The Minnesota Private College Council represents 18 private nonprofit institutions enrolling nearly 40,000 undergraduates. While our institutions are private, they serve a public purpose — to meet the needs of our state and its residents. As policymakers look to address the state’s workforce challenges, our 18 nonprofit private colleges and universities play an essential role.


Explore the wide variety of students who enroll at our colleges.


Discover the share of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded by or colleges.

Academic excellence

Explore how our colleges help students succeed in their goals.

Access & affordability

Discover how financial aid helps students from all income levels attend our colleges.


Find out more about who attends and graduates from our colleges.

Minnesota impact

Find out how our colleges contribute to the state's workforce and economy.