Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. You have always been there — as a taxpayer, as a student, as an employer, as a neighbor, and as a friend. We realize we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you. According to Wilder Research Chief Economist Paul Anton your support has paid off. For every tax dollar spent on higher education in Minnesota, the economic benefits returned to the state are around $10.
Over the past 100 years, you can imagine what a tremendous influence we’ve had on the community. In fact, our budget makes a $64 million impact on the local economy.
As you know, it’s not all about the money coming in – it’s also about how efficiently it’s used. By being mindful of our budget we have kept tuition increases to a minimum which has kept our students from being the causalities of lagging state support.
Unprecedented enrollment growth over the past 3 years is a benefit – but there a few drawbacks as well, such as the demand for upgraded facilities, additional instructors, and increased student services.
State appropriations to higher education have declined and now provide about 30% of the Saint Paul College budget. The remainder comes from tuition and other revenues.
I hope you will accept this invitation to help us close that 70% funding gap by giving to our annual fund. These gifts to the college are flexible. They are used to fund scholarships and respond to a broad range of educational needs.
Saint Paul College has a long and rich history of helping students succeed in high-demand careers since 1910 and you have been there with us since the beginning. Friends like you have made all of our successes possible.
Friends of Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College
Friends of Saint Paul College is recognized by the IRS as 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Its Federal Tax ID Number is 27-1631689.
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