Learn how grants and scholarships help keep private college.
Private colleges are affordable after grants and scholarships are subtracted from the listed tuition. For the 2016-17 academic year, the average “net” tuition for first-year students at our colleges was $14,999 because students received an average of $23,129 in institutional, state and federal grants. After adjusting for inflation, net tuition for first year students was $904 less than it was a decade ago. Find links to our college’s net price calculators.
Learn why reducing economic barriers to higher education is vital to meeting future workforce needs.
By Paul Cerkvenik
To secure Minnesota’s future economic vitality, our state needs to help more students earn postsecondary degrees after high school. We’re facing slowing growth in our workforce, while at the same time the demand for college-educated employees is increasing. Workforce shortages are already here in some fields and will only grow. Our challenges are compounded by Minnesota’s persistent educational attainment gaps — gaps that are tied to income, race and ethnicity.
Discover how our colleges help interested students at community colleges explore transfer options.
Many students at private colleges don’t arrive straight from high school — about one quarter of new students instead come in as transfers, bringing credits they’ve earned at other institutions. Efforts to recruit — and support — transfer students are going strong.
Scholars at the Capitol scheduled for Jan. 23 Students from our colleges will be on hand the morning of Jan. 23 in the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda to talk one-on-one with visitors about recent research efforts during the 2019 Private College Scholars at the Capitol. This is a public event so stop by if you can make it.
Learn how students of color and American Indian students enrollment has increased in the last decade.
In fall 2018, students of color and American Indian students accounted for 27 percent of all undergraduate enrollment, an increase of 129 percent compared to fall 2008, when they accounted for only 15 percent of total enrollment. For nine of our member institutions, they accounted for 20 percent or more of undergraduate enrollment. (For context, last spring students of color and American Indian students graduating from Minnesota high schools accounted for 23 percent of graduates.)