Education and Workforce

Education is at the very heart of Minnesota's success and we take great care to protect and nurture the educational system that is so crucial to the quality of our workforce and our future.

As a top-ranked place for people with a bachelor's degree or higher, we've got more diplomas hanging on the wall than just about any other state.

Our responsiveness to and collaboration with business and industry is unrivaled, ensuring a highly skilled workforce is always available.

K12 Education

By many measures, Minnesota's K-12 schools receive high marks for student success and achievement. 

Higher Education

Minnesota's institutions include some of the most admired colleges and universities in the nation.

Business & Industry Partnerships

Our higher education institutions are well known for close collaboration with business and industry.

High-Quality Workforce

Our workforce is known nationwide for high productivity, high motivation and low absenteeism.

Compare Minnesota

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