January 2019

Private colleges are affordable after grants and scholarships are subtracted from the listed tuition. For the 2016-17 academic year, the average “net” tuition for first-year students at our colleges was $14,999 because students received an average of $23,129 in institutional, state and federal grants. After adjusting for inflation, net tuition for first year students was $904 less than it was a decade ago. Find links to our college’s net price calculators.

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Source: Minnesota Private College Council analysis of IPEDS data, 2016-17. Thus tuition averages may differ slightly from averages calculated based on member institution survey data.

Note: Average net tuition is calculated by subtracting average institutional, federal and state grant aid from average tuition and fees.