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Choosing a College


There are almost 200 public and private postsecondary institutions in Minnesota. But don't let that number scare you. It just means you have plenty of options.

Start by asking yourself which type of career you want. Then find the programs that can make your dreams a reality. If you are undecided about a career, that's okay. Consider what kind of campus environment you want and begin to narrow down your options. College is a unique time in your life when you expand your cultural, intellectual and social horizons. Enjoy the journey.

As you explore this section, you'll discover helpful information on:

Watch informational video on Minnesota's college options. (18 minutes; requires QuickTime, Download PDF transcript) Or watch segments on our YouTube Channel.

Download or request a free copy of our Minnesota college guide, which includes valuable information on more than 75 Minnesota colleges and universities.

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