews alike.

Nevertheless, there are major challenges such as integrating the Jews from the fsu into the general Jewish community and devising ways of embracing the intermarried and their children. Only by inculcating both with a sense of allegiance to Jewish communal institutions will the Minnesota Jewish community remain healthy in the 21st century.

bibliography:

H. Berman & L.M. Schloff, Jews in Minnesota (2002); L.M. Schloff, "And Prairie Dogs Weren't Kosher": Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest Since 1854 (1997); W.G. Plaut, The Jews in Minnesota-the First Seventy-Five Years (1959); Twin Cities Jewish Population Study (2004).

[Linda M. Schloff (2nd ed.)]

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Minnesota

Minnesota

■ ACADEMY COLLEGE U-9

1101 East 78th St., Ste. 100
Minneapolis, MN 55420
Tel: (952)851-0066
Free: 800-292-9149
Fax: (952)851-0094
Web Site: http://www.academycollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 320. Students come from 5 states and territories. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 1,309 books, 22 serials, 88 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ALEXANDRIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE R-5

1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308-3707
Tel: (320)762-0221; 888-234-1222
Fax: (320)762-4430
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.alextech.edu/

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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 40-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,971. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,838 applied, 67% were admitted. Students come from 14 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 23% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4318 full-time, $127 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8636 full-time, $254 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $401 full-time, $11.80 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) Skills USA, BPA (Business Professionals of America), DECA (Delta Epsilon Club), Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Open House, College for a Day, Sno-Daze. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, security cameras inside and outside. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 16,636 books, 346 serials, 1,219 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 467 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE U-9

11200 Mississippi Blvd., NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433-3470
Tel: (763)427-2600
Admissions: (763)422-3420
Fax: (763)576-5944
Web Site: http://www.anokaramsey.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 5,793. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 3,138 applied, 99% were admitted. 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 34% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System; evening courses at area community centers and high schools.. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents only; the nursing program and some technical programs have additional admission requirements. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3390 full-time, $113 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6780 full-time, $226 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $414 full-time, $13.80 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Senate, student newspaper, International Student Club, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Fall Picnic, Spring Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Coon Rapids Campus Library with 40,651 books, 25,588 microform titles, 232 serials, 1,517 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $431,917. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A suburban area with a temperate climate, Coon Rapids (population 53,000) enjoys all the recreational, social and cultural advantages of the Twin Cities. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Community facilities include churches, a public library and a community hospital nearby.

■ ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE CAMPUS S-9

300 Polk St. South
Cambridge, MN 55008-5706
Tel: (763)689-7000
Fax: (763)689-7050
Web Site: http://www.anokaramsey.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,737. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 910 applied, 99% were admitted. 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 45% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State College and Universities System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents only; the nursing program and some technical programs have additional admission requirements.. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3390 full-time, $113 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6780 full-time, $226 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $414 full-time, $13.80 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Cambridge Campus Library with 18,927 books, 7,825 microform titles, 122 serials, 1,536 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ANOKA TECHNICAL COLLEGE U-9

1355 West Hwy. 10
Anoka, MN 55303
Tel: (612)576-4700
Admissions: (763)576-4746
Web Site: http://www.ank.tec.mn.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 2,371. 1,165 applied, 82% were admitted. Full-time: 1,058 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 1,313 students, 48% women, 52% men. 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 53% 25 or older. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3886 full-time, $129.55 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7772 full-time, $259.10 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $421 full-time, $14.05 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE ART INSTITUTES INTERNATIONAL MINNESOTA U-9

15 South 9th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3137
Tel: (612)332-3361
Free: 800-777-3643
Fax: (612)332-3934
Web Site: http://www.aim.artinstitutes.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,594. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 914 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 10 states and territories, 6 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 31% 25 or older, 13% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, ACT COMPASS. Recommended: ACT. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $17,904 full-time, $373 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Siggraph, AIGA, ASID, ACF Jr., GSA. Major annual events: Summerfest Carnival, Adobe Design Competition, Thanksgiving Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security personnel during hours of operation. 200 college housing spaces available; 10 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resource Center with 42,752 books, 160 serials, 2,259 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 212 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ AUGSBURG COLLEGE U-9

2211 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1351
Tel: (612)330-1000
Free: 800-788-5678
Admissions: (612)330-1001
Fax: (612)330-1649
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.augsburg.edu/

Description:

Independent Lutheran, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1869. Setting: 23-acre urban campus. Endowment: $26.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $775,095. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $14,612 per student. Total enrollment: 3,508. Faculty: 370 (163 full-time, 207 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 996 applied, 76% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 2,269 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 566 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 33 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 38% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters for undergraduate programs; trimesters for graduate programs and weekend college. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $30,026 includes full-time tuition ($22,900), mandatory fees ($522), and college room and board ($6604). College room only: $3396. Part-time tuition: $2866 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $86 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, student government, newspaper/yearbook, campus ministry, intramurals. Major annual events: Days in May, Advent Vespers/Velkommen Yul, Spring Affair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 950 students; 955 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. James G. Lindell Library with 146,166 books, 19,719 microform titles, 754 serials, 2,908 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. 260 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Augsburg's campus is located in the heart of the Twin Cities, surrounding Murphy Square, the first of 155 parks in the"City of Lakes." The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and two of the city's largest hospitals, Fairview and St. Mary's, are adjacent to the campus. Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul are minutes west and east via Interstate 94 which forms the southern border of the campus, or on bus routes that also connect with the suburbs.

■ BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY M-6

1500 Birchmont Dr., NE
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699
Tel: (218)755-2000
Free: 800-652-9747
Admissions: (218)755-2040
Fax: (218)755-2074
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: 89-acre small town campus. Endowment: $8.2 million. Total enrollment: 4,893. Faculty: 362 (246 full-time, 116 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,489 applied, 73% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 90% from top half. Full-time: 3,248 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 1,208 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 39 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 20% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; engineering technologies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other colleges in MNSCU system. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $5246 full-time, $190.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $768 full-time, $83.89 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5014. College room only: $3214. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 85 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 2% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: International Students Organization, Jazz Band Club, Madrigal Dinner Club, Student Senate, Council of Indian Students. Major annual events: homecoming, Funtastic Dance Follies, Feast of Nations. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,600 college housing spaces available; 1,482 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. A. C. Clark Library with 554,087 books, 980,000 microform titles, 991 serials, 5,521 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $574,701. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A regional home for outdoor sports and cultural arts activities, Bemidji (population 12,000) lies in Minnesota North Country on the shores of Lake Bemidji. This area is noted for its scenic forests and lakes that are enjoyed by recreational enthusiasts during all seasons. From excellent fishing in the summer to cross-country and downhill skiing in the winter, residents and visitors alike have found Bemidji to be a community that satisfies a great diversity of interests.

■ BETHANY LUTHERAN COLLEGE X-8

700 Luther Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001-6163
Tel: (507)344-7000
Free: 800-944-3066
Admissions: (507)344-7320
Fax: (507)344-7376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.blc.edu/

Description:

Independent Lutheran, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 50-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $33.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6776 per student. Total enrollment: 566. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 346 applied, 84% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 64% from top half. Full-time: 530 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 36 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 13 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 4% 25 or older, 77% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/journalism; business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.4 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.2 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $130. Comprehensive fee: $21,786 includes full-time tuition ($16,248), mandatory fees ($260), and college room and board ($5278). College room only: $1988. Part-time tuition: $690 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $130 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Paul Ylvisaker Center, BLC Scholastic Leadership Society, SIFE Students In Free Enterprise, Lutherans for Life. Major annual events: Parents and Family Weekend, Christmas/Holiday Services and Activities, Snow Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 500 college housing spaces available; 417 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Memorial Library plus 1 other with 72,392 books, 23,266 serials, 4,628 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $324,038. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Minnesota State University-Mankato.

■ BETHEL UNIVERSITY U-10

3900 Bethel Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55112-6999
Tel: (651)638-6400
Free: 800-255-8706
Admissions: (651)638-6371
Web Site: http://www.bethel.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Baptist General Conference. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1871. Setting: 231-acre suburban campus with easy access to Twin Cities. Endowment: $22 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7117 per student. Total enrollment: 3,857. Faculty: 306 (175 full-time, 131 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,636 applied, 87% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 63% from top quarter, 87% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 30 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,875 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 322 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 23 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 11% 25 or older, 72% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Christian College Consortium, Au Sable Institute, Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, rank in upper 50% of high school class, minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 920, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $29,840 includes full-time tuition ($22,590), mandatory fees ($110), and college room and board ($7140). College room only: $4260. Part-time tuition: $865 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: United Cultures, Student Senate, Student Association, Habitat for Humanity, Tri Beta. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Snow Week, Spring Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,880 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Bethel College Library plus 1 other with 194,000 books, 195,650 microform titles, 18,000 serials, 15,789 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 124 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BROWN COLLEGE F-14

1440 Northland Dr.
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Tel: (651)905-3400
Free: 800-6BR-OWN6
Fax: (651)905-3550
Web Site: http://www.browncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $352,500. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4127 per student. Total enrollment: 2,054. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,116 applied, 48% were admitted. Full-time: 1,891 students, 35% women, 65% men. Part-time: 163 students, 36% women, 64% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 21% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: recommendations. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run radio station. Most popular organization: Student Senate. Major annual events: Summer Fling, Portfolio Preview, Cultural Diversity Week. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Career Resource Center with 768 books and 33 serials. 60 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ CAPELLA UNIVERSITY U-9

225 South 6th St., 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Tel: (612)252-4200; 888-CAPELLA
Admissions: 800-227-3552
Fax: (612)337-5396
Web Site: http://www.capella.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and first professional certificates (offers only distance learning degree programs). Founded 1993. Total enrollment: 12,000. Core. Services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Sheridan Library System at Johns Hopkins University with an OPAC and a Web page.

■ CARLETON COLLEGE W-9

One North College St.
Northfield, MN 55057-4001
Tel: (507)646-4000
Free: 800-995-2275
Admissions: (507)646-4190
Fax: (507)646-4526
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.carleton.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1866. Setting: 955-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $540 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $24,462 per student. Total enrollment: 1,959. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 5,036 applied, 29% were admitted. 71% from top 10% of their high school class, 91% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 78 National Merit Scholars, 65 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,936 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 23 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 30 other countries, 73% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 6% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 0.01% 25 or older, 89% live on campus, 0.1% transferred in. Retention: 97% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; biological/life sciences; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: three courses for each of three terms. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study at Cooperative programs/St. Olaf College, memberships in Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, common application supplement, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/15, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $42,864 includes full-time tuition ($34,083), mandatory fees ($189), and college room and board ($8592). College room only: $4299.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 132 open to all. Most popular organizations: CANOE (Carleton Association of Nature and Outdoor Enthusiasts), Farm Club, Amnesty International, WHIMS (Women in Math and Science), Ebony II. Major annual events: Halloween Concert and Masquerade Ball, Spring Concert, Mid-Winter Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,627 college housing spaces available; 1,620 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Laurence McKinley Gould Library plus 1 other with 662,871 books, 127,753 microform titles, 10,964 serials, 778 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.5 million. 221 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Northfield (population 15,250), a two-college town, located 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, is the home of several major industries that contribute to the prosperity of the community. Part-time employment is limited. Good shopping facilities, library, churches, a hospital and an arts guild are a part of the community. A Carleton - St. Olaf bus also makes round trips daily to the Twin Cities. The Defeat of Jesse James Days in September is a special annual event.

■ CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE Q-7

501 West College Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401-3904
Tel: (218)855-8000
Admissions: (218)828-2525
Fax: (218)855-8220
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.clcmn.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1938. Setting: 1-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6268 per student. Total enrollment: 2,768. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1 other country, 0.3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 33% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nonresidents. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $3940 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Homecoming, Snow Daze Festival. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 16,052 books, 286 serials, and an OPAC. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

One of the state's best developed vacation areas, Brainerd (population 12,000) is on the Mississippi River near the center of the state. The town is the supply point for resorts along 464 lakes within a 25-mile radius of the town. There are opportunities for varied types of sports activities such as fishing, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling and water sports. Other activities include summer theatre, yacht club regatta, antique shows and concerts. Shopping areas, churches, a public library, a hospital and a YMCA are available. Transportation is provided by bus, railway and airlines.

■ CENTURY COLLEGE U-10

3300 Century Ave. North White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Tel: (651)779-3200
Free: 800-228-1978
Admissions: (651)779-2619
Fax: (651)779-5810
Web Site: http://www.century.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3528 per student. Total enrollment: 8,553. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 2,713 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,042 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 4,511 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 60 other countries, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 33% 25 or older, 22% transferred in. Retention: 48% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4233 full-time, $141 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8043 full-time, $254 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $423 full-time, $14.11 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Dental Assistants Club, Creative Arts Alliance, Christian Club. Major annual events: Wood Duck Day, Winter Carnival, October Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, day patrols. College housing not available. Century College Main Library plus 1 other with 56,867 books, 6,656 microform titles, 486 serials, 3,569 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $630,696. 985 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT S-7

37 South College Ave.
St. Joseph, MN 56374
Tel: (320)363-5011
Free: 800-544-1489
Fax: (320)363-5010
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csbsju.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed, coordinate with Saint John's University (MN). Awards bachelor's degrees (coordinate with Saint John's University for men). Founded 1887. Setting: 315-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $29.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $21,151. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8022 per student. Total enrollment: 2,045. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,472 applied, 86% were admitted. 44% from top 10% of their high school class, 79% from top quarter, 97% from top half. Full-time: 1,993 students, 100% women. Part-time: 52 students, 100% women. Students come from 27 states and territories, 29 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 1% 25 or older, 84% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: English; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study at Tri-College Exchange Program (MN), Saint John's University (MN). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: continuous until 10/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $30,091 includes full-time tuition ($23,064), mandatory fees ($390), and college room and board ($6637). College room only: $3419. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $961 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $195 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 90 open to all. Most popular organizations: Volunteers in Service to Others, ultimate Frisbee, Joint Events Council, Students in Free Enterprise, Cultural Affairs Board. Major annual events: Festival of Cultures, Little Sibs Weekend, Asian New Year. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, well-lit pathways. 1,532 college housing spaces available; 1,480 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: women-only housing available. Clemens Library plus 2 others with 805,376 books, 196,563 microform titles, 5,735 serials, 22,452 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.7 million. 549 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COLLEGE OF ST. CATHERINE U-10

2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1789
Tel: (651)690-6000
Admissions: (651)690-6505
Fax: (651)690-6042
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stkate.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1905. Setting: 110-acre urban campus with easy access to Minneapolis. Endowment: $33.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $36,608. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6292 per student. Total enrollment: 4,907. Faculty: 483 (246 full-time, 237 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,475 applied, 78% were admitted. 34% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,362 students, 99% women, 0.5% men. Part-time: 1,243 students, 92% women, 8% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 30 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 8% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 16% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 22% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, Sisters of St. Joseph College Consortium, Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $27,505 includes full-time tuition ($21,060), mandatory fees ($325), and college room and board ($6120). College room only: $3420. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $702 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 42 open to all; local sororities; 8% of women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Residence Hall Association, Women Helping Women, Student Nursing Association, Social Work Club. Major annual events: Johnny Holm Traveling Fun Show, Dew Drop Bop, Family Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 850 college housing spaces available; 815 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. St. Catherine Library plus 2 others with 263,495 books, 169,236 microform titles, 1,141 serials, 13,627 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.1 million. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COLLEGE OF ST. CATHERINE-MINNEAPOLIS U-9

601 25th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1494
Tel: (651)690-7700
Free: 800-945-4599
Admissions: (651)690-8600
Fax: (651)690-8107
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stkate.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with College of St. Catherine. Awards associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $33.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $35,622. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5611 per student. Total enrollment: 4,807. 1,170 applied, 77% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 64% from top quarter, 93% from top half. Full-time: 2,393 students, 99% women, 1% men. Part-time: 1,288 students, 94% women, 6% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 57% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $20,870 includes full-time tuition ($14,720), mandatory fees ($30), and college room and board ($6120). College room only: $3420. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $460 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $20 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Christian Healthcare Fellowship, Occupational Therapy Club, Student Nurses Association. Major annual event: Cinco de Mayo. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 73 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Minneapolis Campus Library with 267,558 books, 185,443 microform titles, 1,141 serials, 13,627 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.3 million. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA O-12

1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811-4199
Tel: (218)723-6000
Free: 800-249-6412
Admissions: (218)723-6053
Fax: (218)723-6290
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.css.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1912. Setting: 186-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $21.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7902 per student. Total enrollment: 3,238. Faculty: 252 (142 full-time, 110 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,459 applied, 87% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,296 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 317 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 19 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 28% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Wisconsin-Superior, University of Minnesota, Duluth. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,456 includes full-time tuition ($22,110), mandatory fees ($130), and college room and board ($6216). College room only: $3556. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $688 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Activity Board (CAB), Inter-Varsity, SOTA, SHIMA, Social Work Club. Major annual events: Mayfest, Fallfest, Welcome Back Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, student door monitor at night. College housing designed to accommodate 742 students; 804 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. College of St. Scholastica Library with 127,328 books, 1,818 microform titles, 4,488 serials, 13,435 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $699,488. 129 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ COLLEGE OF VISUAL ARTS U-10

344 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102-2124
Tel: (651)224-3416
Free: 800-224-1536
Fax: (651)224-8854
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cva.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1924. Setting: 2-acre urban campus with easy access to Minneapolis. Endowment: $304,762. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4673 per student. Total enrollment: 202. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 131 applied, 64% were admitted. 3% from top quarter of their high school class, 16% from top half. Full-time: 171 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 31 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 3 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 21% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.7 high school GPA, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Tuition: $17,510 full-time, $875 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $530 full-time, $53 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organization: AIGA Student Chapter. Major annual events: Senior Show, Annual Student Exhibition, Symposium Series. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. College of Visual Arts Library with 7,100 books, 55 serials, 30,370 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9037. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

■ CONCORDIA COLLEGE O-2

901 South 8th St.
Moorhead, MN 56562
Tel: (218)299-4000
Free: 800-699-9897
Admissions: (218)299-3004
Fax: (218)299-3947
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.concordiacollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 120-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $69.1 million. Total enrollment: 2,764. Faculty: 252 (190 full-time, 62 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,645 applied, 83% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 2,693 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 66 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 36 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 2% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Tri-College University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $24,664 includes full-time tuition ($19,520), mandatory fees ($154), and college room and board ($4990). College room only: $2300. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $3045 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities, local coed fraternity; 4% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Sources of Service, Habitat for Humanity, Student Minnesota Education Association, language clubs, Health Professions Interest Club. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Homecoming, symposium. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, well-lit campus, 24-hour locked wing doors. 1,873 college housing spaces available; 1,786 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Carl B. Ylvisaker Library with 306,644 books, 43,671 microform titles, 3,460 serials, 21,302 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 460 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, ST. PAUL U-10

275 Syndicate St. North
St. Paul, MN 55104-5494
Tel: (651)641-8278
Free: 800-333-4705
Admissions: (651)641-8230
Fax: (651)659-0207
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csp.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Part of Concordia University System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1893. Setting: 37-acre urban campus. Endowment: $17.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5185 per student. Total enrollment: 2,069. Faculty: 438 (82 full-time, 356 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 651 applied, 64% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 1,472 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 264 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 6 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 53% 25 or older, 23% live on campus, 17% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; family and consumer sciences; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus, University of St. Thomas, Oak Hill College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $28,974 includes full-time tuition ($22,378) and college room and board ($6596). Part-time tuition: $466 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: church vocations, Minority Students' Club, ministry, Community Based Outreach. Major annual events: Homecoming, Festival of Beginnings, winter formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 486 college housing spaces available; 402 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Library Technology Center with 134,200 books, 13,549 microform titles, 6,920 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $550,547. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CROSSROADS COLLEGE X-11

920 Mayowood Rd., SW
Rochester, MN 55902-2382
Tel: (507)288-4563
Free: 800-456-7651
Fax: (507)288-9046
Web Site: http://www.crossroadscollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: 40-acre urban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $744,600. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4479 per student. Total enrollment: 149. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 53 applied, 79% were admitted. 58% from top quarter of their high school class, 63% from top half. Full-time: 130 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 19 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 4 other countries, 25% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 5% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 21% 25 or older, 78% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Tuition: $10,950 full-time, $330 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $320 full-time, $220 per year part-time. College room only: $3400.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Christian Outdoors, Musical Outreach, Ambassadors Mission Group. Major annual events: Spiritual Emphasis Week, Missions Emphasis Week, Fall Conference. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 100 students; 101 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. G. H. Cachiaras Memorial Library with 33,697 books, 2,088 microform titles, 300 serials, and 1,755 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $73,910. 15 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Rochester Community and Technical College.

■ CROWN COLLEGE F-10

8700 College View Dr.
St. Bonifacius, MN 55375-9001
Tel: (952)446-4100
Free: 800-68-CROWN
Admissions: (952)446-4144
Fax: (952)446-4149
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.crown.edu

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 215-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $5.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3236 per student. Total enrollment: 1,304. Faculty: 64 (39 full-time, 25 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 435 applied, 71% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 64% from top half. Full-time: 843 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 345 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 23% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 34% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, ACT 18/SAT 870, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $24,070 includes full-time tuition ($17,054) and college room and board ($7016). College room only: $3652. Part-time tuition: $713 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Global Impact Team, Hmong Student Fellowship, Married Student Fellowship, Senate/Student Services Board, newspaper/yearbook staff. Major annual events: homecoming, Christmas Student Event, Spring Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 544 college housing spaces available; 417 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Peter Watne Memorial Library with 79,386 books, 73,700 microform titles, 15,000 serials, 2,400 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $299,658. 52 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The College is located in a small community about 20 miles west of Minneapolis.

■ DAKOTA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE V-10

1300 East 145th St.
Rosemount, MN 55068
Tel: (651)423-8000; 877-YES-DCTC
Admissions: (651)423-8399
Web Site: http://www.dctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Endowment: $1.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $108,667. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5560 per student. Total enrollment: 6,069. 2,578 applied. Full-time: 2,956 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 3,113 students, 34% women, 66% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 21 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 55% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Recommended: interview. Required for some: high school transcript, recommendations. Placement: ACCUPLACER/CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3999 full-time, $124.96 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7997 full-time, $249.92 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $538 full-time, $16.80 per semester hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Visual Communications Club, SKILLS/VICA, Landscape Horticulture Club, Multicultural Club. Major annual events: Fall Follies, Spring Fling, Fall Welcome Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. DCTC Library with 15,693 books, 258 serials, 1,164 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $260,000. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY F-13

7700 France Ave. South
Ste. 575
Edina, MN 55435
Tel: (952)838-1860
Fax: (952)838-3737
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/locations/campuses/loc_edina.jsp

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Total enrollment: 94. Faculty: 22 (all part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 4:1. Full-time: 16 students, 31% women, 69% men. Part-time: 29 students, 34% women, 66% men. 2% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 9% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,790 full-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time.

■ DULUTH BUSINESS UNIVERSITY O-12

4724 Mike Colalillo Dr.
Duluth, MN 55807
Tel: (218)722-4000
Free: 800-777-8406
Web Site: http://www.dbumn.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 325.

■ DUNWOODY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY U-9

818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: (612)374-5800
Free: 800-292-4625
Fax: (612)374-4128
Web Site: http://www.dunwoody.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1914. Setting: 12-acre urban campus. Endowment: $31.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6521 per student. Total enrollment: 1,611. 798 applied, 62% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 7% from top quarter, 32% from top half. Full-time: 1,236 students, 9% women, 91% men. Part-time: 375 students, 13% women, 87% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 3 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 28% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, independent study, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, institutional entrance test. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual event: Fall Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 8,000 books, 115 serials, 250 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $139,800. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FOND DU LAC TRIBAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE P-11

2101 14th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
Tel: (218)879-0800
Free: 800-657-3712
Admissions: (218)879-0820
Fax: (218)879-0814
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fdltcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1987. Setting: 31-acre rural campus. Endowment: $270,000. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2590. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1945 per student. Total enrollment: 1,735. 751 applied, 100% were admitted. 2% from out-of-state, 20% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 32% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ASAP required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous until 8/20.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Human Services Club, Anishinaabe Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Law Enforcement Club, Student Senate. Major annual events: Giving Thanks Feast, Winter Fest, All-School Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, video surveillance system. 100 college housing spaces available. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Ruth Meyers Library with 3,482 books, 216 serials, 307 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $97,103. 117 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ GLOBE COLLEGE E-15

7166 North 10th St.
Oakdale, MN 55128
Tel: (651)730-5100
Admissions: (651)714-7331
Fax: (651)730-5151
Web Site: http://www.globecollege.com/

Description:

Private, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 845. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. Students come from 1 other country, 8% from out-of-state, 48% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 10/5.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $12,600 full-time, $350 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Globe College Library with 1,432 books, 106 serials, 13 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $16,737. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE W-8

800 West College Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082-1498
Tel: (507)933-8000
Free: 800-GUSTAVU(S)
Admissions: (507)933-7676
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gustavus.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1862. Setting: 330-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $86.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $91,726. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $11,917 per student. Total enrollment: 2,603. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,691 applied, 80% were admitted. 41% from top 10% of their high school class, 71% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 6 National Merit Scholars, 37 valedictorians. full-time: 2,571 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 32 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 19 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 0% 25 or older, 85% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 4/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 5/1, 11/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $30,930 includes full-time tuition ($24,500), mandatory fees ($365), and college room and board ($6065). College room only: $3665. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $3000 per course. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 110 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 20% of eligible men and 17% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Activity Board, Gustavus Choir, Greens, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Big Partner/Little Partner. Major annual events: Nobel Conference, Christmas in Christ Chapel, Mayday. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,081 college housing spaces available; 2,013 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library plus 2 others with 288,685 books, 35,440 microform titles, 996 serials, 16,623 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. 441 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

St. Peter is located 68 miles south of Minneapolis with the usual community facilities. Bus transportation is convenient.

■ HAMLINE UNIVERSITY U-10

1536 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104-1284
Tel: (651)523-2800
Free: 800-753-9753
Admissions: (651)523-2207
Fax: (651)523-2458
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hamline.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1854. Setting: 50-acre urban campus. Endowment: $59.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $215,085. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8957 per student. Total enrollment: 4,550. Faculty: 500 (174 full-time, 326 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,806 applied, 78% were admitted. 26% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 86% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,945 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 101 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 28 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 6% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; psychology; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, American University, Southern College Student Exchange Program, Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, Drew University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, activity resume. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 1/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $30,067 includes full-time tuition ($22,758), mandatory fees ($399), and college room and board ($6910). College room only: $3484. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $700 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 85 open to all; international dining club. Most popular organizations: Student Congress (HUSC), Acting in the Community Together, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, residential hall councils, Affordable Arts. Major annual events: homecoming, End of the Year Celebration, Ethnic and Multicultural Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 910 college housing spaces available; 789 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Bush Library plus 1 other with 556,450 books, 588,139 microform titles, 3,858 serials, 2,642 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE D-13

9000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Tel: (763)425-3800
Admissions: (763)488-2415
Fax: (763)550-2119
Web Site: http://www.hennepintech.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: 100-acre urban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 8,623. 11,773 applied, 96% were admitted. 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 10% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Recommended: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, security service. College housing not available.

■ HERZING COLLEGE U-9

5700 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55428
Tel: (763)535-3000
Free: 800-878-DRAW
Admissions: (763)231-3152
Web Site: http://www.herzing.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Herzing College. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Setting: 1-acre suburban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4261 per student. Total enrollment: 346. 128 applied, 75% were admitted. Full-time: 205 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 141 students, 87% women, 13% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 14% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 43% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Distance learning, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, ACCUPLACER. Recommended: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $11,029 full-time, $367 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $25 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual event: Dental Assistants State Convention. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $53,173. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ HIBBING COMMUNITY COLLEGE M-10

1515 East 25th St.
Hibbing, MN 55746-3300
Tel: (218)262-7200
Free: 800-224-4HCC
Admissions: (218)262-6713
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hcc.mnscu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 100-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3950 per student. Total enrollment: 1,176. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,312 applied, 100% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top half. Students come from 20 states and territories, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 55% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, law enforcement programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3950 full-time, $116.60 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $145.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $459 full-time, $15.30 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4500. College room only: $2900.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Performing Music Ensembles Club, Student Senate, Engineering Club, VICA. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. Hibbing Community College Library with 19,536 books, 190 serials, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hibbing (population 21,000) is the largest of the Mesabi Range towns where there are many open pits for mining ore. Located 70 miles from Duluth, plants in the area mine taconite, an ore-bearing rock that yields a rich iron ore concentrate when processed. The community facilities include a library, churches of major denominations, a hospital, 3 clinics, and shopping areas. Some part-time employment is available. Recreational activities include bowling, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, tennis, water sports and curling. Points of interest are the Hibbing-Chisholm Pit Crossing Route and the Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine. The Last Chance International Curling Bonspeil and the Winter Carnival are annual events.

