The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system is one of two systems of public higher education in the state of Minnesota (the other is the University of Minnesota). The MnSCU system has 31 institutions with 54 campuses conveniently located in 47 Minnesota communities that serve more than 430,000 students. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system.
Board of Trustees - The system is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees. Trustees are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate.
System Chancellor - The present chancellor of the system is Steven J. Rosenstone, who began his term with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on Aug. 1, 2011.
Accountability Dashboard - The Accountability Dashboard for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is designed to track progress in reaching the system's strategic goals and to encourage continuous improvement of system institutions. The dashboard provides a snapshot of selected performance indicators and does not give a comprehensive picture of a college's or university's overall performance.
Directories - Contact information for the Board of Trustees, college and university presidents, Office of the Chancellor staff, state legislators and higher education organizations affiliated with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
Job opportunities - A searchable database of job postings from around the Minnesota State system.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Foundation - The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as an integral partner with institutional foundations to advocate for the system, and to raise and distribute funds for the benefit of students, faculty, staff, programs and communities.
System news releases - News releases from the MnSCU system office from 1996 to the present.
System office websites - A complete list of system office divisional Web sites.
System publications - A complete list of links to the system's most recent publications.
System Presidents - Each college and university is headed by a president who serves as the chief executive officer. The presidents report to the system's chancellor.
System policies and procedures - A complete list of the policies and procedures approved by the system's Board of Trustees.
The system has a budget of about $1.8 billion a year. About $647 million comes from tuition and fees, and the remainder from state appropriations and other sources.
Charting the Future For a Prosperous Minnesota (November 2013)
Final Report of the Strategic Workgroups
Both the Minnesota Senate and the House of Representatives have higher education committees that oversee the system's operations and finances.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system of distinct and collaborative institutions offers higher education that meets the personal and career goals of a wide range of individual learners, enhances the quality of life for all Minnesotans and sustains vibrant economies throughout the state.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will enable the people of Minnesota to succeed by providing the most accessible, highest value education in the nation.