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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Greater Mankato Growth Talent Supply and Demand Report (broken link) -The goal of the Talent Supply and Demand Report is to capitalize on the talent in the greater Mankato region. The report compares anticipated employer demand to the region’s talent supply in order to identify increased business and talent development opportunities.

ISEEK -ISEEK is Minnesota's comprehensive career, education, and job resource.

MN Careers - MnCareers is a career and education planning guide for explorers of all ages. The 130+ page publication, updated annually, has been produced for more than 10 years.

MN Department of Employment and Economic Development - The MN Department of Employment and Economic Development contains information on finding a job, including job listings, MN Workforce Centers, Unemployment Benefits, and career counseling.

MN State Demographic Center - The main provider of demographic data and analysis for the state.

U.S. Census Bureau - Current population data and the latest economic indicators.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education  - Higher education policy and data resources.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System  - Primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States.

National Student Clearinghouse  - Source for education verification and student outcomes research.

College Board - Data based on information collected, derived and generated from studn and institutional participation in College Board programs.

ACT  - Reportes provide national and state snapshots of college readiness of the graduation seniors who took the ACT in high school.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education - The Minnesota Office of Higher Education serves as the state's clearinghouse for data, research and analysis on postsecondary enrollment, financial aid, finance and trends.

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association  - Source of information and analysis on educational and public policy issues.

National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity (the "Deleware Study") - Comparitive analysis of faculty teaching loads, direct instructioonal cost, and separately budgeted scholarly activity by discipline.

Employer Surveys from AACU - National Surveys of Employers from the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

What's it Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors - Using Census data available for the first time, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is helping Americans connect the dots between college majors and career earnings. In the new report, What's it Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors, this first-time research demonstrates just how critical the choice of major is to a student's median earnings.

Liberal Arts Grads Win Long-Term - Concerns about the value of a liberal arts degree are unfounded and should be put to rest.

Supply for Demand - A growing number of four-year institutions are investing in workforce development - and here's how any college can successfully find and maintain industry partnerships - Concerns about the value of a liberal arts degree are unfounded and should be put to rest. (Article from University Business)

What America Needs to Know About Higher Education Redesign- To contribute to the dialogue surrounding the importance of post-secondary education in preparing and connecting people with a good job, for the past three years, Lumina and Gallup have been gauging the American public's opinion on the most pressing issues facing higher education today, including cost, access, quality, and workforce readiness. This year, in addition to the annual public opinion poll conducted of the U.S. general population, a second survey was conducted of business leaders in the U.S. to understand their perceptions of post-secondary education and how higher educational institutions are doing in preparing employees for the world of work.