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Schools Offering Finance Programs in Minnesota

Each year, roughly 0.6% of Minnesota students graduate with degrees in finance. In other words, every year an estimated 1,061 finance professionals graduate from Minnesota's 29 finance schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota with a finance program is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. In 2010, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduated 164 students from its finance program. The tuition rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota with a finance program is The College of Saint Scholastica, which is located in Duluth. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. In 2010, The College of Saint Scholastica graduated 4 students from its finance program. The College of Saint Scholastica charged in-state students $28,374 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a finance program is Hamline University, which is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, it was ranked 35th nationwide. 0 students graduated with degree in finance from Hamline University in 2010. Students at Hamline University paid $30,489 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Minnesota's finance schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $14,135 per year, though tuition can range from $30,493 per year to $4,770 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Minnesota finance schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of St Thomas - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,493 per year
  2. Hamline University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,489 per year
  3. Augsburg College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $28,864 per year

The following Minnesota finance schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - located in Cloquet, students are charged $4,770 per year
  2. St. Cloud Technical and Community College - located in Saint Cloud, students are charged $4,920 per year
  3. North Hennepin Community College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,964 per year

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

finance graduates in Minnesota can go into a variety of professions such as auditor, financial quantitative analyst, financial examiner, credit analyst, and sales agent. In 2010, there were 55,360 finance professional working in Minnesota, including 310 budget analysts, 21,940 auditors, and 4,480 financial quantitative analysts. The following counties have the largest number of Minnesota finance professionals:

  1. Anoka County - 42,830 finance professionals
  2. Becker County - 2,350 finance professionals
  3. Brown County - 2,310 finance professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 66,740 finance professionals will be working in Minnesota. This would require the number of finance professional to grow by 11%.


finance professionals in Minnesota make an average of $70,874 per year. In 2010, however, some Minnesota finance professional earned as little as less than $15,800 per year or as much as more than $151,680 per year. On average finance professional earn the most in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Blue Earth County - $73,727 per year
  2. Anoka County - $72,948 per year
  3. Carlton County - $71,664 per year

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

  1. Becker County - $60,863 per year
  2. Aitkin County - $64,553 per year
  3. Brown County - $66,428 per year

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

  1. Branch Financial Manager - $118,000 per year
  2. Sales Agent - $89,790 per year
  3. Financial Examiner - $74,840 per year

The finance professionals with lowest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Credit Analyst - $59,470 per year
  2. Loan Counselor - $39,800 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in finance in Minnesota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as business management or finance, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Accountants and Auditors 21,940 $62,120 -6.8%
Financial Managers 11,700 $118,000 4.1%
Loan Officers 7,190 $65,020 -22.5%
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 6,890 $89,790 -7.0%
Financial Specialists, All Other 4,480 $62,020
Credit Analysts 1,420 $59,470 -12.3%
Financial Examiners 830 $74,840 50.9%
Credit Counselors 330 $39,800 -10.8%
Budget Analysts 310 $71,920 29.2%
Economists 270 $65,760 -12.9%

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