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The University of Minnesota Crookston (U of M Crookston) is a public, baccalaureate, coeducational institution, and a statewide campus of the University of Minnesota System.

As an accredited four-year, public university with an enrollment of more than 1,500 students (approximately 600 on-campus and 900 online), U of M Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota. Always affiliated with the University of Minnesota, the campus was first established in 1906 as a residential high school, the Northwest School of Agriculture. The campus opened its doors as an institution of higher learning in 1966, and began offering baccalaureate degree programs in 1993.

The Crookston campus is located at the northern edge of Crookston, Minnesota, the campus is comprised of 41 buildings on 108 acres (237 acres including the University of Minnesota Northwest Research and Outreach Center adjacent on the east.)


Accreditation is a process of reviewing the quality of higher education institutions. The University of Minnesota Crookston is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


Higher Learning Commission
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation which is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

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Degrees at U of M Crookston

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Bachelor in an Applied Field (B.A.H., B.M.M.)

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Year/Student TypeFall 2023
Degree Seeking*1,650 students
(1,120 full-time, 530 part-time)
Non-Degree**868 Students

Additional Enrollment Information

*Degree seeking students are full or part-time students who are actively working to fulfill degree requirements. Full-time students are those carrying at least 12 credits per semester.
**Non-degree students include College in the High School students, post-secondary enrollment option students, adult special students, and other general education students not officially enrolled in a degree program at U of M Crookston. Many of these students are enrolled in less than six credits, often taught off-campus.

Academic Term

  • Calendar: semester-based
  • Academic terms include:
    • Fall Semester (begins in late August, ends in December)
    • Spring Semester (begins in January, ends in early May)
    • May Term (three-week session in May)
    • Summer Session (eight-week session in June-July)
  • Commencement: early May

Additional Campus Info

Disclosure of Institutional Information

In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, the University of Minnesota Crookston is pleased to provide the following institutional information upon request: 

  • Graduation rates
  • Athletes graduation rates
  • Campus crime statistics and institutional security policies<
  • Requirements and procedures for withdrawing from the Institution
  • Cost of attendance
  • Refund policy and summary of requirements for return of Title IV grants or loans
  • Current academic programs
  • Names of accrediting associations and agencies
  • Description of special facilities and services for disabled students
  • Policy on enrollment in study abroad programs.
  • Annual notification required by Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations
  • Financial assistance available and eligibility criteria
  • Athletic participation and EADA report/data

Informational requests may be directed to:
Office of the Registrar
Hill Hall 7
University of Minnesota
Crookston, MN 56716