Science in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Science Programs in Minnesota


Approximately 3.9% of graduates in of Minnesota receive science degrees every year. Thus, Minnesota's 52 science schools put out approximately 7,185 science professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a science program is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, 1,715 students graduated from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities' science program. The tuition rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

Carleton College, which was ranked 17th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a science program. It is located in Northfield. 190 students graduated with degree in science from Carleton College in 2010. Tuition at Carleton College was $41,304 per year.

Macalester College, which was ranked 17th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a science program. It is located in Saint Paul. 159 students graduated with degree in science from Macalester College in 2010. The tuition rate at Macalester College was $40,046 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Minnesota science school, average tuition will be $15,726 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,169 per year to $41,304 per year. In 2010, the following Minnesota science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Carleton College - located in Northfield, students are charged $41,304 per year
  2. Macalester College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $40,046 per year
  3. St. Olaf College - located in Northfield, students are charged $36,800 per year

The science schools in Minnesota that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. White Earth Tribal and Community College - located in Mahnomen, students are charged $3,169 per year
  2. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - located in Cloquet, students are charged $4,770 per year
  3. Mesabi Range Community and Technical College - located in Virginia, students are charged $4,844 per year

A science degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

Many Minnesota science graduates become a environmental scientist, biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , and chemist. 6,590 science professionals were working in Minnesota in 2010. Of these, 1,090 were life scientists. In addition, 1,400 were environmental scientists, and 810 were biology professors. In Minnesota, the largest numbers of science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 6,530 science professionals
  2. Carlton County - 240 science professionals
  3. Brown County - 200 science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of science professionals in the state of Minnesota will grow to 7,160. This would require a 16% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, science professionals earn $74,359 per year. But, salaries for science professional can vary. In 2010, science professional made as little as less than $24,460 per year or as much as more than $136,610 per year in Minnesota. The counties in Minnesota with the highest average salary for science professionals are:

  1. Anoka County - $76,826 per year
  2. Carlton County - $69,023 per year
  3. Brown County - $66,028 per year

The following counties in Minnesota have the lowest average salaries for science professional:

  1. Becker County - $50,707 per year
  2. Benton County - $58,390 per year
  3. Blue Earth County - $62,100 per year

The science professionals with highest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Biophysics Scientist - $152,450 per year
  2. Chemist - $71,840 per year
  3. Clinical Research Scientist - $66,680 per year

The science professionals with lowest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Environmental Scientist - $58,270 per year
  2. Animal Scientist - $55,340 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Minnesota statistics regarding a career in science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as engineering or chemical engineering.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Science in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Science in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Science in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Science in Minnesota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,383 miles from location University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis MN 86.0842 32% 51,659
6,384 miles from location Walden University Minneapolis MN 16.553 n/a 40,714
6,385 miles from location Capella University Minneapolis MN 13.5598 66% 31,998
6,426 miles from location Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud MN 31.3343 45% 18,123
6,423 miles from location Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato MN 31.8355 42% 14,955
6,323 miles from location University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth MN 64.3966 37% 11,664
6,381 miles from location University of St Thomas Saint Paul MN 34.5939 31% 10,851
6,386 miles from location Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis MN 9.36602 n/a 10,618
6,371 miles from location Century Community and Technical College Saint Paul MN 10.7099 n/a 10,514
6,306 miles from location Winona State University Winona MN 29.6569 39% 8,657
6,544 miles from location Minnesota State University-Moorhead Moorhead MN 24.7584 47% 7,510
6,390 miles from location North Hennepin Community College Minneapolis MN 10.6466 n/a 7,444
6,375 miles from location Metropolitan State University Saint Paul MN 13.2102 32% 7,354
6,509 miles from location Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall MN 22.5505 35% 6,740
6,516 miles from location Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls MN 16.8896 n/a 6,732
6,345 miles from location Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester MN 13.4103 n/a 6,269
6,429 miles from location Rasmussen College-Minnesota Saint Cloud MN 18.1322 n/a 6,070
6,309 miles from location Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona MN 27.8242 32% 5,565
6,381 miles from location St. Catherine University Saint Paul MN 28.6143 29% 5,277
6,453 miles from location Bemidji State University Bemidji MN 25.5837 46% 5,175
6,380 miles from location Hamline University Saint Paul MN 64.7288 24% 5,166
6,379 miles from location Bethel University Saint Paul MN 34.0074 45% 4,361
6,472 miles from location Ridgewater College Willmar MN 19.0395 n/a 4,318
6,383 miles from location Augsburg College Minneapolis MN 62.9719 38% 4,010
6,324 miles from location The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth MN 67.6951 34% 3,746
6,376 miles from location Dakota County Technical College Rosemount MN 15.9092 n/a 3,564
6,382 miles from location St. Olaf College Northfield MN 37.979 35% 3,099
6,380 miles from location Northwestern College Saint Paul MN 29.2202 43% 3,070
6,379 miles from location Concordia University-Saint Paul Saint Paul MN 57.5595 30% 2,816
6,545 miles from location Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead MN 31.2569 32% 2,811
6,421 miles from location Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter MN 36.7798 29% 2,536
6,380 miles from location Argosy University-Twin Cities Saint Paul MN 18.9617 n/a 2,313
6,341 miles from location Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet MN 14.7446 n/a 2,305
6,532 miles from location University of Minnesota-Crookston Crookston MN 53.9658 45% 2,279
6,434 miles from location College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph MN 72.5322 40% 2,105
6,436 miles from location Saint Johns University Collegeville MN 71.6375 41% 2,021
6,381 miles from location Carleton College Northfield MN 83.3944 36% 2,009
6,380 miles from location Macalester College Saint Paul MN 78.5944 27% 1,996
6,344 miles from location Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Virginia MN 18.3825 n/a 1,737
6,511 miles from location University of Minnesota-Morris Morris MN 67.8148 38% 1,705
6,384 miles from location North Central University Minneapolis MN 27.6803 100% 1,243
6,408 miles from location Crown College Saint Bonifacius MN 26.8246 49% 1,221
6,388 miles from location Itasca Community College Grand Rapids MN 18.2805 n/a 1,209
6,387 miles from location Northwestern Health Sciences University Minneapolis MN 29.4157 100% 867
6,310 miles from location Vermilion Community College Ely MN 16.2506 n/a 708
6,423 miles from location Bethany Lutheran College Mankato MN 25.229 46% 646
6,384 miles from location Adler Graduate School Minneapolis MN 0.0503207 n/a 421
6,391 miles from location University of Phoenix-Minneapolis/St Paul Campus Minneapolis MN 4.33468 n/a 257
6,348 miles from location Mayo Graduate School Rochester MN 0.0271324 n/a 227
6,348 miles from location Crossroads College Rochester MN 55.1684 100% 170
6,504 miles from location White Earth Tribal and Community College Mahnomen MN 9.27798 n/a 113
6,347 miles from location University of Minnesota-Rochester Rochester MN n/a n/a 57
 

Curious what studying Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Minnesota

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Animal Scientists + n/a $55,340
2
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other + n/a $63,660
3
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists + 1,720 $66,680 1.8%
4
Chemists + 1,430 $71,840 0.7%
5
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health + 1,400 $58,270 7.7%
6
Life Scientists, All Other + 1,090 $61,030 122.4%
7
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 810 $65,600 -4.7%
8
Physicists + 140 $152,450 -44.0%
 

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