SmartAsset recently released its eighth annual Best Value Colleges study. SmartAsset’s new analysis compared institutions across five metrics, including scholarships, starting salary, tuition, living costs, and retention rate to determine the ‘Best Value Colleges’ in Minnesota.

Check out the top performing schools in Minnesota below:

Rank School City, State Avg. Scholarships and Grants Avg. Starting Salary College Tuition Student Living Costs Student Retention Rate College Education Value – Index
1 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN $9,528 $62,400 $14,760 $13,138 93% 63.94
2 University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth, MN $7,319 $57,500 $13,366 $11,248 79% 55.39
3 Saint Johns University Collegeville, MN $30,428 $61,900 $44,990 $12,819 82% 52.60
4 St Olaf College Northfield, MN $34,342 $58,300 $47,840 $12,750 91% 52.34
5 Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato, MN $4,062 $55,900 $8,184 $12,298 79% 51.51
6 University of St Thomas Saint Paul, MN $24,935 $62,300 $42,736 $13,928 87% 49.88
7 Carleton College Northfield, MN $40,678 $62,100 $54,759 $16,566 94% 48.06
8 Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN $30,529 $54,700 $45,400 $11,970 88% 46.98
9 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN $5,019 $56,300 $8,265 $12,726 67% 46.26
10 Winona State University Winona, MN $3,891 $54,600 $9,425 $12,550 75% 46.14