November 2018

Although students at our 17 member institutions represent 30 percent of all baccalaureate graduates in the Minnesota, they benefit from a small share — just 3 percent — of public higher education spending.

If private colleges didn’t exist and our students enrolled instead in public institutions, it would cost the state of Minnesota more than $348 million each year in additional institutional subsidies.

Minnesota higher education spending fiscal year 2017

Source: Minnesota Private College Council analysis of data provided by the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget and Minnesota Office of Higher Education.