August 2018

Visit campus this fall
The schedule of fall campus visit events for prospective students has been added to the Council website.

Transfer Days scheduled
Beginning in September, transfer representatives from some of our colleges will stop by several community colleges in the Twin Cities area to answer questions about how to transfer to a Minnesota private college. Community college students do not need to register to attend.

New president welcomed at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
On Jul. 9, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota welcomed its 14th president, The Rev. James P. Burns who most recently served as the dean of the Woods College of Advancing Studies and Summer Session at Boston College.

Six Minnesota private colleges encouraging dialogue tied to Constitution Day
Carleton College, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Catherine University, College of Saint Benedict, Saint John’s University and St. Olaf College will each hold civic dialogue events on Sept. 17 to mark Constitution Day. Public institutions are taking part as well; the effort is being coordinated by Minnesota Campus Compact.

New leadership scholarship program launched for African-American men
The Ciresi Walburn Scholars program supports 12 young African-American men who graduated from Minnesota high schools and who are starting their junior year at Augsburg University and the University of St. Thomas. The program involves career experiences, financial support and mentoring that will help the men graduate ready to launch their post-baccalaureate careers.

Report on the origin of transfer students
The report examines where students who transfer into our member colleges previously enrolled, with findings broken down by institutional sector for both in-state and out-of-state transfer students, the type of program students transfer into (traditional and non-traditional) and the terms of transfer.

Number of Minnesota Pell Grant recipients
The Council has updated its report on the number of Minnesota Pell Grant recipients, which includes Pell recipients as a percent of undergraduate enrollment by sector.

New policy fact sheets available
The Council recently released fact sheets on the value of the bachelor’s degree — Bachelor's degrees matter: Educating Minnesota's future workforce — and the need for more investment in the Minnesota State Grant program —Make college more affordable: Invest directly in Minnesota's students. Both can be downloaded from our website.