Impact of the Minnesota State Grant

1 in 4

Minnesota students who receive the State Grant

>$
4
k

average State Grant award at four-year institutions

68
%

State Grant recipients’ families earning less than $50,000

State impact of our colleges

30
%

share of Minnesota baccalaureate degrees we award

300
k

number of our alumni living across the state

72
%

Share of our recent graduates who stayed in Minnesota

The Council provides the Legislature and the state with research-based information used in decision-making. Our research, data-sharing and analysis:

  • Support the collaboration and success of private colleges and universities in Minnesota and nationally
  • Examine the contributions of higher education to society and foster the advancement of learning more generally
  • Study state and national higher education issues, policies and needs, including the solicitation of external support for collaborative research

Our research staff also administer institutional surveys, monitor demographic trends and economic conditions in the state and, at the direction of the board, undertake major research initiatives and reports.

Collective impact of our colleges

Find the latest facts about our students and colleges and their impact on Minnesota.

Minnesota State Grant: Why it matters

Explore how the program helps students from low- and middle-income families.

Advocating for student aid

Find ways to speak up for college students and the financial aid they depend on.

Minnesota Association of Private College Students

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Reports & policy briefs

Explore research data and analysis about our 17 member institutions.

Policy & research contacts

Find Council staff and contacts at our colleges to answer policy or research questions.