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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.

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

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We promote student success.

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

Enrollment and Graduation

Serving Minnesota Students

7 out of 10 enrolled students systemwide are from Minnesota this fall, the second-largest number of in-state freshmen students attending the University.

11.49% - The percentage of Minnesota high school graduates who enrolled as freshmen at a UMN campus, the highest on record.

Continued Strong Demand

The Twin Cities campus enrolled the second largest freshman class in over a half century. Systemwide, over 53,000 applications were received, up 5.4% from the previous year.


Student Career Outcomes

Systemwide career outcomes rates (2021–2022) are rising — up almost 10% over the national average. Nearly three out of four employed graduates work for a company or organization located in Minnesota.

Record-High Graduation Rates

The Twin Cities campus has again reached a record high four-year graduation rate. The rate has more than doubled in the last twenty years.

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We are a research powerhouse.

Channeling curiosity, investing in discovery to cultivate possibility, and innovating 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.


The innovative platform is catalyzing targeted tools and programs, including the launch of the NXT GEN MED in September and NXT GEN AG pilot in November.



The University hired its first systemwide chief sustainability officer, with responsibility for initiatives to build a fully sustainable future. The University ranks:

Enhancing Extension's Reach

Individual partnerships with Extension rose to 1,702 last year, up 20% from the previous year.

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We are equitable, diverse, and inclusive.

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

Sense of Belonging

Twin Cities undergraduate students who agree they have a sense of belonging, up 10 percentage points from last year.

Most Diverse

Systemwide, the incoming fall class has the highest percentage of BIPOC students in our recorded history, representing nearly one third of all freshmen.

Local Business Partnerships

The University contracted with 300 Minnesota-based suppliers owned by women, BIPOC, or disabled persons last year, an increase of more than 20% from the previous year.

We are a responsible steward of resources.

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

Targeted Student Aid

$289.4 Million

In institutional gift aid—which doesn’t have to be repaid—provided to students systemwide, up nearly $10 million over last year.


Increased Student Employment

In addition to raising the minimum wage for student jobs, the University expanded employment opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students this year.


Directing Funds to Mission

Reduced Administrative Costs

The percent of total expenditures spent on administration dropped from 11.6% to 10.8% this past year.


New Funding Tools

Through our innovative capital financing strategy, the University issued $500 million in bonds to deploy on capital projects.


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