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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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Elizabeth Tran, Michael Nguyen, Mary Tran and Julie Tran in the Intercultural Center at St. Scholastica

Establishing a legacy of success so others may follow

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From left: Megan Ocel, Joe Kastner, Jerry King, Rachel Platt, Alayna McCawley, Megan Bergland

Using innovation, technology and patient-centered approach to improve lives

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Timothy Jessen, St. Scholastica nursing student

Realizing his dream to help others in crisis

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DyAnna Grondahl

Challenged her worldview and discovered a path toward meaningful work

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Wade Petrich in the classroom

Returned to the classroom to teach and inspire others

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Financial Advisor, Kailee Soderlund standing in her office

Utilizes her expertise to bring hope to domestic violence survivors

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Nick Aspin performing in Sense and Sensibility

Explored his passion in the arts and found community

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Chris Parr and Harris Dirnberger

Discovered campus support that inspired their Hollywood dreams

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Andrea Simek DNP, RN, Assistant Professor and Sue Mattson RN, MSN, Assistant Professor with students at the Alaska Native Medical Center. (2016)

Immersed in cultural experiences to shape their moral perspective

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Performances and lectures about big ideas, finding our place in the world and celebrating art in all it's forms. Speakers explore global concerns and ideas, while our performances feature local and national favorites.

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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 98% of our undergrad students are employed or in a grad program.

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What's happening at CSS.


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President Barbara McDonald, Ed.D

"I am thrilled and honored to be given the opportunity to serve as the 13th president of The College of St. Scholastica. I look forward to working alongside our outstanding students, faculty and staff as we move the College forward to a bright future." Learn more about our new leader or follow her on Twitter.


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