■ HIGH-TECH INSTITUTE F-13

5100 Gamble Dr.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Tel: (763)560-9700
Free: 800-987-0110
Fax: (763)560-9777
Web Site: http://www.high-techinstitute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1996. Calendar: semesters.

■ INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-15

2500 East 80th St.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076-3224
Tel: (651)450-8500
Admissions: (651)450-8680
Fax: (651)450-8679
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.inverhills.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $36,356. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2889 per student. Total enrollment: 4,325. Students come from 13 states and territories, 56% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, emergency medical technology programs. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3343 full-time, $125.78 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6362 full-time, $251.56 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $400 full-time, $13.52 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: PTK, Black Student Union, Student Senate, Biology Club. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, evening police patrol. College housing not available. 42,073 books, 300 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $340,783. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Bethel College.

■ ITASCA COMMUNITY COLLEGE N-9

1851 Hwy. 169 East
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Tel: (218)327-4460
Free: 800-996-6422
Admissions: (218)327-4464
Fax: (218)327-4350
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.itascacc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 24-acre rural campus. Endowment: $3.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $23,482. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3556 per student. Total enrollment: 1,137. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 661 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 10 states and territories, 2 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 20% 25 or older. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: 3 recommendations. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/6. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4100 full-time, $128.12 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5125 full-time, $160.15 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $490 full-time, $15.30 per credit part-time. College room and board: $4190. College room only: $3290.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: student association, Circle K, Student Ambassadors, Minority Student Club, Psychology Club. Major annual events: Christmas Dinner, Winter Ice Fishing, Bowling for Prizes. Student services: legal services. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, evening patrols by trained security personnel. 36 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Itasca Community College Library with 28,790 books, 16,900 microform titles, 280 serials, 2,443 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $100,183. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A rural community beautifully situated on the Mississippi River and 5 lakes, Grand Rapids (population 8,000) is the county seat of Itasca County, a bustling community with a strong tourist trade. Over 1,000 lakes in the county provide the facilities for all water sports; fishing, hunting, bowling and golf are some of the other recreational activities available. Quadna Mt. ski resort is nearby. Part-time employment opportunities are good.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE F-12

8911 Columbine Rd.
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Tel: (952)914-5300
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 2003.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

■ LAKE SUPERIOR COLLEGE O-12

2101 Trinity Rd.
Duluth, MN 55811
Tel: (218)733-7600
Free: 800-432-2884
Admissions: (218)733-5928
Web Site: http://www.lsc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1995. Setting: 105-acre urban campus. Endowment: $148,576. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $33,783 per student. Total enrollment: 4,200. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 13% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 33% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3450 full-time, $115 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6900 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $477 full-time, $16 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: Business Professionals of America, Gus Gus Players, Art Club, All Nations, PTK Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Halloween Party, Game Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, 15-hour patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Harold P. Erickson Library with 2,869 books, 100 microform titles, 100 serials, 280 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $308,033. 230 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LEECH LAKE TRIBAL COLLEGE M-6

PO Box 180
Cass Lake, MN 56633-0180
Tel: (218)335-4200; 888-829-4240
Fax: (218)335-4209
Web Site: http://www.lltc.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Founded 1992. Calendar: semesters.

■ MACALESTER COLLEGE U-10

1600 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1899
Tel: (651)696-6000
Free: 800-231-7974
Admissions: (651)696-6357
Fax: (651)696-6500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.macalester.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1874. Setting: 53-acre urban campus. Endowment: $525 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $14,169 per student. Total enrollment: 1,869. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 4,317 applied, 44% were admitted. 65% from top 10% of their high school class, 94% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 52 National Merit Scholars, 41 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,827 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 42 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 89 other countries, 75% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 12% international, 0.3% 25 or older, 69% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; interdisciplinary studies; foreign languages and literature. Core. Calendar: semesters. Self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at College of St. Catherine, University of St. Thomas, Augsburg College, Hamline University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Study abroad program. ROTC: Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/3 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/7 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $39,020 includes full-time tuition ($30,870), mandatory fees ($168), and college room and board ($7982). College room only: $4208. Part-time tuition: $965 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all. Most popular organizations: Community Service Organization, student publications, multicultural organization, International Organization, Outing Club. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Springfest, Organization Fair/Welcome Back. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,280 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. DeWitt Wallace Library with 448,968 books, 78,180 microform titles, 2,119 serials, 10,107 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.2 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, with their suburbs, comprise a metropolitan area with a population of 3 million people. The area is the cultural and economic gateway to the northwest and it abounds in cultural advantages of every sort for students. Great art galleries, theaters for the performing arts, notable choral and instrumental music organizations as well as parks, lakes, and professional sports enrich community life.

■ MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE W-6

1995 Luther Ct.
New Ulm, MN 56073
Tel: (507)354-8221
Fax: (507)354-8225
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mlc-wels.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1995. Setting: 50-acre small town campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2933 per student. Total enrollment: 945. 270 applied, 97% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 68% from top half. 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 936 students, 50% women, 50% men. part-time: 9 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 9 other countries, 85% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 85% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $12,390 includes full-time tuition ($8925) and college room and board ($3465). Part-time tuition: $175 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Color Guard, Pom Poms. Major annual events: Homecoming, Winter Carnival, Children's Theater. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Martin Luther College Library with 115,309 books, 31,583 microform titles, 519 serials, 5,786 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $188,649. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

New Ulm (population 14,000), a rural area 100 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul, is a city where German immigrants carefully planned wide streets and numerous park areas in such a way that it has not been necessary to change the original plan. Part-time employment opportunities are good. Historical points of interest include the Brown County Historical Museum, Hermann's Monument, and Glockenspiel.

■ MCNALLY SMITH COLLEGE OF MUSIC U-10

19 Exchange St. East
St. Paul, MN 55101
Tel: (651)291-0177
Free: 800-594-9500
Fax: (651)291-0366
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1985. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,920 per student. Total enrollment: 471. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 160 applied, 84% were admitted. Full-time: 378 students, 16% women, 84% men. Part-time: 93 students, 20% women, 80% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 45% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 10% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: audition. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. Tuition: $15,240 full-time, $635 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $575 full-time, $75 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Advisory Board, Audio Engineering Society, Minnesota Songwriters Association. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $150,000. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MESABI RANGE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE M-11

1001 Chestnut St. West
Virginia, MN 55792-3448
Tel: (218)741-3095
Admissions: (218)749-0314
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mr.mnscu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 30-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,371. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 32% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4252 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5197 full-time. College room only: $3352.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Human Services Club, Native American Club, Student Life Club, Black Awareness Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 108 college housing spaces available; 100 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Mesabi Library with 23,000 books and 167 serials. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The hub of Minnesota Arrowhead country and Taconite capital of the world, Virginia offers ready access to countless waterways and forestland, including Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Giants Ridge Ski Area features excellent alpine and cross country skiing. The city also has 2 municipal parks, 2 lakes and an 18-hole golf course. Part-time employment is available.

■ METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY U-10

700 East 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106-5000
Tel: (651)793-1212
Admissions: (651)793-1303
Fax: (651)772-7632
Web Site: http://www.metrostate.edu

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (offers primarily part-time evening degree programs). Founded 1971. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $635,257. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $170,129. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3035 per student. Total enrollment: 6,516. 257 applied, 74% were admitted. full-time: 1,948 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 3,953 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 53 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 71% 25 or older, 16% transferred in. Retention: 51% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State College and University System.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 6/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4,430 full-time, $147.65 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8859 full-time, $295.30 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $252 full-time, $8.39 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Psychology Club, Lavender Bridge, International Student Organization, Student Senate, African-American Student Association. Major annual events: Fall Fest (Homecoming), Cultural Heritage Night. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Library and Learning Center with 29,385 books, 385 serials, 1,726 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 525 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Bethel College.

■ MINNEAPOLIS BUSINESS COLLEGE U-10

1711 West County Rd. B
Roseville, MN 55113
Tel: (612)636-7406
Free: 800-279-5200
Admissions: (651)604-4118
Fax: (612)636-8185
Web Site: http://www.minneapolisbusinesscollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of The Bradford School. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1874. Total enrollment: 350. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 30:1. Students come from 2 states and territories, 11% from out-of-state, 1% 25 or older.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $12,240 full-time. College room only: $6360.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices.

■ MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN U-9

2501 Stevens Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55404-4347
Tel: (612)874-3700
Free: 800-874-6223
Admissions: (612)874-3762
Fax: (612)874-3704
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mcad.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1886. Setting: 7-acre urban campus. Endowment: $37.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,158 per student. Total enrollment: 722. Faculty: 105 (38 full-time, 67 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 332 applied, 77% were admitted. 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 626 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 49 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 36% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 91% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, Macalester College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.75 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $31,010 includes full-time tuition ($24,800), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($5970). College room only: $3770. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $827 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $120 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run radio station. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Major annual events: art sale, Thanksgiving Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 265 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Minneapolis College of Art and Design Library with 47,166 books, 1,193 microform titles, 196 serials, 139,245 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $305,596. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

■ MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE U-9

1501 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1779
Tel: (612)659-6000
Admissions: (612)659-6206
Fax: (612)659-6210
Web Site: http://www.mctc.mnscu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 7,091. 4,022 applied, 98% were admitted. Students come from 45 states and territories, 81 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 25% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 44% 25 or older. Retention: 51% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, law enforcement, aviation mechanics, air traffic control, some technical programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/31. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4028 full-time, $134.25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7694 full-time, $256.45 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to program and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, National Vocational-Technical Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, Association of Black Collegiates, Soccer Club. Major annual events: 'Chase Your Dreams' open house, Martin Luther King Birthday tribute, MCTC Career Fair. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Minneapolis Community and Technical College Library with 60,352 books, 1,968 microform titles, 600 serials, 1,374 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Minneapolis Community College's beautiful campus borders a city park and is within walking distance of cultural centers (Guthrie Theatre, Walker Art Center) and downtown Minneapolis.

■ MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS X-11

2521 Pennington Dr., NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Tel: (507)536-9500; 888-662-8772
Admissions: (507)586-9500
Fax: (507)535-8011
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/oncampus/rochester/

■ MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-BROOKLYN CENTER D-13

5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Tel: (763)566-7777
Admissions: (763)585-7777
Fax: (763)566-7030
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1989. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 809. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Required for some: essay. Application deadline: 10/6.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,750 full-time, $350 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. Minnesota School of Business Brooklyn Center with 1,534 books, 99 serials, 53 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 179 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-PLYMOUTH U-9

1455 Country Rd. 101 North
Minneapolis, MN 55447
Tel: (763)476-2000
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 2002. Setting: 3-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 500. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 10/6.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,750 full-time, $350 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth with 1,189 books, 106 serials, 12 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 62 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-RICHFIELD F-13

1401 West 76th St.
Richfield, MN 55423
Tel: (612)861-2000
Fax: (612)861-5548
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1877. Setting: 3-acre urban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 944. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. Students come from 5 states and territories, 40% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 10/6.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,750 full-time, $350 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Minnesota School of Business-Richfield with 2,420 books, 93 serials, 93 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 168 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-ST. CLOUD S-7

1201 2nd St. South
Waite Park, MN 56387
Tel: (320)257-2000; (866)403-3333
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Total enrollment: 609. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 10/6.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,750 full-time, $350 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Minnesota School of Business-St. Cloud with 724 books, 88 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 52 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

■ MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-SHAKOPEE V-9

1200 Shakopee Town Square
Shakopee, MN 55379
Tel: (952)345-1200; (866)766-1200
Admissions: (952)516-7015
Fax: (952)345-1201
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, terminal associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Total enrollment: 360. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 10/6.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,750 full-time, $350 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee with 919 books, 95 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 48 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGE-SOUTHEAST TECHNICAL X-13

1250 Homer Rd., PO Box 409
Winona, MN 55987
Tel: (507)453-2700
Free: 800-372-8164
Fax: (507)453-2715
Web Site: http://www.southeastmn.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1992. Setting: small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $110,000. Total enrollment: 1,817. 1,263 applied, 87% were admitted. Full-time: 1,060 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 757 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 46% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $124.43 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $248.86 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $11.90 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Senate. Major annual events: holiday dinners, Spring Picnic/Golf Outing, National Vocational Education Week activities. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 8,000 books, 150 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ MINNESOTA STATE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE-FERGUS FALLS Q-3

1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537-1009
Tel: (218)739-7500; 888-MY-MSCTC
Admissions: (218)736-1528
Fax: (218)739-7475
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.minnesota.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 146-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4144 per student. Total enrollment: 5,631. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 3,320 applied, 81% were admitted. Full-time: 3,587 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 2,044 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 2 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 20% 25 or older, 22% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents, except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3900 full-time, $133 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3900 full-time, $133 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $569 full-time, $18 per credit part-time. College room only: $3000.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Students In Free Enterprise, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: Homecoming, Minnesota Meltdown, Health Awareness Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, security for special events. 152 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Fergus Falls Community College Library with 30,000 books, 68 microform titles, 173 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $228,463. 144 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

One of the largest dairy products and poultry shipping points in the northwest, Fergus Falls (population 12,443) also has the largest cooperative creamery in this region. Trains and buses are convenient for transportation. There are 1,000 lakes in the area which are within a 10 minute drive to an hour's drive. A fine park system, public golf course, municipal swimming beach, trap-shooting facilities, tennis courts, archery range, ice skating rinks, skiing facilities and rope tows provide the recreational activities. The hunting and fishing opportunities are unsurpassed.

■ MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MANKATO X-8

228 Wiecking Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Tel: (507)389-2463
Free: 800-722-0544
Admissions: (507)389-6670
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mnsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1868. Setting: 303-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $928,730. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3712 per student. Total enrollment: 14,335. Faculty: 717 (491 full-time, 226 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 5,605 applied, 90% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 11,337 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,347 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 68 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 11% 25 or older, 22% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State College and University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, ACT. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations, personal statement. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $5104 full-time, $204.10 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,932 full-time, $436 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $742 full-time, $29.89 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5083. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 170 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Major annual events: homecoming events, Welcome Week activities, Frost Days. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, Night Owl security program in residence halls, closed circuit cameras in parking lots. 2,900 college housing spaces available. Option: coed housing available. Memorial Library with 474,252 books, 281,817 microform titles, 3,400 serials, 34,186 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.6 million. 900 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mankato (population 41,000), on a great bend in the Minnesota River, is the trade and distributing center for agricultural southwestern Minnesota. Bus and air service is available. Community facilities include a number of churches, hospitals, and the usual civic and service organizations. About 30 lakes within a 25-mile area provide facilities for all water sports and fishing; other activities include golf, hunting and skiing. Points of interest are the Blue Earth County Historical Society Museum, Minneopa State Park and Sibley Park.

■ MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD O-2

1104 7th Ave. South
Moorhead, MN 56563-0002
Tel: (218)236-2011
Free: 800-593-7246
Admissions: (218)477-2161
Fax: (218)236-2168
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mnstate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1885. Setting: 118-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $45,586. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4133 per student. Total enrollment: 7,652. Faculty: 303 (270 full-time, 33 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 2,783 applied, 83% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 6,198 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,044 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 32 other countries, 43% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 19% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at North Dakota State University, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), other colleges of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, ACT, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/7. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4464 full-time, $148.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4464 full-time, $148.80 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $761 full-time, $88.85 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4974. College room only: $3044. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 110 open to all; national sororities, local fraternities; 3% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: residence hall associations, Campus Activities Board, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Campus Crusade for Christ, ATransfer Club. Major annual events: Mall Music Madness, Homecoming, Graduation Ceremony. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Livingston Lord Library with 367,334 books, 1,539 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country by leading publications, the cities of Moorhead, Minn., and Fargo, N.D. boast a high quality of life based on excellent schools and hospitals, booming business and job growth, superior educational, professional and recreational opportunities, and a safe, clean environment. In 2000 Fargo/Moorhead was awarded The prestigious All-American City Award. More than 20,000 students attend six educational institutions in Fargo-Moorhead. With a metro population of 165,000, the community is a regional center for education, business, communication, finance, health care and entertainment. MSU is just 4 hours from Minneapolis-St. Paul, 3 1/2 hours from Winnipeg, 3 hours from Bismarck, N.D., and 45 minutes from some of the best lake country in Minnesota.

■ MINNESOTA WEST COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE X-2

1314 North Hiawatha Ave.
Pipestone, MN 56164
Tel: (507)825-6800
Free: 800-658-2330
Admissions: (507)825-6804
Fax: (507)825-4656
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mnwest.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees (profile contains information from Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, and Worthington campuses). Founded 1967. Setting: 103-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,783. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,160 applied, 81% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 5% from top quarter, 20% from top half. Full-time: 1,439 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 1,344 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 3 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 43% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4085 full-time, $136.18 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8171 full-time, $272.36 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $377 full-time, $12.58 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Snow Week, Campus Olympics. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Minnesota West Library plus 4 others with 46,057 books, 313 serials, 4,632 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC.

■ NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (BLOOMINGTON) V-9

112 West Market
Bloomington, MN 55425
Tel: (605)394-4800
Web Site: http://www.national.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (BROOKLYN CENTER) D-13

6120 Earle Brown Dr.
Ste. 100
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Tel: (763)560-8377
Fax: (763)549-9955
Web Site: http://www.national.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (ROSEVILLE) U-10

1500 West Hwy. 36
Roseville, MN 55113-4035
Tel: (651)644-1265
Fax: (651)644-0690
Web Site: http://www.national.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of National American University. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 446. 259 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 220 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 226 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 18% black, 16% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 50% 25 or older. Retention: 52% of full-time freshmen returned the following year.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: essay. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Southeast Asian Student Organization, Phi Beta Lambda/Lambda Beta Omicron, Student Government Association, International Student Organization. Major annual event: Grad Fest. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available.

■ NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE V-9

9700 France Ave. South
Bloomington, MN 55431-4399
Tel: (952)487-8200; (866)880-8740
Admissions: (952)487-8494
Fax: (612)487-8101
Web Site: http://www.normandale.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 90-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $1.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $140,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4200 per student. Total enrollment: 8,261. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 28:1. 4,186 applied, 71% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 39% from top half. Students come from 22 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 10% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 34% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3614 full-time, $133 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7227 full-time, $253 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $362 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Program Board (NPB), Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Club, Spanish Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Winter Festival Breakfast, 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Library plus 1 other with 98,141 books, 5,071 microform titles, 623 serials, 43,561 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $821,951. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in Bloomington, a suburb of 85,000 people located 10 miles south of Minneapolis and 7 miles west of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.

■ NORTH CENTRAL UNIVERSITY U-9

910 Elliot Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404-1322
Tel: (612)332-3491
Free: 800-289-6222
Admissions: (612)343-4460
Fax: (612)343-4778
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northcentral.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Assemblies of God. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1930. Setting: 9-acre urban campus. Endowment: $969,948. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2312 per student. Total enrollment: 1,241. 433 applied, 86% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 56% from top half. Full-time: 1,143 students, 57% women, 43% men. part-time: 98 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 11 other countries, 56% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 10% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters plus January and May terms. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.2 high school GPA, recommendations, Christian testimony, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: 6/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $115. Comprehensive fee: $16,646 includes full-time tuition ($11,280), mandatory fees ($886), and college room and board ($4480). College room only: $2050. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $376 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: athletics, Mu Kappa, musical organizations, student government, student ministries. Major annual events: All College Pic-Nic, Fall Friend-See, Battle of the Floors. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 950 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. T. J. Jones Information Resource Center with 70,041 books and 384 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $282,286. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

■ NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-13

7411 85th Ave. North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445-2231
Tel: (763)424-0702
Admissions: (763)424-0713
Fax: (763)424-0929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nhcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 80-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $838,054. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $63,175. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5300 per student. Total enrollment: 6,382. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 29:1. 1,852 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 96 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 15% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older. Retention: 99% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program, nonresident Aliens, Graphic Design, NICT, MLT Bus ASAP. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3,158 full-time, $131.60 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $309 full-time, $10.30 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 69,375 books, 7,595 microform titles, 2,500 serials, 3,406 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $460,701. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTHLAND COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE-EAST GRAND FORKS K-1

2022 Central Ave., NW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721-2702
Tel: (218)773-3441
Free: 800-451-3441
Admissions: (218)773-4546
Fax: (218)773-4502
Web Site: http://www.northlandcollege.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1973. Total enrollment: 1,442. Calendar: semesters.

■ NORTHLAND COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE-THIEF RIVER FALLS K-3

1101 Hwy. One East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Tel: (218)681-0701
Free: 800-959-6282
Admissions: (218)681-0862
Fax: (218)681-6405
Web Site: http://www.northlandcollege.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: rural campus. Total enrollment: 3,652. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 2,137 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 27 states and territories, 3 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 26% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents, except for nursing program. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4170 full-time, $139 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $490 full-time, $16.12 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Law Enforcement Club, All-Nations Club, Environmental Club, PAMA, VICA. Major annual events: homecoming, Snow-Fest, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 567 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Thief River Falls (population 9,000) is in northwest Minnesota. The facilities for outdoor recreation are numerous. Commercial transportation is available. The community provides a complete downtown shopping center, a public library, hospitals and an employment office.

■ NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE M-6

905 Grant Ave., SE
Bemidji, MN 56601-4907
Tel: (218)755-4270
Free: 800-942-8324
Admissions: (218)846-7444
Web Site: http://bemidji.ntcmn.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1993. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 4,500. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Placement: ACCUPLACER required. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available.

■ NORTHWEST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE F-12

11995 Singletree Ln.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-5351
Tel: (952)944-0080
Free: 800-443-4223
Fax: (952)944-9274
Web Site: http://www.nti.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 2-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 108. 25 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Full-time: 108 students, 11% women, 89% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 25% from out-of-state, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Honors program, independent study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: Annual Softball Picnic, Student/Staff Holiday Luncheon. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 565 books and 4 serials. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE U-10

3003 Snelling Ave. North
St. Paul, MN 55113-1598
Tel: (651)631-5100
Free: 800-827-6827
Admissions: (651)631-5111
Fax: (651)631-5680
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nwc.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1902. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $9.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4521 per student. Total enrollment: 1,785. Faculty: 165 (85 full-time, 80 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 918 applied, 98% were admitted. 26% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 79% from top half. 15 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,726 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 41 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 13 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 24% 25 or older, 42% live on campus, 24% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; theology and religious vocations; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Focus on the Family Institute, William Mitchell College of Law,. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, lifestyle agreement, statement of Christian faith, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $25,220 includes full-time tuition ($19,100) and college room and board ($6120). College room only: $3400. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $810 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: NWSA (student government association), Edge (religious group), Transfer Connection, Guardian Angels, Mu Kappa. Major annual events: Variety Show, Christmas at Northwestern, graduation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,056 college housing spaces available; 950 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Berntsen Library with 87,877 books, 79,044 microform titles, 560 serials, 5,674 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $706,357. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE M-6

1600 Oak Hills Rd., SW
Bemidji, MN 56601-8832
Tel: (218)751-8670; 888-751-8670
Fax: (218)751-8825
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.oakhills.edu/

Description:

Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 180-acre rural campus. Endowment: $291,015. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3610 per student. Total enrollment: 167. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 79 applied, 53% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 152 students, 42% women, 58% men. Part-time: 15 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 1 other country, 30% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 14% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $16,390 includes full-time tuition ($11,940) and college room and board ($4450). Part-time tuition: $145 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Council, Students Older Than Average. Major annual events: Spring Banquet, Christmas Festival, Soul Clean-Up Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access, evening patrols by trained security personnel. 173 college housing spaces available; 130 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Cummings Library with 24,410 books, 86 serials, 1,428 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $73,063. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PILLSBURY BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE X-9

315 South Grove Ave.
Owatonna, MN 55060-3097
Tel: (507)451-2710
Free: 800-747-4557
Fax: (507)451-6459
Web Site: http://www.pillsbury.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 14-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $1.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3955 per student. Total enrollment: 172. 76 applied, 57% were admitted. Full-time: 150 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 22 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 1 other country, 33% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 0% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 4% 25 or older, 83% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, 2 photographs, ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $11,522 includes full-time tuition ($6750), mandatory fees ($888), and college room and board ($3884). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $225 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $21 per semester hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Major annual events: Valentine Banquet, Junior/Senior Banquet, Harvest Home. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols. 500 college housing spaces available; 159 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Pillsbury College Library with 53,732 books, 312 microform titles, 15,371 serials, 1,632 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $47,407. 33 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ PINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE S-10

900 4th St. SE
Pine City, MN 55063
Tel: (320)629-5100
Free: 800-521-7463
Fax: (320)629-5101
Web Site: http://www.pinetech.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 6-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 770. Full-time: 258 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 512 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 10% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 45% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for gunsmithing. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations. Placement: ASAP required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Media Center plus 1 other with 6,000 books, 30 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RAINY RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-9

1501 Hwy. 71
International Falls, MN 56649
Tel: (218)285-7722
Free: 800-456-3996
Admissions: (218)285-2207
Fax: (218)285-2239
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rrcc.mnscu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 80-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 384. 230 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 8 states and territories, 3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 18% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 54% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Anishinaabe Student Coalition, Student Senate, Black Student Association. Major annual events: Awareness Week, Diversity Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Rainy River Community College Library with 20,000 books and an OPAC. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located on the Rainy River, which is the Minnesota-Ontario border. International Falls (population 8,000) is the supply point for an immense wilderness region famous for hunting, fishing and canoe trips. It is also an important port of entry from Ontario vacation country. Community facilities include complete church representation, good medical services, downtown and mall shopping areas, and numerous service organizations. Because of the great influx of summer tourists, many part-time jobs are available. Millions of acres are in the wilderness including Voyageurs National Park, which is close to International Falls. Rainy Lake, the biggest tourist attraction in the area, is 3 miles from town and features year-round good fishing. Other sports are swimming, water skiing, camping, hunting, boating and winter sports.

■ RASMUSSEN COLLEGE EAGAN G-14

3500 Federal Dr.
Eagan, MN 55122-1346
Tel: (651)687-9000
Free: 800-852-6367
Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Rasmussen College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1904. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 340. Full-time: 273 students, 77% women, 23% men. Part-time: 67 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 5 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 35% 25 or older. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic remediation for entering students, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, ACT COMPASS. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, community league softball. Major annual events: Diversity Activities Quarterly, Student Awards Quarterly, Commencement Celebration Quarterly. Campus security: safety and security programs. College housing not available.

■ RASMUSSEN COLLEGE EDEN PRAIRIE F-12

7905 Golden Triangle Dr., Ste. 100
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Tel: (952)545-2000
Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Rasmussen College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1904. Setting: 2-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 363. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. Full-time: 209 students, 81% women, 19% men. Part-time: 154 students, 74% women, 26% men. 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 13% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 80% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, COMPASS. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 3,400 books and 10 serials. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RASMUSSEN COLLEGE MANKATO X-8

501 Holly Ln.
Mankato, MN 56001-6803
Tel: (507)625-6556
Fax: (507)625-6557
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Rasmussen College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1904. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 463. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 40% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, ACT COMPASS. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Tuition: $295 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Student Ambassadors, Student Life Organization. Major annual events: Perfect Attendance Banquet, Awards Banquet, Graduation ceremony. Campus security: limited access to buildings after hours. College housing not available. Media Center with 1,000 books and 3 serials. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RASMUSSEN COLLEGE ST. CLOUD S-7

226 Park Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-3713
Tel: (320)251-5600
Fax: (320)251-3702
Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Rasmussen College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1904. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 533. Full-time: 252 students, 85% women, 15% men. Part-time: 281 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 43% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, ACT COMPASS. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Senate. Major annual events: Awards Ceremony, Student Social, advisory meetings. College housing not available. St. Cloud Rasmussen College Library with 689 books, 31 serials, 173 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 123 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RIDGEWATER COLLEGE U-5

PO Box 1097
Willmar, MN 56201-1097
Tel: (320)235-5114
Free: 800-722-1151
Admissions: (320)231-2907
Fax: (320)231-6602
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ridgewater.mnscu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 83-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 3,915. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 26 student government officers. Full-time: 2,419 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,496 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 5 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 28% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, chemical dependency practitioner, radiological technology, veterinary technology programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3896 full-time, $129.85 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3895 full-time. Mandatory fees: $459 full-time, $15.31 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Ski Club, Nontraditional Students Club, BACCHUS, Creative Writers, Unlimited. Major annual events: Homecoming, Snow Days, graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 30,000 books, 401 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $150,000. 215 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Greater Willmar, with a population of approximately 23,000, is the largest city within a 60-mile radius. It is an important shipping point for grain and livestock. The division headquarters of the Burlington Northern Railway and a large Hormel turkey-processing plant are located here. Other products manufactured here are plastics, furniture, sheet metal, concrete, clothing, machinery, cookies, and dairy products. The many lakes in the area provide good fishing and recreation. The campus is located in prime hunting country. The community offers a semirural setting with many cultural opportunities and, at the same time, is two hours from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The city of Hutchinson is a population center of approximately 13,000 and is located 60 miles west of the Twin Cities on Highway 7. Hutchinson has the second oldest park system in the United States and takes pride in its adaptation to the local environment, such as the Crow River, which flows through the community. In addition, there are a dozen lakes within 15 minutes which are ideal for boating and fishing. Major employers in Hutchinson include 3M Company, Hutchinson Technology, Inc., Hutchinson Manufacturing, and Mid-America Dairymen, Inc. A small town atmosphere with a high-tech future.

■ RIVERLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE Z-10

1900 8th Ave., NW
Austin, MN 55912
Tel: (507)433-0600
Free: 800-247-5039
Admissions: (507)433-0517
Fax: (507)433-0515
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.riverland.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1940. Setting: 187-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4500 per student. Total enrollment: 3,600. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Students come from 5 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 42% 25 or older, 2% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, human services, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, law enforcement programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3915 full-time, $130.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3915 full-time, $130.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $17 per credit part-time. College room only: $2600.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: College Choir, student newspaper, Student Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa, Theater Club. Major annual events: Multicultural Week, College Fair, Technology Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 84 college housing spaces available; 72 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Riverland Community College Library plus 2 others with 33,500 books, 278 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $114,000. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE X-11

851 30th Ave., SE
Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Tel: (507)285-7210
Admissions: (507)280-3509
Fax: (507)285-7496
Web Site: http://www.roch.edu/

Description:

State-supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees (also offers 13 programs that lead to a bachelor's degree with Winona State University or University of Minnesota). Founded 1915. Setting: 460-acre small town campus. Endowment: $437,000. Total enrollment: 5,862. 2,428 applied, 99% were admitted. Students come from 39 states and territories, 36 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 34% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State University-Rochester Center.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, technology programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/24. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 34 open to all. Most popular organizations: choir, band, football, theater, Program Council. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Christmas Concert, theatre productions. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Goddard Library plus 1 other with 62,000 books and 600 serials. 170 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Mayo Clinic, founded by Drs. William and Charles Mayo, has made Rochester (population 73,000) world famous. The transient population is estimated at 8,000 to 10,000 at any given time. Visitors are estimated at 550,000 annually. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Community cultural facilities include the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Municipal Band, Oratorio Society, summer open-air concerts, Carillon concerts 3 times a week, and a civic theater with a full-time director.

■ ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY S-7

720 4th Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Tel: (320)308-0121; 877-654-7278
Admissions: (320)308-2244
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1869. Setting: 922-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. Total enrollment: 15,964. Faculty: 861 (650 full-time, 211 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 5,912 applied, 78% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 29% from top quarter, 76% from top half. Full-time: 11,611 students, 54% women, 46% men. part-time: 2,875 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 85 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 12% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Tri-College Exchange Program, other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4760 full-time, $159 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,332 full-time, $344 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $562 full-time, $23 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4688. College room only: $3340. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 240 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 3,100 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. James W. Miller Learning Resources Center with 897,973 books, 1.8 million microform titles, 1,737 serials, 24,929 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $10.3 million. 1,335 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE S-7

1540 Northway Dr.
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1240
Tel: (320)654-5000
Admissions: (320)308-5089
Fax: (320)654-5981
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sctc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 35-acre urban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Total enrollment: 3,348. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,653 applied, 62% were admitted. Full-time: 2,188 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 1,160 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 5 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 25% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for dental hygiene, echocardiography, sonography, nursing, invasive cardiovascular technology. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3678 full-time, $122.60 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7356 full-time, $145.20 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $302 full-time, $10.06 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Distributive Education Club of America, Business Professionals of America, Child and Adult Care Education, Central Minnesota Builders Association. Major annual events: graduation, Annual Job Fair, Fall Welcome Back Activities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 10,000 books, 600 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAINT JOHN'S UNIVERSITY S-7

PO Box 2000
Collegeville, MN 56321
Tel: (320)363-2011
Free: 800-544-1489
Fax: (320)363-3206
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csbsju.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed, coordinate with College of Saint Benedict. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees (coordinate with College of Saint Benedict for women). Founded 1857. Setting: 2,400-acre rural campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $114 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $665,264. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,116 per student. Total enrollment: 1,996. Faculty: 176 (147 full-time, 29 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,167 applied, 87% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 1,845 students, 100% men. Part-time: 30 students, 100% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 27 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 1% 25 or older, 83% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; business/marketing; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of Saint Benedict, Tri-College Exchange Program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: continuous until 10/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $29,749 includes full-time tuition ($23,064), mandatory fees ($410), and college room and board ($6275). College room only: $3151. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $961 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $205 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 90 open to all. Most popular organizations: Volunteers in Service to Others, Joint Events Council, Cultural Affairs Board, Students in Free Enterprise, ultimate Frisbee. Major annual events: Festival of Cultures, Pinestock, Asian New Year. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, well-lit pathways, 911 center on campus, closed circuit TV monitors. 1,488 college housing spaces available; 1,456 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: men-only housing available. Alcuin Library plus 2 others with 805,376 books, 196,563 microform titles, 5,735 serials, 22,452 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.7 million. 549 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA X-13

700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987-1399
Tel: (507)452-4430
Free: 800-635-5987
Admissions: (507)457-1700
Fax: (507)457-1722
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.smumn.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1912. Setting: 350-acre small town campus. Endowment: $31.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $313,855. Total enrollment: 5,222. Faculty: 561 (101 full-time, 460 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,048 applied, 83% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 70% from top half. 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,286 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 394 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 9 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 77% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Winona State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,639 includes full-time tuition ($20,294), mandatory fees ($445), and college room and board ($5900). College room only: $3300.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 84 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 6% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activity Committee, Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers in Service to Others, Serving Others United in Love (Soul), concert choir/chamber singers. Major annual events: BLUE Angel, Gaslight, Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,103 college housing spaces available; 971 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Fitzgerald Library with 168,923 books, 161,060 microform titles, 4,389 serials, 7,963 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $729,411. 374 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. OLAF COLLEGE W-9

1520 St. Olaf Ave. Northfield, MN 55057-1098
Tel: (507)646-2222
Free: 800-800-3025
Admissions: (507)646-3025
Fax: (507)646-3832
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stolaf.edu/

Description:

Independent Lutheran, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1874. Setting: 300-acre small town campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $231.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $642,789. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $13,164 per student. Total enrollment: 3,058. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,991 applied, 73% were admitted. 49% from top 10% of their high school class, 76% from top quarter, 96% from top half. 50 National Merit Scholars, 72 valedictorians. Full-time: 3,005 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 53 students, 43% women, 57% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 18 other countries, 43% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 96% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: public administration and social services; visual and performing arts; English. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Augsburg College, Minnesota Intercollegiate Nursing Consortium, Oak Ridge Science semester-, Biosphere 2 Earth semester, HECUA programs, Environmental Science at Superior Studies site. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early decision, 12/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/6 for early decision, 2/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $35,600 includes full-time tuition ($28,200) and college room and board ($7400). College room only: $3450. Part-time tuition: $880 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 114 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Alpha Phi Omega, Habitat for Humanity, College Democrats, College Republicans. Major annual events: Homecoming/Family Weekend, Christmas Festival, Co-curricular Extravaganza. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, lighted pathways and sidewalks. 2,725 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Rolvaag Memorial Library plus 2 others with 697,516 books, 6,567 microform titles, 2,149 serials, 12,672 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. 755 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAINT PAUL COLLEGE-A COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE U-10

235 Marshall Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102-1800
Tel: (651)846-1600
Free: 800-227-6029
Admissions: (651)846-1362
Fax: (651)221-1416
Web Site: http://www.saintpaul.edu/

Description:

State-related, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $200,000. Total enrollment: 5,169. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,379 applied, 89% were admitted. Full-time: 1,529 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 3,640 students, 42% women, 58% men. 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 24% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 6% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, honors program, distance learning, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3,068 full-time, $127.85 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6,137 full-time, $255.70 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $232 full-time, $8.90 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organization: Student Senate. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Saint Paul College Library with 12,000 books, 47 microform titles, 110 serials, 260 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $200,000.

■ SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE X-7

1920 Lee Blvd.
North Mankato, MN 56003
Tel: (507)389-7200
Admissions: (507)389-7334
Web Site: http://www.sctc.mnscu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,350. 1,100 applied, 100% were admitted. full-time: 2,350 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 3 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 30% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $115 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3800 full-time. Mandatory fees: $16 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY W-3

1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258
Tel: (507)537-7021
Free: 800-642-0684
Admissions: (507)537-6286
Fax: (507)537-7154
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southwest.msus.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 216-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $233,321. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3464 per student. Total enrollment: 5,636. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 2,310 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 2,857 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 29 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 10% 25 or older, 53% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State College and University System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 65 open to all. Major annual events: Red Cross Blood Drive, Fall Fest (Homecoming). Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 984 college housing spaces available; 731 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Southwest State University with 167,888 books, 32,654 microform titles, 695 serials, 4,324 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $966,523. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Marshall (population 11,900) is in the heart of rural, southwestern Minnesota. Air service, bus service and major highways make it accessible to parks, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Duluth and Sioux Falls, S.D. Marshall is a"college town" with restaurants, a shopping mall, churches, 3 movie theaters and a modern downtown area. It is also an expanding commercial center with a large industrial park and is the headquarters for several national agribusinesses and related firms. Marshall has a new, multimillion dollar hospital and health care facility. 5 city parks, a county park and 2 state parks are within a short drive. The community and university combine to offer concerts, theater and art/craft exhibits. Part-time job opportunities are available for students.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, CROOKSTON L-2

2900 University Ave.
Crookston, MN 56716-5001
Tel: (218)281-6510
Free: 800-862-6466
Admissions: (218)281-8569
Fax: (218)281-8050
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.crk.umn.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Minnesota System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 95-acre rural campus. Endowment: $8.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $578,406. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9072 per student. Total enrollment: 2,134. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 408 applied, 92% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 966 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 1,168 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 6 other countries, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 23% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; agriculture; natural resources/environmental science. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5865 full-time, $195.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6865 full-time, $195.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2254 full-time, $145 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5038. College room only: $2458. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 33 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Students in Free Enterprise, Natural Resources Club, Horseman's Association, Multicultural and International Club, Ag-Arama Planning Club. Major annual events: homecoming, Sno-Daze, Ag Arama. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 480 college housing spaces available; 350 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. UMC Library with 30,000 books, 1,200 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $645,357. 900 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Crookston (population 8,300) is the county seat of Polk County, one of the largest rural counties in the state. It is an agricultural processing center for the Red River Valley that produces wheat, barley, and sugar beets. Trains and buses are convenient for transportation. Recreational activities include swimming, camping, roller skating, ice skating, golf and bowling. The Old Crossing Treaty State Historic Park and the Polk County Pioneer Museum are some of the points of interest.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, DULUTH O-12

10 University Dr.
Duluth, MN 55812-2496
Tel: (218)726-8000
Free: 800-232-1339
Admissions: (218)726-7171
Fax: (218)726-6394
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.d.umn.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Minnesota System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 250-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $38.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5011 per student. Total enrollment: 10,496. Faculty: 506 (407 full-time, 99 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 6,900 applied, 79% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 73% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 78 valedictorians. Full-time: 8,393 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 1,145 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 32 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 10% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Wisconsin-Superior, College of St. Scholastica. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $7170 full-time, $239 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $18,270 full-time, $609 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1758 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5546.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: recreational sports, departmental clubs, outdoor recreation clubs. Major annual events: Winter Carnival, Homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 3,050 college housing spaces available; 3,005 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. University of Minnesota Duluth Library with 709,150 books, 750,000 microform titles, 4,500 serials, 15,250 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.2 million. 680 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

On picturesque slopes, Duluth (population 80,000) commands splendid views of the St. Louis River, the harbor and Lake Superior. The city is headquarters for the Superior National Forest, which is the largest in the nation.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MORRIS S-3

600 East 4th St.
Morris, MN 56267-2134
Tel: (320)589-2211
Free: 800-992-8863
Admissions: (320)539-6035
Fax: (320)589-6399
Web Site: http://www.mrs.umn.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Minnesota System. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 130-acre small town campus. Endowment: $6.6 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $64,915. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5525 per student. Total enrollment: 1,678. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,097 applied, 82% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 60% from top quarter, 87% from top half. 27 class presidents, 36 valedictorians, 99 student government officers. Full-time: 1,527 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 151 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 18 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 9% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 4% 25 or older, 51% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; English; biological/life sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other units of the University of Minnesota System, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/15, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $8204 full-time, $273.47 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8204 full-time, $273.47 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1517 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5750. College room only: $2730. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 91 open to all. Most popular organizations: student radio station, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, jazz ensemble/concert choir, Big Friend, Little Friend, student newspaper. Major annual events: homecoming, Jazz Fest, The Great Finals Pancake Break. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,022 college housing spaces available; 850 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Rodney A. Briggs Library plus 1 other with 191,469 books, 221,216 microform titles, 9,042 serials, 2,140 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 124 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The rural setting of Morris (population 5,600) is ideal for outdoor activities year round. Students participate in the community through the many churches, the library, hospital and ambulance service, nursing home, community education, and parks. Employment is available for students that seek work.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, TWIN CITIES CAMPUS U-9

100 Church St., SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
Tel: (612)625-5000
Free: 800-752-1000
Admissions: (612)625-2008
Fax: (612)626-1693
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umn.edu/tc/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Minnesota System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1851. Setting: 2,000-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 51,175. Faculty: 1,933 (1,680 full-time, 253 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 20,641 applied, 71% were admitted. 34% from top 10% of their high school class, 74% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 347 valedictorians. Full-time: 26,957 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 5,860 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 55 states and territories, 85 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 11% 25 or older, 22% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; engineering; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange, Minnesota Community College System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $7140 full-time, $275 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,670 full-time, $722 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1482 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6722. College room only: $3886. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 350 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: sports clubs, student government, religious organizations, departmental/professional organizations. Major annual event: homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, safety/security orientation, security lighting. 6,500 college housing spaces available; 6,000 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Wilson Library plus 17 others with 5.7 million books, 5.7 million microform titles, 45,000 serials, 1.2 million audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

■ UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS U-10

2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096
Tel: (651)962-5000
Free: 800-328-6819
Admissions: (651)962-6150
Fax: (651)962-6160
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stthomas.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1885. Setting: 78-acre urban campus with easy access to Minneapolis. Endowment: $314.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $338,371. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,569 per student. Total enrollment: 10,474. 4,249 applied, 81% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 86% from top half. 11 National Merit Scholars, 34 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,788 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 514 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 54 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 10% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 5 members of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations, interview, ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $30,380. Part-time tuition: $715 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program. Tuition: $715 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 94 open to all. Major annual events: Taste of St. Thomas, Homecoming, Spring Fling. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 1,888 students; 1,953 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library plus 2 others with 440,023 books, 964,335 microform titles, 4,168 serials, 3,516 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $7.6 million. 1,549 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ VERMILION COMMUNITY COLLEGE L-12

1900 East Camp St.
Ely, MN 55731-1996
Tel: (218)365-7200
Free: 800-657-3608
Admissions: (218)365-7224
Web Site: http://www.vcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 5-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 745. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 595 applied, 57% were admitted. Students come from 42 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% 25 or older, 50% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4190 full-time, $140 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5120 full-time, $171 per credit part-time. College room and board: $4560. College room only: $2900.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Student Life Committee, student government, Drama Club. Major annual events: New Student Week, New Year's Dance, Karaoke Night. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 260 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Vermilion Community College Library with 19,500 books, 100 serials, and an OPAC. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Vermilion offers its students one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in America for a college setting. The town of Ely, with a population of about 4,000, provides nearby shopping facilities, churches, a golf course, tennis courts, restaurants and an excellent hospital. Limited part-time work is available in the community. The area provides exceptional opportunities for camping, canoeing, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and even dog sledding.

■ WALDEN UNIVERSITY U-9

155 Fifth Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Tel: (612)338-7224; (866)492-5336
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.waldenu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1970. Total enrollment: 22,168. Faculty: 1,084 (68 full-time, 1,016 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 55 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 1,174 students, 61% women, 39% men. 99% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences. Calendar: quarter/semester depending on program.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $8280 full-time, $230 per credit part-time.

■ WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY X-13

PO Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987-5838
Tel: (507)457-5000
Free: 800-DIAL WSU
Admissions: (507)457-5100
Fax: (507)457-5620
E-mail: [email protected]

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1858. Setting: 40-acre small town campus. Endowment: $3.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $850,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3700 per student. Total enrollment: 8,236. Faculty: 357 (315 full-time, 42 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 4,802 applied, 79% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 96% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 51 class presidents, 28 valedictorians. Full-time: 6,776 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 793 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 48 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 11% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, class rank, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $5877 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,297 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1850 full-time. College room and board: $5000. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 130 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: University Program Activities Committee, Student Senate, Inter-Residence Hall Council. Major annual events: homecoming, Family Weekend, Spring Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security cameras. 2,500 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. The Library with 243,500 books, 1,950 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.3 million. 1,400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Winona (population 30,000) is a large town in southeastern Minnesota, in a sector known as Hiawatha Valley. Limestone from the quarries here is comparable to much of Italy's finest travertine. Winona is headquarters for the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Trains and buses provide commercial transportation. Community facilities include many churches, a public library, a hospital, hotels and motels. Part-time employment is available. Recreational activities include fishing, golf, swimming, hunting, boating and skiing.

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Minnesota

Minnesota

ACADEMY COLLEGE

1101 East 78th St., Ste. 100
Minneapolis, MN 55420
Tel: (952)851-0066
Free: 800-292-9149
Fax: (952)851-0094
Web Site: http://www.academycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Nancy Grazzini-Olson
Admissions: Paul Burhhartzmeyer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 4, PT 50 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Library Holdings: 1,309 Credit Hours For Degree: 102 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ALEXANDRIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308-3707
Tel: (320)762-0221; 888-234-1222
Fax: (320)762-4430
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.alextech.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Larry Shellito
Registrar: Gloria Deick
Admissions: Doug Tatge
Financial Aid: Gary McFarland
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 67 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4318 full-time, $127 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8636 full-time, $254 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $401 full-time, $11.80 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,591, PT 380 Faculty: FT 77, PT 12 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Library Holdings: 16,636 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 72 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NAACLS Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M; Volleyball W

ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

11200 Mississippi Blvd., NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433-3470
Tel: (763)427-2600
Admissions: (763)422-3420
Fax: (763)576-5944
Web Site: http://www.anokaramsey.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Patrick M. Johns
Registrar: Rhonda Kern
Admissions: Matthew Crawford
Financial Aid: Karla Seymour
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 99 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3390 full-time, $113 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6780 full-time, $226 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $414 full-time, $13.80 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,422, PT 3,371 Faculty: FT 95, PT 134 Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 Library Holdings: 40,651 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester credits, Associates ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: APTA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Volleyball W

ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE CAMPUS

300 Polk St. South
Cambridge, MN 55008-5706
Tel: (763)689-7000
Fax: (763)689-7050
Web Site: http://www.anokaramsey.edu/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3390 full-time, $113 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6780 full-time, $226 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $414 full-time, $13.80 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 514, PT 1,223 Faculty: FT 22, PT 38 Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 Library Holdings: 18,927 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester credits, Associates ROTC: Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Volleyball W

ANOKA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

1355 West Hwy. 10
Anoka, MN 55303
Tel: (612)576-4700
Admissions: (763)576-4746
Web Site: http://www.ank.tec.mn.us/
Admissions: Robert Hoenie
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3886 full-time, $129.55 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7772 full-time, $259.10 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $421 full-time, $14.05 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,058, PT 1,313 Faculty: FT 68, PT 42 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AOTA

THE ART INSTITUTES INTERNATIONAL MINNESOTA

15 South 9th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3137
Tel: (612)332-3361
Free: 800-777-3643
Fax: (612)332-3934
Web Site: http://www.aim.artinstitutes.edu/
President/CEO: Larry Horn
Registrar: Desiree Boie
Admissions: Russ Gill
Financial Aid: Melanie Lindenmeyer
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $17,904 full-time, $373 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 885, PT 709 Faculty: FT 56, PT 55 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: ACT, Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 13 Library Holdings: 42,752 Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Associates; 192 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, ACF

AUGSBURG COLLEGE

2211 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1351
Tel: (612)330-1000
Free: 800-788-5678
Admissions: (612)330-1001
Fax: (612)330-1649
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.augsburg.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William Frame
Registrar: Paul Simmons
Admissions: Carrie Carroll
Financial Aid: Herald Johnson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Lutheran Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 45% ACT 18-23; 44% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $30,026 includes full-time tuition ($22,900), mandatory fees ($522), and college room and board ($6604). College room only: $3396. Part-time tuition: $2866 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $86 per course. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,269, PT 566, Grad 673 Faculty: FT 163, PT 207 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 54 Library Holdings: 146,166 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 32 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, CSWE, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY

1500 Birchmont Dr., NE
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699
Tel: (218)755-2000
Free: 800-652-9747
Admissions: (218)755-2040
Fax: (218)755-2074
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jon E. Quistgaard
Registrar: David Carlson
Admissions: Russ Kreager
Financial Aid: Paul Lindseth
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Scores: 62% ACT 18-23; 24% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 73 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $5246 full-time, $190.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $768 full-time, $83.89 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5014. College room only: $3214. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,248, PT 1,208, Grad 437 Faculty: FT 246, PT 116 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 56 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 26 Library Holdings: 554,087 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester credits, Associates; 128 semester credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, CSWE, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

BETHANY LUTHERAN COLLEGE

700 Luther Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001-6163
Tel: (507)344-7000
Free: 800-944-3066
Admissions: (507)344-7320
Fax: (507)344-7376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.blc.edu/
President/CEO: Dan R. Bruss, PhD
Registrar: Jean K. Wiechmann
Admissions: Donald Westphal
Financial Aid: Jeffrey Younge
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Lutheran Scores: 50% ACT 18-23; 31% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 84 Application Deadline: July 15 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $130. Comprehensive fee: $21,786 includes full-time tuition ($16,248), mandatory fees ($260), and college room and board ($5278). College room only: $1988. Part-time tuition: $690 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $130 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 530, PT 36 Faculty: FT 40, PT 35 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 82 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 77 Library Holdings: 72,392 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

BETHEL UNIVERSITY

3900 Bethel Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55112-6999
Tel: (651)638-6400
Free: 800-255-8706
Admissions: (651)638-6371
Web Site: http://www.bethel.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. George K. Brushaber
Registrar: Chester Duck
Admissions: Dr. James Barnes
Financial Aid: Daniel Nelson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist General Conference Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 39% ACT 18-23; 50% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 87 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $29,840 includes full-time tuition ($22,590), mandatory fees ($110), and college room and board ($7140). College room only: $4260. Part-time tuition: $865 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,875, PT 322, Grad 660 Faculty: FT 175, PT 131 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 66 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 72 Library Holdings: 194,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 61 credit hours, Associates; 122 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, CSWE, JRCEPAT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Ice Hockey M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

BROWN COLLEGE

1440 Northland Dr.
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Tel: (651)905-3400
Free: 800-6BR-OWN6
Fax: (651)905-3550
Web Site: http://www.browncollege.edu/
President/CEO: Ronald G. Andersen
Admissions: Mark Fredrichs
Financial Aid: Darrell Rhoten
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Career Education Corporation % Accepted: 48 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,891, PT 163 Faculty: FT 78, PT 44 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Library Holdings: 768 Credit Hours For Degree: 105 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

225 South 6th St., 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Tel: (612)252-4200; 888-CAPELLA
Admissions: 800-227-3552
Fax: (612)337-5396
Web Site: http://www.capella.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Michael Offerman
Registrar: Kris Ragozzino
Admissions: Bob Bear
Financial Aid: Tim Lehmann
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Application Fee: $75.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $75. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Professional Accreditation: ACA

CARLETON COLLEGE

One North College St.
Northfield, MN 55057-4001
Tel: (507)646-4000
Free: 800-995-2275
Admissions: (507)646-4190
Fax: (507)646-4526
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.carleton.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert A. Oden, Jr.
Registrar: Roger Lasly
Admissions: Paul Thiboutot
Financial Aid: Rod Oto
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 8% ACT 18-23; 34% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $42,864 includes full-time tuition ($34,083), mandatory fees ($189), and college room and board ($8592). College room only: $4299. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,936, PT 23 Faculty: FT 198, PT 18 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 60 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 89 Library Holdings: 662,871 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 210 credits, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Badminton M & W; Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Sailing M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W

CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE

501 West College Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401-3904
Tel: (218)855-8000
Admissions: (218)828-2525
Fax: (218)855-8220
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.clcmn.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Joseph C. Birmingham
Registrar: Sharon Boone
Admissions: Charlotte Daniels
Financial Aid: Mike Barnaby
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $3940 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,848, PT 920 Faculty: FT 93, PT 69 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Library Holdings: 16,052 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

CENTURY COLLEGE

3300 Century Ave. North
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Tel: (651)779-3200
Free: 800-228-1978
Admissions: (651)779-2619
Fax: (651)779-5810
Web Site: http://www.century.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Lawrence Litecky
Registrar: Thomas Black
Admissions: Christine Paulos
Financial Aid: Lois Larson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4233 full-time, $141 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8043 full-time, $254 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $423 full-time, $14.11 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,042, PT 4,511 Faculty: FT 175, PT 191 Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1 Library Holdings: 56,867 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester credits, Associates ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: ADA, JRCEMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Golf M & W

COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT

37 South College Ave.
St. Joseph, MN 56374
Tel: (320)363-5011
Free: 800-544-1489
Fax: (320)363-5010
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csbsju.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mary Ann Baenninger
Registrar: Julie Gruska
Admissions: Mary Milbert
Financial Aid: Jane Haugen
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 97% SAT M 400+; 32% ACT 18-23; 56% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 86 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: December 01 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For home schooled students with appropriate documentation of college preparatory curriculum: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $30,091 includes full-time tuition ($23,064), mandatory fees ($390), and college room and board ($6637). College room only: $3419. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $961 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $195 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,993, PT 52 Faculty: FT 148, PT 22 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 66 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 84 Library Holdings: 805,376 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN, ADtA, CSWE, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Crew W; Cross-Country Running W; Golf W; Ice Hockey W; Lacrosse W; Riflery W; Rugby W; Skiing (Cross-Country) W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Track and Field W; Ultimate Frisbee W; Volleyball W

COLLEGE OF ST. CATHERINE

2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1789
Tel: (651)690-6000
Admissions: (651)690-6505
Fax: (651)690-6042
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stkate.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Andrea J. Lee, IHM
Registrar: Cynthia Egeness
Admissions: Cal Moseley
Financial Aid: Sandra Sundstrom
Type: Comprehensive Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 96% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 38% ACT 18-23; 52% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 78 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $27,505 includes full-time tuition ($21,060), mandatory fees ($325), and college room and board ($6120). College room only: $3420. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $702 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,362, PT 1,243, Grad 1,302 Faculty: FT 246, PT 237 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 69 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 38 Library Holdings: 263,495 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 130 semester credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AOTA, APTA, CSWE, JRCEDMS, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Cross-Country Running W; Ice Hockey W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

COLLEGE OF ST. CATHERINE-MINNEAPOLIS

601 25th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1494
Tel: (651)690-7700
Free: 800-945-4599
Admissions: (651)690-8600
Fax: (651)690-8107
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stkate.edu/
President/CEO: Sr. Andrea J. Lee
Registrar: Tone Blechert
Admissions: Cal Mosley
Financial Aid: Pamela Johnson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic; College of St. Catherine Scores: 50% ACT 18-23; 42% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $20,870 includes full-time tuition ($14,720), mandatory fees ($30), and college room and board ($6120). College room only: $3420. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $460 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $20 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,393, PT 1,288, Grad 1,126 Faculty: FT 224, PT 295 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 9 Library Holdings: 267,558 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, AOTA, APTA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN

THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA

1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811-4199
Tel: (218)723-6000
Free: 800-249-6412
Admissions: (218)723-6053
Fax: (218)723-6290
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.css.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Larry Goodwin
Registrar: George Beattie
Admissions: Brian Dalton
Financial Aid: Jon Erickson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 48% ACT 18-23; 45% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 87 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,456 includes full-time tuition ($22,110), mandatory fees ($130), and college room and board ($6216). College room only: $3556. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $688 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,296, PT 317, Grad 567 Faculty: FT 142, PT 110 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 77 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 44 Library Holdings: 127,328 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, AHIMA, AOTA, APTA, CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Ice Hockey M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

COLLEGE OF VISUAL ARTS

344 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102-2124
Tel: (651)224-3416
Free: 800-224-1536
Fax: (651)224-8854
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cva.edu/
President/CEO: Joe Culligan
Registrar: Lois Caneday
Admissions: Jane Nordhorn
Financial Aid: Bonnie Clayton
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 23% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 64 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Tuition: $17,510 full-time, $875 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $530 full-time, $53 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 171, PT 31 Faculty: FT 8, PT 51 Student-Faculty Ratio: 8:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 75 Library Holdings: 7,100 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 126 credits, Bachelors

CONCORDIA COLLEGE

901 South 8th St.
Moorhead, MN 56562
Tel: (218)299-4000
Free: 800-699-9897
Admissions: (218)299-3004
Fax: (218)299-3947
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.concordiacollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Pamela M. Jolicoeur
Registrar: Carole Stalheim
Admissions: Lee Johnson
Financial Aid: Dale Thornton
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 96% SAT M 400+; 44% ACT 18-23; 45% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 83 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $24,664 includes full-time tuition ($19,520), mandatory fees ($154), and college room and board ($4990). College room only: $2300. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $3045 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,693, PT 66, Grad 5 Faculty: FT 190, PT 62 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 66 Library Holdings: 306,644 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 126 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, AAFCS, ADtA, CSWE, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, ST. PAUL

275 Syndicate St. North
St. Paul, MN 55104-5494
Tel: (651)641-8278
Free: 800-333-4705
Admissions: (651)641-8230
Fax: (651)659-0207
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csp.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert Holst
Registrar: Jody Ragan
Admissions: Scott Morrell
Financial Aid: Brian Heinemann
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod; Concordia University System Scores: 75% SAT V 400+; 84% SAT M 400+; 49% ACT 18-23; 29% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 64 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $28,974 includes full-time tuition ($22,378) and college room and board ($6596). Part-time tuition: $466 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,472, PT 264, Grad 333 Faculty: FT 82, PT 356 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 66 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 23 Library Holdings: 134,200 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 128 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

CROSSROADS COLLEGE

920 Mayowood Rd., SW
Rochester, MN 55902-2382
Tel: (507)288-4563
Free: 800-456-7651
Fax: (507)288-9046
Web Site: http://www.crossroadscollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Bill Luce
Registrar: Melinda Sargent
Admissions: Scott Klaehn
Financial Aid: Polly Kellogg-Bradley
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Scores: 45% ACT 18-23; 16% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 79 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Tuition: $10,950 full-time, $330 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $320 full-time, $220 per year part-time. College room only: $3400. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 130, PT 19 Faculty: FT 12, PT 13 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 56 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 78 Library Holdings: 33,697 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 130 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

CROWN COLLEGE

8700 College View Dr.
St. Bonifacius, MN 55375-9001
Tel: (952)446-4100
Free: 800-68-CROWN
Admissions: (952)446-4144
Fax: (952)446-4149
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.crown.edu
President/CEO: Rev. Gary M. Benedict
Registrar: Paul Gedden
Admissions: Mitch Fisk
Financial Aid: Cheryl Fernandez
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: The Christian and Missionary Alliance Scores: 95% SAT V 400+; 84% SAT M 400+; 59% ACT 18-23; 24% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 71 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $24,070 includes full-time tuition ($17,054) and college room and board ($7016). College room only: $3652. Part-time tuition: $713 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 843, PT 345, Grad 116 Faculty: FT 39, PT 25 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 63 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 70 Library Holdings: 79,386 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 66 credit hours, Associates; 125 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

DAKOTA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

1300 East 145th St.
Rosemount, MN 55068
Tel: (651)423-8000; 877-YES-DCTC
Admissions: (651)423-8399
Web Site: http://www.dctc.edu/
Admissions: Patrick Lair
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3999 full-time, $124.96 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7997 full-time, $249.92 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $538 full-time, $16.80 per semester hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,956, PT 3,113 Faculty: FT 85, PT 114 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 15,693 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 72 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ADA, FIDER Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Soccer M & W; Wrestling M

DEVRY UNIVERSITY

7700 France Ave. South
Ste. 575
Edina, MN 55435
Tel: (952)838-1860
Fax: (952)838-3737
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/locations/campuses/loc_edina.jspType: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,790 full-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time. Enrollment: FT 16, PT 29, Grad 49 Faculty: FT 0, PT 22 Student-Faculty Ratio: 4:1

DULUTH BUSINESS UNIVERSITY

4724 Mike Colalillo Dr.
Duluth, MN 55807
Tel: (218)722-4000
Free: 800-777-8406
Web Site: http://www.dbumn.edu/
President/CEO: Bonnie Kupczynski
Admissions: Mark Traux
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Quarter Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AAMAE, ADA

DUNWOODY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tel: (612)374-5800
Free: 800-292-4625
Fax: (612)374-4128
Web Site: http://www.dunwoody.edu/
President/CEO: Frank Starke
Admissions: Raul Galarza
Financial Aid: Art Alexander
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,236, PT 375 Faculty: FT 81, PT 24 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Library Holdings: 8,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

FOND DU LAC TRIBAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2101 14th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
Tel: (218)879-0800
Free: 800-657-3712
Admissions: (218)879-0820
Fax: (218)879-0814
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fdltcc.edu/
President/CEO: Lester Jack Briggs
Admissions: Tom Urbanski
Financial Aid: David Sutherland
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 719, PT 1,016 Faculty: FT 28, PT 52 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 10 Library Holdings: 3,482 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates

GLOBE COLLEGE

7166 North 10th St.
Oakdale, MN 55128
Tel: (651)730-5100
Admissions: (651)714-7331
Fax: (651)730-5151
Web Site: http://www.globecollege.com/
President/CEO: Mike Hughes
Admissions: Christina Hilipipre
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: October 05 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $12,600 full-time, $350 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 533, PT 312 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 1,432 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates; 180 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AAMAE

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE

800 West College Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082-1498
Tel: (507)933-8000
Free: 800-GUSTAVU(S)
Admissions: (507)933-7676
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gustavus.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James L. Peterson
Registrar: David L. Wicklund
Admissions: Mark H. Anderson
Financial Aid: Robert Helgeson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Scores: 28% ACT 18-23; 54% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 80 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: April 01 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $30,930 includes full-time tuition ($24,500), mandatory fees ($365), and college room and board ($6065). College room only: $3665. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $3000 per course. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,571, PT 32 Faculty: FT 187, PT 63 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 85 Library Holdings: 288,685 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 35 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN, JRCEPAT, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M; Rugby M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W

HAMLINE UNIVERSITY

1536 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104-1284
Tel: (651)523-2800
Free: 800-753-9753
Admissions: (651)523-2207
Fax: (651)523-2458
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hamline.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Larry G. Osnes
Registrar: Laurie Herbrand
Admissions: Steven Bjork
Financial Aid: Lynette Wahl
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Church Scores: 97.9% SAT V 400+; 97.8% SAT M 400+; 36.4% ACT 18-23; 48.1% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 78 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $30,067 includes full-time tuition ($22,758), mandatory fees ($399), and college room and board ($6910). College room only: $3484. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $700 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and student level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,945, PT 101, Grad 1,791 Faculty: FT 174, PT 326 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 76 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 41 Library Holdings: 556,450 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABA, AALS, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Gymnastics W; Ice Hockey M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

9000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Tel: (763)425-3800
Admissions: (763)488-2415
Fax: (763)550-2119
Web Site: http://www.hennepintech.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Sharon K. Grossbach
Admissions: Joy Bodin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Professional Accreditation: ACF, ADA

HERZING COLLEGE

5700 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55428
Tel: (763)535-3000
Free: 800-878-DRAW
Admissions: (763)231-3152
Web Site: http://www.herzing.edu/
President/CEO: Thomas Kosel
Admissions: James Decker
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Herzing College Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $11,029 full-time, $367 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $25 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 205, PT 141 Faculty: FT 21, PT 11 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: Other, SAT I and SAT II or ACT Credit Hours For Degree: 80 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

HIBBING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1515 East 25th St.
Hibbing, MN 55746-3300
Tel: (218)262-7200
Free: 800-224-4HCC
Admissions: (218)262-6713
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hcc.mnscu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Anthony Kuznik
Registrar: Judy Zeiger
Admissions: Holly Bigelow
Financial Aid: Paul Hatch
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3950 full-time, $116.60 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $145.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $459 full-time, $15.30 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4500. College room only: $2900. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 63, PT 23 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 10 Library Holdings: 19,536 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, NAACLS Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

HIGH-TECH INSTITUTE

5100 Gamble Dr.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Tel: (763)560-9700
Free: 800-987-0110
Fax: (763)560-9777
Web Site: http://www.high-techinstitute.com/
President/CEO: Todd Brown
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2500 East 80th St.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076-3224
Tel: (651)450-8500
Admissions: (651)450-8680
Fax: (651)450-8679
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.inverhills.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Cheryl Frank
Registrar: Bruce Lindberg
Admissions: Landon Pirius
Financial Aid: John Pogue
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3343 full-time, $125.78 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6362 full-time, $251.56 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $400 full-time, $13.52 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,566, PT 2,759 Faculty: FT 83, PT 127 Library Holdings: 42,073 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN

ITASCA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1851 Hwy. 169 East
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Tel: (218)327-4460
Free: 800-996-6422
Admissions: (218)327-4464
Fax: (218)327-4350
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.itascacc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Joe Sertich
Registrar: Gwen Litchke
Admissions: Candace Perry
Financial Aid: Patty Holycross
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: September 06 Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4100 full-time, $128.12 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5125 full-time, $160.15 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $490 full-time, $15.30 per credit part-time. College room and board: $4190. College room only: $3290. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 876, PT 261 Faculty: FT 42, PT 27 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Library Holdings: 28,790 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Softball W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

8911 Columbine Rd.
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Tel: (952)914-5300
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Michele F. Ernst
Registrar: Yvonne Rumsey
Admissions: Michele F. Ernst
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Calendar System: Quarter Exams: Other Professional Accreditation: ACICS

LAKE SUPERIOR COLLEGE

2101 Trinity Rd.
Duluth, MN 55811
Tel: (218)733-7600
Free: 800-432-2884
Admissions: (218)733-5928
Web Site: http://www.lsc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kathleen Nelson
Registrar: Jean Pehl
Admissions: Beth Adams
Financial Aid: Sandy Olin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3450 full-time, $115 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6900 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $477 full-time, $16 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,429, PT 1,771 Faculty: FT 97, PT 142 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Library Holdings: 2,869 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, APTA, CARC, NAACLS

LEECH LAKE TRIBAL COLLEGE

PO Box 180
Cass Lake, MN 56633-0180
Tel: (218)335-4200; 888-829-4240
Fax: (218)335-4209
Web Site: http://www.lltc.org/
President/CEO: Lenee D. Ross
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

MACALESTER COLLEGE

1600 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1899
Tel: (651)696-6000
Free: 800-231-7974
Admissions: (651)696-6357
Fax: (651)696-6500
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.macalester.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Brian Rosenberg
Registrar: Jayne L. Niemi
Admissions: Lorne T. Robinson
Financial Aid: Brian Lindeman
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 3% ACT 18-23; 41% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 44 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 15 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $39,020 includes full-time tuition ($30,870), mandatory fees ($168), and college room and board ($7982). College room only: $4208. Part-time tuition: $965 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,827, PT 42 Faculty: FT 151, PT 72 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 69 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 69 Library Holdings: 448,968 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Navy, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Rugby M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W

MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE

1995 Luther Ct.
New Ulm, MN 56073
Tel: (507)354-8221
Fax: (507)354-8225
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mlc-wels.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Theodore B. Olsen
Admissions: Rev. Theodore B. Olsen
Financial Aid: Gene A. Slettedahl
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Scores: 43% ACT 18-23; 17% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $12,390 includes full-time tuition ($8925) and college room and board ($3465). Part-time tuition: $175 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 936, PT 9 Faculty: FT 72, PT 12 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 63 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 85 Library Holdings: 115,309 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 134 semester hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

MCNALLY SMITH COLLEGE OF MUSIC

19 Exchange St. East
St. Paul, MN 55101
Tel: (651)291-0177
Free: 800-594-9500
Fax: (651)291-0366
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/
President/CEO: John McNally
Registrar: Sara Tomasetti
Admissions: Debbie Sandridge
Financial Aid: Jeffrey R. Aalbers
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $75.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $75. Tuition: $15,240 full-time, $635 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $575 full-time, $75 per term part-time. Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 378, PT 93 Faculty: FT 33, PT 28 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: ACT Credit Hours For Degree: 65 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: NASM

MESABI RANGE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

1001 Chestnut St. West
Virginia, MN 55792-3448
Tel: (218)741-3095
Admissions: (218)749-0314
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mr.mnscu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jill Peterson
Registrar: Shar Anderson
Admissions: Brenda K. Kochevar
Financial Aid: Douglas Furnstahl
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For Minnesota high school students: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4252 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5197 full-time. College room only: $3352. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,371 Faculty: FT 44, PT 29 Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 10 Library Holdings: 23,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Softball W; Volleyball W

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY

700 East 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106-5000
Tel: (651)793-1212
Admissions: (651)793-1303
Fax: (651)772-7632
Web Site: http://www.metrostate.edu
President/CEO: Dr. Wilson Bradshaw
Registrar: Mary Partridge
Admissions: Rosa Rodriguez
Financial Aid: Robert Bode
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Scores: 49% ACT 18-23; 16% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For non-transfer students: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4,430 full-time, $147.65 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8859 full-time, $295.30 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $252 full-time, $8.39 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,948, PT 3,953, Grad 615 Faculty: FT 118, PT 304 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 49 Library Holdings: 29,385 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, CSWE, NLN

MINNEAPOLIS BUSINESS COLLEGE

1711 West County Rd. B
Roseville, MN 55113
Tel: (612)636-7406
Free: 800-279-5200
Admissions: (651)604-4118
Fax: (612)636-8185
Web Site: http://www.minneapolisbusinesscollege.edu/
President/CEO: David Whitman
Registrar: Marie Sohomer
Admissions: David Whitman
Financial Aid: Penny Owen
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: The Bradford School Application Fee: $50.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $12,240 full-time. College room only: $6360. Faculty: FT 9, PT 9 Student-Faculty Ratio: 30:1 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

2501 Stevens Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55404-4347
Tel: (612)874-3700
Free: 800-874-6223
Admissions: (612)874-3762
Fax: (612)874-3704
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mcad.edu/
President/CEO: T. Michael O'Keefe
Registrar: Jacqueline L. Chestnut
Admissions: William Mullen
Financial Aid: William P. Mullen
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 95% SAT M 400+; 48% ACT 18-23; 42% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 77 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: June 01 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $31,010 includes full-time tuition ($24,800), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($5970). College room only: $3770. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $827 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $120 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 626, PT 49, Grad 47 Faculty: FT 38, PT 67 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 78 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 45 Library Holdings: 47,166 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASAD

MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

1501 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1779
Tel: (612)659-6000
Admissions: (612)659-6206
Fax: (612)659-6210
Web Site: http://www.mctc.mnscu.edu/
President/CEO: Phillip Davis
Registrar: Lori Kirkeby
Admissions: Dena Russell
Financial Aid: Beth Stevens
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For air traffic control, nursing, law enforcement programs, applicants under 20: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4028 full-time, $134.25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7694 full-time, $256.45 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to program and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 102, PT 265 Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1 Library Holdings: 60,352 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Golf M & W

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

2521 Pennington Dr., NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Tel: (507)536-9500; 888-662-8772
Admissions: (507)586-9500
Fax: (507)535-8011
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/oncampus/rochester/
Admissions: Shan Pollitt
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $50.00 Calendar System: Quarter Exams: Other

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-BROOKLYN CENTER

5910 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Tel: (763)566-7777
Admissions: (763)585-7777
Fax: (763)566-7030
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Susan Cooke
Admissions: Kristen Swanson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: October 06 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,750 full-time, $350 per credit hour part-time. Calendar System: Quarter Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 1,534 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-PLYMOUTH

1455 Country Rd. 101 North
Minneapolis, MN 55447
Tel: (763)476-2000
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Jeff Myhre
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: October 06 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,750 full-time, $350 per credit part-time. Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 1,189 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates; 180 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-RICHFIELD

1401 West 76th St.
Richfield, MN 55423
Tel: (612)861-2000
Fax: (612)861-5548
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Terry L. Myhre
Registrar: Dorinda Leise
Admissions: Patricia Murray
Financial Aid: Tim Jacobson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: October 06 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,750 full-time, $350 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 2,420 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates; 180 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AAMAE

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-ST. CLOUD

1201 2nd St. South
Waite Park, MN 56387
Tel: (320)257-2000; (866)403-3333
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/
Admissions: Jim Beck
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: October 06 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,750 full-time, $350 per credit hour part-time. Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 724 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates; 180 credits, Bachelors

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-SHAKOPEE

1200 Shakopee Town Square
Shakopee, MN 55379
Tel: (952)345-1200; (866)766-1200
Admissions: (952)516-7015
Fax: (952)345-1201
Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/
Admissions: Gretchen Seifert
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: October 06 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,750 full-time, $350 per credit part-time. Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 919 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates; 180 credits, Bachelors

MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGE-SOUTHEAST TECHNICAL

1250 Homer Rd., PO Box 409
Winona, MN 55987
Tel: (507)453-2700
Free: 800-372-8164
Fax: (507)453-2715
Web Site: http://www.southeastmn.edu/
President/CEO: James Johnson
Registrar: Mary Johnson
Admissions: Alan DuCett
Financial Aid: Anne Dahlen
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $124.43 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $248.86 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $11.90 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,060, PT 757 Faculty: FT 55, PT 63 Library Holdings: 8,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 72 credits, Associates

MINNESOTA STATE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE-FERGUS FALLS

1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537-1009
Tel: (218)739-7500; 888-MY-MSCTC
Admissions: (218)736-1528
Fax: (218)739-7475
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.minnesota.edu/
President/CEO: Kenneth Peeders
Registrar: Ann Nelson
Admissions: Carrie Brimhall
Financial Aid: Robert Anderson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 81 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3900 full-time, $133 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3900 full-time, $133 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $569 full-time, $18 per credit part-time. College room only: $3000. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,587, PT 2,044 Faculty: FT 171, PT 181 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 22 Library Holdings: 30,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NAACLS Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MANKATO

228 Wiecking Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Tel: (507)389-2463
Free: 800-722-0544
Admissions: (507)389-6670
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mnsu.edu/
President/CEO: Richard Davenport
Registrar: David Gjerde
Admissions: Walt Wolff
Financial Aid: Janice Marble
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Scores: 66.7% ACT 18-23; 23.5% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 90 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $5104 full-time, $204.10 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,932 full-time, $436 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $742 full-time, $29.89 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5083. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 11,337, PT 1,347, Grad 1,651 Faculty: FT 491, PT 226 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 50 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 22 Library Holdings: 474,252 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, ACA, ADA, ASLHA, CORE, CSWE, JRCEPAT, NASAD, NASM, NCATE, NLN, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD

1104 7th Ave. South
Moorhead, MN 56563-0002
Tel: (218)236-2011
Free: 800-593-7246
Admissions: (218)477-2161
Fax: (218)236-2168
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mnstate.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Roland Barden
Registrar: John Tandberg
Admissions: Gina Monson
Financial Aid: Carolyn Zehren
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Scores: 89% SAT V 400+; 93% SAT M 400+; 61% ACT 18-23; 27% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 83 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 07 Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4464 full-time, $148.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4464 full-time, $148.80 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $761 full-time, $88.85 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4974. College room only: $3044. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,198, PT 1,044, Grad 410 Faculty: FT 270, PT 33 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 61 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 27 Library Holdings: 367,334 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, ACCE, ACA, ASLHA, CSWE, NAIT, NASAD, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

MINNESOTA WEST COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

1314 North Hiawatha Ave.
Pipestone, MN 56164
Tel: (507)825-6800
Free: 800-658-2330
Admissions: (507)825-6804
Fax: (507)825-4656
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mnwest.edu/
President/CEO: Paul Dobbs
Registrar: Barbara Benz
Admissions: Gary Gillin
Financial Aid: Janice Pluim
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 81 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4085 full-time, $136.18 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8171 full-time, $272.36 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $377 full-time, $12.58 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,439, PT 1,344 Faculty: FT 95, PT 157 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Library Holdings: 46,057 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ADA, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (BLOOMINGTON)

112 West Market
Bloomington, MN 55425
Tel: (605)394-4800
Web Site: http://www.national.edu/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed

NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (BROOKLYN CENTER)

6120 Earle Brown Dr.
Ste. 100
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Tel: (763)560-8377
Fax: (763)549-9955
Web Site: http://www.national.edu/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed

NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (ROSEVILLE)

1500 West Hwy. 36
Roseville, MN 55113-4035
Tel: (651)644-1265
Fax: (651)644-0690
Web Site: http://www.national.edu/
Admissions: Steve Grunlan
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: National American University Application Fee: $25.00 Calendar System: Quarter Enrollment: FT 220, PT 226 Faculty: FT 5, PT 27 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1

NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

9700 France Ave. South
Bloomington, MN 55431-4399
Tel: (952)487-8200; (866)880-8740
Admissions: (952)487-8494
Fax: (612)487-8101
Web Site: http://www.normandale.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas J. Horak
Registrar: Tonya Hanson
Admissions: Russell Kreager
Financial Aid: Catherine Breuer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 71 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3614 full-time, $133 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7227 full-time, $253 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $362 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,139, PT 4,122 Faculty: FT 170, PT 60 Student-Faculty Ratio: 28:1 Library Holdings: 98,141 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ADA, NASM, NLN

NORTH CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

910 Elliot Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404-1322
Tel: (612)332-3491
Free: 800-289-6222
Admissions: (612)343-4460
Fax: (612)343-4778
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northcentral.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gordon L. Anderson
Registrar: Michael Stalker
Admissions: Jim Hubert
Financial Aid: Donna Jaeger
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Assemblies of God Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 89% SAT M 400+; 57% ACT 18-23; 23% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $115. Comprehensive fee: $16,646 includes full-time tuition ($11,280), mandatory fees ($886), and college room and board ($4480). College room only: $2050. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $376 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,143, PT 98 Faculty: FT 40, PT 40 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Library Holdings: 70,041 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credits, Associates; 127 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

7411 85th Ave. North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445-2231
Tel: (763)424-0702
Admissions: (763)424-0713
Fax: (763)424-0929
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nhcc.edu/
President/CEO: Ann Wynia
Registrar: Tom Wavrin
Admissions: Lori Kirkeby
Financial Aid: Jackie Olsson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For nursing program: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3,158 full-time, $131.60 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $309 full-time, $10.30 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 98, PT 117 Student-Faculty Ratio: 29:1 Library Holdings: 69,375 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, NAACLS, NLN

NORTHLAND COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE-EAST GRAND FORKS

2022 Central Ave., NW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721-2702
Tel: (218)773-3441
Free: 800-451-3441
Admissions: (218)773-4546
Fax: (218)773-4502
Web Site: http://www.northlandcollege.edu/
Admissions: Rita Lealos
Financial Aid: Rhonda Hettervig
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $20.00 Calendar System: Semester Student-Faculty Ratio: 24:1 Professional Accreditation: AOTA

NORTHLAND COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE-THIEF RIVER FALLS

1101 Hwy. One East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Tel: (218)681-0701
Free: 800-959-6282
Admissions: (218)681-0862
Fax: (218)681-6405
Web Site: http://www.northlandcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Orley D. Gunderson
Registrar: Dennis L. Bendickson
Admissions: Eugene Klinke
Financial Aid: Donna Quam
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: September 01 Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4170 full-time, $139 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $490 full-time, $16.12 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,017, PT 1,635 Faculty: FT 61, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE

905 Grant Ave., SE
Bemidji, MN 56601-4907
Tel: (218)755-4270
Free: 800-942-8324
Admissions: (218)846-7444
Web Site: http://bemidji.ntcmn.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Ronald Swanson
Registrar: Tom Whelihan
Admissions: Tom Whelihan
Financial Aid: Tom Whelihan
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $20.00 Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 300, PT 100 Exams: Other Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, AAMAE, ADA, AHIMA, CARC, JRCERT, NAACLS

NORTHWEST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

11995 Singletree Ln.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-5351
Tel: (952)944-0080
Free: 800-443-4223
Fax: (952)944-9274
Web Site: http://www.nti.edu/
President/CEO: Norris J. Nelson
Registrar: Carl Storck
Admissions: John Hartman
Financial Aid: Renee Cannon
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 108 Faculty: FT 8, PT 1 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Library Holdings: 565 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE

3003 Snelling Ave. North
St. Paul, MN 55113-1598
Tel: (651)631-5100
Free: 800-827-6827
Admissions: (651)631-5111
Fax: (651)631-5680
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nwc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Alan S. Cureton
Registrar: Andrew L. Simpson
Admissions: Kenneth K. Faffler
Financial Aid: Richard L. Blatchley
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: nondenominational Scores: 44% ACT 18-23; 38% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 98 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $25,220 includes full-time tuition ($19,100) and college room and board ($6120). College room only: $3400. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $810 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,726, PT 41, Grad 18 Faculty: FT 85, PT 80 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 82 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 42 Library Holdings: 87,877 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 125 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

1600 Oak Hills Rd., SW
Bemidji, MN 56601-8832
Tel: (218)751-8670; 888-751-8670
Fax: (218)751-8825
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.oakhills.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Daniel Clausen
Registrar: Mary Hannah
Admissions: Dan Hovestol
Financial Aid: Dan Hovestol
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: interdenominational Scores: 63% ACT 18-23; 12% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 53 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $16,390 includes full-time tuition ($11,940) and college room and board ($4450). Part-time tuition: $145 per semester hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 152, PT 15 Faculty: FT 10, PT 8 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 90 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 80 Library Holdings: 24,410 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 124 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Ice Hockey M; Volleyball W

PILLSBURY BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE

315 South Grove Ave.
Owatonna, MN 55060-3097
Tel: (507)451-2710
Free: 800-747-4557
Fax: (507)451-6459
Web Site: http://www.pillsbury.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert D. Crane
Registrar: Sherry Segal
Admissions: Steve Seidler
Financial Aid: Thomas D. Lawson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Scores: 58% ACT 18-23; 17% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $11,522 includes full-time tuition ($6750), mandatory fees ($888), and college room and board ($3884). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $225 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $21 per semester hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 150, PT 22 Faculty: FT 17, PT 11 Student-Faculty Ratio: 6:1 Exams: ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 83 Library Holdings: 53,732 Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 128 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M; Softball W; Volleyball W

PINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

900 4th St. SE
Pine City, MN 55063
Tel: (320)629-5100
Free: 800-521-7463
Fax: (320)629-5101
Web Site: http://www.pinetech.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert L. Musgrove
Registrar: Wolfgang Rothen
Admissions: Phil Schroeder
Financial Aid: Susan Pixley
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 258, PT 512 Faculty: FT 22, PT 43 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 6,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 credits, Associates

RAINY RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1501 Hwy. 71
International Falls, MN 56649
Tel: (218)285-7722
Free: 800-456-3996
Admissions: (218)285-2207
Fax: (218)285-2239
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rrcc.mnscu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Joe Sertich
Registrar: Berta Hagen
Admissions: Berta Hagen
Financial Aid: Scott Riley
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For applicants who demonstrate ability to benefit from college: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 265, PT 119 Faculty: FT 17, PT 15 Exams: ACT, Other % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 10 Library Holdings: 20,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credits, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

RASMUSSEN COLLEGE EAGAN

3500 Federal Dr.
Eagan, MN 55122-1346
Tel: (651)687-9000
Free: 800-852-6367
Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu/
President/CEO: Tawnie Cortez
Registrar: Deborah Glaser
Admissions: Jacinda Miller
Financial Aid: Ken Lettenmaier
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Rasmussen College System Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 273, PT 67 Faculty: FT 10, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 113 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AHIMA

RASMUSSEN COLLEGE EDEN PRAIRIE

7905 Golden Triangle Dr., Ste. 100
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Tel: (952)545-2000
Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu/
President/CEO: Kristi Waite
Admissions: Jeff Hagy
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Rasmussen College System Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 209, PT 154 Faculty: FT 15, PT 17 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 3,400 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 116 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AHIMA

