Your Post-Secondary Education Search

Thinking about what comes after high school can seem like a daunting task but there are many resources to get you started. What is most important is that you find what works best for you – a four-year college, a technical program, a big school, a small school – what matters is what's best for YOU! Click on the links on this page to start your search. JHS counselors would love to help you as well. Don't hesitate to stop by or schedule an appointment.

What is best for you?

2-YEAR Colleges

Technical colleges or career schools offer programs that emphasize hands-on knowledge and skills that lead to specific jobs in technical and industrial occupations. Instructors have solid experience in the occupations they teach. What you can earn: 

  • Certificate (1 year or less)
  • Diploma (2 years or less) 
  • Associate in Applied Science (2 years)
  • Associate in Arts (2 years, some schools)
Community and tribal colleges provide the first two years of a four-year degree. Graduates can transfer to a college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. They also offer career-specific training and classes for students who need to brush up on basic skills. Some offer a chance to participate in athletics, clubs and activities in theater, music or the arts. What you can earn: 
  • Certificates (1 year or less)
  • Diplomas (2 years or less)
  • Associate in Applied Science (2 years, some schools)
  • Associate in Arts (2 years)
4-YEAR Colleges & Universities
These colleges and universities offer a variety of undergraduate programs. Private liberal arts colleges often emphasize broad knowledge in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities. Admissions requirements vary by school, but the recommended courses will allow you to apply to many of them. On-campus housing is available on most campuses. What you can earn:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree (some schools)
  • Doctorate degree (some schools) 
  • Professional degree (some schools)
(taken from: www.ohe.state.mn.us)

Tuition and Fee Costs by State

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Choosing a College that's Right for You


MN School Profiles
This booklet allows students to compare important facts to explore your best fit college in Minnesota

Which school has my program?
This booklet allows students to explore program offerings at institutions around Minnesota.


  Virtual College Tour Sites

eCampus Tours


YouVisit Colleges



  Minnesota Colleges

Dakota County Technical College


Gustavus Aldphous College


Hennepin Technical College


Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato


Minnesota State University, Moorhead


Normandale Community College


Northwestern College


Southwest Minnesota State University


St. Cloud State University


St. Mary's University of Minnesota


St. Olaf


College of St. Catherine


University of Minnesota - Duluth


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


University of St. Thomas


Winona State University


Minnesota School of Business


College of Saint Benedict


Saint John's University, Minnesota



  Out State Colleges

Iowa State University


North Dakota State University


South Dakota State University


University of Iowa


University of Wisconsin


Luther College