Engaging diverse students to boost enrollments and target Equity 2030 goals
Minnesota State University Moorhead
This project aims to increase enrollments by engaging target audiences with an Oceanarium featuring a variety of live marine organisms; and to make progress towards our Equity 2030 goals by encouraging transfer of Minnesota State Community and Technical College (MState) students to Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) because MState has a higher proportion of BIPOC,Pell eligible, underrepresented, and first generation students than MSUM. Paid internships will be available to MState students that meet these criteria to facilitate these goals. Taken together, this unique proposal will benefit two institutions, the regions they serve, and enhance access to higher education for historically underrepresented student populations.