The state’s only land-grant university and its primary research institution, the University of Minnesota has a presence throughout Minnesota, with a flagship campus in the heart of the Twin Cities; coordinate campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester; and research and outreach collaborations serving communities statewide.
The senior vice president for Academic Administration, University of Minnesota System has responsibility for extending the University's academic mission across the state, nation, and world. Senior Vice President Robert Jones also has focused responsibility for academic and administrative oversight of the system's four coordinate campuses, with a combined enrollment of over 16,000 students:
UMC: Integral to the University's statewide land-grant mission, the University of Minnesota, Crookston, proudly carries on a tradition of more than 100 years of educational excellence in northwestern Minnesota. A baccalaureate-level institution since 1993, UMC enrolls more than 1,450 degree-seeking students (nearly 60% first-generation college students) and is a regional hub for high-quality applied research, teaching, and service benefiting northwestern Minnesota’s agricultural and manufacturing economy and with potential application across the state. UMC is consistently ranked one of the four best Midwest public colleges by U.S. News and World Report as well as a top “Best Midwestern College” by The Princeton Review.
UMD: A comprehensive regional university, the University of Minnesota, Duluth has served northern Minnesota, the state, and the nation for 113 years. As the anchor higher education institution in northeastern Minnesota, UMD emphasizes high-quality programs central to the University of Minnesota mission and serves as a catalyst for the economic development and vitality of the region, with a focus on freshwater research a key priority. Combining the advantages of both a research-oriented institution and a small liberal arts college, UMD enrolled 11,729 students in fall 2010. UMD consistently ranks among the top Midwestern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.
UMM: The University of Minnesota, Morris, on the western edge of the state is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation, preparing its students to be global citizens who value intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. UMM advances sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that touch nearly all aspects of campus life and have received national attention. Enrolling 1,811 undergraduates in 2010, UMM is one of 25 Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, has been declared a “model liberal arts college” by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and like the Twin Cities campus is on Kiplinger’s list of “Best Values in Public Colleges.”
UMR: The newest campus in the University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota, Rochester, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, advances health sciences and biotechnology research, and serves the special needs of people in southeastern Minnesota. UMR provides graduate and undergraduate degrees and focuses on the areas of health sciences and biotechnology,
UMTC: The flagship campus, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has the most comprehensive
academic and research programs of any institution in the state and the widest
range of graduate and professional programs. UMTC is nationally distinguished for its educational offerings, research portfolio, and faculty. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit and arts organizations.