Gerontology Schools In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are 5 accredited schools where gerontology classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Minnesota's gerontology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in gerontology includes gerontology training at the following levels:

  • Gerontology Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Gerontology
  • Masters degree in Gerontology


  1. Bethel University in Saint Paul

    3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112-6902

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  2. Minnesota State University-Mankato

    South Rd and Ellis Ave, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  3. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  4. Saint Cloud State University

    720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

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  5. Capella University

    225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-3389

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Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Gerontology Employment

Minnesota 82,320
National 3,420,460

Of all of the gerontology professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Gerontology professionals In Minnesota

73,280 79,090 84,010 84,470 82,320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, the field of gerontology is growing. In Minnesota, 9,040 more gerontology professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Minnesota, this field has grown by 12% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for gerontology professionals which shows a 10% increase in the number of gerontology professionals working around the nation.

Gerontology VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$61,788 $65,208 $67,232 $70,976 $71,574
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Gerontology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by gerontology professionals is increasing in Minnesota. In 2006 gerontology professionals made a mean salary of $61,788 per year, and in 2010 they made $71,574 per year.

Salary percentiles for Gerontology professionals in Minnesota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 150% pay differential between the highest paid gerontology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of gerontology in Minnesota.

Average Salaries for Gerontology professionals and related professions in Minnesota


In Minnesota, gerontology professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Gerontology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Minnesota


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited gerontology schools in Minnesota is increasing. In 2006, 23 students graduated from gerontology courses in Minnesota. And in 2010, 34 students graduated.

Thus there was a 48% percent increase in the number of gerontology school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota. A majority of these graduates, or 57%, graduated with a master's degree in gerontology.

Gerontology Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of gerontology faculty in Minnesota, growth in the field of gerontology academia and faculty salaries in Minnesota. If you are involved in teaching gerontology courses to students at the certificate in gerontology, bachelors degree in gerontology, and masters degree in gerontology levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future gerontology faculty in Minnesota. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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