Blue Earth County College

Find Blue Earth County Minnesota colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


Bethany Lutheran College 700 Luther Drive Mankato MN 56001 507-344-7000


Minnesota State University-Mankato South Rd and Ellis Ave Mankato MN 56001 507-389-1866

About Blue Earth County Colleges

Blue Earth County Colleges are institutions that offer post-secondary education through a range of degree or vocational programs in Blue Earth County, MN. Although there are distinctions between the two, the term College in the United States is typically used to refer to both Colleges and Universities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that there are more than 4,700 post-secondary degree-granting institutions in the U.S.

You may contact Colleges & Universities for questions about:
  • Blue Earth County Public and Private Colleges
  • College admissions and applications
  • Tuition, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Associates degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Doctoral degrees, and certificate programs
  • ACT and SAT score requirements
Types of Blue Earth County Colleges

There are several types of Blue Earth County colleges, each of which offers different degree programs. Four-year Colleges in Blue Earth County typically offer Bachelor's degrees in science or liberal arts, and may also offer graduate-level degrees. Blue Earth County Junior Colleges and Community Colleges offer Associate degrees in two-year programs. In most cases, students earning two-year Associate degrees can apply their credited work towards a four-year degree at another College. Blue Earth County Universities offer a wider range of degree programs. At the graduate level, Universities offer multiple programs leading to Master's and Doctoral degrees.

Blue Earth County Public & Private Colleges

Colleges in Blue Earth County can be public or private. Blue Earth County Public Colleges are generally established as Universities offering a full range of degree programs. Most Public Universities are run by Minnesota State. Public Universities receive a portion of their funding from the Minnesota government, which makes their tuition comparatively lower than Blue Earth County Private Colleges and Universities. Appointed boards of trustees oversee Public Universities. Private Colleges and Universities in Blue Earth County rely on tuition and fundraising as their main revenue sources, and they tend to have more expensive tuition than Public Universities.

Accredited Colleges in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

There are numerous independent accrediting agencies that establish the operating standards for educational institutions in Blue Earth County. Colleges that maintain educational standards associated with reputable institutions of higher learning can obtain accreditation from an accrediting authority. Blue Earth County accredited Colleges are generally viewed as schools that meet acceptable levels of quality.