Minnesota legislators boast record increase in investment for higher education

The Minnesota House of Representatives on Thursday passed a record increase in investment for the state’s colleges and universities, amid declining enrollment in higher education, the DFL Caucus announced.

The Minnesota House Research Department bill summary said the total appropriation for the Office of Higher Education is $124.021 million more compared with the previous biennium.

The Office of Higher Education would receive $3 million every year for $1 million grants to three of Minnesota’s Tribal Colleges: Leech Lake Tribal College, White Earth Tribal College and Red Lake Nation Tribal College.

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