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The U of M is Minnesota’s skilled workforce
Today marks the final committee deadline at the state legislature, meaning all policy and finance bills must have received an affirmative vote in committee or are no longer viable.
U of M Morris faculty who have earned terminal degrees in their fields.
Startups launched since 2006
The U of M’s ranking among public universities in research spending.
The four-year graduation rate on Twin Cities campus for full-time undergraduates.
Yesterday, the House Republican majority released its budget "targets" for the 2018 session. The targets guide spending decisions by the legislature. The Senate Republican majority has not yet introduced its own budget targets reflecting its priorities. Minnesota Management and Budget projected a $329 million surplus for the state.
This week, the University of Minnesota presented its supplemental budget request before the House and Senate higher education committees. The request is $10 million recurring in the base budget to allow the University to hold tuition flat for in-state undergraduates on all system campuses in the 2018-19 academic year. President Eric Kaler, Vice President for Finance and Operations Brian Burnett, and several undergraduate students testified in this week's hearings. We now await the legislature's budget "targets" to determine if there will be any additional resources available for higher education and other budget areas.
Late last week, Congress completed work on an omnibus appropriations bill to finalize funding for federal FY18 and avoid another government shutdown.