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Begin Your School Research

Entering higher education is a serious commitment and the many choices available can be confusing. Start here to simplify your research.

Research Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)

ISEEK is a great place to start. You can search for MnSCU schools, over 5,000 programs, and more than 300 majors. There is also a complete directory for online education.

Locate specific school pages and find:

  • Programs and courses
  • Admission's office information, address, phone number, and e-mail address
  • Costs
  • Financial aid, such as school scholarships and loan programs
  • Links to popular school website pages
  • View map to school
  • Find a request information form which goes directly to the Admissions contact

College Catalogs

Request college catalogs to learn more about a school. Select any MnSCU school, click "Send Me Info" to ask for materials. Catalogs are also available at college career offices, public libraries, and high school guidance offices. Review the catalogs for:

  • Requirements for admission
  • General education requirements for graduation
  • List of required courses in the academic programs that interest you
  • Course descriptions
  • Qualifications of the professors

Explore Distance Education Options

Distance education is described as any time a student and instructor are not in the same place. This includes correspondence study or using audio, video, or computer technologies to connect.

Are distance learning courses for you? Take ISEEK's Distance Learning Quiz to find out. Discover more about online learning. MnSCU schools offer distance learners quality courses and programs.

Other Higher Education Resources

  • Minnesota Office of Higher Education
    Get Ready helps prepare students and families from underrepresented populations with college planning, academic assistance, and information on career and higher education options..

  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)
    The MnSCU system has 31 institutions with 54 campuses conveniently located in 47 Minnesota communities that serve more than 430,000 students. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities offer many educational choices across the state.

  • U.S. Department of Education
    The Department of Education website has information about financial aid, scholarships, technology in schools, articles about education–related issues, data about the number of people going to college and graduating, and links to other education sites.

Consider Schools Nationwide

CareerOneStop's Education and Training Finder helps you search for colleges in other states that offer programs in your major or field of study.

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to compare postsecondary institutions nationwide. Features include an interactive map, the ability to view search criteria at all times, and make modifications without starting over.

College Scorecard is a free, interactive way to search for a college that is a good fit for you, and for you to learn about a college's affordability and value. The tool will give you scorecards for colleges based on factors like programs or majors offered, location, and enrollment size.