RASMUSSEN COLLEGE MANKATO

501 Holly Ln.
Mankato, MN 56001-6803
Tel: (507)625-6556
Fax: (507)625-6557
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu/
President/CEO: Douglas Gardner
Admissions: Kathy Clifford
Financial Aid: Toni Hobbs
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Rasmussen College System Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60. Tuition: $295 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 463 Faculty: FT 13, PT 29 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 1,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AHIMA

RASMUSSEN COLLEGE ST. CLOUD

226 Park Ave.
South St. Cloud, MN 56301-3713
Tel: (320)251-5600
Fax: (320)251-3702
Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu/
President/CEO: Cathy Wogen
Admissions: Andrea Peters
Financial Aid: Carol Dockendorf
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Rasmussen College System Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $60.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 252, PT 281 Faculty: FT 13, PT 15 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 689 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 102 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AHIMA

RIDGEWATER COLLEGE

PO Box 1097
Willmar, MN 56201-1097
Tel: (320)235-5114
Free: 800-722-1151
Admissions: (320)231-2907
Fax: (320)231-6602
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ridgewater.mnscu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Douglas Allen
Admissions: Sally Kerfeld
Financial Aid: Jim Rice
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3896 full-time, $129.85 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3895 full-time. Mandatory fees: $459 full-time, $15.31 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,419, PT 1,496 Faculty: FT 124, PT 108 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 30,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

RIVERLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1900 8th Ave., NW
Austin, MN 55912
Tel: (507)433-0600
Free: 800-247-5039
Admissions: (507)433-0517
Fax: (507)433-0515
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.riverland.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Terrence Leas
Registrar: Sue Jech
Admissions: Dani Heiny
Financial Aid: Gary Schindler
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3915 full-time, $130.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3915 full-time, $130.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $17 per credit part-time. College room only: $2600. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 101, PT 57 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 2 Library Holdings: 33,500 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

851 30th Ave., SE
Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Tel: (507)285-7210
Admissions: (507)280-3509
Fax: (507)285-7496
Web Site: http://www.roch.edu/
President/CEO: Donald D. Supalla
Registrar: Nancy Shumaker
Admissions: Troy Tynsky
Financial Aid: Rosemary Hicks
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 92, PT 133 Library Holdings: 62,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, AAMAE, ADA, AHIMA, CARC, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

720 4th Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Tel: (320)308-0121; 877-654-7278
Admissions: (320)308-2244
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Roy H. Saigo
Admissions: Pat Krueger
Financial Aid: Frank Loncorich
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Scores: 61.3% ACT 18-23; 26.8% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 78 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: June 01 Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4760 full-time, $159 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,332 full-time, $344 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $562 full-time, $23 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $4688. College room only: $3340. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 11,611, PT 2,875, Grad 1,478 Faculty: FT 650, PT 211 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 45 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 21 Library Holdings: 897,973 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEJMC, ACA, ASLHA, CAA, CORE, CSWE, NASAD, NASM, NAST, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Fencing M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Rugby M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Ultimate Frisbee M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

ST. CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE

1540 Northway Dr.
St. Cloud, MN 56303-1240
Tel: (320)654-5000
Admissions: (320)308-5089
Fax: (320)654-5981
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sctc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Joan B. Barrett-Volkmuth
Registrar: Jodi Elness
Admissions: Jodi Elness
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 62 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3678 full-time, $122.60 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7356 full-time, $145.20 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $302 full-time, $10.06 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,188, PT 1,160 Faculty: FT 113, PT 139 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Library Holdings: 10,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, ADA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

SAINT JOHN'S UNIVERSITY

PO Box 2000
Collegeville, MN 56321
Tel: (320)363-2011
Free: 800-544-1489
Fax: (320)363-3206
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.csbsju.edu/
President/CEO: Br. Dietrich Reinhart, OSB
Registrar: Julie Gruska
Admissions: Mary Milbert
Financial Aid: Stuart Perry
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 33% ACT 18-23; 52% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 87 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: December 01 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For home schooled students with appropriate documentation of college preparatory curriculum: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $29,749 includes full-time tuition ($23,064), mandatory fees ($410), and college room and board ($6275). College room only: $3151. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $961 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $205 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,845, PT 30, Grad 121 Faculty: FT 147, PT 29 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 60 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 83 Library Holdings: 805,376 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN, ATS, CSWE, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Crew M; Cross-Country Running M; Football M; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse M; Riflery M; Rugby M; Skiing (Cross-Country) M; Soccer M; Swimming and Diving M; Tennis M; Track and Field M; Ultimate Frisbee M; Volleyball M; Water Polo M; Wrestling M

SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987-1399
Tel: (507)452-4430
Free: 800-635-5987
Admissions: (507)457-1700
Fax: (507)457-1722
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.smumn.edu/
President/CEO: Br. Louis DeThomasis, FSC
Registrar: Susan K. Edel
Admissions: Anthony M. Piscitiello
Financial Aid: Jayne Wobig
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 94.74% SAT M 400+; 48.12% ACT 18-23; 33.45% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 83 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: May 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,639 includes full-time tuition ($20,294), mandatory fees ($445), and college room and board ($5900). College room only: $3300. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,286, PT 394, Grad 3,542 Faculty: FT 101, PT 460 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 79 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 77 Library Holdings: 168,923 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 122 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AANA, JRCNMT Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

ST. OLAF COLLEGE

1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN 55057-1098
Tel: (507)646-2222
Free: 800-800-3025
Admissions: (507)646-3025
Fax: (507)646-3832
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stolaf.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Christopher Meredith Thomforde
Registrar: Dr. Mary Cisar
Admissions: Jerry Pope
Financial Aid: Katharine Ruby
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Lutheran Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 13.7% ACT 18-23; 56.1% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 73 Admission Plans: Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $35,600 includes full-time tuition ($28,200) and college room and board ($7400). College room only: $3450. Part-time tuition: $880 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,005, PT 53 Faculty: FT 197, PT 135 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 62 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 96 Library Holdings: 697,516 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 35 courses, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, AAFCS, CSWE, NASD, NASM, NAST, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Skiing (Cross-Country) M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

SAINT PAUL COLLEGE-A COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE

235 Marshall Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102-1800
Tel: (651)846-1600
Free: 800-227-6029
Admissions: (651)846-1362
Fax: (651)221-1416
Web Site: http://www.saintpaul.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Donovan Schwichtenberg
Registrar: Katie Yep
Admissions: Thomas Matos
Financial Aid: Susan Prater
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 89 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3,068 full-time, $127.85 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6,137 full-time, $255.70 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $232 full-time, $8.90 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,529, PT 3,640 Faculty: FT 108, PT 185 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 12,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACF, CARC, NAACLS, NLN

SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE

1920 Lee Blvd.
North Mankato, MN 56003
Tel: (507)389-7200
Admissions: (507)389-7334
Web Site: http://www.sctc.mnscu.edu/
President/CEO: Keith Stover
Admissions: Beverly Herda
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $115 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3800 full-time. Mandatory fees: $16 per credit part-time. Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 2,350 Faculty: FT 90, PT 120 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 72 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, NAACLS

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258
Tel: (507)537-7021
Free: 800-642-0684
Admissions: (507)537-6286
Fax: (507)537-7154
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southwest.msus.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David C. Danahar
Registrar: Pat Carmody
Admissions: Richard Shearer
Financial Aid: Marcia Hubner
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Scores: 57% ACT 18-23; 25% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,310, PT 2,857, Grad 469 Faculty: FT 122, PT 37 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 60 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 53 Library Holdings: 167,888 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates; 128 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: CSWE, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Golf W; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, CROOKSTON

2900 University Ave.
Crookston, MN 56716-5001
Tel: (218)281-6510
Free: 800-862-6466
Admissions: (218)281-8569
Fax: (218)281-8050
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.crk.umn.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Velmer S. Burton, Jr.
Admissions: Mary Feller
Financial Aid: Robert B. Nelson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Minnesota System Scores: 62.5% SAT V 400+; 87.5% SAT M 400+; 56% ACT 18-23; 26% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 92 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5865 full-time, $195.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6865 full-time, $195.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2254 full-time, $145 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5038. College room only: $2458. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 966, PT 1,168 Faculty: FT 53, PT 51 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 38 Library Holdings: 30,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, DULUTH

10 University Dr.
Duluth, MN 55812-2496
Tel: (218)726-8000
Free: 800-232-1339
Admissions: (218)726-7171
Fax: (218)726-6394
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.d.umn.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kathryn A. Martin
Registrar: Brenda Herzig
Admissions: Beth Esselstrom
Financial Aid: Brenda H. Herzig
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Minnesota System Scores: 66% ACT 18-23; 27% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 79 Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $7170 full-time, $239 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $18,270 full-time, $609 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1758 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5546. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 8,393, PT 1,145, Grad 696 Faculty: FT 407, PT 99 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 52 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 30 Library Holdings: 709,150 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACA, ASLHA, CSWE, LCMEAMA, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Weight Lifting M & W

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MORRIS

600 East 4th St.
Morris, MN 56267-2134
Tel: (320)589-2211
Free: 800-992-8863
Admissions: (320)539-6035
Fax: (320)589-6399
Web Site: http://www.mrs.umn.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Samuel Schuman
Registrar: Ruth Thielke
Admissions: Dr. James Morales
Financial Aid: Pam Engebretson
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Minnesota System Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 33% ACT 18-23; 51% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 82 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 15 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $8204 full-time, $273.47 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8204 full-time, $273.47 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1517 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5750. College room only: $2730. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,527, PT 151 Faculty: FT 121, PT 55 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 51 Library Holdings: 191,469 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, TWIN CITIES CAMPUS

100 Church St., SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
Tel: (612)625-5000
Free: 800-752-1000
Admissions: (612)625-2008
Fax: (612)626-1693
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.umn.edu/tc/
President/CEO: Robert H. Bruininks
Registrar: Sue van Voorhis
Admissions: Dr. Wayne Sigler
Financial Aid: Kristine A. Wright
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: University of Minnesota System Scores: 97.3% SAT V 400+; 99.2% SAT M 400+; 28.49% ACT 18-23; 53. 01% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 71 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $45.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. State resident tuition: $7140 full-time, $275 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,670 full-time, $722 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1482 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6722. College room only: $3886. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 26,957, PT 5,860, Grad 14,883 Faculty: FT 1,680, PT 253 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 48 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 21 Library Holdings: 5,700,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, ACEJMC, AAMFT, AACN, AANA, ABA, ABFSE, ACNM, ACPhE, ADA, ADtA, ACSP, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASLA, ASLHA, AVMA AClPE, AALS, CEPH, CSWE, FIDER, LCMEAMA, NAACLS, NASD, NASM, NAST, NCATE, NLN, NRPA, SAF Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096
Tel: (651)962-5000
Free: 800-328-6819
Admissions: (651)962-6150
Fax: (651)962-6160
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stthomas.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Dennis Dease
Registrar: Robert McCluskey
Admissions: Marla Friederichs
Financial Aid: Kris Getting
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 38% ACT 18-23; 51% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $30,380. Part-time tuition: $715 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program. Tuition: $715 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,788, PT 514, Grad 4,742 Faculty: FT 400, PT 417 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: ACT, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 46 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 39 Library Holdings: 440,023 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 132 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET, ACEHSA, ABA, APA, AClPE, ATS, CSWE, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

VERMILION COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1900 East Camp St.
Ely, MN 55731-1996
Tel: (218)365-7200
Free: 800-657-3608
Admissions: (218)365-7224
Web Site: http://www.vcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Sue Collins
Registrar: Nadine Forsman
Admissions: Todd Heiman
Financial Aid: Deb Miller
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System % Accepted: 57 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $4190 full-time, $140 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5120 full-time, $171 per credit part-time. College room and board: $4560. College room only: $2900. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 533, PT 212 Faculty: FT 25, PT 60 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 50 Library Holdings: 19,500 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Football M; Softball W; Volleyball W

WALDEN UNIVERSITY

155 Fifth Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Tel: (612)338-7224; (866)492-5336
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.waldenu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kent Morrison
Registrar: Landon Pirius
Admissions: Seth Saunders
Financial Aid: Michael Rogge
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: Tuition: $8280 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Calendar System: Miscellaneous Enrollment: FT 55, PT 1,174, Grad 20,939 Faculty: FT 68, PT 1,016 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

PO Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987-5838
Tel: (507)457-5000
Free: 800-DIAL WSU
Admissions: (507)457-5100
Fax: (507)457-5620
E-mail: [email protected]
President/CEO: Dr. Darrell Krueger
Registrar: Glenn Petersen
Admissions: Carl Stange
Financial Aid: Greg Peterson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Scores: 40% ACT 18-23; 56% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 79 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $5877 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,297 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1850 full-time. College room and board: $5000. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,776, PT 793, Grad 452 Faculty: FT 315, PT 42 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 52 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 28 Library Holdings: 243,500 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 128 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ABET, AACN, ACA, CSWE, JRCEPAT, NASM, NAST, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Ice Hockey M; Rugby M & W; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

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ACADEMY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business/Commerce, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, B

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Design and Visual Communications, A

Finance, A

Graphic Design, A

Intermedia/Multimedia, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

ALEXANDRIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Banking and Financial Support Services, A

Business Administration and Management, A

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Cartography, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Child Care Provider/Assistant, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

General Office Occupations and Clerical Services, A

Health and Physical Education, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Interior Design, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mason/Masonry, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder, A

Medical Reception/Receptionist, A

Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist, A

Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Operations Management and Supervision, A

Phlebotomy/Phlebotomist, A

Receptionist, A

Selling Skills and Sales Operations, A

Small Business Administration/Management, A

Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Biomedical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Cartography, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE CAMPUS

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Biomedical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Cartography, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Pre-Engineering, A

ANOKA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Air Traffic Controller, A

Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Operations, A

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology, A

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, A

Court Reporting/Court Reporter, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD, A

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Human Services, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Turf and Turfgrass Management, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

THE ART INSTITUTES INTERNATIONAL MINNESOTA

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, AB

Computer Graphics, B

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, AB

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, AB

Graphic Communications, AB

Graphic Design, AB

Interior Design, AB

Intermedia/Multimedia, AB

Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager, B

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, AB

AUGSBURG COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Astrophysics, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Behavioral Sciences, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Community Health Nursing, M

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

East Asian Studies, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Therapy/Therapist, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Organizational Management, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physician Assistant, BM

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Transcultural Nursing, M

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

Women's Studies, B

BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

American Indian/Native American Studies, B

Applied Art, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Behavioral Sciences, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Community Organization and Advocacy, B

Computer Science, B

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, AB

Criminal Justice/Police Science, B

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Ecology, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering Physics, B

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, BM

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Geography, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Industrial Education, M

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Journalism, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Modern Languages, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physical Sciences, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Professional Studies, B

Psychology, B

Radio and Television, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BM

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, B

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, B

BETHANY LUTHERAN COLLEGE

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

English Language and Literature, B

History, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Music, B

Psychology, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Social Sciences, B

BETHEL UNIVERSITY

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Biochemical Engineering, M

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Communication and Media Studies, MO

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Counseling Psychology, MO

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Economics, B

Education, MDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, D

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering Science, B

English Composition, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Sciences, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Gerontology, M

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Teacher Education, B

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, O

History, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Library Science, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Molecular Biology, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, BMO

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, MO

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Education, MO

Organizational Management, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Reading Teacher Education, MO

Religious/Sacred Music, B

School Nursing, O

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, M

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Social Work, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, B

Youth Ministry, B

BROWN COLLEGE

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Communication and Media Studies, B

Computer Software Technology/Technician, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, AB

Design and Visual Communications, AB

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, B

Interior Design, B

Photography, B

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, A

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

Applied Science and Technology, M

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MD

Business/Commerce, B

Computer Graphics, B

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, B

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, B

Education, MD

Human Resources Management and Services, B

Human Services, MD

Information Science/Studies, M

Information Technology, B

Management Science, B

Marketing, B

Organizational Management, MD

Psychology, MD

CARLETON COLLEGE

African Studies, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, B

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Computer Science, B

Economics, B

English Language and Literature, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Studies, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Women's Studies, B

CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Developmental and Child Psychology, A

Horticultural Science, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

CENTURY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Educational/Instructional Media Design, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Environmental Studies, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Interior Design, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Music Management and Merchandising, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Orthotist/Prosthetist, A

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, A

Quality Control Technology/Technician, A

Selling Skills and Sales Operations, A

Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Social Work, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT

Accounting, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Computer Science, B

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Forestry, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, B

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religious Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

COLLEGE OF ST. CATHERINE

Accounting, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Creative Writing, B

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician, A

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, B

Fashion Merchandising, B

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

History, B

Information Science/Studies, M

Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Economics, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Library Science, M

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, BM

Organizational Management, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, MD

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Health, M

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, A

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Social Work, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, M

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Women's Studies, B

COLLEGE OF ST. CATHERINE-MINNEAPOLIS

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA

Accounting, B

Applied Economics, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Education, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Exercise and Sports Science, M

Exercise Physiology, B

Health Informatics, M

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, B

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Indian/Native American Education, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International/Global Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Music Performance, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, M

Organizational Behavior Studies, B

Physical Sciences, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, D

Psychology, B

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

COLLEGE OF VISUAL ARTS

Drawing, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic Design, B

Photography, B

Printmaking, B

Sculpture, B

Visual and Performing Arts, B

CONCORDIA COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Advertising, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Commerce, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Child Development, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Creative Writing, B

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

German Language and Literature, B

German Language Teacher Education, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Teacher Education, B

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International/Global Studies, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, B

Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, B

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Studies, B

Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Voice and Opera, B

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, ST. PAUL

Accounting, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Child and Family Studies, M

Child Care and Support Services Management, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Criminology, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, BM

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

General Studies, AB

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Human Services, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Natural Sciences, B

Organizational Behavior Studies, B

Organizational Management, M

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Psychology, B

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Sociology, B

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, M

Theology/Theological Studies, B

CROSSROADS COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Counseling Psychology, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Youth Ministry, B

CROWN COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, AB

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, AB

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business/Commerce, A

Christian Studies, B

Communication and Media Studies, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, AB

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

General Studies, AB

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, AB

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Linguistics, B

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Music, AB

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Psychology, AB

Religious Education, B

Social Sciences, A

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, M

DAKOTA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, A

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD, A

Architectural Technology/Technician, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biomedical Technology/Technician, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Child Care Provider/Assistant, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Commercial Photography, A

Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification, A

Computer Software and Media Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, A

Electrician, A

Engineering Technology, A

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, A

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Furniture Design and Manufacturing, A

Graphic Design, A

Housing and Human Environments, A

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology, A

Interior Design, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Lineworker, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mason/Masonry, A

Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder, A

Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist, A

Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician, A

Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant, A

Photography, A

Plant Nursery Operations and Management, A

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design, A

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations, A

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation, A

Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

Word Processing, A

DEVRY UNIVERSITY

Business Administration and Management, B

Information Science/Studies, B

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

DULUTH BUSINESS UNIVERSITY

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Design and Visual Communications, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

DUNWOODY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Tool and Die Technology/Technician, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

FOND DU LAC TRIBAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

American Indian/Native American Studies, A

Business/Commerce, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Environmental Studies, A

Finance, A

Human Services, A

Insurance, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Real Estate, A

GLOBE COLLEGE

Accounting, AB

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, A

Information Technology, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, AB

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Taxation, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Computer Science, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Dance, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geography, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Japanese Language and Literature, B

Japanese Studies, B

Latin American Studies, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, B

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Scandinavian Studies, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

HAMLINE UNIVERSITY

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies, B

Chemistry, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

East Asian Studies, B

Economics, B

Education, BMD

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

European Studies/Civilization, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Economics, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Jewish/Judaic Studies, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Latin American Studies, B

Law and Legal Studies, BMPO

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, B

Liberal Studies, MO

Management, MO

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, M

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, B

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, BM

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

Women's Studies, B

HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Child Development, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Photography, A

Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design, A

Publishing, A

HERZING COLLEGE

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage, A

Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

HIBBING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Educational/Instructional Media Design, A

Foodservice Systems Administration/Management, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Selling Skills and Sales Operations, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Air Traffic Controller, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, A

Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

ITASCA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

American Indian/Native American Studies, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemical Engineering, A

Civil Engineering, A

Computer Engineering, A

Education, A

Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs, A

Engineering, A

Engineering Science, A

Engineering Technology, A

Environmental Studies, A

Forestry, A

Forestry Technology/Technician, A

General Studies, A

Geography, A

Human Services, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Mechanical Engineering, A

Natural Resources and Conservation, A

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, A

Nuclear Engineering, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, A

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, A

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, B

CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Software Technology/Technician, B

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

LAKE SUPERIOR COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Fire Services Administration, A

Human Resources Management and Services, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Selling Skills and Sales Operations, A

MACALESTER COLLEGE

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geography, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Linguistics, B

Mathematics, B

Modern Greek Language and Literature, B

Music, B

Neuroscience, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

Women's Studies, B

MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

MCNALLY SMITH COLLEGE OF MUSIC

Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Music, A

Music Management and Merchandising, AB

Music Performance, AB

MESABI RANGE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business/Commerce, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Software and Media Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, A

Human Services, A

Information Technology, A

Instrumentation Technology/Technician, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Advertising, B

Applied Mathematics, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminal Justice/Police Science, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, B

Developmental and Child Psychology, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

English Composition, B

English Language and Literature, B

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, B

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, M

General Studies, B

History, B

Hospitality Administration/Management, B

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Human Services, B

Information Science/Studies, BM

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BM

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Law Enforcement, M

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, BM

Marketing, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, M

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Office Management and Supervision, B

Operations Management and Supervision, B

Organizational Management, M

Philosophy, B

Playwriting and Screenwriting, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, BM

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, B

System Management, M

Technical and Business Writing, BM

Women's Studies, B

MINNEAPOLIS BUSINESS COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Advertising, B

Applied Arts and Design, M

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Computer Art and Design, O

Drawing, B

Film, Television, and Video Production, M

Fine Arts and Art Studies, MO

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic Design, M

Illustration, M

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Intermedia/Multimedia, B

Painting, BM

Photography, BM

Printmaking, BM

Sculpture, BM

MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician, A

Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Commerce, A

Child Development, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Human Services, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Accounting, AB

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Information Technology, AB

Intermedia/Multimedia, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, AB

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Physician Assistant, A

Taxation, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-BROOKLYN CENTER

Accounting, AB

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Information Technology, AB

Intermedia/Multimedia, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, AB

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Music, A

Nursing Science, B

Physician Assistant, A

Taxation, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-PLYMOUTH

Accounting, AB

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Information Technology, AB

Intermedia/Multimedia, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, AB

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Music, A

Nursing Science, B

Physician Assistant, A

Taxation, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-RICHFIELD

Accounting, AB

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Information Technology, AB

Intermedia/Multimedia, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, AB

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage, A

Medical Office Management/Administration, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Music, A

Nursing Science, B

Taxation, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-ST. CLOUD

Accounting, AB

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Information Technology, AB

Intermedia/Multimedia, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, AB

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Music, A

Nursing Science, B

Physician Assistant, A

Taxation, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-SHAKOPEE

Accounting, AB

Business Administration and Management, AB

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Information Technology, AB

Intermedia/Multimedia, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, AB

Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage, A

Music, A

Nursing Science, B

Physician Assistant, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGE-SOUTHEAST TECHNICAL

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Business Machine Repairer, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Child Development, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Musical Instrument Fabrication and Repair, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

MINNESOTA STATE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE-FERGUS FALLS

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Corrections, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Financial Planning and Services, A

Fire Services Administration, A

Forensic Science and Technology, A

General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, A

Health and Medical Laboratory Technologies, A

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician, A

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MANKATO

Accounting, B

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, MO

Anatomy, B

Animal Physiology, B

Anthropology, BM

Apparel and Textiles, B

Applied Art, B

Army JROTC/ROTC, B

Art Education, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Astronomy, BM

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician, BM

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, B

Behavioral Sciences, B

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Botany/Plant Biology, B

Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, B

Chemistry, BM

Child Development, B

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Civil Engineering, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Psychology, M

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Disorders, BM

Community Health and Preventive Medicine, M

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, B

Computer Science, BM

Consumer Economics, M

Corrections, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Creative Writing, B

Criminal Justice/Police Science, B

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, B

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, AB

Developmental and Child Psychology, B

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Drawing, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Ecology, BM

Economics, B

Education, BMO

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities, M

Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented, M

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Educational Leadership and Administration, MO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, MO

Electrical Engineering, M

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English, M

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Biology, B

Environmental Sciences, M

Environmental Studies, B

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, B

Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, B

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

French Language and Literature, BM

Geography, BM

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, BM

Gerontology, M

Health Education, M

Health Teacher Education, B

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, M

History, BM

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, M

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Insurance, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, M

Interior Design, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Management Science, B

Manufacturing Engineering, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, BM

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Mechanical Engineering, B

Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, B

Modern Languages, B

Music, BM

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BMO

Physical Sciences, B

Physics, BM

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, BM

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Engineering, A

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, BMO

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Real Estate, B

Rehabilitation Counseling, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Sculpture, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, BM

Social Work, B

Sociology, BM

Spanish Language and Literature, BM

Special Education and Teaching, M

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, BM

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Statistics, M

Student Personnel Services, M

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, B

Theater, M

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, B

Toxicology, B

Urban Studies/Affairs, BMO

Voice and Opera, B

Wind and Percussion Instruments, B

Women's Studies, BM

Writing, M

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD

Accounting, B

Advertising, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Anthropology, B

Applied Art, B

Archeology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Commercial Photography, B

Communication Disorders, M

Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, B

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

CytoTechnology/Cytotechnologist, B

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

East Asian Studies, B

Economics, B

Education, MO

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities, B

Educational Administration and Supervision, O

Educational Leadership and Administration, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

Gerontology, B

Graphic Communications, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Teacher Education, B

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

History, B

Human Services, MO

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International/Global Studies, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Law and Legal Studies, B

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Liberal Studies, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, BM

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Music Theory and Composition, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Education, M

Painting, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Printmaking, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, M

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Reading Teacher Education, M

School Psychology, MO

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Sculpture, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Voice and Opera, B

Wind and Percussion Instruments, B

Writing, M

MINNESOTA WEST COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Plumbing Technology/Plumber, A

NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (ROSEVILLE)

Accounting, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Hospitality Administration/Management, B

Information Science/Studies, AB

Management Information Systems and Services, AB

NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Commercial Photography, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Dietetics/Dieticians, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

NORTH CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

American Sign Language (ASL), AB

Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, A

Bible/Biblical Studies, AB

Broadcast Journalism, AB

Business Administration and Management, AB

Comparative Literature, A

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), AB

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, AB

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Hebrew Language and Literature, A

History, A

Interdisciplinary Studies, AB

Journalism, AB

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, AB

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, AB

Modern Greek Language and Literature, A

Modern Languages, A

Music, AB

Music Performance, B

Music Theory and Composition, AB

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, AB

Psychology, AB

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Religious/Sacred Music, AB

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, AB

NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Chemistry, A

Computer Science, A

Construction Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Finance, A

Fine/Studio Arts, A

Graphic Design, A

Health and Medical Laboratory Technologies, A

Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

NORTHLAND COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE-THIEF RIVER FALLS

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care Provider/Assistant, A

Child Development, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Software and Media Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Criminology, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, A

Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician, A

Information Technology, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Law and Legal Studies, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Radio and Television, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

Word Processing, A

NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Banking and Financial Support Services, A

Biomedical Technology/Technician, A

Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, A

Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Communications Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician, A

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Library Science, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Marine Technology, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

NORTHWEST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Creative Writing, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic Design, B

Health and Physical Education, B

History, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Journalism, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Music, B

Music Performance, AB

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Piano and Organ, B

Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, AB

Religious Education, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, B

Technical and Business Writing, B

Voice and Opera, B

Youth Ministry, B

OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, AB

Counseling Psychology, B

Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv.), B

General Studies, A

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Religious Education, B

Youth Ministry, B

PILLSBURY BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, AB

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Computer Teacher Education, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Photography, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Religious Education, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Theological and Ministerial Studies, A

Youth Ministry, B

PINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Teacher Education, A

Human Services, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

RAINY RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Real Estate, A

RASMUSSEN COLLEGE EAGAN

Accounting, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Court Reporting/Court Reporter, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

RASMUSSEN COLLEGE EDEN PRAIRIE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Court Reporting/Court Reporter, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

RASMUSSEN COLLEGE MANKATO

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Child Care Provider/Assistant, A

Child Development, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Software and Media Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Law and Legal Studies, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations, A

Tourism Promotion Operations, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

RASMUSSEN COLLEGE ST. CLOUD

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Court Reporting/Court Reporter, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

