U of M alumni are Minnesota's skilled workforce

Today in Minnesota, over 225,000 U of M graduates will go to work. Watch the video.


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Twin Cities

The flagship University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation.


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31,455 Undergraduate (Fall 2018)

16,038 Graduate and Professional

Student Life

Freshman Academic Profile—Twin Cities


Estimated Undergraduate Cost (2018–19)

Every credit after 13 is free of charge. Learn more about finances.

Student debt fact sheet (PDF).

$28,012 In-State and Resident
$45,190 Non-Resident

Faculty, Staff, Leadership

3,965 Faculty
14,158 Staff

Our Award-Winning Faculty

Our Dedicated and Driven Staff

  • Our staff are known for being exceptionally dedicated—committed to the University of Minnesota's mission and to each other.
  • While nationwide the average time spent with an employer is four years, employees stay at the U of M for an average of eight years. They stay because they know their work matters.

Points of Pride

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Our students are more ambitious with each passing year. Since 1997, four-year graduation rates have more than doubled.

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The University of Minnesota is No. 9 in research among all U.S. public universities, with more than $900 million in spending.

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The University is largely responsible for launching Minnesota’s medical device industry and helped invent the pacemaker.

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We’re ranked by Forbes as one of the 10 best educational employers in the nation.

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Minneapolis may not be the largest city in the United States, but it ranks first in health, according to a recent report from Livability.com.

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The U of M has Minnesota’s only veterinary, pharmacy, public health, and dental colleges, and produces over 70 percent of our state’s new physicians.

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We are one of only five universities in the nation with an engineering school, a medical school, a law school, a veterinary medical school, and an agricultural school all on one campus.

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Every dollar invested in the University of Minnesota by the state generates $13.83 in the statewide economy. The U's overall economic impact in Minnesota totals $8.6 billion annually.

Our Mission

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We seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. At the University of Minnesota, students do research alongside top professors in all majors.

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We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. As a U of M student you'll engage with your professors and fellow students from the very beginning. And you'll develop your strengths with beyond-the-classroom experiences.



We apply our expertise to meet the needs of Minnesota, our nation, and the world. We partner with communities across Minnesota to engage our students, faculty, and staff in addressing society's most pressing issues.

Our Budget

To understand our state’s investment in University of Minnesota excellence in teaching, research, and public engagement, you need a clear picture of the U of M budget. Learn more about our budget, how we get our money and how we spend it. 


The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more about the University of Minnesota's accreditation.