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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota (MN) Colleges and Universities

While there aren't any schools in Brooklyn Center (excluding private for-profit institutions), there are 33 schools located within a 25 mile radius. Looking only at public and private not-for-profit schools, here you can find statistics helpful to your search for the right college near you.

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Get information on the graduation rates, net prices, populational sizes, and distance from Brooklyn Center of colleges near your city to assist in your hunt for the college that makes the most sense for you. The statistics provided are the results of calculations done by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

There are several schools located within ten miles of Brooklyn Center and many more not much further. The closest schools are a mix of specialty colleges, community colleges, private not-for-profit and public institutions. The nearest non-specialty school is North Hennepin Community College at 3.9 miles away from Brooklyn Center. If you're willing to look farther, you'll find the next closest schools to be:

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (7.6 miles)
  • North Central University (9.1 miles)
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (9.4 miles)
  • Augsburg College (9.4 miles)
  • Bethel University (11.2 miles)

Largest Schools near Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Those looking for colleges near Brooklyn Center have a nice mix of urban and suburban settings to choose from. The largest school close by is the urban-set University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, with 51,147 students enrolled. This is over four thousand students more than the next largest option, so students who are seeking a bigger college experience will likely want to investigate this option. The university is a four-year public option offering degree programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. The next largest colleges nearby are:

  • University of St. Thomas (10,140 students)
  • Normandale Community College (9,539 students)
  • Century College (9,478 students)
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College (9,237 students)
  • Metropolitan State University (8,355 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price can be especially helpful when attempting to get an idea of what college will cost after financial aid has been accounted for. The figures you find in this section apply only to full-time undergraduate students and are calculated from 2014-2015 school year. The college with the lowest net cost around Brooklyn Center is Century College, coming it at $8,184. 74% of students attending this college are granted financial assistance. Other comparatively low-cost options nearby are:

  • North Hennepin Community College ($10,036)
  • Bethany Global University ($10,572)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College ($10,974)
  • Inver Hills Community College ($11,437)
  • Normandale Community College ($12,328)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates provided within this section are based only on full-time undergraduate students and are calculated taking 150% of the average time needed to complete a program into account. They are taken from the 2015 school year. There are several schools near Brooklyn Center with favorable graduation rates, the highest belonging to Macalester College, where 90% of students achieve graduation. Bethany Global University is not far behind with a rate of 85% graduation. Other local schools with high graduation rates include:

  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (77%)
  • University of St. Thomas (76%)
  • Bethel University (74%)
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul (66%)
  • Hamline University (63%)

Students looking to stay close to Brooklyn Center when going to college have a variety of options to consider in the way of school types, sizes, and settings.

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