It is a pleasure to welcome you to 白菜交流论坛, a member of Minnesota State. 城市国家, 一所综合性公立城市大学, 超过10道菜,500人，遍布整个市区. 白菜发布论坛欢迎, diverse community dedicated to providing high-quality educational opportunity through extraordinary 教师 to enrich and empower the people of the Twin Cities, 明尼苏达州, 及以后.
One way that 城市国家’s impact has been measured is our strong rating by CollegeNet’s Social Mobility Index, measuring colleges’ and universities’ success in elevating students from low income strata into the middle class by five years after graduation. 根据该指数2020年的数据, we rank thirty-ninth in the nation (or in the top 3 percent), 首先是明尼苏达州. 虽然白菜发布论坛可以做很多事情来改善这一结果, this recognition is encouraging and life-changing for students, 和他们的家人.
As I reflect on our core value of providing lifelong learning opportunities, I think of the words of acquaintance and colleague Jaime Casap, 谷歌的教育专家, Inc., who notes that instead of asking students, “What do you want to major in?” colleges should ask them “What problem do you want to solve?” Then they should help each student create a program to support solving that problem. From our individualized studies programs to the practical, 整个项目的应用方法, I hope that 城市国家 can be your partner in preparing you to solve the problems you find most important.