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).
Read how perseverance and the unexpected shaped the career trajectories of six recent alums.
Discovery — of self, of interests, of direction — is at the core of higher education, especially at liberal arts colleges where it’s not only encouraged but woven throughout. This month we’re happy to share the stories of several alums who embraced this opportunity to chart their own paths.
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.
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:
Read how Concordia College’s Ellie Butler benefited from a mentor — and then became one herself.
Ellie Butler remembers how beginning college felt tough at times. She moved from her hometown of Grand Forks to Moorhead to attend Concordia College, leaving behind people and places she knew so well. In some ways starting college meant starting over.
Students from 15 of our colleges and universities participated in the 2016 Scholars Showcase, which celebrates students’ scholarship and the efforts of their faculty advisors.
The 13th annual Minnesota Private College Scholars Showcase took place on March 10 at the newly opened Minnesota Senate Building. Students from 15 colleges and universities participated in the event. The Scholars Showcase celebrates students’ scholarship and the efforts of their faculty advisors. The students had opportunities to talk about their research with several legislators and other visitors.