May 2019
Harry Griffin

Each year, more than 10,700 college students come to Minnesota to earn a degree at a private college. And many of them stay. Harry Griffin is an excellent example. Originally from Alabama, Harry came to Minnesota to attend The College of St. Scholastica and was sold on staying after earning his bachelor’s. "I decided to stay in Minnesota because of the variety of job opportunities that are available throughout the state," he said. Read about Harry and four other alums who chose to make Minnesota home after graduation.

Or learn about two young new legislators — Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn of Eden Prairie and Dan Wolgamott of St. Cloud, both of whom came from out-of-state to attend Minnesota private colleges. Find out how their years in Minnesota private colleges influenced their current political careers.