March 2011 briefs
- Federal grants totaling more than $1 million were awarded to Minnesota higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations to support improved K-12 instruction. Of the 19 grants, Hamline University and Macalester College each received two awards and The College of St. Scholastica and Augsburg College each received one award.
- The admission directors at Minnesota's Private Colleges will host an informational breakfast for high school counselors on April 18 in Maple Grove. Admission staff will provide updates on what is going on at our 17 institutions.
- The Minnesota Private College Career Consortium (a collaboration of our 17 institutions' career offices) hosts its first Virtual Career Fair, May 3-4. Our students and alumni are invited to participate, as are employers. Visit the website for more information and to register.
- Research has shown that low-income students in the U.S. do not enroll in or complete college at the same rate as their higher-income peers. A new report by the Research Foundation shows that when grant aid is high (resulting in lower tuition), enrollment of low-income students increases.