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)
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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