October 2018

Schedule your own campus visits
Although the larger fall campus visit events are beginning to wrap up, families always have the option to schedule individual visits.

First-year enrollment increases
This fall 8,955 first-year students enrolled at Minnesota Private Colleges. The number of students in the class of ’22 is 4 percent larger than it was the previous year.

Counselors' Breakfast scheduled for Nov. 15 in St. Cloud
This free informational session is for high school counselors and others who work with students on college planning. Admissions staff from our member institutions share updates on what is going on at their institutions and answer questions.

Find colleges offering specific programs of study
Our online College Finder has been updated with majors, minors and concentrations offered during the 2018-19 academic year. Or search for athletic programs or clubs and activities in the arts.

Latest parent e-newsletter available
The fall issue of The Bridge: Parent News, the Council’s e-newsletter for parents of middle and high school students, is now available. Past issues along with a sign up to receive the newsletter by email can be found at the above link.

Students interested in transferring invited to Nov. 12 campus visits
Many private colleges are hosting Transfer Campus Visits on Nov. 12 when community colleges are closed for Veteran’s Day. Visits will include time to talk to admission staff and see what campus life is like.

Midwestern Higher Education Compact names Susan Heegaard as next president
Susan Heegaard has extensive experience including as senior consultant for HCM Strategists and the Lumina Foundation Strategy Labs, the former leader of Minnesota’s higher education agency and government relations director at the Minnesota Private College Council.

Registration open for Racial Justice Leadership Institute for higher ed and K-12 staff
Teams of higher education and K-12 staff are invited to apply by Nov. 15 for the Racial Justice Leadership Institute session on Feb. 25. The event is sponsored by the Bush Foundation, the Minnesota Private College Council and the Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative.