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Pact 2025

Inspired by the State of Minnesota, the MPact 2025 Systemwide Strategic Plan reflects our deepened commitment to research, teaching, and service, open access to opportunity, and forward-thinking innovation to advance the University’s land-grant mission and impact the world. 

Progress & Accomplishments

We are focused on accountability. We produce annual progress reports for the Board of Regents each December.

All historical plans and internal reports are available on the Institutional Data and Research website.

First generation students

We promote student success.

We meet all students where they are and maximize their skills, potential, and well-being in a rapidly changing world.

50-Year Record Enrollment

The Twin Cities campus enrolled the largest class in half a century, with 65% of new students from Minnesota.


Most Minnesotan

Systemwide, the incoming class of students is the most Minnesotan in 50 years.


Record-High Graduation Rates

74.3% is a record-high four-year graduation rate for the Twin Cities campus. The rate has doubled since 2001, which is the single-greatest improvement among all U.S. doctoral-granting institutions.


Student Placement

90% Systemwide career outcomes rate 2019-2020.

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We are a research powerhouse.

We channel curiosity and invest in discovery to cultivate possibility and innovative solutions, while elevating Minnesota and society as a whole.


We serve the state and impact the world.

Inspired by Minnesota, we improve people and places at world-class levels.

Over 70% Trained by the U of M

Over 70% of Minnesota’s health care practitioners, including pharmacists, dentists, and veterinarians are trained by the U of M.


1,000 Degrees and Certificates

1,000 degrees and certificates were awarded in agriculture and natural resources sciences last year.

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We are equitable, diverse, and inclusive.

We foster a welcoming community that values belonging, equity, diversity, and dignity in people and ideas.

Climate Survey

77.9% U of M students agree they have a sense of belonging at the University of Minnesota. 


Job Satisfaction

Nearly 3 out of 4 U of M employees are highly committed and dedicated to their work.


Recruit Diverse Students

Systemwide, the percentage of all BIPOC  undergraduate, graduate, and professional students has more than doubled over the past 20 years. 

We are a responsible steward of resources.

We steward resources to promote access, efficiency, trust, and collaboration with the state, students, faculty, staff, and partners.

Workers Highly Committed

A higher percentage of our workforce is solely committed to core  mission activities than at peer institutions.


Positioned for Excellence, Alignment & Knowledge

The PEAK Initiative, a systemwide effort to identify opportunities across non-academic functions to increase efficiency or gain capacity launched to steer our teaching, research, and outreach mission into the future.

Tuition Program for MN Families Earning < $50K

The Promise Plus Free Tuition Program provides funds in addition to the federal, state, and University grants/scholarships needed to cover the full cost of tuition for students whose families make $50,000 per year or less.

Institutional Gift Aid

$280 Million in institutional gift aid provided to students systemwide.


>$2K Below National Average

Systemwide, average student debt is below the national average by more than $2,000. Average student debt on the Twin Cities campus is the fourth lowest in the Big Ten.

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