Stumbled across this short Star Tribune article about the economic impact of campuses in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system.
It’s based on a series of cost-benefit studies by St. Paul’s Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.
It mentions the four campuses with the most economic impact, though it focuses on Minneapolis Community and Technical College:
… Its annual economic impact of $377 million ranks it the fourth-largest among the 31 institutions in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system behind St. Cloud State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Normandale Community College of Bloomington.
Read the full story here, and look at the original reports here.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.