What is Equity 2030?

A bold, strategic vision, Equity 2030 aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university.

Approved by the Board of Trustees in 2019, Equity 2030 emerged out of a year-long exploration to reimagine the future of higher education, setting a clear direction for the 26 colleges and 7 state universities of Minnesota State.

The goal is not new. Our colleges and state universities have been focusing on closing the educational attainment gaps for some time. Improving access and academic outcomes, especially for those students from historically underserved populations, are woven into the core values of Minnesota State. However, the educational equity gaps persisted. 

Equity 2030 is our “moonshot” goal, serving as the organizing principle for all our work, our operational structures, policies and procedures, and for the inclusive, safe, and anti-racist organizational ethos we strive for. It unites our resolve and drives a strong sense of urgency towards achieving the goal.

Recognizing the power of education to transform lives, Minnesota State is deeply committed to this work. Only by addressing systemic and structural inequities in educational access and outcomes, can we build a better future for students, families, and our communities. It will require both intentional systems and culture change and innovation, as well as advocacy and leadership with partners and stakeholders across the state to accomplish.