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BSN in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Minnesota

Around 2.2% of Minnesota's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. Thus, Minnesota's 46 BSN schools put out approximately 4,058 nurses each year.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a BSN program. It is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduated 274 students from its BSN program. The tuition rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

College of Saint Benedict, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a BSN program. It is located in Saint Joseph. 44 students graduated with degree in BSN from College of Saint Benedict in 2010. Tuition at College of Saint Benedict was $32,246 per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a BSN program is Saint Johns University. Saint Johns University, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Collegeville. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Saint Johns University BSN program. Tuition at Saint Johns University was $31,576 per year.


Tuition at Minnesota's BSN schools ranges from $36,800 per year to $4,551 per year. But, the average tuition is $12,675 per year. In 2010, the following Minnesota BSN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. St. Olaf College - located in Northfield, students are charged $36,800 per year
  2. Gustavus Adolphus College - located in Saint Peter, students are charged $33,500 per year
  3. College of Saint Benedict - located in Saint Joseph, students are charged $32,246 per year

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

  1. Anoka-Ramsey Community College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,551 per year
  2. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year
  3. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - located in Cloquet, students are charged $4,770 per year

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

In Minnesota, the largest numbers of nurse work in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 34,060 nurses
  2. Dodge County - 6,660 nurses
  3. Carlton County - 3,690 nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nurses in Minnesota will grow by 22%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 69,330 nurses working in Minnesota.


On average, nurses earn a salary of $73,770 per year in Minnesota state. In 2010, however, some Minnesota nurse earned as little as less than $40,430 per year or as much as more than $101,220 per year. The counties in Minnesota with the highest average salary for nurses are:

  1. Dodge County - $79,460 per year
  2. Anoka County - $75,810 per year
  3. Benton County - $74,600 per year

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

  1. Big Stone County - $62,110 per year
  2. Brown County - $62,970 per year
  3. Becker County - $64,890 per year

The nurses with highest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Registered Nurse - $73,770 per year

On average, the lowest paid nurses in Minnesota were:

  1. Registered Nurse - $73,770 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Minnesota statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as LPN or RN.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 56,010 $73,770 13.4%

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