Augsburg College is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences located in the Twin Cities with a branch campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Augsburg's approximately 4,000 students come from diverse religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Augsburg College emphasizes intellectual freedom in the search for knowledge, responsiveness to the needs of society and the world, and the preparation of students for services and leadership in church and society. Founded in 1869, Augsburg is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Augsburg is the most-diverse ELCA institution and offers undergraduate degrees in more than 50 areas of study.
Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 29 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minn., with additional seminary locations on both coasts, Bethel offers rigorous bachelors and advanced degrees in nearly 100 relevant fields.
Concordia University, St. Paul is a comprehensive, private university of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and one of 10 schools that comprise the Concordia University System. Established in 1893, Concordia offers more than 40 liberal arts majors, including business administration, education, fine arts, science and church professions. Concordia is a regional leader in accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs in business, education, criminal justice and Christian outreach. Concordia is the only private university in Minnesota to offer NCAA Division II athletics for men and women.
Creativity and innovation in teaching and learning are the hallmark of Hamline University—home to nearly 4,900 undergraduate, graduate, and law students. At Hamline, students are challenged in and out of the classroom to create and apply knowledge in local and global contexts, while cultivating an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service. Hamline is the top-ranked and only “Great Schools, Great Prices” university of its class in Minnesota, according to U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1854, Hamline also is Minnesota’s first university and among the first coeducational institutions in the nation.
Minnesota State University, Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 14,950 students and two satellite sites, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, which comprises 32 institutions across the state. Its College of Education, with 1,100 undergraduate and 600 graduate students, provides forward-looking leaders for school districts throughout Minnesota. Three Minnesota State Mankato doctoral programs prepare educators for high-level responsibilities: the Ed.D. in educational leadership, the Ed.D. in counselor education and supervision, and the Doctor of Psychology program in school psychology.
Minnesota State University Moorhead has been an innovator and leader in teacher education since it was chartered in 1887. The School of Teaching and Learning welcomes this opportunity to continue the vitally important work of teacher preparation for the region. MSU Moorhead has approximately 7,500 students and is comprised of four colleges: the College of Education and Human Services, the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Business and Industry, and the College of Social and Natural Sciences. MSUM is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is one of the most comprehensive public research universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and the state's primary research university, with faculty of national and international reputation. Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota has five campuses—Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Rochester and Crookston.
North Dakota State University North Dakota State University is considered a leader among its peers, and has consistently set enrollment records and dramatically expanded its research portfolio in recent years. More than 14,000 students attend NDSU. The university is an innovator in information systems, technology transfer, economic development and lifelong learning. NDSU is the state’s first full NCAA Division I athletic program, and it its first year eligible for post season play, three teams succeeded in reaching that milestone. NDSU has 44 doctoral and professional programs, 63 master’s degree programs, one specialist degree and more than 100 undergraduate majors.
St. Catherine University is a dynamic university for women and men with the nation’s largest undergraduate college for women at its center. Through a diversity of programs, St. Kate’s offers the intimacy of a four-year liberal arts college and the opportunity to complete baccalaureate, associate, master’s and doctoral degrees in a variety of healthcare specialties, liberal arts and professional programs. Committed to meeting the educational needs of women of all ages, as well as men in its associate and graduate programs, the University offers many of its degree programs in both traditional and weekend formats. With campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis, St. Catherine University has a total enrollment of 5,277.
The University of St. Thomas, a comprehensive, Catholic university with more than 11,000 students on campuses in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Owatonna, Minnesota, and Rome, Italy, is Minnesota's largest private university.
St. Cloud State University offers its 17,686 students more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs in five colleges. The University’s roots lie in the preparation of education professionals. One of the largest producers of teachers in the nation, St. Cloud State incorporates an interdisciplinary, cross-college approach to teacher preparation, as well as an award-winning co-teaching model. The College of Education offers two doctoral programs, the Ed.D. in educational administration and leadership and the Ed.D. in higher education administration. St. Cloud State is the largest of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system’s 32 institutions.
The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, the state’s only School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. It has an enrollment of more than 9,600 students taught by 400 faculty members.
Valley City State University (VCSU) prepares people for life through visionary leadership and exemplary practices in teaching, learning and service. VCSU is nationally acclaimed for attracting and retaining talented individuals who advance quality learning opportunities and economic growth through technology and innovation.
Winona State University is a comprehensive, regional public university with more than 8,500 students on its three campuses in southeast Minnesota. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers more than 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate and doctorate programs. Winona State’s College of Education offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master and specialist levels. Degrees, certificates or licenses are offered in more than 25 different specializations. The university’s mission is to educate and enlighten our citizenry at a distinctive institution: a community of learners improving our world.