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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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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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