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Community Impact 


Contributing to the Minnesota Economy

Minneapolis College generates an annual impact of \$322.2 million. Spending on operations and capital projects generates \$122.2 million of the total impact, and student and visitor spending generates \$200 million. Minneapolis College also supports and sustains nearly 2,500 Minnesota jobs at the College and in the community. 

An estimated 27,080 alumni living and working in Minnesota are continuing to make a positive economic impact after graduation. Each year, Minneapolis College alumni generate \$99.9 million in economic impact for Minnesota and support and sustain 533 jobs.


Minneapolis College partners with businesses, community organizations, school districts and individuals on workforce development, service, philanthropy, and more. We leverage these partnerships to promote student success and advance our mission of providing access to the transformative power of education for all. Partnership examples include:

High School Partnerships

  • Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
    • Minneapolis College offers free classes for eligible high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students can challenge themselves academically and lower their overall cost for college with PSEO.
    • Minneapolis College’s concurrent enrollment program, allows students to take college courses offered at their high school. Courses are taught by credentialed instructors at the high school. Students who qualify can earn college credits before they graduate from high school. Students in concurrent enrollment courses earn both Minneapolis College and high school credits.
  • Wellstone International High School 
    Wellstone International High School joined the Minneapolis College campus community in fall of 2022. Wellstone is dedicated to providing a unique, inclusive experience to multilingual and international students ages 17-21. Students earn college credits while completing their high school pathway in a college campus environment while developing English language skills that will help them achieve their post-secondary goals.

College in Prison

Transformation and Reentry through Education and Community (TREC) is a partnership between Minneapolis College, Metropolitan State University, and the University of Minnesota focused on offering degree programs at three state correctional facilities: Stillwater, Lino Lakes, and Faribault. The TREC Partnership offers an associate degree track through Minneapolis College and a bachelor's degree track through Metropolitan State University. The U of M supports these degree programs by creating opportunities for members of the University community to teach courses inside facilities and contribute to co-curricular programming.