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Our Story

We're a student-centered public liberal arts college, and so much more. Our students work one-on-one with award-winning faculty to use what they learn in the classroom to create a more vibrant, resilient world.

As part of the UMN System, we have worldwide name recognition and access to state-of-the-art research facilities in the context of an intimate, close-knit community.

Our graduates lead state and federal agencies, work at Fortune 500 companies, attend top-tier graduate and professional programs, and serve their communities as advocates and innovators.

Our Mission

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.

As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.

Our System

The University of Minnesota System comprises five distinct campuses—Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities—serving all regions of the state. Each campus has unique
strengths, enriched by its surrounding communities, and all are focused on meeting the needs of students and the state. Collectively, the University of Minnesota System is one of the most
comprehensive in the nation, with offerings to meet the interests of every student and the changing needs of our society. We're proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education,
groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.

By the Numbers

  • Doors Opened: 1960
  • Town population: 5,000
  • Average ACT: 25
  • Student population: approx. 1,700
  • Student hometowns
  • 36% Twin Cities and surrounding area
  • 38% greater Minnesota
  • 15% other states
  • 12% international
  • 30% American Indian and students of color:
  • 35 majors and 32 minors
  • 9 pre-professional programs
  • 19 men's and women's NCAA DIII athletic programs

In the News

For Native students in Morris, finding ways to excel in a place of trauma—MPR News

President Speaks: Does the steadfastness of the higher ed model block out change?Education Dive

Otter Tail installs electric vehicle charging station on University of Minnesota, Morris campusDaily Energy Insider

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