Statement: Governor Walz’s Biennial Budget Recommendation

Posted: January 26, 2021

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

“We are very appreciative of the support that Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan have demonstrated through this strong budget proposal,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State. “If enacted, the governor’s proposal would help stabilize the financial positions of our 30 colleges and seven universities, enable our students to continue on their educational journey, and drive the recovery of Minnesota’s economy from the impact of the pandemic with an educated and work-ready talent pool. We look forward to working with legislators through the remainder of the session towards our shared commitment: providing affordable access to exceptional higher education for all Minnesotans.” 


Minnesota State includes 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 340,000 students. It is the third-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.