The Minnesota Private College Council provides the Legislature and the state with research-based information used in decision-making. Our research, data-sharing and analysis:

  • Support the collaboration and success of private colleges and universities in Minnesota and nationally
  • Examine the contributions of higher education to society and foster the advancement of learning more generally
  • Study state and national higher education issues, policies and needs, including the solicitation of external support for collaborative research

Research staff also administer institutional surveys, monitor demographic trends and economic conditions in the state and, at the direction of the board, undertake major research initiatives and reports.

The facts

Find the latest facts about our students, degrees, diversity, access and more.

Research newsletter stories

Most months our newsletter contains a story about new research findings. See the recent stories.

Research briefs

This series of research-based briefs is prepared for Minnesota Private College Council members and other interested parties.

Reports & presentations

Research data about our 17 institutions and relevant research from other sources.

Research staff

Contact information and bios for research staff.