Impact of the Minnesota State Grant

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Minnesota students receive the State Grant


average State Grant award at four-year institutions


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

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.

Advocating for student aid

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

Council of Student Government Presidents

Find a list of student presidents representing our private college and universities.

Minnesota Association of Private College Students

Find a list of students representing our private college and universities.

State legislative session

Find out about the Council's legislative request to Governor Walz and the 2024 Minnesota Legislature.

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.