Learn why employers want liberal arts graduates on staff.
Student who graduate from liberal arts colleges are set to succeed. In fact, 75 percent of our graduates are employed within a year of earning their bachelor’s degree; another 16 percent are pursuing additional education and four percent are doing volunteer service (such as Peace Corps or mission work).
Learn how bachelor’s degrees trigger financial benefits for graduates and the state’s economy as well.
It’s commencement season at private nonprofit colleges across the state; it started in April at Augsburg University and ends in June at Carleton College. As students gather with their families for these ceremonies, they mark the significance of this threshold moment — and leave as graduates.
Learn why employers want the knowledge and skills that graduates from our colleges possess.
You’re likely heard the worry about whether students who graduate from liberal arts colleges get jobs. So you’ll be glad to learn then that 75 percent of our graduates are employed within a year of earning their bachelor’s degree. Another 16 percent are pursuing additional education while four percent are doing volunteer service (such as Peace Corps or mission work).
Explore how the Minneapolis College of Art and Design helps its students leverage their talents to prepare for the business of art.
In the ongoing effort to equip students with soft skills employers are looking for, Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s Arts Entrepreneurship department is preparing students for the business of art.
Find out which key skill sets today’s hiring managers want to see in new college graduates.
Ask employers what they seek in new hires and “soft skills” rise to the top. Yes, it is a squishy buzz word but it covers a lot of what matters, including communication, teamwork, creativity and problem solving. For the new grads from our colleges, this is good news — they can show that they’ve got what today’s hiring managers want.
Use online interactive tools to visualize the path from majors to careers.
There is a common narrative that going to a liberal arts college leads to a worthless degree because grads can’t get jobs, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that career options are almost limitless. Here are two interactive tools that help visualize this:
Learn how many nursing bachelor’s and master’s degrees are awarded by Minnesota private colleges.
Our colleges awarded 30 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in Minnesota during the 2016-17 academic year. When just looking at nursing degrees, that number is much higher — with our colleges awarding 44 percent of all nursing bachelor’s degrees in Minnesota. What’s more, they also awarded 48 percent of all nursing master’s degrees too.