March 2023

The percentage of students of color and Native American students at our 18 member institutions accounted for 33 percent of first-year students compared to 32 percent of 2021-22 Minnesota high school graduates. That represents a 15 percentage-point increase over the last decade.

Students of color & Native American student enrollment: 33% first-year students at MPCC member institutions; 32% Minnesota high school graduates

Note:  This figure does not include international students or students for whom race/ethnicity is not reported.
* Source: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates, 2020.