Growing retention and graduation rates
The first-year retention rate has grown for a third straight year on the Twin Cities campus to 93.2 percent. That has contributed to an increase in the four-year graduation rate to 65.2 percent, which ranks fifth among our Big Ten peers.
Research and economic gain
The University of Minnesota ranks eighth among U.S. public universities in research spending, and generates an estimated $8.6 billion annual economic impact for the state of Minnesota.
A haven for startups
For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Minnesota launched a record number of startups. It also passed a milestone of 100 startups since 2006. More than 80 percent of University startups are still active.
A growing list of graduates
The University of Minnesota continues to increase the number of undergraduate degrees conferred. The Crookston campus awarded 92 percent more degrees, Duluth 15 percent more, and Twin Cities 22 percent more compared to 10 years ago.
A source for well-educated professionals
The University of Minnesota is the state’s primary source of well-educated professionals for many industries, granting 1,385 health professional degrees, 327 legal-related degrees, 536 master of education degrees, and 606 M.B.A. degrees in 2016.
Educating our medical professionals
The University has Minnesota’s only veterinary, pharmacy, and dental colleges, and produces over 80% of our state’s physicians.
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ranks sixth in the nation among public universities in the number of 2015-16 Fulbright student awards.
An international university
The University of Minnesota ranks 20th among doctorategranting institutions hosting international students, with 7,037 international students studying at the U of M in 2015-16.
Retaining our state’s talented workforce
About 63 percent of University of Minnesota students remain in the state after graduation, becoming our leaders of the future.
Community engagement runs through our system
The Crookston, Morris, and Twin Cities campuses were listed on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its community and civic engagement.
Greater Minnesota Extension’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships serve Greater Minnesota with 145 active sustainable development projects across the state.
Keeping invasive species at bay
The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center is developing research-based solutions that can reduce the impacts of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota by preventing spread, controlling populations, and managing ecosystems.
Giving back in a big way
University of Minnesota employees contribute more than 200,000 volunteer hours per year.