Events & News

August 2013 fact you can use

August, 2013

In 2012-13, 28% of Minnesota, full-time dependent undergraduates at our colleges came from families with incomes of less than $50,000. (Updated Sept. 2014)

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Social media arms grads for job hunt

June, 2013

Colleges are now using social media to bring students into career offices, helping them network and even offering LinkedIn training.

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June 2013 campus news

June, 2013

Latest news highlights from our campuses.

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June 2013 briefs

June, 2013

Short news items.

Fact you can use

June 2013 fact you can use

June, 2013

The graduation rate of Minnesota’s nonprofit colleges (66% of students graduate in four years) is the highest in the Midwest — higher than the region’s public systems and among the top five nationally for nonprofit colleges.

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Financial aid keeps net costs flat at private colleges

June, 2013

When you look at average net tuition costs at private colleges in Minnesota, the trend has been that actual prices have not changed much at all.

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Take an art tour on college campuses

June, 2013

Beautiful and public works of art abound on several private college campuses. View a slideshow of some of the stars.

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Good news for financial aid and college students

May, 2013

Higher education spending will increase by $250 million in the next two-year budget, including increased investments in the State Grant program.

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Private colleges lead in 4-year chemistry and physics degrees

May, 2013

Our 17 institutions grant 28% of all four-year degrees in Minnesota, but that percentage jumps to 48% when it comes to physical science degrees. St. Olaf and Carleton experts weigh in.

May 2013 briefs

May, 2013

Short news items

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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.

May 2013 fact you can use

May, 2013

It would cost the state of Minnesota more than $260 million each year in institutional subsidies if private colleges didn't exist and our undergraduates enrolled instead in public institutions.

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.

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