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Schools Offering Education Programs in Minnesota

Each year, roughly 3.0% of Minnesota students graduate with degrees in education. In other words, every year an estimated 5,517 education professionals graduate from Minnesota's 48 education schools.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a education program. It is located in Minneapolis. 433 students graduated with a degree in education from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Students at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities paid $12,288 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a education program is Macalester College. Macalester College, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Paul. Students at Macalester College paid $40,046 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a education program is College of Saint Benedict, which is located in Saint Joseph. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, College of Saint Benedict graduated 40 students from its education programs. Tuition at College of Saint Benedict was $32,246 per year.


If you choose to attend a Minnesota education school, average tuition will be $14,991 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,169 per year to $40,046 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Minnesota education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Macalester College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $40,046 per year
  2. St. Olaf College - located in Northfield, students are charged $36,800 per year
  3. Gustavus Adolphus College - located in Saint Peter, students are charged $33,500 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Minnesota education schools were charged at the following schools:

  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

An education degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

Postsecondary vocational teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, and health specialties teacher are the professions of choice for a majority of education graduates in Minnesota. In 2010, there were 53,820 education professional working in Minnesota, including 1,730 instructional coordinators, 2,000 postsecondary vocational teachers, and postsecondary teachers. In Minnesota, the largest numbers of education professional work in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 35,680 education professionals
  2. Becker County - 4,940 education professionals
  3. Brown County - 4,010 education professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 52,050 education professionals will be working in Minnesota. This would require the number of education professional to grow by 8%.


education professionals in Minnesota earn $60,767 per year on average. But, salaries for education professional can vary. In 2010, education professional made as little as less than $22,430 per year or as much as more than $136,610 per year in Minnesota. On average education professional earn the most in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Brown County - $61,872 per year
  2. Anoka County - $61,494 per year
  3. Carlton County - $59,312 per year

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

  1. Aitkin County - $48,597 per year
  2. Big Stone County - $50,798 per year
  3. Becker County - $53,142 per year

On average, the highest paid education professionals in Minnesota were:

  1. Education Administrator - $78,470 per year
  2. Health Specialties Teacher - $75,110 per year
  3. Computer Science Teacher - $73,150 per year

On average, the lowest paid education professionals in Minnesota were:

  1. Literacy Teacher - $46,290 per year
  2. Middle School Vocational Teacher - $44,990 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other n/a $63,660
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 26,740 $54,040 16.3%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 12,280 $47,550 -5.7%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,390 $51,190 71.2%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 2,050 $75,110
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,000 $52,990 -35.9%
Instructional Coordinators 1,730 $69,060 -0.6%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,300 $69,190 -19.8%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,050 $61,310 -17.3%
Education Administrators, All Other 910 $78,470 62.5%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 910 $46,290 2.2%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 820 $63,740 -1.2%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 590 $73,150 -3.3%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 50 $44,990 -83.3%

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Below are education related jobs in Minnesota