Duluth, Minnesota (MN) Colleges and Universities

There are seven schools within 25 miles of the Duluth, Minnesota, area. Check out numerous key aspects of these colleges to make sure you're informed on your options.

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Learn about key factors of the colleges near Duluth, such as their graduation rates, student populations, net prices, and proximity to town. These statistics have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Duluth, Minnesota

The closest non-specialty school to Duluth is Duluth Business University (3.2 miles from downtown), which, while focused on business, offers a decent variety of programs for undergraduates. The next closest schools are:

  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (3.7 miles from downtown)
  • Lake Superior College (4.3 miles from downtown)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (4.3 miles from downtown)
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (17.9 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools near Duluth, Minnesota

The University of Minnesota-Duluth is both the only 4-year public option on the list as well as the largest school in the area, with 10,878 students enrolled. The next biggest colleges in the area are:

  • Lake Superior College (4,862 students)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (4,329 students)
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (2,227 students)
  • Duluth Business University (144 students)

Lowest Net Price

The calculation of net price is done by subtracting the average sum of financial aid received from the costs of attendance. This section details figures that apply only to undergraduate students who go to school full-time and are based on the 2014-2015 school year. Most of the schools in the area have net costs of over $10,000, though the one community college option nearby is an exception. The lowest net prices belong to:

  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College ($8,704)
  • Lake Superior College ($12,384)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth ($15,653)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica ($22,719)
  • Duluth Business University ($29,873)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates listed in this section are only applicable to undergraduate students attending college full-time and are calculated from the 2015 school year. They're also based on 150% of the average amount of time needed to finish a program. Most of the schools in the area have graduation rates below 50%, though there are a couple exceptions. The best rates are:

  • The College of Saint Scholastica (70%)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (60%)
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (28%)
  • Lake Superior College (26%)
  • Duluth Business University (20%)

Students in Duluth have limited options as far as nearby colleges go, though there is one large public university - the University of Minnesota-Duluth - as well as a handful of other 2-year and 4-year school options.

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