Alumni and Donors

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  • Number of alumni of degree programs | 10,000
  • Percent of alumni who live and work in Minnesota | 60%
  • Scholarship donations per year | $30,000
  • Scholarships awarded to full- and part-time students per year | 250

For over 100 years, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies has "opened doors" for Minnesotans. Offerings empower those looking for the credentials—degrees and certificates—they need to take them where they dream of going, the professional development that keeps them fresh once they are in their careers, and the personal enrichment programs that help them see their world from a whole new perspective.

Whether you are an alum of one of these credential programs or short courses or a donor: welcome.

Scholarships make a difference

Our students dream big and work hard. Many are able to achieve their goals with the help of scholarships made possible by generous donors. Here you can read some of the inspiring College scholarship recipients' stories. Considering giving back to open doors for others? Explore options to support students.

Class of 2017

Here's to a bright future for the 347 College of Continuing and Professional Studies students graduating this year. Read some of their stories below.