Posted: March 27, 2014

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 27, 2014 - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities greatly appreciates the support of Chair Terri Bonoff and the members of the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Committee for the critical role our colleges and universities play in ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans.  The supplemental budget proposal passed by the committee today is an investment in the outstanding work of our faculty and staff, and the success of our students and the communities we serve.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities include 24 two-year community, technical, and comprehensive colleges and seven state universities serving more than 430,000 students. It is the fifth-largest higher education system of its kind in the United States.