Graduate and professional schools attracted 20% of those who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2013 at our private nonprofit institutions. Heath care was the most popular field for those continuing their educations within one year of graduation.
84% of first-year students at our colleges apply for financial aid by filing a FAFSA. For those first-year students applying for financial aid, median family income is $89,000. That means half have incomes above $89,000; half have incomes below.
Minnesota’s Private Colleges serve more than 5,000 “non-traditional” students, meaning they’re not coming straight out of high school, instead they’ve often been working or in the military. Non-traditional students who are older than 25 make up 14% of our undergraduate enrollment.
The number of undergraduate students of color enrolled this past fall at Minnesota’s Private Colleges increased 4.7% over the previous year. This continues a long-term trend of increasing diversity at our campuses.
Almost three-quarters of institutional aid at Minnesota’s private nonprofit colleges helps meet the financial need of students. And the size of the grants and scholarships is significantly larger than the national average.