How bachelor’s degrees shake out in Minnesota
In 2012, 33,510 Minnesotans earned bachelor’s degrees in the state. Minnesota Private College Council (MPCC) institutions granted 28% of the degrees, the University of Minnesota granted 31% and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) four-year schools awarded 33%. (When other not-for-profits are added in, the nonprofit college share reaches 32%.)
So just what degrees did they earn? Business/Management/Marketing was by far the most popular with 6,485 degrees. Education degrees took a distant second at 2,708.
The story at Minnesota’s Private Colleges
While MPCC members awarded 28% of bachelor’s degrees overall, in many disciplines our share of degrees was much higher. For example, our institutions awarded 48% of physical sciences degrees, 44% of history degrees, 42% of math and statistics degrees and 42% of nursing degrees.
Other interesting facts about Minnesota’s bachelor’s degrees:
- 57% of all bachelor’s degrees were earned by women.
- Top degrees for women were in business, health professions, education, psychology and biology.
- Top degrees for men were in business, social sciences, engineering, biology and visual and performing arts.
- Of all bachelor’s degrees earned by students of color, 26% were from MPCC members compared to 36% at the University of Minnesota and 29% at MnSCU four‐year institutions.
For more information about bachelor’s and graduate degrees in Minnesota, view our degrees reports.