RIDGEWATER COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production, A

Applied Art, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Audio Engineering, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Community Organization and Advocacy, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Developmental and Child Psychology, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, A

Engineering, A

Family and Community Services, A

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, A

Gerontology, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor, A

History, A

Human Services, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Instrumentation Technology/Technician, A

Interdisciplinary Studies, A

Journalism, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Shop Technology/Assistant, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Mental Health/Rehabilitation, A

Metallurgical Technology/Technician, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Photography, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Sciences, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Quality Control Technology/Technician, A

Real Estate, A

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, A

Social Work, A

Sociology, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

RIVERLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer and Information Systems Security, A

Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification, A

Computer Software and Media Applications, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, A

Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk, A

Human Services, A

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Machine Shop Technology/Assistant, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

Word Processing, A

ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer Science, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Developmental and Child Psychology, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

General Studies, A

Greenhouse Operations and Management, A

Human Services, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Natural Resources and Conservation, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

Turf and Turfgrass Management, A

ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Acting, B

Advertising, B

Air Traffic Controller, B

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Anthropology, B

Applied Art, B

Applied Economics, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, B

Behavioral Sciences, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Sciences, B

Botany/Plant Biology, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, B

Chemistry, B

Child and Family Studies, M

Child Development, B

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication Disorders, BM

Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, B

Community Psychology, M

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Science, BM

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, BM

Creative Writing, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminology, BM

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Design and Applied Arts, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, B

Drawing, B

Ecology, B

Economics, BM

Education, BMO

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, B

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Educational/Instructional Media Design, B

Electrical Engineering, M

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, M

Engineering Management, M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians, B

Engineering Technology, B

English, M

English as a Second Language, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Biology, B

Environmental Studies, M

Exercise and Sports Science, M

Film/Cinema Studies, B

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, M

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geography, BM

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

Gerontology, BM

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, B

Health Teacher Education, B

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, B

History, BM

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, M

Industrial Engineering, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Insurance, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Jazz/Jazz Studies, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Latin American Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Library Science, B

Linguistics, B

Marketing, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, M

Mass Communication/Media Studies, BM

Mathematics, BM

Mechanical Engineering, BM

Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, B

Mental Health/Rehabilitation, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, BM

Music History, Literature, and Theory, B

Music Pedagogy, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Music Theory and Composition, B

Natural Sciences, B

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, M

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Painting, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physical Sciences, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, B

Physics, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Printmaking, B

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, B

Public Policy Analysis, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, B

Real Estate, B

Rehabilitation Counseling, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Sculpture, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, M

Statistics, BM

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, B

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, B

Technology and Public Policy, M

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, B

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

Theatre/Theatre Arts Management, B

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, B

Tourism and Travel Services Management, B

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments, B

Visual and Performing Arts, B

Voice and Opera, B

Wildlife Biology, B

ST. CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Advertising, A

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Banking and Financial Support Services, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist, A

Carpentry/Carpenter, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Finance, A

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Information Technology, A

Instrumentation Technology/Technician, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Office Management/Administration, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician, A

Welding Technology/Welder, A

SAINT JOHN'S UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Computer Science, B

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Forestry, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics and Computer Science, B

Music, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religious Education, B

Sacred Music, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MPO

Theology/Theological Studies, B

SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Accounting, B

Arts Management, M

Biochemistry, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biophysics, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business/Commerce, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Science, B

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, B

Corrections, B

Counseling Psychology, MO

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminal Justice/Police Science, B

Criminology, M

Curriculum and Instruction, MO

Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist, B

CytoTechnology/Cytotechnologist, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, M

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Educational Leadership and Administration, D

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering Physics, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Biology, B

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Geographic Information Systems, MO

Graphic Design, B

Health Services Administration, M

History, B

Human Development, M

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Human Services, B

Industrial Technology/Technician, B

Information Science/Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BM

International/Global Studies, B

Management, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, O

Mathematics, B

Mathematics and Computer Science, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Nurse Anesthetist, M

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, MO

Philanthropic Studies, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Project Management, M

Psychology, B

Public Administration, MO

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, B

Publishing, B

Religious Education, B

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, B

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Sciences, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Telecommunications, MO

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Youth Ministry, B

ST. OLAF COLLEGE

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Ancient Studies/Civilization, B

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Computer Science, B

Dance, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, B

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, B

Family and Community Services, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, B

History, B

Human Development and Family Studies, B

Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Mathematics, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Visual and Performing Arts, B

Women's Studies, B

SAINT PAUL COLLEGE-A COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, A

SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agribusiness, A

Agricultural Mechanization, A

Agricultural Production Operations, A

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD, A

Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Machine Tool Technology/Machinist, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, AB

Agricultural Business and Management, AB

Agronomy and Crop Science, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Science, B

Creative Writing, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, BM

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Management, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, AB

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Sciences, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, B

Radio and Television, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Speech Teacher Education, B

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, CROOKSTON

Accounting, AB

Agricultural Business and Management, AB

Agricultural Power Machinery Operation, B

Agricultural Teacher Education, B

Agriculture, AB

Agronomy and Crop Science, AB

Animal Sciences, AB

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, AB

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Dietetics/Dieticians, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Environmental Studies, B

Equestrian/Equine Studies, AB

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management, B

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, B

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

Horticultural Science, AB

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, AB

Information Science/Studies, AB

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Natural Resources and Conservation, A

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, AB

Soil Science and Agronomy, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

System Administration/Administrator, B

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, B

Turf and Turfgrass Management, B

Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management, B

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, AB

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, DULUTH

Accounting, B

Actuarial Science, B

Allopathic Medicine, P

American Indian/Native American Studies, B

Anatomy, MD

Anthropology, BM

Applied Mathematics, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Biochemistry, BMD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Cell Biology and Anatomy, MD

Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology, B

Chemical Engineering, B

Chemistry, BM

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Disorders, M

Computational Sciences, M

Computer Engineering, BM

Computer Science, BM

Criminology, BM

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Electrical Engineering, M

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering Management, M

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language Teacher Education, B

Geography, B

Geology/Earth Science, BMD

German Language Teacher Education, B

Graphic Design, M

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Immunology, MD

Industrial Engineering, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Jazz/Jazz Studies, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Liberal Studies, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, MD

Molecular Biology, BMD

Music, BM

Music Teacher Education, BM

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Performance, M

Pharmacology, MD

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, BM

Physiology, MD

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Safety Engineering, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Social Work, M

Sociology, BM

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Statistics, B

Toxicology, MD

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

Women's Studies, B

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MORRIS

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

European Studies/Civilization, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Human Services, B

Latin American Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Science, B

Mathematics, B

Music, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Speech Teacher Education, B

Statistics, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Women's Studies, B

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, TWIN CITIES CAMPUS

Accounting, BMD

Actuarial Science, B

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, MDO

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, BMD

African Studies, B

African-American/Black Studies, B

Agricultural Business and Management, B

Agricultural Economics, MD

Agricultural Education, MD

Agricultural Engineering, MD

Agricultural Sciences, MD

Agricultural Teacher Education, B

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering, B

Agriculture, B

Agronomy and Crop Science, B

Agronomy and Soil Sciences, MD

Allopathic Medicine, PO

American Indian/Native American Studies, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, BD

Animal Behavior and Ethology, MD

Animal Genetics, B

Animal Physiology, B

Animal Sciences, BMD

Anthropology, BMD

Apparel and Textiles, B

Applied Economics, MD

Archeology, MD

Architecture, BM

Art Education, MD

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, BMD

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Astronomy, BMD

Astrophysics, BMD

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Biochemistry, BD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MD

Biological Anthropology, MDO

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Engineering, MDO

Biophysics, MD

Biopsychology, D

Biostatistics, MD

BioTechnology, M

Botany/Plant Biology, B

Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MDO

Business Education, MD

Business Teacher Education, B

Cell Biology and Anatomy, MD

Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology, B

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BMD

Child and Family Studies, MD

Chinese Language and Literature, B

Civil Engineering, BMD

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, MD

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Laboratory Sciences, M

Clinical Psychology, D

Clinical Research, M

Clothing and Textiles, MD

Cognitive Sciences, D

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication and Media Studies, MD

Communication Disorders, MD

Community Health and Preventive Medicine, M

Community Health Nursing, M

Comparative Literature, BD

Computational Sciences, MD

Computer Engineering, MD

Computer Science, BMD

Conservation Biology, MD

Counseling Psychology, D

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MDO

Cultural Studies, D

Curriculum and Instruction, MDO

Dance, BMD

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, B

Dentistry, P

Design and Applied Arts, MDO

Developmental and Child Psychology, B

Developmental Biology and Embryology, MD

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, MD

East Asian Studies, B

East European and Russian Studies, M

Ecology, BMD

Economics, BD

Education, BMDO

Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented, O

Educational Administration and Supervision, MD

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Educational Measurement and Evaluation, MDO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, MDO

Educational Psychology, MDO

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BMD

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MDO

English, MD

English as a Second Language, M

English Education, MD

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Entomology, MD

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, M

Environmental and Occupational Health, MDO

Environmental Education, M

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, MO

Environmental Studies, B

Epidemiology, MD

European Studies/Civilization, B

Evolutionary Biology, MD

Exercise and Sports Science, MD

Family and Community Services, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, B

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, D

Film/Cinema Studies, B

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, MD

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fish, Game and Wildlife Management, MD

Food Science and Technology, MD

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, BM

Forest Management/Forest Resources Management, B

Forestry, BMD

Foundations and Philosophy of Education, MDO

French Language and Literature, BMD

Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, B

Genetic Counseling/Counselor, M

Genetics, MD

Geographic Information Systems, M

Geography, BMD

Geological Engineering, MD

Geological/Geophysical Engineering, B

Geology/Earth Science, BMD

Geophysics and Seismology, BMD

German Language and Literature, BMD

Gerontological Nursing, M

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, B

Health Informatics, MDO

Health Services Administration, MDO

Health Services Research, MDO

Hebrew Language and Literature, B

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, MD

Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, B

History, BMD

History of Medicine, MD

History of Science and Technology, MD

Human Resources Development, MDO

Human Resources Management and Services, MD

Industrial and Labor Relations, MD

Industrial and Manufacturing Management, MD

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, D

Industrial Engineering, B

Industrial Hygiene, MD

Industrial/Management Engineering, MD

Infectious Diseases, MD

Information Science/Studies, MD

Insurance, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, D

Interior Design, BMDO

International and Comparative Education, MD

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BM

International Relations and Affairs, B

Italian Language and Literature, B

Japanese Language and Literature, B

Jewish/Judaic Studies, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Movement Studies, MD

Landscape Architecture, BM

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Law and Legal Studies, MPO

Leisure Studies, MD

Linguistics, BMD

Logistics and Materials Management, MD

Management Information Systems and Services, BMD

Management of Technology, M

Management Strategy and Policy, MD

Marketing, MD

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, D

Mass Communication/Media Studies, BMD

Materials Engineering, BMD

Materials Sciences, BMD

Maternal and Child Health, M

Mathematics, BMD

Mathematics Teacher Education, BMD

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Mechanics, MD

Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, B

Medical Physics, MD

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, MD

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, MD

Microbiology, D

Modern Greek Language and Literature, B

Molecular Biology, MD

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, MD

Music, BMD

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Therapy/Therapist, B

Natural Resources and Conservation, MD

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, BMD

Near and Middle Eastern Studies, B

Neuroscience, BMD

Nurse Anesthetist, M

Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery, M

Nursing, MD

Nursing - Adult, M

Nursing - Advanced Practice, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Administration, M

Nursing Education, M

Nutritional Sciences, MD

Occupational Health Nursing, MDO

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, B

Oral and Dental Sciences, MO

Oral Biology, MD

Orthodontics, M

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Pediatric Nurse/Nursing, M

Periodontics, M

Pharmaceutical Administration, MD

Pharmaceutical Sciences, MD

Pharmacology, MD

Pharmacy, P

Philosophy, BMD

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BMD

Physical Therapy/Therapist, BMD

Physics, BMD

Physiology, MD

Plant Biology, MD

Plant Pathology/Phytopathology, MD

Plant Sciences, BMD

Political Science and Government, BMD

Portuguese Language and Literature, BMD

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing, M

Psychology, BMD

Public Affairs, M

Public Health, MDO

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Policy Analysis, MO

Reading Teacher Education, MD

Recreation and Park Management, MD

Rehabilitation Sciences, D

Religion/Religious Studies, BM

Rhetoric, MD

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

School Psychology, MDO

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BMD

Social Psychology, D

Social Science Teacher Education, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, MD

Social Work, MDO

Sociology, BMD

Software Engineering, M

Soil Science and Agronomy, B

South Asian Studies, B

Spanish Language and Literature, BMD

Special Education and Teaching, MDO

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, MD

Statistics, MD

Student Personnel Services, MDO

Systems Engineering, M

Taxation, M

Technical Communication, MD

Technology and Public Policy, MO

Textile Design, MDO

Theater, MD

Therapeutic Recreation, MD

Toxicology, MD

Urban and Regional Planning, MO

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

Veterinary Medicine, PO

Veterinary Sciences, MDO

Vocational and Technical Education, MO

Water Resources, MD

Women's Health Nursing, M

Women's Studies, B

Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology, B

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

Accounting, BM

Actuarial Science, B

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, BM

Biochemistry, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, BM

Business/Corporate Communications, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Clinical/Medical Social Work, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Corporate and Organizational Communication, M

Counseling Psychology, MD

Creative Writing, B

Criminology, B

Curriculum and Instruction, MDO

Drama and Dance Teacher Education, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

East Asian Studies, B

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, B

Economics, B

Education, M

Educational Administration and Supervision, MDO

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MO

Engineering Management, MO

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, B

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, M

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, M

Foreign Language Teacher Education, B

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geography, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Services Administration, M

Health Teacher Education, B

History, B

Human Development, MDO

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Industrial and Manufacturing Management, M

Insurance, M

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Economics, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Japanese Language and Literature, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Law and Legal Studies, PO

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, MO

Management of Technology, MO

Manufacturing Engineering, M

Marketing, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, O

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, BM

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, M

Operations Management and Supervision, B

Organizational Management, MDO

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BMDO

Public Administration, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Health Education and Promotion, B

Reading Teacher Education, O

Real Estate, BM

Religion/Religious Studies, BM

Religious Education, M

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Social Work, BM

Sociology, B

Software Engineering, MO

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, MO

Speech Teacher Education, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, M

Systems Engineering, M

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MP

Women's Studies, B

VERMILION COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agricultural Economics, A

Agricultural Teacher Education, A

Agronomy and Crop Science, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, A

Art Teacher Education, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Managerial Economics, A

Chemistry, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Science, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Drawing, A

Ecology, A

Economics, A

Education, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Engineering, A

Environmental Education, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Environmental Studies, A

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, A

Finance, A

Forest Management/Forest Resources Management, A

Forest Sciences and Biology, A

Forestry, A

Forestry Technology/Technician, A

Geography, A

Geology/Earth Science, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Health Teacher Education, A

History, A

Hydrology and Water Resources Science, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Interdisciplinary Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Land Use Planning and Management/Development, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Music, A

Natural Resources and Conservation, A

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, A

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Sciences, A

Physics, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Range Science and Management, A

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, A

Sociology, A

Soil Science and Agronomy, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, A

Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician, A

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, A

Wildlife Biology, A

WALDEN UNIVERSITY

Chemical Engineering, M

Computer Engineering, M

Computer Science, M

Education, MD

Electrical Engineering, M

Engineering and Applied Sciences, M

Engineering Management, M

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, M

Health Services Administration, D

Human Services, D

International Business/Trade/Commerce, M

Management, MD

Manufacturing Engineering, M

Materials Engineering, M

Materials Sciences, M

Mechanical Engineering, M

Psychology, MDO

Public Administration, MD

Public Health, MD

Software Engineering, M

Systems Engineering, M

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Advertising, B

Applied Art, B

Applied Mathematics, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemical Engineering, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, B

Computer Science, B

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, B

Corrections, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminal Justice/Police Science, B

CytoTechnology/Cytotechnologist, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Drawing, B

Ecology, B

Economics, B

Education, BM

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Engineering, B

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Biology, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health Teacher Education, B

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

History, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Information Science/Studies, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Labor and Industrial Relations, B

Law and Legal Studies, B

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Materials Engineering, B

Mathematics, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

Music, B

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Natural Resources and Conservation, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Adult, M

Nursing - Advanced Practice, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Administration, M

Nursing Education, M

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Sciences, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Polymer Chemistry, B

Polymer/Plastics Engineering, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Quality Control Technology/Technician, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Statistics, B

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, B

Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, B

Voice and Opera, B

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, AB

Wildlife Biology, B

Zoology/Animal Biology, B

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Minnesota

MINNESOTA

STATE EDUCATION OFFICE

Deena Allen, Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
500 Wells Fargo Place
30 E. Seventh St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651)296-8113

STATE REGULATORY INFORMATION

For additional information, write to the Associate Vice Chancellor, address above.

ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria Technical College

1601 Jefferson St., Alexandria, MN 56308. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1961.(320)762-0221, (320)762-4520, 888-234-1222, Fax: (320)762-4501, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.alextech.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $127/credit (MN, ND, SD, WI, and Manitoba, Canada); $178/credit (MI, MO, and NE); $238/credit (other states). Enrollment: men 1,131, women 897. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma, Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available.

ANOKA

Anoka Technical College

1355 W. Hwy. 10, Anoka, MN 55303. Trade and Technical. Founded 1967. (763)576-4700, (763)576-4850, 800-627-3529, Fax: (763)576-4756, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.anokatech.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $129.55 per credit, resident. Enrollment: Total 4,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical (9 Mo); Accounting, General (2 Yr); Air Traffic Control; Architectural Technology (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Avionics (2 Yr); Broadcast Captioning (2 Yr); Court Reporting (2 Yr); Database Management (2 Yr); Electrician (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Emergency Medical Technology (9 Mo); Fire Science (9 Mo); Golf Course Management (2 Yr); Grounds Management Technician (9 Mo); Health Information Technology (2 Yr); Landscaping (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Legal Transcriber (18 Mo); Litigation Specialist (18 Mo); Machine Trades (2 Yr); Management; Mechanical Drafting (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (2 Yr); Medical Coding Specialist (18 Mo); Medical Receptionist (2 Yr); Medical Transcription (18 Mo); Network Support; Nursing, Practical (18 Mo); Occupational Therapy Assistant (2 Yr); Office Administration (2 Yr); Plumbing (9 Mo); Software Development/Engineering (2 Yr); Surgical Technology (18 Mo); Travel Agents (4 Mo); Web Development (2 Yr); Welding Technology (2 Yr)

AUSTIN

Riverland Community College, Austin Campus

1900 8th Ave. NW, Austin, MN 55912. Two-Year College. Founded 1940. Contact: Dr. Terry Leas, Pres., (507)433-0600, (507)433-0517, 800-247-5039, Fax: (507)433-0575, Web Site: http://www.riverland.cc.mn.us; Dani Heiny, Dir. of Admissions, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $113/credit MN, IA residents; $226/credit non-resident. Enrollment: men 540, women 712. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: AOTA; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Occupational Therapy Assistant (2 Yr)

BEMIDJI

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

905 Grant Ave., SE, Bemidji, MN 56601. Trade and Technical. Founded 1965. Contact: Lisa Bruns, (218)755-4270, (218)755-4278, 800-942-8324, Fax: (218)755-4289, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $73.40 per credit. Enrollment: men 250, women 350. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma, Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Automotive Machine Shop; Automotive Service; Carpentry; Child Care & Guidance; Computer Networking; Computer Support Technology; Dental Assisting; Information Sciences Technology; Laboratory Technology; Legal Assistant; Microcomputers; Nursing, Practical; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Plumbing; Sales Management; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical

BLAINE

Regency Beauty Institute (Blaine)

40 County Rd. NE, Blaine, MN 55434. Cosmetology. Founded 1941. Contact: J. Hayes Batson, Pres., (763)784-9102, 800-787-6456, Fax: (763)784-1008, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.regencybeauty.com; Web Site: http://www.regencybeauty.com/acs_ri.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $12,300 plus $985 for cosmetology; $6,500 plus $719 books and supplies for esthetician; $500 cosmetology refresher. Enrollment: men 2, women 97. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1550 Hr); Cosmetology - Refresher (40 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr)

BLOOMINGTON

Minnesota MultiHousing Association

8030 Old Cedar Ave., Bloomington, MN 55425. Trade and Technical. Contact: Carla Bush, VP of Education, (952)854-8500, Fax: (952)854-3811, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mmha.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: men 45, women 35. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Building & Grounds Management (2 Days); Building Maintenance (6 Mo); Locksmithing (1 Days); Refrigeration Technology (2 Days)

Minnesota School of Electricity

8120 Penn Ave. S, No. 153, Bloomington, MN 55431-1326. Trade and Technical. Founded 1976. Contact: Dr. William Polta, (952)888-2530. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Electrical Technology

Normandale Community College

9700 France Ave., S., Bloomington, MN 55431. Two-Year College. Founded 1968. Contact: Steven Murray, Director of Admissions, (952)487-8200, (952)487-8278, (866)880-8740, Fax: (952)487-8230, E-mail: stephen. [email protected], Web Site: http://www.normandale.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: $123/credit resident; $215/credit non-resident. Enrollment: Total 3,949. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ADA; CAAHEP; NLNAC; NCA-HLC; NASM; ADtA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2 Yr); Dietetic Technology (2 Yr); Hospitality (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Mechanical Technology (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Secretarial, Science (2 Yr); Small Business Management (2 Yr)

Scot Lewis School (Bloomington)

9749 Lyndale Ave., Bloomington, MN 55420. Cosmetology. Founded 1953. (952)881-8662, (866)538-0881, Fax: (952)881-7120, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.scotlewis.com; Web Site: http://www.scotlewis.com/index.cfm?opt=ContactUs. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $12,900 plus $1,000 books for cosmetologist; $7,900 plus $1,000 books for esthetician; $3,400 for nail technician ($600 books). Enrollment: men 6, women 159. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1550 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Nail Technology (350 Hr)

Travel Academy

7900 International Dr., Ste. 10, Bloomington, MN 55425. Other. Founded 1984. Contact: Curt Armstrong, Pres., (952)854-7161, 800-891-2435, Fax: (952)854-2719, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.thetravelacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,975 (all inclusive). Enrollment: Total 200. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Sales (8-18 Wk); Travel & Tourism (8-18 Wk)

BRAINERD

Airmotive Enterprises, Inc.

16384 Airport Rd., Ste. No. 8, Brainerd, MN 56401. Flight and Ground. Founded 1958. Contact: Charles Scott, Dir./Chief Flight Instructor, (218)829-3398, (218)829-4825, 877-273-3266, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://airmotive.net. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 35. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying

Central Lakes College-Brainerd

501 West College Dr., Brainerd, MN 56401. Two-Year College. Contact: Charlotte Daniels, Dir. of Admissions, (218)855-8000, (218)894-5158, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.clcmn.edu. Public. Coed. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,253 in-state; $3,253 out-of-state. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

BROOKLYN PARK

Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus

9000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. Trade and Technical. Founded 1971. Contact: Joy Bodin, Dir. of Admissions, (952)995-1300, (763)488-2415, 800-345-4655, Fax: (763)488-2571, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hennepintech.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $118/credit resident; $235/credit non-resident. Enrollment: Total 5,597. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Advertising; Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Audio Technology; Audiovisual Technology; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Automotive Collision Repair; Automotive Machine Shop; Biomedical Technology; Cabinet & Mill Work; Carpentry; Commercial Art; Culinary Arts; Data Processing; Dental Assisting; Desktop Publishing; Diesel Technology; Drafting, Architectural; Early Childhood Education; Electro-Mechanical Technology; Electronics Technology; Energy Management; Engineering Technology, Audio; Environmental Technology; Floristry; Graphic Arts; Health Care & Management; Landscaping; Machine Shop; Machine Tool & Die Design; Mechanical Drafting; Mechanics, Power Fluid; Nurse, Assistant; Nursing, Practical; Office, General; Packaging Technology; Photography; Plastics Technology; Printing Technology; Small Business Management; Surveying; Welding Technology

North Hennepin Community College

7411 85th Ave., N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Lori Kirkeby, Dir. of Admissions and Registration, (763)488-0391, 800-818-0395, Fax: (763)424-0929, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.nh.cc.mn.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $136/credit hour MN resident; $242/credit non-resident; $144/credit online class. Enrollment: Total 2,357. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Building Inspection Technology (2 Yr); Business Automation (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Fire Protection Technology (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Medical Laboratory Technology (2 Yr); Medical Technology -Cardiology (2 Yr); Metallurgical Technology (2 Yr); Mid-Management (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Plastics (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Retail Management (2 Yr)

BURNSVILLE

Regency Beauty Institute (Burnsville)

150 Cobblestone Ln., Burnsville, MN 55337. Cosmetology. Founded 1958. Contact: Jeanne Gallmeier, (952)435-3882, 800-787-6456, Fax: (952)435-6594, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://regencybeauty.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $12,300 plus $985 for cosmetology; $6,500 plus $719 books and supplies for esthetician; $500 cosmetology refresher. Enrollment: men 2, women 65. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1550 Hr); Cosmetology - Refresher (40 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr)

CANBY

Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Canby

1011 1st St. W, Canby, MN 56220. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1964. Contact: Mary Melby, Business Manager, (507)223-7252, 800-658-2535, Fax: (507)223-5291, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mnwest.edu; Glen Kruger, Recruiter, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $136/credit MN resident; $273/credit non-resident; plus fees. Enrollment: men 120, women 70. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ADA; NCA-HLC; CAAHEP; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Agribusiness (2 Yr); Agricultural Science (2 Yr); Art (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Clerical, Medical (2 Yr); Clerical, Receptionist (2 Yr); Communications (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Education (2 Yr); Fisheries & Wildlife Management (2 Yr); Health Technology (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Language (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Medical Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Pharmacy Technician (2 Yr); Physical Education (2 Yr); Social Work Technology (2 Yr); Telecommunications Technology (2 Yr); Veterinary Assistant (2 Yr)

COON RAPIDS

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Two-Year College. Founded 1965. Contact: Sheri Christensen, Director of Records & Registration, (763)433-1100, (763)433-1300, Fax: (763)422-3341, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.anokaramsey.edu; Matthew Crawford, Director of Admissions. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $113 per credit, resident, $226 non-resident, $20 senior citizen. Enrollment: Total 2,436. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NLNAC; NCA-HLC; APTA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Biomedical Technology (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Cartography (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Management (2 Yr); Physical Therapy Aide (2 Yr); Secretarial, Administrative (2 Yr)

CROOKSTON

University of Minnesota, Crookston

170 Owen Hall, 2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716. Other. Founded 1966. Contact: Dr. Velma Burton, Chancellor, (218)281-6510, 800-232-6466, Fax: (218)281-8050, Web Site: http://www.umcrookston.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $6,765/year. Enrollment: Total 1,031. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: FAA; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Agribusiness (2 Yr); Animal Science - Livestock Production (2 Yr); Dietetic Technology (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Horticulture (2 Yr); Hotel & Restaurant Management (2 Yr); Marketing Management (2 Yr); Natural Resources Technology (2 Yr); Office Management (2 Yr); Soil Conservation Technology (2 Yr)

DETROIT LAKES

Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Detroit Lakes)

900 Hwy. 34 E, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501. Trade and Technical. Founded 1966. Contact: Patricia Johnson, Learning Services Coordinator, (218)846-3700, (218)846-3767, 800-492-4836, Fax: (218)847-3710, E-mail: pat. [email protected], Web Site: http://www.minnesota.edu; Michelle Wosika, Enrollment Specialist. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $128/credit resident; $256/credit non-resident; $180/credit Internet; some variation with special programs. Enrollment: Total 500. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma, Certificate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Advanced (18 Mo); Accounting, Automated (12 Mo); Accounting, General (18 Mo); Administrative Assistant (9 Mo); Automotive Collision Repair (18 Mo); Automotive Technology (18 Mo); Business Management (9 Mo); Carpentry (9 Mo); Civil Engineering Technology (18 Mo); Computer Information Science (12 Mo); Computer Support Technology (9-18 Mo); Desktop Publishing (12 Mo); Drafting, Architectural (18 Mo); Graphic Design (9 Mo); Internet Technologies (18 Mo); Legal Assistant (9-18 Mo); Marine Technology (18 Mo); Medical Administrative Assistant (9-18 Mo); Microcomputers (18 Mo); Neon Sign Technology (9 Mo); Nursing, Practical (18 Mo); Radiologic Technology (18 Mo); Sales (18 Mo); Small Engine Repair (9 Mo)

