University of Minnesota- The University of Minnesota has very strong computer science and engineering programs housed within its College of Science and Engineering. The school has particularly strong in the prestige of its faculty, and 95% are tenured or tenure-tracked. Nearly 100% of engineering students are within the top 25% of their high school graduating class, and 95% of seniors have jobs or are pursuing graduate work within six months of graduation.

Anoka Technical College- A 2-year, public technical college. This coed college is located in a large town in a suburban setting and is primarily a commuter campus. It offers certificate, diploma and associate degrees.