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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.

St. Olaf students in Quo Vadis

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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April 2013 briefs

April, 2013

Short news items.

Fact

March 2013 fact you can use

March, 2013

The number of State Grant recipients receiving a full award, which is triggered by low family income, continues to grow. In 2009, 18,759 students received a full award, compared to 31,215 in 2011.

State Capitol

Financial aid investments defended

March, 2013

Governor Mark Dayton’s State Grant proposal makes the program fairer by better recognizing students’ actual living costs. It also bases the grants on actual tuition at public two- and four-year institutions.

Mike Steiner with Bill Huyck

Ties with college mentors hold strong for two alums

March, 2013

Bonds that develop between students and college faculty or staff don’t always end on graduation day. Read examples from Carleton and Saint Mary’s where these relationships have turned into friendships.

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March 2013 briefs

March, 2013

Short news items.

Minneapolis

Private colleges rank 11th for number of employees

March, 2013

Employment numbers put Minnesota’s Private Colleges in 11th place in Minnesota for the number of employees, between 3M and HealthPartners.

March 2013 campus news

March, 2013

Latest news highlights from our campuses.

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Mean or median income? It matters.

March, 2013

Just how you measure average income can give a different picture of how families are faring. It matters when it comes to families’ access to higher education.

State Capitol

Six reasons to support new State Grant investments

February, 2013

Let’s count the ways: Six reasons to invest in the State Grant program, as Gov. Dayton has proposed.

Student testifiers

Senate testimony highlights private colleges and State Grant impacts

February, 2013

Learn some private college trivia to test your friends with from what the Senate’s higher ed committee heard this week. Current Augsburg student Ben Yawakie and Carlton alum Jessica Brooks joined in giving testimony.

Bachelor's degree piechart

How bachelor’s degrees shake out in Minnesota

February, 2013

In 2012, 33,510 Minnesotans earned a bachelor’s degree in the state. Where they earned them was divided evenly — about one-third each at private nonprofit colleges, the U of M and MnSCU.

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