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Facts About Enrollment


What is the current enrollment?

Each fall there are over 425,000 students enrolled in Minnesota public and private postsecondary institutions at the undergraduate and graduate level.
More information on enrollment.

Students of color comprise approximately 25 percent of enrollment.
More information on enrollment by racial/ethnic background.

Overall, the largest undergraduate age group enrolled is 20 to 24 year olds.
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There are more women students enrolled than men. Enrollments of women students have increased each year since 1982, when they were equal to men enrollments. At the undergraduate level, there are more women than men enrolled across all race/ethnicity backgrounds.
More information on enrollments by gender.

Overall more undergraduates are enrolled full-time than part-time. However, state colleges have the largest number and percentage of part-time undergraduates. Most undergraduates attending Minnesota four-year institutions enroll full time.
More information on enrollment by part-time/full-time status.

Generally, over one-quarter of college-going Minnesota high school graduates attended a postsecondary institution in another state.
Wisconsin and North Dakota are the most popular states for undergraduates to and from Minnesota.
More information on student residence.

Graduation rates tracks a cohort of students (defined as new-entering, full-time, first-time, degree-seeking) from their time of initial enrollment in an institution until they complete their program within 100%, 150% or 200% of normal time to program completion at the same institution. Women were more successful in earning their bachelor's degrees within six years than men, regardless of race/ethnicity.
More information on percent graduating.

The Getting Prepared report tracks the developmental education Minnesota public high school graduates need upon college enrollment. Overall, Minnesota does well in moving students from public high school to college, but not all graduates enrolling in college are at the same academic preparedness.
More information on developmental education.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development projects current and future job openings in Minnesota by demand and level of education needed for jobs.
More information on Minnesota occupations in demand.