An Overview of Our Students

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John O’Brien, MnSCU System Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic & Student Affairs
This presentation provides a portrait of the students served by the MnSCU system.

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An Overview of Our Students

  1. 1. An Overview of Our Students Board of Trustees Academic and Student Affairs Committee October 23, 2013 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is an Equal Opportunity employer and educator.
  2. 2. Outline  Who are our students?  Demographic diversity  Academic diversity  How do they finance their education?  Predictors of headcount  Questions and discussion 2
  3. 3. Who are our students? Minnesota State Colleges and Universities The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is an Equal Opportunity employer and educator.
  4. 4. Snapshot of 2013 demographic diversity  58% of students are in Greater Minnesota  23% are students of color: 61,500  39% are 25 or older (average age is 26)  55% are female  38% are Pell-eligible (103,000)  20% are first generation (54,000) (56% by the federal definition)  54% are from underrepresented groups (144,000)  10,650 are veterans 44
  5. 5. Figure 1: Educating Minnesota Twin Cities, 114,983, 42% Central, 33,703, 12% Northeast, 18,997, 7% Southwest, 37,251, Southeast, 26,164, 14% 10% Total Credit Headcount = 272,509 fiscal year 2013 Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 5 Northwest, 41,411, 15%
  6. 6. Figure 2: Total headcount continued to grow through fiscal year 2013 500,000 423,172 400,000 368,759 373,820 381,442 433,532 239,337 238,657 242,356 249,949 200,000 135,163 2005 2006 Credit 2007 129,422 275,738 272,509 155,546 160,643 2011 2012 Total 2013 279,299 259,285 163,887 139,086 433,152 389,527 276,964 300,000 431,284 420,889 156,568 139,578 141,590 100,000 0 Fiscal Year Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 6 2008 2009 Non-Credit 2010
  7. 7. Predictors of student headcount  The number of high school graduates  Adult population aged 24 to 34  Minnesota’s unemployment rate  Minnesota per capita income 7
  8. 8. Figure 3: Racial Ethnic diversity White, 72.7% Other, 4.7% Am. Indian, 0.9% Asian & PI, 4.5% Black, 9.5% Hispanic, 4.2% Two or more, 3.5% Total Credit Headcount = 272,509 fiscal year 2013 Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 8
  9. 9. Figure 4: Students of color comprise an increasing percentage of our students 30% Percent Students of Color 26.3% 22.6% 21.6% 20% 18.3% 16.7% 14.0% 13.9% 11.0% 8.4% 10% 0% Colleges 2005 Universities 2009 Total 2013 Students of Color: 2005 = 33,606 2013 = 61,575 Increase = 83.3% Other Students: 2005 = 205,737 2013 = 210,934 Increase = 2.5% Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 9
  10. 10. Figure 5: Significantly more students are low income (eligible for Pell grants) 50% Percent Pell Eligible Students 42.3% 38.1% 40% 30% 25.3% 28.4% 27.6% 23.6% 20.0% 20% 24.9% 18.9% 10% 0% Colleges 2005 Universities 2009 Total 2013 Pell Eligible Students: 2005 = 56,408 2013 = 103,805 Increase = 84.0% Other Students: 2005 = 182,929 2013 = 168,704 Decrease = -7.8% Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 10
  11. 11. Figure 6: Increasing percentage of our students are from groups underrepresented in college 57.7% Percent Underrepresented Students 60% 52.8% 46.3% 48.5% 41.7% 43.2% 44.1% 36.7% 40% 34.6% 20% 0% Colleges 2005 Universities 2009 Total 2013 Underrepresented Students: 2005 = 103,451 2013 = 143,945 Increase = 39.1% All Students: 2005 = 135,886 2013 = 128,564 Decrease = -5.4% Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 11
  12. 12. Figure 7: Age diversity 25 - 34, 22.7% 35 and over, 16.2% Unknown, 0.6% 19 - 24, 41.4% 18 or less, 19.2% Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 12 Total Credit Headcount = 272,509 fiscal year 2013
  13. 13. Our students’ academic diversity  High school students, high school graduates, graduate students, adult learners, workers and professionals  58% of college and 34% of university students enroll on a part-time basis  54% of college and 34% of university first-time students take developmental courses  38% of college and 11% of university first-time students take developmental math courses 14
