Impact of the Minnesota State Grant
Minnesota students receive the State Grant
average State Grant award at four-year institutions
State Grant recipients’ families earning less than $40,000
State impact of our colleges
share of Minnesota baccalaureate degrees we award
number of our alumni living across the state
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.
State legislative session
Find out about the Council's legislative request to Governor Walz and the 2023 Minnesota Legislature.
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
Find a list of students representing our private college and universities.
Reports & policy briefs
Explore research data and analysis about our 18 member institutions.
Policy & research contacts
Find Council staff and contacts at our colleges to answer policy or research questions.