April 2017

Commencement dates, details announced
View the list of 2017 commencement events for traditional undergraduates at our colleges.

Day at the Capitol wraps ups
This spring, 247 student advocates from our colleges participated in Day at the Capitol and met with their hometown legislators to speak up about the impact of need-based financial aid and the benefits of increasing funding for the program.

Graduation rate report
Our four-year graduation rate continues to rank first in the Midwest, higher than the region’s public systems, looking at the latest data in the Council’s graduation rate report released this month.

Report on local economic activities of Minnesota’s private colleges
Our 17 members institutions contributed more than $1.54 billion to Minnesota’s economy in the 2015-16 academic year and collectively were the 13th employer in the state.

Registration for Minnesota Private College Week now open
Students and families can now register for the free event, which runs June 26-30 this year with two sessions offered daily. These introductory visits often serve as a first step to help students discover what they're looking for in a college.

Phillips luncheon held, Eddie Phillips Scholarship expanded
On April 13, the Minnesota Private College Fund celebrated all of the scholarship recipients supported by the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation. Eighteen students are participating in the Phillips Scholars program, and Eddie Phillips Scholarship has expanded from three to 15 students from five campuses.