  14. 14. Figure 8: Diversity of enrollment status Transfer Undergrad, 37.8% Other Undergrad, 10.6% Graduate, 3.2% High School, 10.4% First Time Undergrad, 38.0% Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 15 Total Credit Headcount = 272,509 fiscal year 2013
  15. 15. Figure 9: Increasing percentage of students enroll on a part-time basis 60% 57.5% Percent Part-Time Students 50.9% 53.1% 49.6% 43.0% 45.2% 40% 34.2% 28.7% 30.6% 20% 0% Colleges Fall 2004 Universities Fall 2008 Total Fall 2012 Part-time Students: 2005 = 75,734 2013 = 101,079 Increase = 33.5% Full-time Students: 2005 = 100,582 2013 = 102,609 Increase = 2.0% Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 16
  16. 16. Figure 10: Many of our first-time students take developmental courses in their first two years 60% 54.0% 45% 38.4% 38.7% 28.0% 30% 25.9% 22.2% 17.3% 13.6% 15% 13.8% 11.0% 3.1% 0.0% 0% Colleges Any Dev. Dev. Math Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 17 Universities Dev. Reading Total Dev. Writing
  17. 17. How our students finance their education  52% of our students who apply for financial aid are considered to be independent of their parents  62% of all students receive some form of financial aid  44% receive grants  9% receive scholarships  44% take out student loans  3% receive work-study awards or student employment 18
  18. 18. Figure 11: More students are eligible for and receiving financial aid 70% 62.5% 60% 55.5% 52.8% 50% 44.2% 40% 43.5% 36.9% 33.7% 34.0% 34.2% 30% 20% 8.9% 10% 10.3% 8.6% 4.3% 3.8% 3.4% 0% Any Aid Grants 2005 Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 19 2009 Scholarships Loans 2012 Work Study
  19. 19. Figure 12: Our students are receiving increasing amounts of financial aid $9,000 $8,042 $7,302 $6,752 $6,000 $6,605 $5,225 $5,066 $3,682 $3,123 $3,000 $2,220 $2,529 $1,302 $1,638 $1,495 $1,872 $2,189 $0 All Types Grants 2005 Source: System Office Research, Planning and Policy 20 2009 Scholarships Loans 2012 Work Study
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  21. 21. Figure 13: Debt of MnSCU Graduates Compared to their counterparts at other higher education institutions, MnSCU students graduate with less or no debt. 22
  22. 22. Questions and Discussion 23
  23. 23. Possible Discussion Topics  Implications of a more diverse student body on:  Instructional and support programs on campus  Resource requirements  Achievement of persistence and completion improvement goals  Expectations regarding the continuation of these trends in the future 24
  24. 24. ASA Proposed Board Agenda Items for FY14 November 2013  Amendment to Policy 3.8 Student Complaints and Grievances (1st Reading)  Mesabi Range: Proposed Name Change  Update on Itasca Workforce Alignment Workgroup  Pine Technical – Mission Approval (1st Reading) January 2014  Amendment to Policy 3.8 Student Complaints and Grievances (2nd Reading)  Amendment to Policy 3.36 Academic Programs(1st Reading)  Meeting the Baccalaureate Needs of the Twin Cities Metro Area  Pine Technical – Mission Approval (2nd Reading)  Joint with Finance: 2016 Capital Budget and 2015 Revenue Fund Guidelines (1st Reading)  Joint with Diversity: Closing the Achievement Gap – Annual Update on Persistence and Completion  E-Education Strategy March 2014  Joint with ASA /?: Study Session: Impact of E-Learning on the Enrollment and Retention of Underrepresented Student *Bold indicates action item 25
  25. 25. April 2014  Amendment to Policy 3.36 Academic Programs (2nd Reading)  Amendment to Policy 3.15 Advanced Placement Credit (1st Reading)  Amendment to Policy 3.16 International Baccalaureate (1st Reading)  Amendment to Policy 3.35 Credit for Prior Learning (1st Reading)  Progress on Performance Measures to Receive 5% of FY15 Appropriation  Study Session: Transfer May 2014  Amendment to Policy 3.21 Undergraduate Course Credit Transfer (1st Reading)  Amendment to Policy 3.37 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (1st Reading)  Amendment to Policy 3.15 Advanced Placement Credit (2nd Reading)  Amendment to Policy 3.16 International Baccalaureate (2nd Reading)  Amendment to Policy 3.35 Credit for Prior Learning (2nd Reading)  Annual Report on Program Inventory  Measuring Student Success  Placeholder: Work in Support of Charting the Future June 2014  Amendment to Policy 3.21 Undergraduate Course Credit Transfer (2nd Reading)  Amendment to Policy 3.37 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (2nd Reading)  Placeholder: Work in Support of Charting the Future

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