The Office of Higher Education administers several state and federal programs with statewide impacts:
- Federal College Access Challenge Grant helps Minnesota schools enhance college readiness counseling and provide support and information to students and parents on college access and success.
- Intervention for College Attendance Grants encourage and support efforts by postsecondary institutions and community agencies to enhance and/or expand pre-college awareness or intervention programs for low-income students.
- Improving Teacher Quality State Grants support and help shape state and local activities that aim to improve teacher quality and increase the number of highly qualified teachers and principals.
- High School-to-College Summer Developmental Transition Program Grants provide competitive matching grants to postsecondary educational institutions offering research-based developmental summer bridge programs to address academic deficiencies identified by a college readiness test.