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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota (MN) Colleges and Universities

Jul 18, 2020

There are a great number of colleges and universities within a 25-mile radius of Saint Louis Park, Minnesota. We compare and contrast these schools in four distinct categories using statistics taken from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES):

Closest Schools to Saint Louis Park, Minnesota

Located near Minneapolis, Saint Louis Park has a fairly large number of different types of postsecondary institutions in close proximity. The NCES lists these five schools as having the closest campuses to downtown Saint Louis Park:

  • University of Phoenix-Minnesota (1.6 miles away)
  • Dunwoody College of Technology (3.2 miles away)
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College (3.2 miles away)
  • Capella University (3.9 miles away)
  • North Central University (4.0 miles away)

Largest Schools near Saint Louis Park, Minnesota

Within the area surrounding Saint Louis Park, there are several schools with student populations over 10,000. The largest of these schools is Walden University, which boasts a student population of 50,360. The following five schools have the next largest student bodies in this area:

  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (50,734 students)
  • Capella University (37,171 students)
  • University of St Thomas (10,035 students)
  • Normandale Community College (9,784 students)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (8,845 students)

Schools with Lowest Net Price

The NCES arrives at a school's net price by subtracting the average amount of financial aid given to full-time undergrads from the average cost of attendance. In the 2018-2019 academic year, the following five schools near Saint Louis Park had the lowest net prices:

  • North Hennepin Community College ($10,004)
  • Century College ($10,227)
  • Dakota County Technical College ($10,805)
  • Inver Hills Community College ($10,977)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College ($11,213)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

You can understand a school's graduation rate as the percentage of its full-time undergrads who graduate with their degrees no longer than 150% of the standard length of time (e.g. 6 years for bachelor's, 2 years for associate's). The NCES lists these schools as having the highest graduation rates near Saint Louis Park in the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Macalester College (91% graduation rate)
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (83% graduation rate)
  • University of St Thomas (76% graduation rate)
  • Bethel University (73% graduation rate)
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul (68% graduation rate)

Given the diversity of schools near Saint Louis Park in terms of size, specialties, costs, etc., it's a good idea for prospective students in this area to compare these schools before deciding where to apply.

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