Minnesota State consists of 30 state colleges and 7 state universities with 54 campuses across the state and educates more than 350,000 students each year. In fact, 65% of Minnesota resident students are pursuing an undergraduate credential at a Minnesota State college or university and job placement in a related field of study is over 87%. Minnesota State has the people, places, and programs to help you succeed, including:

Are you contemplating college, but undecided on which Minnesota State major to claim because you want to first figure out what career to pursue? 

Among other things, our CAREERwise resource provides current information on job outlooks, descriptions, and wages.  You can also find resources specifically for Adult Learners.   

Continuing Education
Maybe you already have a degree or career, but want to learn a new skill or work toward your next promotion?

Through our colleges and universities at Minnesota State, you can take affordable, short-term, non-credit courses or workshops.

Career Centers
Looking for work, an internship or apprenticeship? Perhaps you need help or information to discover what careers are right for you?

Each Minnesota State college and university has a career center, where you can find career counselors, job postings of local employers, and more.

Regional Careers in Demand

Learn more about what it takes to live and work in each Minnesota region.

Minnesota Regions


Each of these industries offers high pay, in-demand careers. Research career options, learn about the skills and training needed, and find jobs.

GPS LifePlan

GPS LifePlan helps students set goals and design plans for their future success.

Goals + Plans = Success