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Demographic and Financial Aid Data for the U.S. and Minnesota


 

This table contains demographic statistics on undergraduates enrolled in the 2007-2008 academic year for the U.S. and Minnesota. It also provides information on financial aid received by undergraduate students in the four major institutional sectors: public 2-year, public 4-year, private not-for-profit 4-year and private for-profit degree-granting.

Demographic and Financial Aid Data for the U.S. and Minnesota, 2008

Values in the "Minnesota" columns are for Minnesota resident undergraduates attending institutions in Minnesota

Total Public Two-Year Public Four-Year Private Not-for-Profit Private For-Profit Degree-Granting
National Minnesota National Minnesota National Minnesota National Minnesota National Minnesota
Percent of undergraduates who:
Were Dependent Students (usually 18-23 years old) 53% 57% 43% 43% 69% 76% 67% 77% 24% 28%
Were 30 Years Old or Older 23% 20% 37% 28% 19% 10% 11% 11% 21% 33%
Were married 18% 17% 23% 25% 11% 8% 15% 11% 24% 24%
Were students with dependent children 23% 21% 29% 30% 12% 9% 17% 9% 48% 40%
Were single parents 13% 11% 16% 15% 6% 5% 8% 4% 32% 23%
Reported a disability 11% 10% 12% 12% 9% 6% 9% 8% 13% 13%
Parents of student had no college education 34% 26% 40% 34% 25% 16% 24% 17% 51% 38%
Were enrolled full-time, full-year 39% 47% 18% 27% 57% 73% 62% 72% 37% 19%
Took a distance education course in 2007-2008 20% 22% 24% 25% 17% 19% 13% 11% 21% 29%
Took one or more remedial courses in 2007-2008 12% 11% 19% 18% 7% 5% 6% 4% 9% 11%
Financial Aid:
Applied for federal financial aid* 58% 65% 43% 56% 62% 61% 69% 80% 95% 98%
Received any grants or scholarships (fed., state, institution, priv., other) 52% 58% 40% 47% 53% 59% 74% 88% 70% 62%
Median amount for those with grants or scholarships $3,100 $2,900 $1,600 $2,000 $4,000 $2,700 $8,000 $10,500 $2,500 $2,600
Average amount for those with grants or scholarships $4,900 $5,000 $2,200 $2,500 $5,200 $4,400 $10,200 $11,400 $3,200 $3,400
Received a federal Pell Grant 27% 26% 21% 28% 25% 19% 26% 25% 63% 47%
Median amount for those with federal Pell Grants $2,300 $2,200 $2,200 $2,200 $3,000 $3,500 $3,000 $2,200 $2,200 $1,600
Average amount for those with federal Pell Grants $2,600 $2,400 $2,300 $2,200 $2,800 $3,000 $2,900 $2,500 $2,500 $1,900
Received state grants 16% 25% 12% 25% 23% 22% 24% 31% 7% 39%
Median amount for those with state grants $1,900 $1,400 $1,000 $728 $2,500 $2,500 $3,000 $3,900 $1,700 $1,100
Average amount for those with state grants $2,400 $2,000 $1,300 $1,100 $3,000 $2,900 $3,200 $3,400 $2,400 $1,500
Received institutional grants and/or scholarships 20% 25% 11% 2% 22% 40% 52% 77% 7% 7%
Median amount for those with institutional grants/scholarships $2,500 $3,900 $600 $500 $2,300 $600 $8,500 $9,500 $700 $900
Average amount for those with institutional grants/scholarships $5,000 $5,600 $700 $800 $3,700 $2,400 $9,500 $9,500 $1,600 $1,900
Received any loans (federal, state, institution, private, other) 39% 54% 13% 38% 46% 59% 59% 70% 92% 97%
Median amount for those with loans $5,500 $5,600 $3,500 $4,000 $5,500 $6,900 $7,000 $8,600 $7,500 $7,500
Average amount for those with loans $7,100 $7,200 $4,100 $4,900 $6,600 $7,800 $9,100 $9,600 $8,100 $8,600
Received federal loans 35% 50% 10% 31% 42% 53% 54% 62% 88% 88%
Median amount for those with federal loans $4,500 $4,500 $3,500 $3,500 $4,500 $4,500 $5,300 $5,500 $5,500 $4,500
Average amount for those with federal loans $5,100 $4,800 $3,700 $4,200 $5,100 $4,600 $5,500 $5,600 $5,500 $5,200
Received private loans 14% 18% 4% 9% 14% 17% 25% 31% 42% 46%
Median amount for those with private loans $5,000 $4,400 $3,000 $3,700 $5,000 $3,000 $7,500 $6,000 $4,900 $5,000
Average amount for those with private loans $6,500 $5,500 $3,500 $4,300 $6,300 $4,400 $9,300 $7,800 $6,000 $6,200
Received state loans** 0.4% 8.8% 0.1% 1.1% 0.8% 23.3% 0.6% 8.2% 0.1% 2.0%
Median amount for those with state loans $5,100 $6,300 $2,500 $3,300 $5,100 $6,300 $5,000 $6,000 $8,900 Low n
Average amount for those with state loans $6,100 $5,600 $3,700 $3,900 $5,900 $5,700 $7,200 $6,100 $8,000 Low n
Percent of Graduating Seniors With Loans*** 65% 80% Does Not Apply Does Not Apply 62% 80% 71% 75% 96% 98%
Median Cumulative Student Loan Debt for Graduating Seniors With Loans $20,000 $24,000 Does Not Apply Does Not Apply $17,700 $22,800 $22,300 $26,000 $32,700 $37,500
Average Cumulative Student Loan Debt for Graduating Seniors With Loans $23,100 $26,300 Does Not Apply Does Not Apply $20,200 $24,000 $27,500 $29,900 $33,000 $41,700

*Includes grants, scholarships, loans, work-study and other aid

**Most states do not operate state-funded loan programs. Minnesota and four other states are the only states with substantial state loan programs.

***Includes loans from federal, state, institutional, private and other sources

Source: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, a project of the National Center for Education Statistics at the US Department of Education. The study is based on a nationally representative stratified random sample of 114,000 undergraduates who attended postsecondary institutions. These data are for the period July 1, 2007 throu June 30, 2008. The sample included approximately 8,500 undergraduates in Minnesota.

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