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Searching Programs of Study at Colleges

Find the Minnesota colleges and universities that offer your Program of Study

Minnesota high schools work with local colleges and universities to develop Programs of Study based on the types of careers local employers hire. Use the college search feature on the MN Programs of Study website to find out which colleges and universities offer programs related to the Programs of Study at your high school.

Search by College

  1. Go to the MN Programs of Study website.
  2. Under the heading "Find a Program of Study..." look for "By college."
    • Enter a college name in the keyword box and click the gray arrow.
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    • Click "More Options" and choose the "OR by college name" heading to search for a college or university from the list. After selecting from the list, click "View Matching Programs of Study."
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    • Under the "OR by region" heading, choose a Minnesota region, and then choose a college in that region. After selecting from the list, click "View Matching Programs of Study."
  3. On the College Search Results page, the first sentence will contain the name of your chosen college in bold. If the college has entered Program of Study information, results will show a list that you can sort by career cluster, pathway, or high school name.

    Example: Ridgewater College — Wilmar offers several Programs of Study in different career clusters. Each Program of Study connects with a local high school.
  4. On College Search Results page, find a pathway that's interesting to you and that is connected to your high school. Click the name of the Pathway in the middle column to see the Program of Study at your high school.
  5. Not every college has a list of Programs of Study. The page might have a link to find out more about that college, or you can search for information about the college on CAREERwise Education. You can also search for programs at any Minnesota college.
  6. If your chosen college did list a Program of Study that interested you, on the next page you will see details about the Program of Study at a specific high school. Each high school enters different details about the Programs of Study they offer. Each Program of Study has the same main sections.
    • Pathway Overview: A description of the career pathway that the Program of Study will prepare you for. Also includes the high school, school district and consortium name.
    • High School Courses: Chart lists the classes to take that prepare for college programs and work in a career pathway. The amount of information about high school classes varies by school.
    • High School Enhanced Learning: Shows the extracurricular and work-readiness activities related to the Program of Study. The amount of information included varies by school.
    • Post-Secondary Connections: Lists the academic programs offered at colleges and universities that are part of your high school's consortium. Consortia are groups of local high schools and colleges offering the same Programs of Study, making it easier for a student to transition into college.
    • College & University Enhanced Learning: Shows the extracurricular and work-readiness activities related to the Program of Study at colleges. The amount of information included varies; information is input by the high school.
    • Related Careers: Lists careers that the Program of Study prepared you for. Includes education required to enter the career, the average wage, and a link to a full profile on CAREERwise Education with more information about the career. Also includes a link to find out about apprenticeship programs that might fit the Program of Study.
  7. Talk with your adviser or a Career and Technical Education staff person at your high school about how to participate in a Program of Study.