University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,318
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,729
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.74%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
69.6%
38,237 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
52,017
73.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
84.3%
4,651 Graduates

About

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a higher education institution located in Hennepin County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities were General Psychology (522 degrees awarded), Computer Science (462 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (359 degrees).

In 2020, 14,193 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (9,187 degrees), 7.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1215 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is $13,318, which is $−15,311 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is $13,318, which is $−15,311 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,729.

In 2020, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,318
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $13,318. The cost of tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is $−15,311 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$17,729
2020 Value
2.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,729. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Minnesota-Twin Cities grew by 2.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,358
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was of $10,358 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.52% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.74%
2018 Default Rate
148
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was 1.74%, which represents 148 out of the 8484 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities received 38,237 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.99% annual decline. Out of those 38,237 applicants, 26,628 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.6% acceptance rate.

There were 52,017 students enrolled at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2020, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has an overall enrollment yield of 22.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
26,628
Accepted Out of 38,237

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was 69.6% (26,628 admissions from 38,237 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 56.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −5.99%, while admissions grew by 15.4%.

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage
858
Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has a total enrollment of 52,017 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is 38,398 students and the part-time enrollment is 13,619. This means that 73.8% of students enrolled at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.5% White, 9.67% Asian, 5.21% Black or African American, 4.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% Two or More Races, 0.352% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0731% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.5%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Asian Female (6.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.5%), followed by White Male (22%) and Asian Female (4.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52,017 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is 38,398 and the part-time enrollment is 13,619. This means that 73.8% of students enrolled at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    30,974
  2. Asian
    5,031
  3. Black or African American
    2,708

The enrolled student population at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is 59.5% White, 9.67% Asian, 5.21% Black or African American, 4.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% Two or More Races, 0.352% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0731% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1617 more women than men received degrees from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is white (9,187 degrees awarded). There were 7.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1215 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is General Psychology (522 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (462 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (359 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (216 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (418 degrees), and Biology (1,313 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are Physicians (394,894 people), Other managers (181,775 people), Postsecondary teachers (158,976 people), Secondary school teachers (116,766 people), and Other Physical Scientists (113,722 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are Architecture and Related Services (216 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (418 degrees), Biology (1,313 degrees), Agriculture (258 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (207 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are Architecture and Related Services (216 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (418 degrees), Biology (1,313 degrees), Agriculture (258 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (207 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (443,439 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (365,826 people), Elementary & secondary schools (270,450 people), Offices of physicians (203,774 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (194,708 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are Architecture and Related Services (216 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (418 degrees), Biology (1,313 degrees), Agriculture (258 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (207 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Most Common
  1. 522 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 462 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 359 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was General Psychology with 522 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

6,288
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
7,905
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 6,288 degrees were awarded to men at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is 0.795 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,905).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 451 degrees were awarded to men at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Computer Science, which is 4.47 times more than the 101 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 387 degrees were awarded to women at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in General Psychology, which is 2.73 times more than the 142 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 65% of students graduating from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (87.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.387% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,187 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,215 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    553 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is white (9,187 degrees awarded). There were 7.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1215 degrees).

1.8% of degree recipients (255 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    5,220 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,967 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    680 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is white female (5,220 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,967 degrees).

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Operations

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has an endowment valued at nearly $3.7B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $75.9M (2.05%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities had a total salary expenditure of $3.42B. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities employs 931 Professors, 622 Associate professors, and 513 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are Male Professors (636), Male Associate professors(339), and Female Professors (295).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1921 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1884 employees, and Service with 1106 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.7B
2020 Endowment
0.408%
decline from 2019

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has an endowment valued at about $3.7B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Minnesota-Twin Cities declined 0.408% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.4B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $471M - Federal
  2. $67.6M - State
  3. $11.7M - Local

As of 2020, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities received $471M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $67.6M from state grants and contracts, and $11.7M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.59B
2020 Salaries
3.66%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities paid a median of $1.59B in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($3.42B) and a 3.66% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.9% growth from 2018 and a 2.52% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$288M
Instructional Salaries
2,405
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities paid a total of $288M to 2,405 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
931 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1921 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities were Professor with 931 employees; Associate professor with 622 employees; and Associate professor with 513 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities were Business and Financial Operations with 1,921 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,884 employees; and Service with 1,106 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was Male Professor with 636 employees, Male Associate professor with 339 employees, and Female Professor with 295 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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