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MSN in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Minnesota

Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Minnesota receive nursing degrees every year. That means an estimated 358 nurse practitioners graduate from Minnesota's 8 MSN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota with a MSN program is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. 23 students graduated with a degree in MSN from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a MSN program is The College of Saint Scholastica. The College of Saint Scholastica, which was ranked 32nd in the country in 2010, is located in Duluth. 0 students graduated with degree in MSN from The College of Saint Scholastica in 2010. Tuition at The College of Saint Scholastica was $28,374 per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a MSN program is Bethel University. Bethel University, which was ranked 66th in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, Bethel University graduated 11 students from its MSN programs. Students at Bethel University paid $28,080 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Minnesota's MSN schools ranges from $30,168 per year to $5,923 per year. But, the average tuition is $16,799 per year. The Minnesota MSN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. St. Catherine University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,168 per year
  2. The College of Saint Scholastica - located in Duluth, students are charged $28,374 per year
  3. Bethel University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $28,080 per year

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

  1. Metropolitan State University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $5,923 per year
  2. Winona State University - located in Winona, students are charged $8,200 per year
  3. Walden University - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $9,480 per year

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

A large number of Minnesota MSN graduates become nurse practitioners. Minnesota had 250 nurse practitioners in 2010. In Minnesota, the largest numbers of nurse practitioners work in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 220 nurse practitioners

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of nurse practitioners in the state of Minnesota will grow to 420. This would require a 8% growth in the profession.


On average, nurse practitioners earn $89,040 per year. However, this number is only an average. nurse practitioners in Minnesota had varying salaries from $28,330 to $57,800 per year in 2010. A nurse practitioner in the following Minnesota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Anoka County - $90,760 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 RN to BSN or RN.

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

  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Minnesota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 250 $89,040

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