Waite Park, Minnesota (MN) Colleges and Universities

While there are only 2 postsecondary schools in Waite Park, there are 6 more institutions located within a 25-mile radius of the city. Find out about the traditional schools in several categories, including lowest net prices and highest graduation rates, to find the school for you.

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The Waite Park, MN, area only offers a small number of postsecondary training options for aspiring college students, including a business school, a hair design school, a community college and a few 4-year colleges. To help students make an informed academic decision, we use the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to compare the traditional schools in the area.

Closest Schools to Waite Park, Minnesota

The majority of the closest schools to Waite Park are 4-year institutions. As such, a couple of the schools in the area offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (1.3 miles from downtown)
  • Saint Cloud State University (1.3 miles from downtown)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (2.2 miles from downtown)
  • College of Saint Benedict (5.9 miles from downtown)
  • St. John's University (7.6 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Waite Park, Minnesota

The largest schools near Waite Park have more than 1,000 students. The five largest schools in the area include three private and two public schools.

  • Saint Cloud State University (16,096 students)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (5,385 students)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (4,701 students)
  • College of Saint Benedict (1,943 students)
  • Saint Johns University (1,869 students)

Lowest Net Prices

The net prices for traditional Waite Park area colleges and universities vary by several thousand dollars. These net price statistics are determined by subtracting the average financial aid for full-time undergrads from the average attendance cost as reported by the NCES for the 2014-2015 school year. The schools near Waite Park range in net prices from about $8,500 to $26,000.

  • St Cloud Technical and Community College ($8,667)
  • Saint Cloud State University ($12,935)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota ($16,278)
  • Saint Johns University ($24,775)
  • College of Saint Benedict ($26,185)

Highest Graduation Rates

The graduation rates listed below include full-time undergraduate students who finished their programs within 150% of the program's normal time. For 2015, graduation rates in the area ranged from 23% to 85% for all schools.

  • College of Saint Benedict (85% graduation rate)
  • Saint Johns University (77% graduation rate)
  • Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park (43% graduation rate)
  • Saint Cloud State University (42% graduation rate)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (37% graduation rate)

There are a few traditional public and private schools in the Waite Park, MN, area that give students an option in graduation rates, net prices, student population sizes, and locations.

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