• 2017 Legislature

    Check here for updates on 2017 legislative action that affects M State and the Minnesota State system.

  • 2017 Legislature

    Check here for updates on 2017 legislative action that affects M State and the Minnesota State system.

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Legislative Page

As a part of the Minnesota State system, Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) receives funding via the legislative request submitted by Minnesota State.

Minnesota State is the fifth 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, the Minnesota State system is requesting $178 million in new funding for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.


FY2018-FY2019 Minnesota State Legislative Request

$178 million in new funding over the next biennium

• $143 million to support and protect campuses such as M State • $25 million for critical technology replacements impacting M State • $10 million for student incentive grants

To see the Minnesota State FY2018-FY2019 Budget Request, click here.
To see the complete Minnesota State FY2018-FY2019 Legislative Request book, click here.


Impact of the Minnesota State Legislative Request to M State

• M State will receive $4.9 million of the $143 million supporting and protecting campuses, and an estimated 740 students will be supported by the funding for incentive grants.

• A fully funded request will allow us to develop new programs needed by regional health care and manufacturing industries, and expand workforce development services offerings to train the incumbent workforce and new Americans.

• Not fully funded request will cause us to require M State to further review academic programs and student services, possibly resulting in the elimination or reduction of programs critical to the region, and require vacancies to remain unfilled, thereby impacting our ability to serve our students and the region.


2017 M State Capital Request

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

· $2.2 million in asset preservation (HEAPR)

· $978,000 for the Center for Workforce Success (System Priority #3) and $820,000 for the Library and Student Development Services Renovation (System Priority #4)


Extraordinary Reasons to #FundMinnesotaState and M State

· M State 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, four of which belong to M State.

· Minnesota State serves 396,000 students annually, and M State serves 13,544 of those students.

· Minnesota State serves more students of color, first-generation college students and low-income students, including the 16 percent of M State students who are students of color and the 36 percent who are Pell-eligible.

· M State partners with businesses such as American Crystal Sugar, Marvin Windows, North Star Electric Cooperative, Baudette Economic Development, Essentia, Ecumen, Sanford, Lake Region Health Care, Tri-County Hospital, United Way of Cass Clay and Lakes and Prairie Community and Action Partnership, 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.

· We award more than 1,350 degrees, diplomas and certificates annually.

· Our annual economic impact to our region is $197 million.

· The college creates and delivers on-site certifications in areas such as soft skills, diversity training and supervisory leadership.

· We deliver free workplace readiness classes for New Americans in the Fargo-Moorhead region

· We have developed new programs to ensure alignment with regional workforce needs.

See the Minnesota State Extraordinary Facts sheet by clicking here.


Learn More About the Legislative Session and Its Impact on M State

· Follow Minnesota State on Twitter.

· Follow any of these Minnesota State legislative session hashtags: #FundMinnesotaState, #54Campuses54Days or #HEAPRisCHEAPER.

· Visit the Minnesota State Legislative Session information page.

Last modified: January 18th, 2017 at 11:30am