The University of Minnesota Crookston is a public, four-year university that is a part of the University of Minnesota system. It traces it roots back to 1851, but it officially became a university in 1988. The university prides itself on its small, supportive campus that enables students to earn a highly respected degree. The University of Minnesota Crookston resides on the northern part of Crookston, Minnesota and spans over 108 acres. The Higher Learning Commission of North Central Associate of Colleges and Schools accredit it.
The University of Minnesota Crookston offers online programs through the Center for Adult Learning. The university offers online bachelor’s degree and certificate programs intended for working adults and part-time students who have related work experience. The bachelor’s degree programs include accounting, business management, communication, marketing, and quality management. Also, there are certificate programs in taxation, manufacturing management, and health informatics. The university also offers online minors in accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and communication.
To apply for admission to one of the online programs offered by the University of Minnesota Crookston, students can complete the application online. They must create a guest account by entering their email address and setting up a password. Students must submit high school transcripts; transcripts from previously attended postsecondary institutions, and ACT or SAT test scores. Students are also able to complete a free pre-evaluation offered by the admissions department.
The tuition costs for online courses are $385.77 per credit, with a 13-credit band. The fees are $45.00 per credit. Students enrolled in 13 or more credits will pay approximately $5,015.00 plus the additional fees. The financial aid programs that are available for online programs include grants and scholarships.
The U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of Minnesota Crookston number 49 in its best colleges regional institutions category. The Guide to Online Schools ranked the university in the top 25 of its 2013 Online College Rankings.