Best social work colleges in Minnesota

Social work bachelor graduates in Minnesota earn a weighted average salary of $46,973 3 years after graduation. This places Minnesota graduate earnings in the top 25% nationally. Additionally, social work graduates earn 13% less than the total graduating bachelor class in the state.

Cost of living is not considered when comparing states.

Our social work rankings cover 15 of the 15 programs available in Minnesota, accounting for 100% of total student graduates.

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#1 in Minnesota | #25 in Social Work nationally

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Economic score 2.24

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $17,814

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $55,686

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 62%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#2 in Minnesota | #69 in Social Work nationally

Bemidji State University

Bemidji, Minnesota

Economic score 3.14

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $16,033

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $48,772

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 52%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#3 in Minnesota | #77 in Social Work nationally

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Economic score 3.22

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $14,581

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $48,016

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 55%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#4 in Minnesota | #79 in Social Work nationally

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Economic score 3.26

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $16,044

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $47,860

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 65%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#5 in Minnesota | #95 in Social Work nationally

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota

Economic score 3.43

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $17,634

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $48,600

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 63%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#6 in Minnesota | #112 in Social Work nationally
Economic score 3.64

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $13,872

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $44,189

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 52%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#7 in Minnesota | #159 in Social Work nationally
Economic score 4.09

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $17,159

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $46,679

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 55%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#8 in Minnesota | #162 in Social Work nationally
Economic score 4.13

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $22,545

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $48,482

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 72%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#9 in Minnesota | #177 in Social Work nationally
Economic score 4.39

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $17,680

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $45,091

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 57%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#10 in Minnesota | #262 in Social Work nationally

University of St Thomas

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Economic score 6.05

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $31,066

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $47,656

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 76%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#11 in Minnesota | #267 in Social Work nationally

Bethel University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Economic score 6.17

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $28,178

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $45,919

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 74%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#12 in Minnesota | #288 in Social Work nationally

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Economic score 7.98

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $23,898

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $41,424

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 61%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#13 in Minnesota | #289 in Social Work nationally

St Olaf College

Northfield, Minnesota

Economic score 7.99

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $24,052

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $39,729

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 87%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#14 in Minnesota | #311 in Social Work nationally

North Central University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Economic score 16.29

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $22,270

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $33,565

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 53%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.

#15 in Minnesota | #313 in Social Work nationally
Economic score 19.60

Our economic score ranks programs based on a combination of payback and EarningsPlus. Lower scores are better. Check our methodology page for details and data sources.

Cost $18,505

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Earnings $32,863

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Graduation rate 64%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not  displayed.