how our graduation rate ranks in Minnesota and the Midwest


majors and minors offered


number of students in the majority of classes

There are lots of ways to choose a college, but in the end, it is about value. High school students and their parents weigh their choices, looking for the right mix of opportunities. They think about what would help start a career — and advance it later. They also consider the cost of that investment. Each year, thousands of families choose a Minnesota private college. Here are some reasons why.

Academic excellence

Learn about the liberal arts and how students at private colleges work closely with faculty, including on research.


Discover the ways our private colleges make an education affordable for families from all income levels.


Explore the wide variety of options our colleges offer to help students belong, excel and nurture their interests.

Career value

Discover why the knowledge, skills and experience gained at our colleges are exactly what employers want.

Myths & facts

Explore the most common myths about private liberal arts colleges that circulate every year and then learn facts.