Colleges / Universities
Bethel College | Century College | Concordia University | Hamline University | Inver Hills Community College | Macalester College | Metropolitan State University | Musictech College | Saint Paul College University of Minnesota | University of Minnesota Adult Education College of St. Catherine | College of St. Scholastica | University of St. Thomas | William Mitchell College of Law
Bethel College is a four-year, liberal arts institution committed to a distinctly evangelical Christian philosophy of education. The integration of faith and learning is encouraged in curricular and co-curricular ways. Biblical perspectives are applicable and enriching to the entire range of academic inquiry. The college model for student development rests upon Christian assumptions regarding the nature of the self, interpersonal relationships, values, and life purposes.
Century College is a learning-centered community committed to providing quality lifelong educational opportunities for a diverse citizenry. Century College, a Community and Technical College, was formed in 1996 by uniting Lakewood Community College and Northeast Metro Technical College. Through the Consolidation, the colleges became a comprehensive community and technical college with an established track record of success. The college offers a solid liberal arts and sciences program designed for transfer to four-year institutions and over 60 challenging technical and occupational programs. In addition, Century College's Continuing Education and Customized Training Division, the largest in Minnesota, serves more than 20,000 individuals each year.
Concordia University, St. Paul is a private, four-year liberal arts university of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and one of 10 schools that comprise the Concordia University System. Established in 1893, Concordia offers a variety of liberal arts majors; programs in education, church professions and business; master’s degrees in education, school-age care and Christian outreach; and degree-completion programs for adults. Concordia is also a member of the Minnesota Private College Council. Visit Concordia University online at www.csp.edu.
In 1854, Methodist pioneers founded Minnesota's first university to prepare people to make the world a better place. Hamline University continues its tradition as a "new American university" today by pioneering innovative programs that prepare people to meet society's needs. Hamline University is a high-quality, nationally ranked, private liberal arts university with over 3,000 degree-seeking students in the College of Liberal Arts, School of Law, and Graduate Schools.
You'll find that Inver Hills is a lot like a small private college: a great campus setting where it's easy to get around, average class size is under 30; skilled faculty focused on teaching and learning; plenty of opportunities to meet other students; a full menu of activities and services; fully accredited programs and transferable courses; career and job services; scholarship opportunities; and the list goes on!
Macalester College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college which emphasizes academic excellence in the context of internationalism, diversity, and a commitment to service. Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has sought to be an academic institution with standards for scholarship equivalent to those of the finest colleges in the country and to emphasize high ethical standards and social concerns.
At Metropolitan State University, our name doesn't just describe where we are, but also who we are, who we serve, and how we approach education. One of Minnesota's seven state universities, Metro State is a comprehensive urban public university, serving nearly 9000 people throughout the metropolitan region. The university provides flexible and affordable bachelor's and graduate education at convenient locations in a richly diverse urban environment.
McNally Smith College of Music is the Midwest's leading center for higher education in the field of contemporary music. Featuring experienced faculty, advanced technical facilities and uniquely personalized instruction, McNally Smith prepares students for success in the contemporary music industry by offering degrees in Music Performance, Recording Technology and Music Business.
Saint Paul College is located in the heart of the capital city of Minnesota. The student body is truly multicultural with representatives from many different nationalities and countries. The college offers a wide range of AAS, diploma, and certificate programs that lead to full-time employment.
While only partially located in Saint Paul, the University has an extensive presence in the Saint Paul area. The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive universities in the country and ranks among the top 20 in the United States. It is both a state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation. Its four campuses are located in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, and Crookston.
Adult education is a part of the Department of Work, Community, and Family Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, on the Saint Paul Campus. The core of the department's mission is to improve theory and practice and to prepare professionals concerned with education and training that enable youth and adults to carry out responsibilities of their vocations in the workplace, the family, and the community.
The College of St. Catherine is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic college for women in the country. Through a diversity of programs, the college offers the intimacy of a four-year liberal arts college and the opportunity to complete baccalaureate, associate and master’s degrees in a variety of health-care specialties, liberal arts and professional programs. Committed to meeting the educational needs of women of all ages, St. Catherine’s offers many of its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in both traditional and weekend formats. With beautiful campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis, the college has a total enrollment of 4622.
The College of St. Scholastica’s Accelerated Degree Evening Program (ADEP) offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost. It’s conveniently located in downtown St. Paul. ADEP is education that fits into your schedule. It takes only two nights of classes a week, and weekends are free.
The University of St. Thomas, founded in 1885, is an independent Catholic, liberal arts, diocesan university that emphasizes a value-centered, career-oriented education. Currently with over 10,000 students, St. Thomas is the largest independent university in Minnesota.
William Mitchell College of Law, founded in 1900, offers juris doctor (J.D.) and master of laws (LL.M.) in taxation degrees through day, evening, full-time, and part-time enrollment. Its students have extensive professional experience in science and technology, accounting and financial services, marketing, government, education, health care, and other fields. Its academic program is theoretical, practical, innovative, rigorous, and ethics-centered.