January 2016 briefs from the Council
Job and Internship Fair, Feb. 17-18
In its 39th year, the annual Job and Internship Fair is attended by over 2,000 students from our member institutions and allows undergraduates to meet and interview with about 200 employers. The fair is limited to our colleges’ undergrads and organized by the career services offices.
Over the last decade, total MPCC member institution enrollment has held steady while growing increasingly more diverse. Students of color now account for more than 20 percent of enrollment. For more on enrollment changes, see the Council’s annual enrollment report released this month.
Graduation rate report
Our four-year graduation rate continues to rank first in the Midwest, higher than the region’s public systems as well as the other Midwestern states’ nonprofit colleges, looking at the latest data in the Council’s graduation rate report released this month.
Minnesota private college student leaders to hold conference
Minnesota Association of Private College Students is holding a one-day conference — Developing Approaches to Campus Activism — on Feb. 13 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul for student leaders at MPCC member colleges. The focus is learning how to address campus activism, improve student government practices and advocate for private college education. Higher Education Commissioner Larry Pogemiller will speak.