Events & News

Counselor breakfast, April 23

Counselor News
February, 2013

Plan to attend our free morning event Tuesday, April 23, 7:45-9:45 a.m. at the GrandStay Hotel and Conference Center in Apple Valley.

Upcoming visit events

Counselor News
February, 2013

Many of our campuses host special winter and spring events and tours for high school juniors and seniors, including over President’s Day, Feb. 18.

February checklist for seniors

Counselor News
February, 2013

Here are a few suggestions for what seniors should be doing right now.

Governor aims to boost financial aid for college students

Legislative Update
January, 2013

Gov. Mark Dayton put an unprecedented priority on increasing need-based financial aid for college students in the budget he proposed on Feb. 22. He recommended a 25% increase in funding for the State Grant program.

State Grant fact

Legislative Update
January, 2013

What you can do: Flag this issue for others

Legislative Update
January, 2013

If you care about students being able to afford college, here are a few steps to consider.

January 2013 fact you can use

January, 2013

Minnesota Private College Council member institutions awarded 28% of all bachelor’s degrees in the state in 2011-12. This compares to 33% from MnSCU four-year institutions and 31% from the University of Minnesota. Our percentages are higher for specific areas of study: physical sciences (48%), math and statistics (42%), health  professions (37%) biological sciences (35%) and foreign languages (34%). View our reports on degrees granted, including master's degrees.

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Data help make the case for need-based aid

January, 2013

When the goal is to increase the number of Minnesotans who earn a college degree, need-based grant aid has a powerful impact. Research data make a strong case for why Minnesota’s State Grant program is so worthwhile.

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January 2013 briefs

January, 2013

Short news items.

State Capitol

Council urges targeted higher ed investments

January, 2013

Helping more low- and middle-income students earn a college degree requires that scarce state resources be targeted where they are most effective. That’s why the Council is urging policymakers to expand the impact of the State Grant program.

January 2013 campus news

January, 2013

Latest news highlights from our campuses.

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Physician assistant programs grow, face bottlenecks

January, 2013

Physician assistants are expected to help with what ails health care in the years ahead. But for Minnesota’s growing number of  programs — all at private colleges — lining up clinical settings can be a challenge.

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December 2012 campus news

December, 2012

Latest news highlights from our campuses.

State Capitol

Business and civic groups help shape Minnesota higher ed policy

December, 2012

As we head into the 2013 legislative session, four groups have come up with ideas on higher ed.

Fact you can use

December 2012 fact you can use

December, 2012

At Minnesota’s Private Colleges in fall 2012, 18.3% of new freshmen, 19.1% of all new entering students and 21.5% of new transfer students were students of color.

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