Explore how our colleges incorporate an entrepreneurial mindset on campus —from maker spaces to innovation labs to competitions to majors and minors.
When you think of entrepreneurship you probably start with Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk. But the liberal arts — and Minnesota Private Colleges — should come to mind as well.
Entrepreneurial studies is a growing field in higher education and that’s certainly true for Minnesota Private Colleges. From maker spaces to institutes for entrepreneurial studies to innovation labs, each college has its own take on entrepreneurship.
Learn what percentage of bachelor’s degrees in STEM disciplines are awarded by our colleges compared to the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State.
In academic year 2017-18, women earned 49 percent of bachelor’s degrees in STEM disciplines* at our 17 member institutions. That compares with 37 percent at the University of Minnesota and 34 percent at Minnesota State universities.
*STEM fields include biological and biomedical sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering, engineering technologies and engineering‐related fields, mathematics and statistics, natural resources and conservation, and physical sciences.
Explore how six younger alums balanced staying the course and running with the unexpected.
After college graduation, the path to a career may be clear and linear — a direct route to an identified end goal. But many times, it’s more of a winding path where people need to seize new opportunities as they present themselves. We recently featured several younger alums who balanced staying the course and running with the unexpected.
Find out how our colleges prepare undergrads for success in their pursuit of an advanced degree.
Many students are looking to enter the workforce after college, but others will continue their education. Minnesota Private Colleges prepare undergrads for success in their pursuit of an advanced degree – including by getting a jumpstart on research, often offering opportunities to students as early as their first year.
Explore stories of younger alums who knew when to stay the course and when to run with the unexpected.
Sometimes the career path after graduation flies like an arrow — a direct route to an identified end goal. Other times, it’s more like a meandering river that twists and turns as new opportunities present themselves. And it’s not uncommon for it to be a little of both. This month we’re happy to share story excerpts of several younger alums who knew when to stay the course and when to run with the unexpected.
Learn why a bachelor’s degree remains the surest pathway to economic security and a middle-class income.
Minnesota needs more people to earn degrees after high school — including associate degrees and vocational certificates. But in today’s economy, the post-secondary degree option that remains the surest pathway to economic security and a middle-class income is a bachelor’s degree.
Discover why employers seek out graduates from our colleges and the key skills graduates need to cultivate to succeed.
From technical to social-emotional, employers are looking for a wide variety of skills in their potential new hires. These employers continue to rely on graduates from private nonprofit liberal arts colleges knowing they have the skills needed to succeed.
Read how the Minnesota private college experience prepared alums Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn and Dan Wolgamott for public service.
Last year, with all 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives up for grabs, Democrats managed to upset the former Republican majority, winning 75 seats to their 59.
Among those Democrats were two young new legislators, both of whom attended Minnesota private colleges — Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn of Eden Prairie and Dan Wolgamott of St. Cloud.
We caught up with the duo just as the legislative session was beginning in February, to find out a little about them and how their years in Minnesota private colleges influenced their current political careers.
Learn how graduates benefit financially from a degree and how that helps Minnesota’s economy.
There’s a great deal of talk in the media about whether getting college degree is worth it, but employers rarely question its value — quite the opposite. That results in a financial benefit for graduates and, ultimately, for the state as a whole. Read our recent article on the topic.