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City of Elk River Higher Education

Higher Education

The City of Elk River also offers a variety of opportunities in higher education, with 19 public and private colleges in the area. Two industry-leading schools of science and engineering — the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas — are just 35 minutes from the city, while the Minnesota School of Business, with degree programs in business management, software application development, and server administration, is near the Downtown District of Elk River.

Anoka-Hennepin Technical College
www.anokatech.edu • Location: Anoka • Students: 2,891


Anoka-Ramsey Community College
www.anokaramsey.edu • Location: Coon Rapids • Students: 12,552


Minnesota School of Business
www.msbcollege.edu • Location: Elk River, Richfield, Plymouth, Etc. • Students: 10,000


St. Cloud State University
www.stcloudstate.edu • Location: St. Cloud • Students: 15,416


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
www.umn.edu • Location: Minneapolis • Students: 51,853


University of St. Thomas
www.stthomas.edu • Location: St. Paul • Students: 10,316

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 530
Graduated High School 3,263
Associates Degree 2,187
Bachelor's Degree 3,667
Graduate Degree 1,538
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $13,531,005
College School Books/Supplies $562,361
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $13,098
Source: ESRI, 2018-06-22

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City of Elk River Economic Development
13065 Orono Parkway | Elk River, MN  55330
phone 763.635.1000
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