March 2023

Counselors' Breakfast scheduled for May 9 in Minnetonka
Those working with students on college planning are invited to a free informational breakfast to ask questions and learn what’s happening at our colleges. Both the event and parking are free.

Find summer enrichment programs
To help busy parents, the Council had compiled a list of summer offerings hosted by our 18 members.

Minnesota Private Colleges Week scheduled for June 26-30
The annual, multi-day visit event returns in June with introductory visit sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A PDF of all the sessions offered is now posted to help with planning. Registration opens on May 1.

Spring issue of parent newsletter now available
A new issue of The Bridge: Parent News, our college planning e-newsletter for parents of a middle or high school student, is now online. Share this useful resource with parents you might know — or sign up yourself!

Reports on degree granted in 2020-21
The Council’s reports on bachelor’s and graduate degrees granted in 2020-21 to students attending a Minnesota college or university are now available.

Graduation rate report released
The report examines graduation rates for the fall 2015 first-time, full-time cohort at our member institutions compared to other sectors in Minnesota and nationwide averages.

Report on 2021 graduation outcomes by Pell status available
Using federal data, this Council report provides four-year rates on bachelor’s degrees earned at our member institutions by students who were and were not Pell Grant recipients.

Minnesota Private College Fund thanks donors
Donors gave $1,959,702 to the Fund in the last fiscal year. The list of donors and 2022 financials are now posted.