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Legislative Request

As a part of the colleges and universities of Minnesota State, Saint Paul College receives funding via the legislative request submitted by Minnesota State.

Minnesota State is the fourth largest system of colleges and universities in the nation with 30 state colleges and universities across the state that serve as an essential resource to students, business, and industry.

In addition to requesting its operating budget, Minnesota State is requesting $246 million in new funding for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

FY2020-FY2021 MINNESOTA STATE LEGISLATIVE REQUEST

$246 million in new funding over the biennium

  • $169 million to provide high-quality programs and fund inflationary costs at 3%
  • $37 million for critical technology replacements impacting Saint Paul College
  • $25 million for two new grant programs
  • $15 million to address the workforce gap

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IMPACT OF THE MINNESOTA STATE LEGISLATIVE REQUEST TO SAINT PAUL COLLEGE

  • Saint Paul College will receive $4.9 million of the $169 million in campus support
  • 10,409 students, faculty and staff will use NextGen
  • An estimated 640 students will receive grants

A fully funded request will allow us to:

  • Provide support for high-demand programs and maintain course offerings that supply skilled graduates to the workforce.
  • Maintain essential personnel who ensure student access to college and success.

Not fully funded request will cause us to:

  • Reduce 400-500 graduates annually in high-demand STEM programs.
  • Cut specialized courses and support services for underprepared students, potentially reducing retention and completion rates.
  • Reduce funding for the Power of YOU and Make It Count programs, decreasing access for 50 full-time underrepresented students annually.

Learn more about the impact of the Minnesota State legislative request to Saint Paul College

2019 SAINT PAUL COLLEGE CAPITAL REQUEST

Should any portion of the Minnesota State capital request be funded, Saint Paul College is included for:

  • $2.2 million in asset preservation (HEAPR) and replacement to renew exteriors

EXTRAORDINARY REASONS TO #FUNDMINNESOTASTATE AND SAINT PAUL COLLEGE

  • Saint Paul College is one of 37 state colleges and universities that are part of the Minnesota State system.
  • The colleges and universities that make up Minnesota State are home to 54 campuses, one of which belongs to Saint Paul College.
  • Minnesota State serves 375,000+ students annually, and Saint Paul College serves 10,004 of those students.
  • Minnesota State serves more students of color, first generation college students, and low-income students, including the 64.7% of Saint Paul College students who are students of color and the 48.6% who are Pell eligible.
  • Saint Paul College partners with companies like 3M, Graco USA and Productivity Inc. in an effort to make sure we offer the right programs, in the right places, turning out the right number of graduates who are prepared with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in the jobs of the future.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND ITS IMPACT ON SAINT PAUL COLLEGE:

Minnesota State Responds to Budget Proposal from Governor Walz

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 19, 2019 – Governor Tim Walz today announced the priorities for his budget covering FY2020 – FY2021. The proposal includes a $51.6 million investment in new funding over the biennium and $150 million for asset preservation in the facilities of our state colleges and universities.

In response, Minnesota State issued the following statement:

“We appreciate Governor Walz’s focus on our facilities’ infrastructure and asset preservation, and we share his perspective that all Minnesotans should have access to a quality, affordable higher education,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State. “The budget proposed by Governor Walz would also allow us to continue our progress towards replacing our outdated student records system which will improve service to our students.

“Our budget proposal is focused on meeting the needs of our students, our colleges and universities, and the communities they serve. We remain concerned about the financial health of our colleges and universities, and we look forward to continuing our work with the Governor and legislators to strengthen access to a high quality, affordable higher education, ensure the success of our students, and deliver the talent Minnesota needs.”

For more information about the Minnesota State budget and bonding requests, visit www.minnstate.edu/legislative.


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