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Your success is our purpose.

The College of St. Scholastica was founded to prepare students from all walks of life to follow their purpose. More than 100 years later, we're still empowering CSS Saints with degrees that balance the career preparation and invaluable life skills needed to make a difference in the world.

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Ryan Ihrke presenting recyling on campus to the Resident Advisors.

Coming together in community to learn in new ways

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Charley Hagen standing near a waterfall while on a study abroad trip in Ireland

Explored opportunities to tell authentic stories

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Conduct research for possible future medical applications

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Megan Schiferl next to the ATLAS experiment

Gained real-world experience at prestigious research facility

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Timothy Jessen, St. Scholastica nursing student

Realizing his dream to help others in crisis

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Israel Glenn

Influenced national political debate

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Future Physician Assistants intently practice suture knot tying

Obtained knowledge and skills virtually to further their education

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Long Vang

Adapted to the new normal and transitioned to online learning

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Pursuing a specialty teaching licensure to be an advocate for students

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Make the most of your college experience.

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Student Life

Community is important at St. Scholastica. Make the most of your college experience by getting involved, connecting with new friends, cheering for the Saints and finding adventure.

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CSS graduates enter the world with more than a degree and go on to pursue a life of meaningful work. That's why 97% of our undergrad students are employed or in a grad program.

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What's happening at CSS.


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Coronavirus updates

"The College is coming together — faculty, staff and students — to carry forward our educational mission in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit for more information.”

– President Barbara McDonald, Ed.D

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