Duluth, MN: Higher Education Overview

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University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth is home to the University of Minnesota Duluth. With more than 11,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, UMD is a public research university that offers 13 different bachelor’s degrees in almost 75 majors, and the graduate program has more than 20 different areas of study. The UMD Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division II sports, and football and men’s and women’s hockey are all big draws for fans.

Private College and Universities

Duluth also has two private establishments. The College of Saint Scholastica was founded by Benedictine Sisters in 1912 and has more than 4,000 students each year. US News & World Report ranks it as one of the best schools in the Midwest. Another private school, Duluth Business University has more than 300 students and is focused on career-specific training.

Lake Superior College

Lake Superior College is Duluth’s community college. The school of almost 6,000 students offers pre-baccalaureate majors for students who plan on transferring to four-year institutions. LSC also has more than 90 certificate, diploma, and degree programs in career and technical areas of study.

Learn more about Duluth’s public and private schools.