August 2021

Students at Black Men's Success Initiative fall retreat
Students at the Black Men's Success Initiative fall retreat

Discover fall visit options at our colleges
Our members institutions are offering a variety of in-person and virtual visit options this fall.

New student cohorts selected for Black Men's Success Initiative programs
Twenty-eight Black men have been identified as new Eddie Phillips Scholars and Ciresi Walburn Scholars, programs that combine funds for students to use to cover tuition costs in their junior and senior years with a set of leadership and personal development opportunities.

Private colleges’ commitment to STEM
STEM education has long been a cornerstone commitment at the institutions represented by the Minnesota Private College Council. Our institutions are significant contributors of bachelor’s degree graduates, awarding 25 percent of STEM degrees in the state. Read a handout that includes many examples of our colleges’ STEM contributions.

New issue of Legislative Update newsletter posted
The latest issue includes an update on the Double Pell campaign and how you can show your support as well as a recap of how the Minnesota State Grant fared during the last legislative session and how advocates got their voices heard at the State Capitol despite pandemic restrictions.

State launches statewide initiative to boost college completion and student outcomes
The new initiative through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education will help first-time student loan borrowers stay on track to complete their degree.