Minnesota State is making a difference. From the students we serve, to our business partners, to those we employ, chances are good you or someone you know has benefited from the work of your state colleges and universities.

Extraordinary Impact

  • Minnesota State is the fourth largest system of state colleges and universities in the United States and the largest in the state with 30 colleges, 7 universities, and 54 campuses
  • We serve 375,000+ students each year, with more Students of Color and American Indian Students attending our colleges and universities than all other higher education providers in Minnesota combined
  • We offer the lowest tuition in Minnesota
  • We employ more than 15,600 dedicated faculty and staff focused on student success
  • We provide 3,850 academic programs, including 649 fully online
  • We have more than 15,000 customized and specialized training, occupational, and professional classes
  • We award more than 39,000 degrees, certificates, and diplomas annually
  • 87.2% of graduates find a job related to their field of study


It is the core value of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities.


The core commitments of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are to ensure access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans, be the partner of choice to meet Minnesota’s workforce and community needs, and deliver to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value/most affordable higher education option. 


Strategic Framework for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Charting the Future for a Prosperous Minnesota


Accountability Dashboard - The Accountability Dashboard for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is designed to track progress in reaching the system's strategic goals and to encourage continuous improvement of system institutions.