Analyst: Tuition reciprocity agreement helps Minnesota grow

“Put more simply, there is a far greater chance that students who come to the Twin Cities from another state will stay here than that students who go to Madison or Fargo or Billings will stay there after graduating.”

— University of Minnesota analyst Peter Zetterberg, in a paper quoted by the Associated Press, which found that the college tuition reciprocity agreement — which allows students from surrounding states to study here and pay in-state tuition — has been an attractive thing for Minnesota.