DULUTH

Cosmetology Careers Unlimited-Duluth

121 W. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802. Cosmetology. Founded 1927. Contact: Richard Shaffer, Pres./CEO, (218)722-7484, (866)837-7484, Fax: (218)722-8341, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.coscareers.com; Karen Shaffer, Secretary/Treasurer. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $7,200 cosmetology; $2,500 nail tech.; $800 reactivation; $450 refresher; $50 to $150 registration. Enrollment: men 1, women 50. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1550 Hr); Cosmetology - Refresher (40-155 Hr); Nail Technology (350 Hr)

Duluth Business University

4724 Mike Colalillo Dr., Duluth, MN 55807. Business. Founded 1891. Contact: Bonnie Kupczynski, Dir., (218)722-4000, 800-777-8406, Fax: (218)628-2127, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.dbumn.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $259-$299 per credit. Enrollment: Total 348. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS; CAAHEP; AVMA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (4-6 Qt); Business Administration (8 Qt); Clerical, Medical (3-6 Qt); Graphic Design (6 Qt); Massage Therapy (3-6 Qt); Medical Assistant (5-7 Qt); Office Administration (5-7 Qt); Veterinary Assistant (4-6 Qt); Veterinary Technology (7 Qt)

Lake Superior College

2101 Trinity Rd., Duluth, MN 55811. Two-Year College. Founded 1995. Contact: Gary Truchowski, (218)733-7601, (218)733-7600, 800-432-2884, Fax: (218)733-5945, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.lsc.mnscu.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: $101/credit resident; $154/credit WI resident; $201/credit non-resident. Enrollment: Total 5,800. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: JRCRTE; CAAHEP; JRCERT; NAACLS; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Administrative Assistant; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airline Transport Pilot; Architectural Technology; Auto Body Design; Automotive Service; Aviation Management; Broadcasting Technology; Building Construction Technology; Business Administration; Civil Engineering Technology; Computer Aided Design; Computer Networking; Computer Programming; Dental Hygiene; Electronics Technology; Fire Science; Health Technology; Legal Assistant; Machine Technology; Machine Tool & Die; Management; Marketing & Sales; Massage Therapy; Medical Assistant; Medical Laboratory Technology; Medical Receptionist; Medical Technology - Phlebotomy; Microcomputers; Microsoft Certified Specialist; Nursing, Practical; Office, General; Paralegal; Paramedic; Physical Therapy Aide; Radiologic Technology; Respiratory Therapy; Secretarial, Medical; Surgical Technology; Truck Driving; Web Development; Word Processing

EAGAN

Argosy University/Twin Cities

1515 Central Pkwy., Eagan, MN 55121. Other. Founded 1961. Contact: O. Jeanne Stoneking, (651)846-2882, (651)846-3300, 888-844-2004, Fax: (651)994-7956, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/twincities. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $16,212. Enrollment: Total 366. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; ADA; CAAHEP; JRCERT; NAACLS; ACCSCT; AVMA; APA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Hygiene; Histologic Technology; Medical Assistant; Medical Laboratory Technology; Radiation Therapy Technology; Radiologic Technology; Ultrasonography; Veterinary Technology

Bryman Institute

1000 Blue Gentian Rd, Ste. 250, Eagan, MN 55121. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 2004.(651)688-2145, 888-741-4271, Fax: (651)686-8029, Web Site: http://bryman-institute.com/about.php?schoolLocation=Eagan. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,500; $1,400 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 161. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (720 Hr); Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Insurance Specialist (648 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (720 Hr)

Rasmussen Business College (Eagan)

3500 Federal Dr., Eagan, MN 55122. Business. Founded 1900. Contact: Tim Elliot, Dir. of Admissions, (651)687-9000, 800-852-6367, Fax: (651)687-0507, Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,125 per quarter day, $1,125 per quarter evening. Enrollment: Total 400. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS; NCA-HLC; CAAHEP; AHIMA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Advanced (72 Wk); Accounting, General (72 Wk); Accounting, Junior (36 Wk); Accounting, Specialist (48 Wk); Business Management (72 Wk); Child Care & Guidance (32 Wk); Court Reporting (108 Wk); Health Technology (72 Wk); Hospitality (72 Wk); Marketing & Sales (48 Wk); Receptionist (36 Wk); Secretarial, Administrative (72 Wk); Secretarial, Executive (48 Wk); Secretarial, Legal (48 Wk); Secretarial, Medical (36 Wk); Secretarial, Private (48 Wk); Travel & Tourism (48 Wk); Word Processing (48 Wk)

EAST GRAND FORKS

Northland Community and Technical College (East Grand Forks)

2022 Central Ave. NE, East Grand Forks, MN 56721. Trade and Technical. Founded 1973. Contact: Steve Alston, Dean of Academic Affairs, (218)773-3441, 800-451-3441, Fax: (218)773-4575, Web Site: http://www.northlandcollege.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $121/credit hour; $154/credit hour WI residents. Enrollment: men 400, women 800. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: AOTA; APTA; CAAHEP; JRCERT; NAACLS; JRCECT; JRCEMT; NATEF; NLNAC; COE; ARCEST. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated; Accounting, General; Agricultural Science; Air Conditioning & Heating; Bookkeeping; Cabinet & Mill Work; Cardio Pulmonary Technology; Carpentry; Clerical, General; Construction Technology; Desktop Publishing; Electrical Construction; Electronics Technology; Emergency Medical Technology; Farm Management Technology; Fire Protection Technology; Geriatric Care; Health Occupations; Health Technology; Library Technology; Marketing & Sales; Mechanics, Diesel; Mechanics, Heavy Equipment; Mechanics, Tractor; Mechanics, Truck; Medical Assistant; Medical Insurance Specialist; Medical Laboratory Technology; Medical Transcription; Microcomputers; Nursing, Practical; Paramedic; Pharmacy Technician; Physical Therapy Aide; Plumbing; Radiologic Technology; Receptionist; Respiratory Therapy; Secretarial, Administrative; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Medical; Surgical Technology; Truck Driving; Welding Technology

EDEN PRAIRIE

Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus

13100 College View Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Trade and Technical. Founded 1971. Contact: Mary Swan, Marketing Asst., (952)995-1300, 800-345-4655, Fax: (952)995-1399, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hennepintech.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $118/credit resident; $235/credit non-resident. Enrollment: Total 2,090. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCAHLC; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting & Business Administration; Accounting, Clerical; Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Audiovisual Technology; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Auto Parts Management; Banking; Biomedical Technology; Business Occupations; Carpentry; Chef Training; Commercial Art; Data Processing; Drafting, Architectural; Early Childhood Specialist; Electro-Mechanical Technology; Electronics Technology; Hospital Ward Clerk; Landscaping; Laser Technology; Machine Shop; Machine Technology; Machine Tool & Die Design; Marine & Small Engine Repair; Marketing; Masonry; Mechanical Drafting; Mechanics, Power Fluid; Mechanics, Power Plant; Merchandising; Moldmaking; Nursing, Practical; Painting, Decorating & Paper Hanging; Photography; Radio & Television Service & Repair; Robotics; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical; Surveying; Television Production; Tool Engineering Technology; Welding Technology; Word Processing

ITT Technical Institute

8911 Columbine Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Trade and Technical. (952)914-5300, 888-488-9646, Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu; Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/contact/form.cfm. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $14,196 per year. Enrollment: Total 180. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Aided Drafting & Design (96 Credits); Computer Networking (96 Credits); Computer Programming, Games (96 Credits); Electrical Engineering Technology (96 Credits); Information Systems (96 Credits); Multimedia Design (96 Credits); Software Development/Engineering (96 Credits)

Northwest Technical Institute

11995 Singletree Ln., Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Trade and Technical. Founded 1957. Contact: Michael Kotcherar, (952)944-0080, 800-443-4223, Fax: (952)944-9274, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.nti.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $13,200 per academic year. Enrollment: men 98, women 27. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Aided Design; Computer Aided Drafting; Drafting & Design Technology; Drafting, Architectural (4 Sm); Drafting, Engineering (4 Sm)

EDINA

Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy

5201 Eden Ave., Ste. 245, Edina, MN 55436. Allied Medical. Founded 1994. Contact: Eric Sommermann, Dean, (612)794-6445, 877-644-4401, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.homeopathicschool.org; Valerie Ohanian, Asst. Dean. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $6,000. Enrollment: Total 35. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Homeopathic Medicine (4 Yr)

ELY

Vermilion Community College

1900 E. Camp St., Ely, MN 55731. Two-Year College. Founded 1922. Contact: Kelly Burkey, Admissions Dir., (218)365-7200, 800-657-3608, Fax: (218)365-7218, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.vcc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $4,045 in-state; $4,938 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 544. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (1 Yr); Clerical, General (1 Yr); Data Processing (2 Yr); Natural Resources Technology (2 Yr); Park & Recreation (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (1 Yr); Water & Waste Water Pollution Technology (2 Yr); Word Processing (2 Yr)

FERGUS FALLS

Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Fergus Falls)

1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537. Two-Year College. Founded 1960. Contact: Carrie Brimhall, Dir. Enrollment Management, (218)736-1500, (218)736-1525, 877-MY-MSCTC, Fax: (218)736-1510, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.minnesota.edu; Jill Abbott, Assoc. Dean of Student Services. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $128/credit resident; $256/credit non-resident; $180/credit Internet; some variation with special programs. Enrollment: Total 2,300. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; ABHES. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Advanced (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Education (2 Yr); Information Systems (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Medical Laboratory Technology (2 Yr); Medical Technology - Phlebotomy (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Sales (2 Yr)

GRAND RAPIDS

Itasca Community College

1851 E. Hwy. 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-3397. Two-Year College. Founded 1922. Contact: Candace Perry, Enrollment Management, (218)327-4460, 800-996-6422, Fax: (218)327-4350, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.itascacc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $4,424 (32 credits) in-state; $5,409 (32 credits) out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 1,200. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Business Management; Child Development; Education; Engineering; Fire Fighting; Forestry Technology; Geographic Information Systems; Health Aide; Natural Resources & Wildlife Law Enforcement; Natural Resources Technology; Nurse, Assistant; Nursing, Practical

GRANITE FALLS

Minnesota West Community and Technical College (Granite Falls)

1593 11th Ave., Granite Falls, MN 56241. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Contact: John Joosten, CEO/Counselor, (320)564-4511, 800-657-3247, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mnwest.edu; Glen Kruger, Recruiter, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $136/credit MN resident; $273/credit non-resident; plus fees. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; ADA; NLNAC; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Agribusiness (2 Yr); Agricultural Science (2 Yr); Art (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Clerical, Medical (2 Yr); Clerical, Receptionist (2 Yr); Communications (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Education (2 Yr); Fisheries & Wildlife Management (2 Yr); Health Technology (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Language (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Medical Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Pharmacy Technician (2 Yr); Physical Education (2 Yr); Social Work Technology (2 Yr); Telecommunications Technology (2 Yr); Veterinary Assistant (2 Yr)

HIBBING

Cosmetology Careers Unlimited-Hibbing

110 E. Howard St., Hibbing, MN 55746. Cosmetology. Contact: Richard Shaffer, President, (218)263-8354, (218)722-7484, (866)837-7484, Fax: (218)722-8341, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.coscareers.com; Dorothy Gaskill, School Manager. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $500-$9,450 depending on program. Degrees awarded: Associate. Financial aid available. Placement service available.

Hibbing Community College

1515 E. 25th St., Hibbing, MN 55746. Two-Year College. Founded 1916. Contact: Shelley Corradi, Admissions, (218)262-7200, 800-224-4HCC, Fax: (218)263-2992, E-mail: shelleycorradi[email protected], [email protected] mnscu.edu, Web Site: http://www.hcc.mnscu.edu; Deb Mericle, Admissions, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,957 in-state; $4,832 out-of-state; $825 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 2,120. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NCAHLC; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant; Appliance Repair; Art; Automotive Technology; Business Administration; Computer Aided Drafting & Design; Computer Applications; Computer Networking; Culinary Arts; Database Management; Dental Assisting; Diesel Technology; Electrical Construction; Environmental Health; Food Service & Management; Heating Technology; Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning; Information Sciences Technology; Law Enforcement; Maintenance, Electrical; Mechanics, Diesel; Medical Administrative Assistant; Medical Laboratory Technology; Microcomputers; Multimedia Design; Nurses Aide; Nursing, Practical; Office Management; Receptionist; Safety Technology; Sales Management; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Legal; Sports Management; Theatre Arts

HOPKINS

Minnesota Paralegal Institute

12450 Wayzata Blvd., Hopkins, MN 55305. Other. Founded 1985. Contact: Beth Sullivan, Program Dir., (952)542-8417, Fax: (952)545-1524, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mnparalegal.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $6,975; $1,000-$1,200 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 150. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Paralegal (16 Wk)

HUTCHINSON

Ridgewater College - Hutchinson Campus

Two Century Ave., Hutchinson, MN 55350. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Dr. Douglas Allen, Pres., (320)587-3636, (320)234-0243, 800-222-4424, Fax: (320)234-0229, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ridgewater.mnscu.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $2,128/semester resident (16 credits); $2,300/semester non-resident. Enrollment: men 547, women 668. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical (1 Yr); Accounting, General (2 Yr); Audio Technology (2 Yr); Aviation Maintenance Technology (1 Yr); Computer Business Systems Technology (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Drafting & Design Technology (1 Yr); Engineering Technology, Audio (2 Yr); Health Aide (1 Yr); Industrial Management & Supervision (2 Yr); Industrial Technology (2 Yr); Machine Tool & Die (1 Yr); Machinist, General (1 Yr); Media Technology (2 Yr); Metallurgical Technology (2 Yr); Moldmaking (1 Yr); Nondestructive Testing Technology (2 Yr); Numerical Control (1 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Retail Management (2 Yr); Sales (2 Yr); Secretarial, Administrative (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (1 Yr); Secretarial, Legal (2 Yr); Secretarial, Medical (2 Yr); Small Business Management; Teacher Assistant (2 Yr); Welding, Combination (1 Yr); Word Processing (1 Yr)

INTERNATIONAL FALLS

Rainy River Community College

1501 Hwy. 71, International Falls, MN 56649-2187. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Berta Hagen, Registrar, (218)285-7722, 800-456-3996, Fax: (218)285-2239, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.rrcc.mnscu.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,784. Enrollment: Total 301. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (34 Wk); Business Technology (34 Wk); Computer Information Science (72 Wk); Computer Networking (34 Wk); Medical Record Technology (34 Wk); Nursing, Practical (40 Wk); Recreation Leadership (72 Wk)

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS

Inver Hills Community College

2500 80th St. East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076-3224. Two-Year College. Founded 1970. Contact: Auldrich Shelly, Admissions, (651)450-8500, Fax: (651)450-8677, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.inverhills.edu; Daryll Stanton, Admissions, E-mail: [email protected] mnscu.edu, Web Site: http://www.inverhills.edu/ContactUs/. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $146 per credit resident; $278 per credit non-resident (includes fees). Enrollment: Total 5,246. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying (2 Yr); Air Traffic Control (2 Yr); Aviation Management (2 Yr); Biomedical Technology (2 Yr); Building Inspection Technology (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Construction Management (2 Yr); Deaf Education (2 Yr); Emergency Medical Technology (2 Yr); Engineering (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Import - Export (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Physical Education (2 Yr); Real Estate, Basic

JACKSON

Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Jackson Campus

401 West St., PO Box 269, Jackson, MN 56143. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1964. Contact: Jodie Weber, Recruiter, (507)847-3320, 800-658-2522, Fax: (507)847-5389, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mnwest.edu; Glen Kruger, Recruiter, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: $136/credit MN resident; $273/credit non-resident; plus fees. Enrollment: Total 225. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma, Certificate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; ADA; CAAHEP; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Agribusiness (2 Yr); Agricultural Science (2 Yr); Art (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Clerical, Medical (2 Yr); Clerical, Receptionist (2 Yr); Communications (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Education (2 Yr); Fisheries & Wildlife Management (2 Yr); Health Technology (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Language (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Medical Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Pharmacy Technician (2 Yr); Physical Education (2 Yr); Social Work Technology (2 Yr); Telecommunications Technology (2 Yr); Veterinary Assistant (2 Yr)

MANKATO

Continental Auctioneers School

PO Box 346, Mankato, MN 56002-0346. Trade and Technical. Founded 1984. Contact: Richard Haas, Pres., (507)625-5595, Fax: (507)625-6929, E-mail: [email protected]m, Web Site: http://www.auctioneerschool.com. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Week. Tuition: $995; $795 ea. for team of two. Enrollment: Total 30. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Appraisal, Personal Property (2 Days); Auctioneering (82 Hr); Real Estate Appraisal (2 Days)

Mankato Cosmetology Training Center

111 E. Hickory St., Mankato, MN 56001. Cosmetology. Founded 1981. Contact: Nancy A. Buckingham, (507)345-4033, Fax: (507)345-4038, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cosmetologytrainingcenter.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $9,096 cosmetology, $3,021 nail tech. Enrollment: Total 40. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: AACS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (10 Mo); Manicurist (3 Mo)

Rasmussen College-Mankato

501 Holly Ln., Mankato, MN 56001-6803. Two-Year College. Contact: Douglas Gardner, Director, (507)625-6556, 800-657-6767, Fax: (507)625-6557, Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu; Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu/contact_us. Private. Coed. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $13,275; $1,500 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 383. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC.

MINNEAPOLIS

American Indian Oic Incorporated

1845 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404-2221. Trade and Technical, Business, Other. Contact: Lee Antell, Executive Director, (612)341-3358, Fax: (612)341-3766, Web Site: http://www.aioic.org. Private. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $3,600 in-state; $3,600 out-of-state. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

Art Institutes International Minnesota

15 South 9th St., Minneapolis, MN 55402-3137. Art, Trade and Technical. Founded 1964.(612)332-3361, 800-777-3643, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis/; Web Site: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis/requestinfo.asp. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $17,472; $1,725 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 1,391. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cooking, Commercial (4 Qt); Culinary Arts - Pastry (4-7 Qt); Culinary Occupations (7 Qt); Graphic Design (7 Qt); Interactive Media (7-12 Qt); Interior Design (7-12 Qt)

Aveda Institute

400 Central Ave., SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Cosmetology, Other. Founded 1977. Contact: (612)378-7400, (612)378-7449, 800-274-6778, Fax: (612)378-7430, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://aveda.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,900 - $14,600. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1550 Hr); Massage Therapy (600 Hr); Skin Care (600 Hr)

College of St. Catherine - Minneapolis

601 25th Ave., S., Minneapolis, MN 55454. Allied Medical, Two-Year College. Founded 1964. Contact: Katherine Mills, (651)690-7801, 800-945-4599, Fax: (651)690-7849. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Associate $460/credit. Enrollment: Total 1,000. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: AOTA; APTA; CAAHEP; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Record Technology (1 Yr); Medical Technology - Phlebotomy (1 Yr); Medical Transcription (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Occupational Therapy Assistant (2 Yr); Physical Therapy Aide (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (4 Yr); Ultrasonography (2 Yr); X-Ray Technology (2 Yr)

Dunwoody College of Technology

818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55403-1192. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1914. Contact: Raul Galarza, (612)374-5800, 800-292-4625, Fax: (612)374-4128, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.dunwoody.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $13,155. Enrollment: Total 1,275. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning & Heating (6 Qt); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (6 Qt); Appliance Repair (3 Qt); Automation Technology (6 Qt); Automotive Collision Repair (6 Qt); Automotive Service (6 Qt); Commerce (6 Qt); Computer Science (6 Qt); Digital Program Design (6 Qt); Drafting, Architectural (6 Qt); Drafting, Engineering (6 Qt); Electrical Construction (6 Qt); Electronics, Digital (6 Qt); Electronics Technology (6 Qt); Graphic Arts (6 Qt); Machine Technology (6 Qt); Machine Tool Programming Technology (6 Qt); Maintenance, Electrical (6 Qt); Printing (6 Qt); Refrigeration Technology (6 Qt); Welding, Arc & Gas (3 Qt); Welding, Combination (3 Qt)

Herzing College (Lakeland Medical Dental Academy Division)

5700 W. Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55428. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(763)535-3000, 800-878-3729, Fax: (763)535-9205, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.herzing.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (3-4.5 Sm); Dental Hygiene (6 Sm); Medical Assistant (3-4.5 Sm); Medical Billing (3-4.5 Sm)

Herzing College (Minneapolis Drafting School Campus)

5700 W. Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55428. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1961.(763)535-3000, 800-878-3729, Fax: (763)535-9205, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.herzing.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $10,800. Enrollment: Total 316. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Aided Design (79 Hr); Graphic Arts (5 Sm); Homeland Security (9 Sm); Telecommunications Technology (5 Sm)

McConnell School

1201 Marquette Ave., Ste. 100, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Trade and Technical. Founded 1937. Contact: Peggy McKay, (612)332-4238, 800-228-0733, Fax: (612)334-3377, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mcconnellschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 25, women 130. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Airline & Travel Careers (13-37 Wk)

Miami Ad School - Minneapolis

25 N. Fourth St., Ste. 201, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Trade and Technical. Contact: Pippa Seichrist, VP, (612)339-4089, 800-858-3190, Fax: (612)339-4089, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.miamiadschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $14,600; $4000 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 180. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: COE. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Advertising; Design

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

1501 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403. Two-Year College. Founded 1996. Contact: John Jefferson, Counselor, (612)659-6000, 800-247-0911, Fax: (612)659-6825, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.minneapolis.edu; Web Site: http://www.minneapolis.edu/contactus.cfm. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 5,777. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical; Accounting, General; Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Apparel Arts; Automation Technology; Auto Mechanics; Barbering; Cabinet & Mill Work; Computer Programming; Computer Technology; Cosmetology; Culinary Occupations; Data Entry; Desktop Publishing; Drafting, Architectural; Early Childhood Education; Electrical Construction; Fashion Careers; Gemology; Graphic Design; Jewelry Design - Repair & Stone Setting; Machine Tool Programming Technology; Mechanics, Aviation; Media Technology; Nurse, Assistant; Nursing, Practical; Office, General; Pattern-making; Photography; Retail Management; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical; Upholstering; Word Processing

Moler Barber School

2500 Central Ave., NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418-3726. Barber. Founded 1893. Contact: Delano O.J. Martinson, (612)788-4045, 888-682-7555, Fax: (612)788-4183, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $4,692. Enrollment: men 24, women 2. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NABS; ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Barbering (9 Mo); Hair Styling, Advanced

University of Minnesota

Box 390, Mayo, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Allied Medical. Contact: M.J. Meier, (612)624-2679. Public. Curriculum: Dental Assisting; Dental Hygiene; Medical Technology; Nursing, Anesthesia; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy Technology; Radiation Therapy Technology; Radiologic Technology

MINNETONKA

Rasmussen Business College (Minnetonka)

12450 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 315, Minnetonka, MN 55305. Two-Year College. Founded 1900.(612)545-2000, 800-852-0929, Fax: (612)545-7038, Web Site: http://www.rasmussen.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $2,190/quarter. Enrollment: men 75, women 325. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Advanced (72 Wk); Accounting, General (72 Wk); Accounting, Junior (36 Wk); Accounting, Specialist (48 Wk); Administrative Assistant (48 Wk); Business Management (72 Wk); Criminal Justice (72 Wk); Marketing & Sales (48 Wk); Office Technology (48 Wk); Receptionist (36 Wk); Secretarial, Administrative (48 Wk); Secretarial, Executive (48 Wk); Secretarial, Legal (48 Wk); Secretarial, Medical (36 Wk); Secretarial, Private (48 Wk); Word Processing (48 Wk)

MOORHEAD

Ingenue Beauty School

1024 Center Ave, Moorhead, MN 56560. Cosmetology. Contact: Rita L. Dickelman, Owner, (218)236-7201. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $5,650 plus $600 books and supplies for cosmetology; $1,450 plus $450 books and supplies for nail technology. Enrollment: men 0, women 33. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1550 Hr); Nail Technology (350 Hr)

Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Moorhead)

1900 28th Ave. S, Moorhead, MN 56560. Trade and Technical. Founded 1965. Contact: Sarah Carlsrud, Student Services Generalist, (218)299-6500, (218)299-6516, 800-426-5603, Fax: (218)299-6810, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.minnesota.edu; John Centko, Dean of Academic Affairs, Web Site: http://www.minnesota.edu/contact/. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $133/credit resident; $133/credit non-resident; $192/credit Internet; some variation with special programs. Enrollment: Total 7,642. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; ASHA; CCNE; NASAD; NASM; NCATE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical; Accounting, General; Administrative Assistant; Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Auto Mechanics; Carpentry; Chef Training; Clerical, General; Commercial Art; Computer Information Systems; Computer Networking; Computer Programming; Construction Technology; Dental Assisting; Dental Hygiene; Diesel Technology; Drafting, Electrical; Electrical Construction; Electronics Technology; Fashion Merchandising; Fire Services Management; Human Services; Legal Assistant; Marketing; Mechanical Engineering; Medical Administrative Assistant; Medical Information Specialist; Medical Record Technology; Nursing, Vocational; Plumbing

NORTH MANKATO

South Central Technical College

1920 Lee Blvd., North Mankato, MN 56003. Two-Year College. Founded 1946. Contact: Bev Herda, Admissions, (507)389-7200, (507)389-7218, 800-722-9359, Fax: (507)388-9951, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.southcentral.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,500 in-state; $7,000 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 1,700. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Administrative Assistant; Agribusiness; Agriculture - Production; Agri-Engineering & Mechanics; Agri-Management; Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Animal Science - Swine Management & Production; Appliance Repair; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Automotive Service; Automotive Technology; Broadcasting, Nontechnical; Civil Engineering Technology; Commercial Art; Communications Technology; Computer Programming; Cooking, Commercial; Dental Assisting; Drafting, Architectural; Drafting, Industrial; Electronics Technology; Fashion Merchandising; Food Preparation & Service; Graphic Arts; Human Services; Machine Tool & Die; Nursing, Practical; Retail Management; Sales; Technical Illustration; Welding, Combination

OAKDALE

Globe College

7166 10th St., N., Oakdale, MN 55128-5939. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical, Two-Year College. Founded 1885. Contact: Nate Hermann, (651)730-5100, 800-231-0660, Fax: (651)730-5151, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.globecollege.com; Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/request_information.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $11,880; $1,225 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 1,087. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS; AAMAE; CAAHEP; AVMA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant (1 Yr); Advertising (1-2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Commercial Vehicle (1-2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Programming, Games (2 Yr); Cosmetology - Administration, Management & Supervision (2 Yr); Fitness Management (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (1 Yr); Massage Therapy (1-2 Yr); Medical Administrative Assistant (1-2 Yr); Medical Assistant (1-2 Yr); Medical Technology (2 Yr); Music, Business (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Veterinary Technology (2 Yr); Video Production (2 Yr)

Minnesota School of Cosmetology

7166 tenth St. No, Oakdale, MN 55128. Contact: Terry Myhre, President, (651)287-2180, Web Site: http://www.globecollege.edu. Private. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $8,100. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

PERHAM

Northwest Technical College Practical Nursing Program

150 Second St., S.W., Perham, MN 56573. Nursing. Founded 1970. Contact: Karen Sollom, Program Director, (218)773-3441, 800-451-3441, Fax: (218)773-4502, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 36, women 721. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Nurse, Assistant (1 Mo); Nursing, Practical (4 Sm)

PINE CITY

Pine Technical College

900 4th St. SE, Pine City, MN 55063. Trade and Technical. Founded 1966. Contact: Nancy Mach, Dean of Students, (320)629-5100, 800-521-7463, Fax: (320)629-5101, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pinetech.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $119/credit; $124/credit (gunsmithing); $1,785/semester (full-time, 15 credits). Enrollment: men 428, women 598. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Administrative Assistant; Bookkeeping; Business Administration; Computer Science; Engineering Technology; Human Services; Industrial Technology; Liberal Arts; Small Business Management

PIPESTONE

Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Pipestone Campus

1314 N. Hiawatha Ave., Pipestone, MN 56164. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Jodie Weber, Recruiter, (507)825-6800, 800-658-2330, Fax: (507)825-4656, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mnwest.edu; Glen Kruger, Recruiter, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: $136/credit MN resident; $273/credit non-resident; plus fees. Enrollment: Total 375. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; ADA; CAAHEP; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Agribusiness (2 Yr); Agricultural Science (2 Yr); Art (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Clerical, Medical (2 Yr); Clerical, Receptionist (2 Yr); Communications (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Education (2 Yr); Fisheries & Wildlife Management (2 Yr); Health Technology (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Language (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Medical Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Pharmacy Technician (2 Yr); Physical Education (2 Yr); Social Work Technology (2 Yr); Telecommunications Technology (2 Yr); Veterinary Assistant (2 Yr)

PLYMOUTH

Scot Lewis School (Plymouth)

4124 Lancaster Ln., Plymouth, MN 55441-1707. Cosmetology. Founded 1962.(763)551-0562, (866)538-0881, Fax: (763)551-0065, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.scotlewis.com; Web Site: http://www.scotlewis.com/index.cfm?opt=ContactUs. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour.

