"The Minnesota State system of public universities and community colleges has lost nearly 20,000 students over the past two years, a troubling sign that the pandemic is exacerbating an enrollment decline that has spanned the past decade."

LeadMN executive director talked about how this will negatively impact the state workforce for years to come.

"Mike Dean, executive director of the community college student association LeadMN, said he worries Minnesota State's continued enrollment spiral could negatively impact the state if efforts are not made to reverse it.
"I think this is going to have a devastating impact on the future workforce of Minnesota," Dean said."

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