What is TigerPath?



Utilizing students' interests and aptitudes to guide choices for education & career.



Changing the college decision-making process from “Where do I want to go?” to “What do I want to be?”



Acquiring marketable skills first, then pursuing higher levels of education.



Pursuing careers that match high-demand, high paying jobs

Merging Traditional Education with Hands-on Experiences

Two-thirds of all jobs in America require two years or less of higher education!

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Discover Academies!

Click on the icons below to explore the four TigerPath Academies and some of the careers they could lead to.


Stream Academy

Sci Hi

Sci Hi Academy


Business Academy

Human Services

Human Services Academy


  • The cost of attending a 4-year university has been steadily increasing, and has nearly tripled since 1980. Depending upon the school, earning a bachelor's degree from a university could cost $60,000 or more in tuition, fees, room and board.
    Fact 11
  • The percentage of students attending a 4-year college who will graduate within 6 years is about 60%.
    Fact 9
  • Right now, there are more than 8,000 skilled jobs in Minnesota going unfilled.  Nationally it's 600,000.
    Fact 8
  • In 2023, 40% of four-year college graduates were “underemployed” (holding a job that does not require the degree they hold).
    Fact 6
  • 2/3 of all the jobs in the U.S. economy require 2-years or less of higher education.
    Fact 4
  • Between now and 2025, more than 2 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled because of baby-boomer retirements and a growing economy.
    Fact 3
  • The “Job Ratio” in the U.S. Economy is 1:2:7.  For every 1 job requiring a master’s degree (or higher), there are 2 jobs requiring a Bachelor’s Degree and 7 jobs that require a 2-year degree or less.
    Fact 1