Tuition: $12,900 plus $1,000 books and supplies for cosmetology. Enrollment: men 3, women 103. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1550 Hr); Nail Technology (350 Hr)

RAMSEY

Minnesota School of Horseshoeing

6250 Riverdale Dr., NW, Ramsey, MN 55303. Trade and Technical. Founded 1977. Contact: Cindy Hiller, Educational Advisor, (763)427-5850, 800-257-5850, Fax: (763)427-3395, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.horseshoes.com/mnschhorse; Richard T. Duggan, Owner. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $4,500 plus $1,175 books & tools. Enrollment: Total 10. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Horseshoeing (400 Hr)

RED WING

Minnesota State College Southeast Technical - Red Wing Campus

308 Pioneer Rd., Red Wing, MN 55066. Trade and Technical. Founded 1973. Contact: Tascha Kinney, Admissions/Placement Specialist, (651)385-6300, (651)453-2730, 877-853-TECH, Fax: (651)385-6377, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.southeastmn.edu; Ann Blaser, Admissions Sec., E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Other. Tuition: $133/credit MN resident; $199/credit MI, MO, NE residents; $266/credit other states. Enrollment: Total 1,350. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; NLNAC; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (64-72 Cr); Administrative Assistant (64 Credits); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (64-72 Cr); Audio Technology (64 Credits); Automotive Collision Repair (64-72 Cr); Auto Painting (24 Credits); Bookkeeping (21 Credits); Carpentry (37-64 Cr); Computer Aided Design (9-16 Cr); Computer Programming (28-72 Cr); Drafting & Design Technology (64-72 Cr); Legal Assistant (67 Credits); Massage Therapy (27-34 Cr); Medical Administrative Assistant (12-68 Cr); Musical Instrument Repair (29-39 Cr); Nursery Management (64 Credits); Nursing, Practical (17-48 Cr); Receptionist (24 Credits); Retail Management (65 Credits); Technician, Industrial Service (64 Credits); Truck Driving (20 Credits); Vibration Technology (64 Credits); Web Development (72 Credits)

RICHFIELD

Minnesota School of Business

1401 W. 76th St., Richfield, MN 55423. Business, Trade and Technical, Other. Founded 1877. Contact: JoAnn Michels, (612)861-2000, Fax: (612)861-5548, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu; Web Site: http://www.msbcollege.edu/request_information.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $14,850; $1,650 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 387, women 535. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: AAMAE; ACICS; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant (1 Yr); Advertising (1-2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Business, General Office (1 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Programming, Games (2 Yr); Health Technology (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (1 Yr); Massage Therapy (1-2 Yr); Medical Administrative Assistant (1-2 Yr); Medical Assistant (1-2 Yr); Medical Office Management (1-2 Yr); Network Support (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Software Development/Engineering (2 Yr); Veterinary Assistant (2 Yr); Video Production (2 Yr)

ROBBINSDALE

North Memorial Medical Center, School of Radiologic Technology

3300 Oakdale N., Robbinsdale, MN 55422. Allied Medical. Founded 1965. Contact: Colleen A. Kuechle, (763)520-5337, Fax: (763)520-2754, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.northmemorial.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $1,000/year; $750 books. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (24 Mo)

ROCHESTER

Rochester Community and Technical College

851 30th Ave., S.E., Rochester, MN 55904-4999. Two-Year College. Founded 1915. Contact: Troy Tynsky, Admissions Dir., (507)285-7210, (507)280-3509, 800-247-1296, Fax: (507)285-7496, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.rctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $117 per credit hour, plus fees; out-of-state residents varies by state. Enrollment: Total 3,407. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: ABET; CAAHEP; NLNAC; JRCERT; NCA-HLC; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical (1 Yr); Accounting, General (2 Yr); Accounting, Specialist (1 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Bookkeeping (1 Sm); Building Maintenance (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Carpentry (2 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (2 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Clerk, Typist (2 Yr); Computer Networking; Computer Operations; Dental Assisting (2 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2 Yr); Digital Computing; Electronic Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Graphic Arts; Health Care & Management; Health Technology; Horticulture (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Machine Technology (2 Yr); Mechanical Drafting (2 Yr); Mechanical Technology (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (2 Yr); Medical Technology - Phlebotomy; Medical Transcription (2 Yr); Nurse, Assistant (1 Sm); Nursing, Practical (2 Yr); Paramedic; Pharmacy Technician (1 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Retail Management (2 Yr); Secretarial, Executive (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (2 Yr); Secretarial, Legal (2 Yr); Secretarial, Medical (2 Yr); Surgical Technology (2 Yr); Surveying (2 Yr); Traffic & Transportation Management

ROSEMOUNT

Dakota County Technical College

1300 145th St., E., Rosemount, MN 55068. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1970. Contact: Patrick Lair, Admissions Dir., (651)423-8301, (651)423-8020, 877-YES-DCTC, Fax: (651)423-8775, E-mail: patrick. [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.dctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,999 resident; $7,998 non-resident. Enrollment: men 3,060, women 2,940. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: FIDER; NLNAC; NCA-HLC; AAMAE; ADA; AHIMA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical; Accounting, General; Administrative Assistant; Architectural Technology; Auto Body Design; Automotive Collision Repair; Automotive Service; Automotive Technology; Child Care & Guidance; Clerical, General; Computer Networking; Computer Programming; Dental Assisting; Desktop Publishing; Electrician; Electronics Assembly; Furniture Manufacturing; Graphic Design; Heavy Equipment; Interior Design; Landscaping; Medical Assistant; Medical Receptionist; Nurse, Assistant; Nursing, Practical; Office Technology; Personnel Management; Photography; Printing Technology; Quality Control; Real Estate Appraisal; Real Estate, Basic; Real Estate, Financing; Real Estate Management; Secretarial, Executive; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Medical; Telecommunications Technology; Travel Agents; Truck Driving; Visual Communications; Web Development; Welding Technology; Wood Industries Technology

ROSEVILLE

Minneapolis Business College

1711 W. County Rd. B., Roseville, MN 55113. Business. Founded 1874. Contact: David Whitman, President, (651)636-7406, 800-279-5200, Fax: (651)636-8185, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.minneapolisbusinesscollege.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $5,180 per semester. Enrollment: men 112, women 263. Degrees awarded: Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: AAMAE; ACICS; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (8-14 Mo); Administrative Assistant (8 Mo); Computer Networking (16 Mo); Computer Operations (10 Mo); Computer Programming (16 Mo); Graphic Design (12 Mo); Hospitality (14 Mo); Medical Assistant (10-14 Mo); Secretarial, General (14 Mo); Secretarial, Legal (10 Mo); Travel & Tourism (10 Mo)

ST. CLOUD

Model College of Hair Design

201 8th Ave., S., St. Cloud, MN 56301. Cosmetology. Founded 1952. Contact: Andrew Smith, (320)253-4222, 800-450-3300, Fax: (320)253-6301, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.modelcollegeofhairdesign.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Other. Tuition: $9,200 cosmetology; $2,500 manicuring; $5,900 esthetics; textbooks & equipment extra. Enrollment: men 3, women 110. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1550 Hr); Manicurist (350 Hr); Skin Care (600 Hr)

St. Cloud Hospital

1406 6th Ave., N., St. Cloud, MN 56303. Allied Medical. Founded 1938. Contact: John Falconer, B.A., R.T.(R), (320)255-5719, (320)251-2700, 800-835-6652, Fax: (320)255-5730, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.centracare.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $3,608 per year. Enrollment: Total 16. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: JRCERT. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (24 Mo)

St. Cloud Technical College

1540 Northway Dr., St. Cloud, MN 56303. Trade and Technical. Founded 1948. Contact: Jodi Elness, (320)308-5089, (320)308-5000, 800-222-1009, Fax: (320)308-5981, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.sctc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $133 per credit hour. Enrollment: men 2,428, women 2,380. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ADA; CAAHEP; NLNAC; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (2 Sm); Accounting, Clerical (2 Sm); Accounting, General (4 Sm); Administrative Assistant (4 Sm); Advertising (4 Sm); Air Conditioning & Heating (2 Sm); Auto Body & Fender Repair (4 Sm); Automotive Collision Repair (4 Sm); Automotive Service (4 Sm); Banking & Finance (4 Sm); Carpentry (4 Sm); Civil Engineering Technology (4 Sm); Clerk, Typist (2 Sm); Computer Programming (5 Sm); Culinary Arts (2 Sm); Data Entry (2 sm); Dental Assisting (4 Sm); Drafting & Design Technology (4 Sm); Early Childhood Education (2 Sm); Electrical Technology (4 Sm); Electronics, Solid State (4 Sm); Electronics Technology (4 Sm); Graphic Arts (2 Sm); Instrumentation Technology (4 Sm); Machine Shop (4 Sm); Mechanics, Heavy Equipment (4 Sm); Medical Technology (2 Sm); Microcomputers (4 Sm); Nursing, Practical (4 Sm); Operating Room Technology (2 Sm); Plumbing (2 Sm); Receptionist (2 Sm); Sales (4 Sm); Sales Management (4 Sm); Secretarial, Legal (2 Sm); Secretarial, Medical (2 Sm); Surgical Technology (2 Sm); Water & Waste Water Pollution Technology (2 Sm); Welding, Arc & Gas (2 Sm); Welding Technology (2 Sm)

ST. LOUIS PARK

High-Tech Institute

5100 Gamble Dr., Ste. 200, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical. Founded 1996. Contact: Dennis Pobiak, Pres., (952)417-2200, 888-324-9700, Fax: (952)545-6149, Web Site: http://www.hightechinstitute.edu; Web Site: http://www.hightechinstitute.edu/request.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $21,612 - $30,688. Enrollment: men 200, women 597. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT; ABHES. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy; Medical Assistant (32 Wk); Medical Billing; Pharmacy Technician; Surgical Technology (54 Wk); X-Ray Technology (37 Wk)

RMD Computer, Inc.

3424 Wood Dale Ave., S., St. Louis Park, MN 55416. Other. Founded 1996. Contact: Patrice Herrington, (952)927-7800, 877-742-5763. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $285 per credit hr. Enrollment: Total 50. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Programming (12 Mo); Computer Servicing - Software Applications (8 Mo)

ST. PAUL

College of St. Catherine

2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. Two-Year College. Founded 1905. Contact: Linda Distad, Assoc. Dean of Education, (651)690-6425, (651)690-6798, 800-945-4599, Fax: (651)690-6817, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.stkate.edu. Public. Women. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Tuition: $22,714/year (average full-time Day). Enrollment: Total 4,809. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Health Information Technology (2 year); Liberal Arts (2 year); Medical Coding Specialist; Medical Sonography; Medical Technology Phlebotomy; Nursing (2 year); Occupational Therapy; Occupational Therapy Assistant (2 year); Ophthalmic Assistant (2 year); Physical Therapy Aide (2 year); Radiologic Technology (2 year)

College of Visual Arts

344 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102. Art. Founded 1924. Contact: Jane Nordhorn, Dir. of Admissions, (651)224-3416, 800-224-1536, Fax: (651)224-8854, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cva.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $17,510/year full-time (12 to 18 credits per semester). Enrollment: Total 173. Accreditation: NCAHLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Art, Advertising Commercial (4 Yr); Commercial Art; Graphic Design; Illustration; Lettering and Layout; Painting; Photography; Sculpture

East Metro Opportunities Industrialization Center

1919 University Ave., Ste. 500, St. Paul, MN 55104. Trade and Technical. Founded 1974. Contact: Norma Fuglie, Dir. of Admissions, (651)291-5088, Fax: (651)291-5044, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.eastmetrooic.org; Thomas Larson, Admissions Counselor, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $4,530-$9,060; $200 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 156. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant (12 Mo); Computer Support Technology (12 Mo); Customer Service (6 Mo); Data Entry (6 Mo); Nurses Aide (1 Mo); Receptionist (9 Mo)

ELS Language Centers

University of Saint Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., Mail LOR 108, St. Paul, MN 55105-1096. Other. Founded 1961. Contact: Elaine Matyi, Center Dir., (651)962-5990, Fax: (651)962-5991, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.els.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Month. Tuition: $1,395 intensive; $1,045 semi-intensive. Enrollment: Total 110. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: English As A Second Language (3-4 Wk)

McNally Smith College of Music

19 Exchange St. E, St. Paul, MN 55101. Two-Year College. Founded 1985. Contact: David Wray, Dean of Music, (651)338-0175, (651)291-0177, 800-594-9500, Fax: (651)338-0804, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/; Julia King, Enrollment Asst., E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mcnallysmith.edu/requestinfo.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $13,920-$26,720; $720 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 383, women 67. Degrees awarded: Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: NASM. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Engineering Technology, Audio (2 Yr); Fine Arts (2 Yr); Music (2 Yr); Music, Business (2 Yr); Music & Recording Technology (2 Yr)

Minnesota School of Bartending, Inc.

2426 University Ave., St. Paul, MN 55114. Trade and Technical. Founded 1968. Contact: Mark A. Lange, Dir., (651)645-1252, Web Site: http://www.mnschoolofbartending.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Week. Tuition: $195. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bartending (30-40 Hr)

Minnesota School of Piano Technology

PO Box 10806, St. Paul, MN 55110-0806. Trade and Technical. Founded 1993. Contact: Greg Gavin, (651)644-3111, 877-810-9354, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pianotuner.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $3,977; one-on-one program $11,930. Enrollment: Total 12. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Piano Technology (12 Wk)

St. Paul College

235 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102. Two-Year College. Founded 1919. Contact: Thomas Matos, Dir. of Admissions, (651)846-1600, 800-227-6029, Fax: (651)221-1416, Web Site: http://www.saintpaul.edu/. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $66.25 per semester credit. Enrollment: men 2,410, women 2,053. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated; Accounting, Clerical (4 Qt); Accounting, General (4 Qt); Apparel Arts (4 Qt); Architectural Technology (6 Qt); Auto Body & Fender Repair (4 Qt); Auto Mechanics (6 Qt); Automotive Service (5 Qt); Bookkeeping (2 Qt); Cabinet & Mill Work (6 Qt); Carpentry (4 Qt); Chemical Technology (6 Qt); Child Care & Guidance (6 Qt); Civil Engineering Technology (8 Qt); Clerk, Typist (3 Qt); Commercial Art (6 Qt); Computer Aided Manufacturing; Computer Operations (4 Qt); Computer Programming (8 Qt); Cosmetology (4 Qt); Data Entry (2 Qt); Deaf Education (3 Qt); Drafting & Design Technology (3 Qt); Early Childhood Education (6 Qt); Electrical Construction (6 Qt); Electronics Technology (6 Qt); Engineering Technology (6 Qt); Graphic Arts (5 Qt); Health Occupations (2 Qt); Hospital Ward Clerk (2 Qt); Hotel & Restaurant Cooking (4 Qt); Import - Export (6 Qt); Inhalation Therapy Technology (7 Qt); Machine Tool & Die (7 Qt); Machine Tool Programming Technology (7 Qt); Mechanics, Truck (6 Qt); Medical Laboratory Technology (6 Qt); Microcomputers (8 Qt); Nursing, Practical (4 Qt); Office Technology (8 Qt); Painting, Decorating & Paper Hanging (3 Qt); Personal Computing; Personnel Management (8 Qt); Pipefitting (3 Qt); Plumbing (3 Qt); Receptionist; Recreational Vehicle Repair (3 Qt); Secretarial, General (3 Qt); Secretarial, Legal (3 Qt); Secretarial, Medical (3 Qt); Sheet Metal (3 Qt); Small Business Management; Traffic & Transportation Management (4 Qt); Watchmaking & Repairing (3 Qt); Welding Technology (5 Qt); Word Processing (3 Qt)

Wings, Inc.

St. Paul Downtown Airport, St. Paul, MN 55102. Flight and Ground. Founded 1963. Contact: Brian D. Addis, (651)227-8981, Fax: (651)281-3359, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://wingsinc.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 260, women 65. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airline Transport Pilot; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor Additional Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Seaplane Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Single Engine Rating

SOUTH ST. PAUL

Minnesota Cosmetology Education Center, Inc.

704 Marie Ave., South St. Paul, MN 55075. Cosmetology. Founded 1955. Contact: Sue Ferkingstad, (651)451-6447, Fax: (651)450-7326, E-mail: sf. [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $8,000 cosmetology; $1,825 manicure. Enrollment: men 2, women 40. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1550 Hr); Manicurist (350 Hr)

STANTON

Stanton Sport Aviation, Inc.

Carleton College Airport, 1235 Hwy. 19, Stanton, MN 55018. Flight and Ground. Founded 1942. Contact: Kent Johnson, Pres., (507)645-4030, (507)263-2883, Fax: (507)645-4030, Web Site: http://www.soarmn.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 10, women 3. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airplane Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Glider Rating

STAPLES

Staples Technical College

PO Box 99, Staples, MN 56479-0099. Trade and Technical. Founded 1960. Contact: Charlotte Daniels, (218)894-1168. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $33.25 per credit. Enrollment: Total 684. Degrees awarded: Diploma, Associate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Broadcasting Technology (2 Yr); Building Inspection Technology (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Clerk, Typist (2 Yr); Commercial Art (2 Yr); Cooking, Commercial (9 Mo); Desktop Publishing (2 Yr); Drafting, Electro-Mechanical (2 Yr); Food Preparation & Service (9 Mo); Graphic Arts (2 Yr); Heavy Equipment (2 Yr); Machine Shop (2 Yr); Mechanics, Diesel (2 Yr); Natural Resources Technology (2 Yr); Photography (2 Yr); Radio Announcing (2 Yr); Robotics (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (2 Yr)

THIEF RIVER FALLS

Northland Community and Technical College (Thief River Falls)

1101 Hwy. 1 E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. Two-Year College. Founded 1949. Contact: Heather Hauschild-LeMoine, (218)681-0701, 800-959-6282, Fax: (218)681-0774, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.northlandcollege.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $121/credit hour; $154/credit hour WI residents. Enrollment: Total 10,026. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NATEF; FAA; JRCERT; NACCAS; ASHP; CARC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (1 Yr); Auto Body & Fender Repair (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Aviation Maintenance Technology (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Cosmetology (1.5 Yr); Drafting, Architectural (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Marketing & Sales (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Radio & Television (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (2 Yr); Welding Technology (6 Mo)

VIRGINIA

Mesabi Range Community & Technical College, (ACCR)

1001 W. Chestnut St., Virginia, MN 55792. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1918. Contact: Brenda K. Kochevar, (218)741-3095, 800-657-3860, Fax: (218)749-0318, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mr.mnscu.edu; Rosanne Omersa, Admissions Asst., E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mr.mnscu.edu/prospective/inforequest.html. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $4,028 in-state; $5,428 out-of-state; $900 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 1,456. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC; NAACLS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Business (1-2 Yr); Carpentry (2 Yr); Communications, Graphic (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Fire Science (1 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Information Systems (2 Yr); Information Sciences Technology (1-2 Yr); Maintenance Technology (2 Yr); Masonry (1 Yr); Mechanical Technology (2 Yr); Nurses Aide (5 Wk); Nursing, Practical (3 Sm); Paramedic (2 Yr); Welding Technology (1-2 Yr)

WADENA

Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Wadena)

405 Colfax Ave. SW, PO Box 566, Wadena, MN 56482. Trade and Technical. Founded 1961. Contact: Katherine Curphy, Provost, (218)631-7800, (218)631-3530, 800-247-2007, Fax: (218)631-7901, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.minnesota.edu; Paul Drange, Enrollment Manager. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $128/credit resident; $256/credit non-resident; $180/credit Internet; some variation with special programs. Enrollment: Total 700. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Clerical (1 Yr); Accounting, General (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Carpentry (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Cosmetology (18 Mo); Early Childhood Education (1 Yr); Early Childhood Specialist (1 Yr); Electrical Construction (1 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (1 Yr); Manicurist (1 Sm); Massage Therapy (1 Yr); Medical Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Medical Information Specialist (1 Yr); Medical Technology (1 Yr); Medical Transcription (1 Yr); Nursing, Practical (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Pharmacy Technician (2 Yr); Plumbing (1 Yr); Technician, Electronic Service (2 Yr); Telecommunications Technology (2 Yr)

WAITE PARK

Regency Beauty Institute (St. Cloud)

110 2nd St., S, Waite Park, MN 56387. Cosmetology. Founded 1991. Contact: J. Hayes Batson, Pres., (320)251-0500, 800-787-6456, Fax: (320)251-2430, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.regencybeauty.com; Jennine Klosterman, Campus Dir., Web Site: http://www.regencybeauty.com/acs_ri.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $12,300 plus $985 for cosmetology; $6,500 plus $719 books and supplies for esthetician; $500 cosmetology refresher. Enrollment: men 0, women 82. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1550 Hr); Cosmetology - Refresher (40 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr)

WHITE BEAR LAKE

Century Community and Technical College

3300 Century Ave. N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1967.(651)779-3200, (651)773-1700, 800-228-1978, Fax: (651)773-1796, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.century.mnscu.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $130/credit resident; $246/credit non-resident. Enrollment: Total 4,052. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCAHLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Administrative Assistant; Air Conditioning & Heating; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Automotive Service; Business Administration; Business Management; Computer Aided Design; Computer Information Science; Computer Science; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Dental Hygiene; Drug & Alcohol Counseling; Emergency Medical Technology; Engineering; Facility Services Technology; Horticulture; Human Services; Information Sciences Technology; Interior Design; Law Enforcement; Marketing; Medical Assistant; Microcomputers; Nursing, R.N.; Office Technology; Orthotics; Pharmacy Technician; Prosthodontics; Quality Control; Radiologic Technology; Sports Management; Telecommunications Technology; Visual Communications

WILLMAR

Rice Memorial Hospital, School of Radiologic Technology

301 Becker Ave., SW, Willmar, MN 56201. Allied Medical. Founded 1958. Contact: R.D. Luther Linn, (320)231-4553. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $1,200. Enrollment: men 1, women 11. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (24 Mo)

Ridgewater Community and Technical College

2101 15th Ave. N.W., PO Box 1097, Willmar, MN 56201. Two-Year College, Trade and Technical. Founded 1961. Contact: Sally Kerfeld, Admissions, (320)231-5114, (320)231-2907, 800-722-1151, Fax: (320)231-7677, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ridgewater.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,570 state resident. Enrollment: Total 2,350. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available.

WINONA

Minnesota State College Southeast Technical - Winona Campus

1250 Homer Rd., PO Box 409, Winona, MN 55987. Trade and Technical. Founded 1948. Contact: Ann Blaser, Admissions/Placement Specialist, (507)453-2700, 877-853-TECH, Fax: (507)452-1564, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.southeastmn.edu; Christine Humble, Dir. of Enrollment Svcs.. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $133/credit MN resident; $199/credit MI, MO, NE residents; $266/credit other states. Enrollment: men 300, women 275. Degrees awarded: Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: FAA; NCA-HLC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (64-72 Cr); Administrative Assistant (64 Credits); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (64-72 Cr); Audio Technology (64 Credits); Automotive Collision Repair (64-72 Cr); Auto Painting (24 Credits); Bookkeeping (21 Credits); Carpentry (37-64 Cr); Computer Aided Design (9-16 Cr); Computer Programming (28-72 Cr); Drafting & Design Technology (64-72 Cr); Legal Assistant (67 Credits); Massage Therapy (27-34 Cr); Medical Administrative Assistant (12-68 Cr); Musical Instrument Repair (29-39 Cr); Nursery Management (64 Credits); Nursing, Practical (17-48 Cr); Receptionist (24 Credits); Retail Management (65 Credits); Technician, Industrial Service (64 Credits); Truck Driving (20 Credits); Vibration Technology (64 Credits); Web Development (72 Credits)

WORTHINGTON

Minnesota West Community and Technical College Worthington Campus

1450 College Way, Worthington, MN 56187. Trade and Technical, Two-Year College. Founded 1936. Contact: Jodie Weber, Recruiter, (507)372-3402, 800-657-3966, Fax: (507)372-5803, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mnwest.edu; Glen Kruger, Recruiter, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $136/credit MN resident; $273/credit non-resident; plus fees. Enrollment: Total 525. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NLNAC; NCA-HLC; ADA; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Agribusiness (2 Yr); Agricultural Science (2 Yr); Art (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Clerical, Medical (2 Yr); Clerical, Receptionist (2 Yr); Communications (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Education (2 Yr); Fisheries & Wildlife Management (2 Yr); Health Technology (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Language (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Medical Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Pharmacy Technician (2 Yr); Physical Education (2 Yr); Social Work Technology (2 Yr); Telecommunications Technology (2 Yr); Veterinary Assistant (2 Yr)

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Minnesota

Minnesota

1 Location and Size

2 Topography

3 Climate

4 Plants and Animals

5 Environmental Protection

6 Population

7 Ethnic Groups

8 Languages

9 Religions

10 Transportation

11 History

12 State Government

13 Political Parties

14 Local Government

15 Judicial System

16 Migration

17 Economy

18 Income

19 Industry

20 Labor

21 Agriculture

22 Domesticated Animals

23 Fishing

24 Forestry

25 Mining

26 Energy and Power

27 Commerce

28 Public Finance

29 Taxation

30 Health

31 Housing

32 Education

33 Arts

34 Libraries and Museums

35 Communications

36 Press

37 Tourism, Travel & Recreation

38 Sports

39 Famous Minnesotans

40 Bibliography

State of Minnesota

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Derived from the Sioux Indian word minisota, meaning “sky-tinted waters.”

NICKNAME : The North Star State.

CAPITAL: St. Paul.

ENTERED UNION: 11 May 1858 (32nd).

OFFICIAL SEAL: A farmer, with a powder horn and musket nearby, plows a field in the foreground, while in the background, before a rising sun, a Native American on horseback crosses the plains; pine trees and a waterfall represent the state’s natural resources. The state motto is above, and the whole is surrounded by the words “The Great Seal of the State of Minnesota 1858.” Another version of the seal in common use shows a cowboy riding across the plains.

FLAG: On a blue field bordered on three sides by a gold fringe, a version of the state seal is surrounded by a wreath with the statehood year (1858), the year of the establishment of Ft. Snelling (1819), and the year the flag was adopted (1893). Five clusters of gold stars and the word “Minnesota” fill the outer circle.

MOTTO: L’Etoile du Nord (The North Star).

SONG: “Hail! Minnesota.”

FLOWER: Pink and white lady slipper.

TREE: Red (Norway) pine.

BIRD: Common loon.

FISH: Walleye.

INSECT: Monarch butterfly.

GEM: Lake Superior agate.

BEVERAGE: Milk.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year’s Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Presidents’ Day, 3rd Monday in February; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Veterans’ Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November plus one day; Christmas Day, 25 December. By statute, schools hold special observances on Susan B. Anthony Day, 15 February; Arbor Day, last Friday in April; Minnesota Day, 11 May; Frances Willard Day, 28 September; Leif Erikson Day, 9 October.

TIME: 6 AM CST = noon GMT.

1 Location and Size

Situated in the western north-central United States, Minnesota is the largest Midwestern state and ranks 12th in size among the 50 states, with a total area of 84,402 square miles (218,601 square kilometers), of which land accounts for 79,548 square miles (206,029 square kilometers) and inland water 4,854 square miles (12,572 square kilometers). The state extends 406 miles (653 kilometers) north-south and 358 miles (576 kilometers) east-west. Its boundary length totals 1,783 miles (2,870 kilometers).

2 Topography

Minnesota consists mainly of flat prairie. There are rolling hills and deep river valleys in the southeast. The northeast, known as Arrowhead Country, is more rugged and includes the Vermilion Range and the Mesabi Range. Eagle Mountain, in the extreme northeast, rises to a height of 2,301 feet (702 meters), the highest point in the state. The surface of nearby Lake Superior, 601 feet (183 meters) above sea level, is the state’s lowest elevation.

With more than 15,000 lakes and extensive wetlands, rivers, and streams, Minnesota has more inland water than any other state except Alaska. Some of the inland lakes are quite large, including Lower and Upper Red Lake, 451 square miles (1,168 square kilometers); Mille Lacs, 207 square miles (536 square kilometers); and Leech Lake, 176 square miles (456 square kilometers). A total of 2,212 square miles (5,729 square kilometers) of Lake Superior lies within Minnesota’s jurisdiction.