Top MSN programs in Minnesota

A master of science in nursing provides the necessary skills for specialist roles. Practitioner-track MSN programs can lead to a career as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Non-practitioner tracks are the primary path to careers in nursing education or administration. See below the best MSN programs, ranked according to our methodology

Our master's in nursing rankings cover 408 of the 493 universities available, accounting for 96% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $101,473.

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#1 in Minnesota | #14 in Nursing nationally

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.15

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $200,367

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $128,225

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $83,089

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.41

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Minnesota | #121 in Nursing nationally

Minnesota State University-Mankato

Mankato, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.25

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $102,706

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $30,564

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $36,324

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.35

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Minnesota | #127 in Nursing nationally

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.25

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $92,470

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $20,328

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $29,914

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.32

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Minnesota | #135 in Nursing nationally

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.26

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $108,093

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $35,951

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $41,460

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.38

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Minnesota | #269 in Nursing nationally

Bethel University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.34

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $97,047

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $24,905

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $44,682

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.46

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Minnesota | #306 in Nursing nationally

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.37

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $101,947

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $29,805

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $53,456

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.52

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Minnesota | #336 in Nursing nationally

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.40

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $98,267

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $26,125

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $53,686

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.55

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#8 in Minnesota | #388 in Nursing nationally

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.61

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $69,642

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,500

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $40,875

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.59

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#9 in Minnesota | #398 in Nursing nationally

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.80

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $71,224

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $918

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $56,449

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.79

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Augsburg University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, Minnesota

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