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Saint Cloud, Minnesota (MN) Colleges and Universities

There are eleven colleges located within 50 miles of Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Here we'll focus only on public and private not-for-profit institutions, examining four key aspects of these options to help you find the right school for you.

Better know the colleges around Saint Cloud by checking out their student populations, distance from town, graduation rates, and net prices. These statistics are the result of calculations carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Saint Cloud, Minnesota

There are a couple schools located right in the city of Saint Cloud for those looking to stay as close as possible. If you're willing to travel outside town, however, you'll find several more colleges to choose from not too far away. The nearest schools go in the following order:

  • Saint Cloud State University (0 miles from downtown)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (3.5 miles from downtown)
  • College of Saint Benedict (6.8 miles from downtown)
  • Saint Johns University (8.3 miles from downtown)
  • Anoka Technical College (41.5 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools near Saint Cloud, Minnesota

The local option of Saint Cloud State University is the biggest college in the area, with 16,096 students in attendance. This school is a 4-year public option offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The next most populated schools are:

  • North Hennepin Community College (7,286 students)
  • Hennepin Technical College (5,676 students)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (4,701 students)
  • Ridgewater College (3,563 students)
  • Anoka Technical College (2,027 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price signifies the cost of college post-financial aid. It's calculated by means of subtracting the average amount of financial aid received from the overall costs of attendance. Here we'll examine figures that only apply to students enrolled at an undergraduate level who go to school full-time. The lowest net prices near Saint Cloud are:

  • St Cloud Technical and Community College ($8,667)
  • North Hennepin Community College ($10,036)
  • Ridgewater College ($11,186)
  • Anoka Technical College ($12,930)
  • Saint Cloud State University ($12,935)

Highest Graduation Rate

The graduation rates detailed here are also only applicable to full-time undergraduate students. The NCES calculates graduation rates based on 150% of the average timespan in which programs are completed. The private school College of Saint Benedict has the highest graduation rate near Saint Cloud at 85%, followed by these schools:

  • Saint Johns University (77%)
  • Crown College (56%)
  • Saint Cloud State University (42%)
  • Ridgewater College (41%)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (37%)

Students in Saint Cloud have a healthy, if not extensive, variety of options close by, with large public universities like Saint Cloud State as well as several community college and private options.

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