April 2020

COVID-19 updates and resources added to Council website
The page provides links to our colleges’ COVID-19 responses, updates from the Council and links to other relevant resources.  

More private colleges go test optional
By mid-April, seven additional member institutions announced test-optional policies, in terms of admission policies no longer requiring students to submit ACT or SAT scores. 

Minnesota Private College Week canceled, but online tours available
The annual June event has been canceled for 2020, but will return next year. Until campuses are open again for visitors, students and families can start exploring their options online.

Council graduation rate report now available
The graduation rate report shares comparisons to other sectors in Minnesota as well as nationwide averages. Our four-year graduation rate is the second highest in the nation, coming in just behind the graduation rate for nonprofit colleges and universities in Rhode Island.

Two private college alums honored with awards from Minnesota Campus Compact
State Rep. Samantha Vang (40B), Gustavus Adolphus College’ 16, and Jennifer Tacheny, College of Saint Benedict’ 95, were recognized with the new engaged campus Alumni Leadership Awards along with other new engaged campus award winners. 

Private college recipients of the Minnesota Campus Compact President’s Award
A large crop of private college students, faculty, staff and partners were honored this year. Review the full list at the above link.