Minnesota ends degree requirements for most state jobs

At least five states in recent years have moved to end degree requirements for thousands of state jobs.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) signs a bill on May 30, 2023. (Photo is courtesy of Gov. Walz’s office)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) signed an executive order Monday eliminating college degree requirements for most state jobs, a move he said would help the state retain thousands of employees who hope to advance their careers.

The order ending degree requirements will apply to more than three-quarters of the jobs in state government. It comes as Minnesota government agencies are seeking to hire hundreds of new employees.

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