Events & News

Encourage campus visits with Minnesota Private College Week

February, 2014

Consider encouraging your sophomores and juniors and their parents to include campus visits in their summer plans during Minnesota Private College Week, running June 23-27, 2014.

Worth reading

February, 2014

Here are some recent articles that we think are worthwhile.

Counselor breakfast coming to northeast metro

February, 2014

Plans are underway for a counselor breakfast in the Twin Cities in late April.

ACT conference on Feb. 14

February, 2014

Redefining Readiness, a conference for educators hosted by the Minnesota ACT State Organization, will address education strategies, colleagues' best practices, and ACT's latest research, programs and services.

Plain talk about net price calculators

February, 2014

Net price calculators enable families to get an estimate of what they would pay at an institution long before they receive an official notification of their financial aid award.

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January 2014 fact you can use

January, 2014

Enrollment at MPCC member institutions was more stable between the 2012 and 2013 academic years than estimated enrollment at the public systems or for-profits. (We gained 0.3%, compared to an estimated drop of 0.5% at the U of M, a drop of 2.3% at MnSCU four-years, a drop of 5% at MnSCU two-years and a drop of 18% at for-profits.) View the latest Annual Enrollment Report for more facts.

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Road to Sochi

January, 2014

Two athletes from our colleges with Olympic goals share their stories — one earned a spot on the Swiss women’s hockey team and the other’s curling quest fell short.

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January 2014 campus news

January, 2014

Latest news highlights from our campuses.

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Enrollment of students of color grows at private colleges

January, 2014

The number of undergraduate students of color enrolled this past fall at Minnesota’s Private Colleges increased 4.7%.

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January 2014 briefs

January, 2014

Short news items.

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Campus news 2014 preview

January, 2014

Find out what changes, big happenings and events are slated at our campuses this year.

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Oh baby, it’s cold outside

December, 2013

Winter weather in Minnesota can be a factor in attracting students from warmer climates. Find out how admission offices talk about our winters when recruiting.

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Minnesota privates lead in graduation rates

December, 2013

Our institutions have long been leaders in graduating students in four years. In fact, among nonprofits, our colleges rank in the top few states nationwide.

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Campus news in review

December, 2013

A lot happened at our 17 campuses in 2013. As the year draws to a close, here is a sampling of top campus news items from the year.

Fact you can use

December 2013 fact you can use

December, 2013

The inflation-adjusted net price for low- and middle-income first-year students in 2011-12 (the most recent year for which data are available) was 28.6% lower than in 2007-08. For more detail, see the recent Research Brief, Financial Aid & the Public-Private Partnership: How it works at Minnesota’s Private Colleges.

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