Events & News

Mike Cogan

Q&A: Colleges measure up

May, 2013

University of St. Thomas administrator Mike Cogan sums up the ins and outs of measuring quality and outcomes in higher education.

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May 2013 campus news

May, 2013

Short campus news items

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Behind the scenes at commencement

May, 2013

A lot of planning goes into a commencement ceremony, but one thing is for certain — there will be surprises. Read about tales from three of our colleges.

New College Guides are in the mail

Counselor News
May, 2013

The 2013 College Guide is hot off the press and on its way to counselors. It includes general information about Minnesota's Private Colleges as well as individual college profile pages and a grid showing majors offered at our colleges. Download or order additional copies.

Mixing it up at the counselor’s breakfast

Counselor News
May, 2013

At the April 23 breakfast event in Apple Valley, a new “round-robin” format gave counselors an opportunity to meet with admission representatives in small groups.

State Grant update

Counselor News
May, 2013

New investments in Minnesota college students through need-based financial aid are a focus for both the Dayton administration and the state Senate, both of which provide as much new money for the State Grant program ($80 million) as they provide for each of the public systems.

Spread the word about Minnesota Private College Week

Counselor News
May, 2013

Before the end of the school year, encourage your students and their parents to include campus visits in their summer plans during Minnesota Private College Week, running June 24-28.

Top suggestions for rising juniors and seniors

Counselor News
May, 2013

Summer can be a good time for students to think about their futures, including college plans. Here are a few ideas we’d offer, that you should feel free to pass along to your rising juniors and seniors.

Worth reading

Counselor News
May, 2013

Here are some recent articles or resources that you might find useful.

State Capitol

House and Senate lay their cards down on higher ed funding

April, 2013

It will now be up to the House and Senate and the governor to come to some agreement on a higher ed budget that can be passed and signed by the governor. See how the proposed budgets compare.

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State Grants and part-time students: What already works

April, 2013

This year some advocates are suggesting that Minnesota’s State Grant program discriminates against part-time students. The facts don’t support these claims; here is some background about how grants are currently awarded and the public policy principles that should guide policymakers.

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April 2013 briefs

April, 2013

Short news items.

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Majors, schmajors: Helping students choose

April, 2013

Before students choose a specialty or vocation, it’s a good idea to get to know themselves and the world. Find out how that happened for two of our students.

Fact you can use

April 2013 fact you can use

April, 2013

Private colleges are focused on staying affordable, as demonstrated by the latest data for net tuition, which is the amount families pay after institutional and government aid are factored in. The average net tuition has generally been flat at Minnesota’s Private Colleges over the last eight years. Looking at the period between 2007-08 and 2011-12, which is the most recent year available, net tuition fell 4%. View chart

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April 2013 campus news

April, 2013

Latest news highlights from our campuses.

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