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Morris, Minnesota (MN) Colleges and Universities

While there is only one school in Morris, MN, there are three schools within a 50-mile radius. Here you can look into several attributes of these schools to better know your options.

Students looking for post-secondary education in Morris, Minnesota, have a small number of options within a 50-mile radius. Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), we've divided the options into the four categories below.

Closest Schools to Morris, Minnesota

Students in Morris, MN, who don't mind a bit of a drive have three schools to choose from within a 50-mile radius. Options include two technical and community colleges and a larger public liberal arts university. Their distances from town are as follows:

  • University of Minnesota-Morris (0 miles)
  • Alexandria Technical and Community College (33.8 miles)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (49 miles)

Largest Schools near Morris, Minnesota

The largest schools in the Morris area are the community and technical college options, with the 4-year public university coming in last. The most populated schools near Morris go in this order:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (6,391 students)
  • Alexandria Technical and Community College (2,702 students)
  • University of Minnesota-Morris (1,856)

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

To figure out each school's net cost, the NCES first examines the cost of attendance (which includes room and board, books, supplies, fees and tuition), and then subtracts the average amount of financial aid received by each student. Choosing schools with lower net costs may help students avoid considerable debt after graduation. The statistics presented below are from the NCES 2014-2015 records. The schools with the lowest net prices around Morris are:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College ($10,098)
  • University of Minnesota-Morris ($13,352)
  • Alexandria Technical and Community College ($13,723)

Highest Graduation Rate

Students who want to know whether they are likely to complete degree programs may want to review each school's overall graduation rate. The NCES determines a school's overall graduation rate by reviewing how many undergraduate students enrolled full-time completed their programs within 150% of normal time, which would be six years for a bachelor's degree or three years for an associate's degree. In 2015, graduation rates for schools within 50 miles of Morris were as follows:

  • University of Minnesota-Morris (65%)
  • Alexandria Technical and Community College (64%)
  • Minnesota State and Community College (34%)

Students in Morris have limited options for college if they want to stay close, though the schools nearby do offer a good variety of undergraduate programs in a public school setting.


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