Read a speech excerpt from College of Saint Benedict President Dr. Mary Hinton about expanding the dialogue around inclusion.
On April 5, Minnesota Campus Compact celebrated the community engagement and partnership that happens on college campuses across the state. As one of the speakers, College of Saint Benedict President Dr. Mary Hinton emphasized the current need to expand dialogue around inclusion.
Many peer-mentoring models exist to help first-year students adapt to their environment, build relationships and gain a sense of connection to the campus community.
Many peer-mentoring models exist to help first-year students adapt to their environment, build relationships and gain a sense of connection to the campus community. Learn how The College of St. Scholastica, St. Catherine University and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design pair first-year students with upper-class students — with the goal of increasing retention.
Many independent students juggle full-time jobs, families and even military commitments while working towards a degree.
Your picture of who goes to private nonprofit colleges may need updating: Independent students, who are 25 and older, account for 14% of undergraduate enrollment at Minnesota Private College Council member institutions.
“Working towards that four-year degree can look differently depending on the student. We help students earn that degree while still living their life,” said Breanne Tepler, an admissions counselor at The College of St. Scholastica.
For many first-generation students — those who are first in their family to attend college — the dream of going to college can seem difficult or even out of reach. Many private colleges have programs to help these students achieve success.
For many high school students, the dream of going to college can seem out of reach. That dream can be even more difficult to achieve for first-generation students — those who are first in their family to attend college. Twenty percent of students at Minnesota’s private colleges are first-generation students and many of our colleges have programs in place to support these students to achieve success during college and beyond.