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Serving Minnesota Students

Systemwide Enrollment of Minnesota Residents, 1987–2022

Serving MN Students

  • The University continues its upward trend of enrolling more students from Minnesota.
  • Systemwide, the University has had its highest enrollments of MN students during the past three years.
  • For 2020-21, the most recent year of high school graduation data available, the University enrolled 11.49% of all MN high school graduates in Fall 2021. 

MN Public High School Graduates & Share of MN Public High School Graduates at the University, 2006–07 to 2020–21.

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Continued Strong Demand

The Twin Cities campus Fall 2022 freshman class of 6,737 students is the second largest freshman class in over a half century, down slightly from the largest freshman class in 2021.

ProgramsCrookstonDuluthMorrisRochesterTwin Cities
Undergraduate1,489 (65%)7,754 (80%1,024 (96%)617 (64%)30,560 (56%)
Graduate & Professional 839 (9%) 233 (24%)15,425 (28%)*
Undergraduate (Nursing partnership programs)   101 (10%) 
Non-degree814 (35%)1,082 (11%)44 (4%)13 (1%)8,907 (16%)
Total enrollments2,3039,6751,06896454,892

Students may be counted more than once if they are enrolled in a partnership program across campuses.
*Omits students in the Graduate School Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology program.

Sources: Institutional Data and Research, University of Minnesota, Institutional Data and Research, https://idr.umn.edu/reports-by-topic-enrollment/enrollments; Public high school graduation data, MN Department of Education, https://public.education.mn.gov/MDEAnalytics/Data.jsp; University of Minnesota enrollment data.

93% student career success outcomes rate

Where a student initially lands post-graduation is an early indicator of a successful student outcome. Across multiple examinations of a student's employment after graduation, University of Minnesota alumni continue to have highly successful first-destination outcomes, positioning them well for further success.

Systemwide, the career success outcomes rate for undergraduate students of the University of Minnesota rose from 90% for the class of 2020 to 93% for the class of 2021, nearly 10% above the national average of 84%.

Class of 2021 Systemwide Post-Graduation Survey Results

Total alumni surveyed*Responses WorkingContinuing educationTotal career success outcomes (N)Total career outcomes rate**

* students who graduated Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021

**career outcomes rate is calculated from 7,605 responses, indicating they are seeking employment or continuing education

Nearly three out of four systemwide UMN graduates who entered the workforce after graduation (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021) work for a company or organization located in Minnesota.

Top 10 Employers of Employed UMN Graduates

  • The University of Minnesota
  • Target
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medtronic
  • 3M
  • Boston Scientific
  • Best Buy
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Optum


Record-high graduation rates

The Twin Cities campus continues to set record-high four-year graduation rates, as it has done every year for more than 25 years. The rate rose from 74.3% in 2021 (Fall 2017 cohort) to 75.3% in 2022 (Fall 2018 cohort).  

For the latest available entry year for nationwide comparison (Fall 2015), the Twin Cities campus has the single greatest improvement in four-year graduation rates among all U.S. doctorate-granting institutions over the past 24 years.


  • https://idr.umn.edu/reports-by-topic-student-outcomes/new-entering-student-graduation-retention
  • US Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) baccalaureate subcohort first-time full-time (new freshmen) four-year graduation rates for Carnegie Classification doctoral institutions: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/