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Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2020
It is often thought that college undergraduates are young, recent high school graduates. Overall, this is the norm -- last year, roughly 70 percent of undergraduates eligible for the State Grant were dependent students, meaning they were dependent on a parent for financial support. However, nearly 30 percent of undergraduates who were eligible for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Parents, Child Rearing, Adult Students
Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2020
This guide presents what Minnesota has to offer for higher education. With two-year and four-year public and private institutions as well as accredited cosmetology and specialized trade schools, the profiles found in the beginning of the guide get right to the facts on tuition, fees, class sizes and required exams. The program grid, found in the…
Descriptors: College Choice, College Programs, Profiles, Institutional Characteristics
Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2020
Financial aid has helped millions of students pay for their education beyond high school. This document provides information about federal and Minnesota financial aid programs, including the following sections: (1) How do I apply for financial aid?; (2) Five basic steps to apply for financial aid; (3) What types of financial aid are available?;…
Descriptors: College Students, College Applicants, Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid
Hermida, Alex; Fergus, Meredith – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2019
In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature enacted a state postsecondary educational attainment goal that 70% of Minnesota adults (age 25 to 44) will have attained a postsecondary certificate or degree by 2025 (Minn. Laws 2015 Chapter 69 Article 3 Sec. 6). Most importantly, the law also sets 30% and 50% educational attainment benchmarks for all races and…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, Racial Distribution, Ethnicity
Fergus, Meredith; Rogness, Steve – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2019
"Getting Prepared 2018" examines Minnesota public high school graduates from the classes of 2009-2017 who enrolled in postsecondary education and those enrolled in developmental education. This report provides insight into the academic readiness of Minnesota public high school graduates. Developmental education adds to the overall cost…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction, Course Selection (Students), High School Graduates
Williams-Wyche, Shaun; Fergus, Meredith – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2018
In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature enacted a state postsecondary educational attainment goal: 70 percent of Minnesota adults (age 25 to 44) will have attained a postsecondary certificate or degree by 2025 ("Minnesota Laws 2015 Chapter 69, Article 3, Section 6"). The law also sets 70 percent attainment goals for all races/ethnicities. To…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
Hermida, Alex; Kelly, Leah – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2018
In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature enacted a state postsecondary educational attainment goal that 70% of Minnesota adults (age 25 to 44) will have attained a postsecondary certificate or degree by 2025 ("Minn. Laws 2015 Chapter 69 Article 3 Sec. 6"). Most importantly, the law also sets 30% and 50% educational attainment benchmarks for…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, Racial Distribution, Ethnicity
Djurovich, Alexandra; Fergus, Meredith – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2017
"Minnesota Measures" provides a resource of accurate, timely, and comprehensive facts about higher education in Minnesota. It includes comparisons over time as well as national and peer institution comparisons. Obtaining a postsecondary credential increases economic opportunity, promotes income equality, and prepares the state to meet…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Preparation, College Readiness, Enrollment
DeSalvo, Alaina; Fergus, Meredith – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2017
Dual credit and exam-based credit programs are increasingly popular options for high school students who hope to earn college credit during their high school career. These programs provide college-level content for students seeking a head-start on college and promote college-going among high school students. As their popularity grows, dual credit…
Descriptors: College Credits, High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, School Surveys
Walters, Nancy; DeSalvo, Alaina; Shafer, Shakiya – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2017
Minnesota's Intervention for College Attendance Program (ICAP) is a program of competitive grants awarded to postsecondary institutions, professional organizations and community-based organizations. Funded programs focus on increasing the access and success of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education by strengthening their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intervention, College Preparation, Enrichment Activities
Williams-Wyche, Shaun – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2017
This report details the amount of student loans by institution type and award type (the type of postsecondary credential, e.g., a certificate or bachelor's degree), along with the percentage of graduates with loans for the 2011-12 to 2015-16 academic years. The Office surveyed degree-granting Minnesota institutions to obtain median cumulative…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Postsecondary Education
Fergus, Meredith; DeSalvo, Alaina – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2017
"Getting Prepared 2017" examines Minnesota public high school graduates from the classes of 2008-2015 who enrolled in postsecondary education and those enrolled in developmental education. This report provides insight into the academic readiness of Minnesota public high school graduates. Developmental education adds to the overall cost…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Developmental Programs, Public Education, College Bound Students
Williams-Wyche, Shaun – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2016
To better understand student debt in Minnesota, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (the Office) gathers information on cumulative student loan debt from Minnesota degree-granting institutions. These data detail the number of students with loans by institution, the cumulative student loan debt incurred at that institution, and the percentage…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), College Students, Student Loan Programs, Surveys
Fergus, Meredith; Williams-Wyche, Shaun; Brower, Susan; Egbert, Andi – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2016
In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature enacted legislation setting a target that 70 percent of Minnesota adults age 25 to 44 will have attained a postsecondary certificate or degree by 2025, both for the general population and by racial/ethnic subgroups. This report fulfills the mandated reporting pursuant to Minnesota's educational attainment goal,…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
Williams-Wyche, Shaun; Fergus, Meredith; Djurovich, Alexandra – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2016
The 2015 Minnesota Legislature enacted a state postsecondary educational attainment goal: 70 percent of Minnesota adults (age 25 to 44) will have attained a postsecondary certificate or degree by 2025 ("Minnesota Laws 2015 Chapter 69, Article 3, Section 6"). To achieve this goal, Minnesota must address disparities across the educational…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, Educational Assessment, Demography
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