The largest universities in the U.S. state of Minnesota are the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota State University-Mankato, University of Saint Thomas, University of Minnesota-Duluth, among others.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC) is among the largest public research universities in the nation, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.

Established in 1869, St. Cloud State University has grown into the largest campus in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system and the second biggest public university in the state. It is located about an hour northwest of Minneapolis along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River.

Minnesota State University, Mankato is the largest post-secondary institution in southern Minnesota. It offers a wide range of programs through the following academic colleges: Allied Health and Nursing; Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; Science, Engineering and Technology; and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Several of the programs, or portions of them, are also offered through various College of Extended Learning venues.

The University of St. Thomas is the state's largest independent university, the state's 16th-largest nonprofit organization, the state's largest nonprofit organization outside field of health care (Source:"Star Tribune Nonprofit 100," December 2004).

The University of Minnesota Duluth is the second-largest campus of the University of Minnesota system. It is a comprehensive regional university whose mission includes research and discovery, teaching and learning, and outreach and public service.

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