Fast Facts

Locations: Duluth, St. Cloud, Brainerd, Rochester, Inver Grove Heights, Grand Rapids, and Cloquet, Minn., and Surprise, Ariz.

Founded: 1912

Affiliation: Catholic, Benedictine

Student enrollment (Fall 2013 semester)

Total main campus, full time undergraduate: 1,926
Total undergraduate: 2,936
Total graduate: 1,304
Total College enrollment: 4,240

Female/male ratio (percentage)

Traditional Undergraduate: 69/31
Entire Population: 72/28

Complete enrollment information

First-year traditional undergraduates statistics

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Geographic origin

  • 94% from the United States
    • 78% from Minnesota
    • 16% from other states*
  • 6% from other countries*

* 13 states and 14 countries represented in our first-year class. Our full student population represents 49 states, including the District of Columbia, and 38 countries.

Student diversity

Black or African-American: 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 3%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 6%
Multi-racial: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Other/Unknown: 1%

Residence: 90% of first-year traditional undergraduate students live on campus.

Academic Profile

79% reported high school rank in class, of those reporting

Top 10 percent..........20%
Top 25 percent..........55%
Top half............86%

ACT/SAT middle 50 percent range

ACT Composite..........21-26 (91% reporting scores)
Average ACT Composite score: 23.5
SAT (math)..........430-500 (3% reporting scores)
SAT (reading)......420-530 (3% reporting scores)


Accreditation

Specific programs of the College are accredited by:

  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Approved:

  • Minnesota Board of Nursing
  • Minnesota Board of Teaching

Membership:

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Library Association
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Minnesota Private College Council
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Collegiate Honors Council

Registered with:

The College of St. Scholastica is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

The College of St. Scholastica does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status regarding public assistance or local commission status in its programs, procedures and activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Pat Pratt-Cook, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer
EEO Officer
Tower Hall 2101A
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, Minnesota 55811
(218) 723-6123
E-mail: pprattcook@css.edu

Contact information for filing third party complaints

If you believe St. Scholastica is out of compliance with state statutes or accrediting requirements, please contact us first. We work hard to resolve all complaints and will do our best to address your issue.

Please address all correspondence to:

Vice President for Enrollment Management
The College of St. Scholastica,
1200 Kenwood Ave.,
Duluth, Minnesota 55811
Telephone: (218) 723-6046
(800) 447-5444
E-mail: admissions@css.edu
TTY/TDD (218) 723-6790

Higher Learning Commission complaint process

State of Minnesota Complaint process

Full list of state  higher education agencies

Accreditation

The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association

Higher Learning Commission  Mark of Affiliation

30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400,
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Phone: (800) 621-7440
www.ncahlc.org

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