With 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities, Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. Fifty-eight percent of the state’s undergraduate students attend a Minnesota State college or university. It is the fifth-largest system of higher education in the country.
Minnesota State’s 54 campuses, conveniently located in 47 Minnesota communities, serve nearly 396,000 students, with 126,000 students taking non-credit courses and customized training and continuing education programs. Overall, the system awards 41,000 degrees, certificates, and diplomas each year. Eighty-five percent of these graduates get jobs in related fields and 80 percent stay in Minnesota, contributing to the state’s economy.
Minnesota State offers 591 programs – with 16 percent now offered completely online – and about 14,000 courses that are partially or fully online. Minnesota State also serves more than 62,000 students of color (more than all other providers of higher education in Minnesota combined), 26,636 Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) students, and 10,500 veterans. In addition, Minnesota State serves more low-income students than all of the other higher education providers in the state combined.
The State of Minnesota, acting through its Board of Trustees of Minnesota State, on behalf of various colleges and universities, is soliciting products or services from qualified vendors daily to participating Minnesota State institutions.
Minnesota State is not obligated to award a contract and reserves the right to cancel the solicitation if is considered to be in its best interest. All bids must be delivered to the person noted in the RFP. Late responses will NOT be considered.
More information on the State of Minnesota's RFP process can be found on the Minnesota State Register website.