Liberal Arts Schools In Minnesota

There are 57 accredited liberal arts schools in Minnesota for faculty who teach liberal arts classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the state of Minnesota, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Schools

  1. Anoka-Ramsey Community College

    11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433-3470

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  2. Augsburg College

    2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

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  3. Bemidji State University

    1500 Birchmont Dr, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

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  4. Bethany Lutheran College

    700 Luther Dr, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  5. Bethel University in Saint Paul

    3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112-6902

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  6. Central Lakes College-Brainerd

    501 West College Drive, Brainerd, Minnesota 56401-3900

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  7. Carleton College

    One North College Street, Northfield, Minnesota 55057-4001

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  8. Concordia College at Moorhead

    901 S 8th St, Moorhead, Minnesota 56562

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  9. Concordia University-Saint Paul

    275 Syndicate Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-5494

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  10. Lake Superior College

    2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-3399

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  11. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000

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  12. Minnesota West Community and Technical College

    1593 11th Ave, Granite Falls, Minnesota 56241

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  13. Gustavus Adolphus College

    800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082-1498

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  14. Hamline University

    1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-1284

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  15. Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College

    1515 E 25th St, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746

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  16. Inver Hills Community College

    2500 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076-3224

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  17. Itasca Community College

    1851 Hwy 169 East, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744-3397

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  18. Macalester College

    1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1899

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  19. South Central College

    1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003-1920

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  20. Minnesota State University-Mankato

    South Rd and Ellis Ave, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  21. Argosy University-Twin Cities

    1515 Central Parkway, Eagan, Minnesota 55121

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  22. Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

    1001 Chestnut St W, Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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  23. Metropolitan State University

    700 E Seventh St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106-5000

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  24. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

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  25. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

    1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779

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  26. Crossroads College

    920 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902-2382

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  27. University of Minnesota-Duluth

    515 Darland Administration Bldg, Duluth, Minnesota 55812

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  28. University of Minnesota-Morris

    309 Behmler Hall, Morris, Minnesota 56267

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  29. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  30. North Hennepin Community College

    7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  31. Normandale Community College

    9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431

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  32. North Central University

    910 Elliot Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404-1391

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  33. Northland Community and Technical College

    1101 Hwy One East, Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701

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  34. Northwestern College in Saint Paul

    3003 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113-1598

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  35. Oak Hills Christian College

    1600 Oak Hills Rd SW, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601-8834

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  36. Rainy River Community College

    1501 Hwy 71, International Falls, Minnesota 56649

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  37. Rochester Community and Technical College

    851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999

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  38. College of Saint Benedict

    37 S. College Ave., Saint Joseph, Minnesota 56374

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  39. St. Cloud Technical and Community College

    1540 Northway Drive, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240

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  40. Saint Cloud State University

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

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  41. Saint Johns University

    31802 County Rd 159, Collegeville, Minnesota 56321

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  42. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    700 Terrace Heights, Winona, Minnesota 55987-1399

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  43. St. Olaf College

    1520 St Olaf Ave, Northfield, Minnesota 55057-1098

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  44. Crown College

    8700 College View Drive, Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota 55375-9001

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  45. The College of Saint Scholastica

    1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-4199

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  46. University of St Thomas in Saint Paul

    2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1078

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  47. St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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  48. Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College

    235 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-9808

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  49. Southwest Minnesota State University

    1501 State St, Marshall, Minnesota 56258-5468

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  50. Vermilion Community College

    1900 E Camp St, Ely, Minnesota 55731

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  51. Ridgewater College

    2101 15th Ave NW, Willmar, Minnesota 56201

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  52. Winona State University

    8th and Johnson St, Winona, Minnesota 55987-5838

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  53. Century Community and Technical College

    3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

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  54. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

    2101 14th St, Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

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  55. Leech Lake Tribal College

    6945 Littlewolf Road NW, Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

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  56. White Earth Tribal and Community College

    202 -210 Main Street South, Mahnomen, Minnesota 56557

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

Minnesota 1,050
National 69,880

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

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Minnesota

1,260 1,300 1,160 1,190 1,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, the field of liberal arts is shrinking. In 2010 there were 210 less liberal arts professionals working in Minnesota than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of liberal arts professionals has shrunk by 17%. This is slower than the trend for liberal arts professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 18% between 2006 and 2010.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$56,150 $59,610 $60,950 $61,080 $61,310
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
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As the number of liberal arts professionals is declining, the salaries paid to liberal arts professionals are increasing in Minnesota. Liberal arts professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $56,150 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $61,310 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Minnesota

10th percentile
$38,120
25th percentile
$49,360
50th percentile
$59,330
75th percentile
$70,300
90th percentile
$84,440

Thus, liberal arts professionals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of liberal arts, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid liberal arts professionals earning 122% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Minnesota

English
$55,350
History
$43,405
Liberal Arts
$61,310
Math
$86,757
Music
$27,550

Liberal arts professionals in Minnesota earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Minnesota

associate
41
bachelor
44
master
6
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total92

The number of students graduating from the 57 accredited liberal arts schools in Minnesota is decreasing. In 2006 there were 5,094 liberal arts graduates from liberal arts courses in Minnesota and in 2010 there were 3,754 graduates.

Thus there was a 26% percent decrease in the number of liberal arts school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota. A majority of these graduates, or 48%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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