Learn how many bachelor’s degrees are awarded by our colleges compared to the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State.
In the 2017‐18 academic year, our member institutions awarded 9,788 bachelor’s degrees. That’s 30 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in the state, compared to 33 percent at Minnesota State universities and another 33 percent at the University of Minnesota. What’s more, our members awarded a higher share of bachelor’s degrees in several key areas:
Learn about the collective impact our member institutions have on the state of Minnesota.
Each of the 17 private nonprofit institutions that make up the Minnesota Private College Council is unique. They are different in numerous ways, from their locations to the majors they offer to the students they serve. Yet there is a lot to say about our collective impact.
Discover how our students are working research and hands-on learning into their summers.
As summer starts, students continue their learning on and off campus. Whether it’s research with faculty members or hands-on learning in the community, summer learning is important for students in their academic life as well as when they enter the workforce.
Learn how this partnership fostered and strengthened the research efforts of senior Rachel Nelson.
The collaboration between faculty and students is at the core of liberal arts education at Minnesota private colleges. College of Saint Benedict senior Rachel Nelson wanted to research whether there were physiological changes to Division III cross-country student athletes over a season, but knew she’d have to get started early.
Discover how our colleges keep the focus on the student.
Whether it’s NCAA Division II and Division III, our colleges and universities never lose sight of the “student” in “student athlete” and help students maintain a healthy balance between those two competing pursuits. For those students looking for something outside varsity athletics, club sports offer another way for students to compete against different colleges.
Learn how additional years of college can balloon your college costs.
When comparing college costs, it’s important to also factor in how long it will likely take to earn a degree. Although no one plans on taking more than four years to graduate, the reality is that many student do — paying more years of tuition and losing out on income because they’re starting their careers later.
Discover how Macalester College has changed its library by rethinking both space and function.
Libraries have always been at the heart of Minnesota private colleges, but the library of today looks very different than the stacks of decades past. Macalester College has embraced the changing nature of the college library and hasn’t been afraid to rethink its space and function.