December 2023

Our institutions awarded 46 percent of all master's degrees in the state in 2020-21. In comparison, the University of Minnesota awarded 30 percent and Minnesota State universities 19 percent.

46
%

Share of master’s degrees awarded by Minnesota Private Colleges

30
%

Share of master’s degrees awarded by the University of Minnesota

19
%

Share of master’s degrees awarded by Minnesota State universities

For students of color and Native American students, that number is even higher, with 49 percent earning a master’s degree at our institutions, compared to 31 percent at the University of Minnesota, and 16 percent at Minnesota State universities.