In 1895, the Minnesota Legislature created the Normal School at Duluth. In 1921, the institution became the Duluth State Teachers College, and in 1947 it became a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota. In 1948, ground was broken for the first building of the new campus and a building boom ensued to accommodate GIs returning from World War II. Today, the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a comprehensive regional university that consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities. Providing an alternative to both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges, UMD attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.
UMD offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates from the following schools and colleges:
- College of Education and Human Service Professions
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Pharmacy, Duluth
- Continuing Education
- Graduate School
- Labovitz School of Business and Economics
- Medical School Duluth
- School of Fine Arts
- Swenson College of Science and Engineering
The Online Learning department of UMD offers select bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fully online and hybrid programs. Online certificate programs are also available.
Accreditation & Licensing
University of Minnesota-Duluth is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)