Shaped by the Catholic Benedictine heritage, The College of St. Scholastica provides intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work.
The College of St.Scholastica will be widely regarded as an academic community grounded in the rich Benedictine heritage, and sending forth thoughtful leaders, sharpened and sensitized by the liberal arts, who are committed to serve and to transform the world.
Foster an environment in which students, staff, and faculty will be inspired with the Benedictine values expressed in community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning.
Stimulate a zest for lifelong learning by supporting the general education goals of critical thinking, intellectual integrity, aesthetic appreciation, and intellectual curiosity.
Prepare students, through undergraduate and graduate programs, for responsible leadership in professional positions and/or advanced studies.
Provide programs for traditional and nontraditional students to meet community needs.
Lead public interfaith discussions of ethics and peace and justice issues in the tradition of our Catholic Benedictine intellectual heritage.
Ensure continued access to a faith-based institution of higher learning through proper stewardship of human and fiscal resources.
The College of St. Scholastica is the only independent college in northeastern Minnesota.
The College was founded in 1912 by a group of pioneering Benedictine Sisters who offered college courses to six young women. Today St. Scholastica educates over 3,000 men and women yearly and hasmore than 14,000 alumni.
The 186-acre campus is on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior. Campus buildings include Tower Hall, the Science Center, Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, the Burns Wellness Center, Mitchell Auditorium, the College Library, the St. Scholastica Theatre, the Student Union, Somers Residence Hall and eight apartment complexes.
Adjoining the campus are St. Scholastica Monastery, home of the Benedictine Sisters; Westwood Apartments for Seniors; and the Benedictine Health Center, a continuous care facility for seniors. These facilities serve the needs of the Duluth area and provide opportunities for practical experience for many of the College's health and behavioral sciences students.
The College's small, friendly community enables students to participate successfully in academics and extracurricular and recreational activities. A 14:1 student-to-teacher ratio permits students to seek individualized help and encouragement.
National surveys have repeatedly recognized the College for academic excellence and value. In its most recent "America's Best Colleges" rankings, U.S.News & World Report identifies St.Scholastica as a "Top School" in the Midwest Master's University category.
Mid America's gateway to the sea, Duluth's Lake Superior harbor hosts ships from dozens of nations each year. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is within two hours driving distance, as is Lake Superior's Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Duluthians enjoy the beauty and sport of four seasons. In close proximity to the College are beaches, biking and jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country ski trails,boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling and hockey. Duluth offers a wide variety of cultural activities as well. The city's entertainment and convention center hosts a long list of popular entertainers every year. The Minnesota Ballet, Duluth Playhouse and Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra provide exciting year-round seasons, as well as opportunities to perform. Glensheen, a 39-room neo- Jacobean style mansion built on the Lake Superior shore, the Heritage and Arts Center and the Marine Museum at Canal Park highlight Duluth's many historical attractions. The city is a regional healthcare center and offers awide variety of shopping in several malls and in many specialty shops.
Duluth's low crime rate, high quality of life and extraordinary natural beauty frequently earn it high rankings in national "best places to live" surveys.
The College of St.Scholastica, through its School of Extended Studies, offers programs in Duluth, Brainerd, Rochester, St. Cloud, and St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Accelerated Degree Evening Program provides a stimulating learning environment geared toworking adults. The program features instructors who are professionals in their fields and classes offered year-round in the evenings and on the weekends.
Each extended campus offers comfortable classroom environments with up-to-date classroom technology, nearby parking and staff onsite. (Please refer to the specific campus of interest listed below for more information on specific majors and degree programs offered at each campus.)
Brainerd campus at Central Lakes College
800-933-0346, ext. 8001
1200 Kenwood Ave.
221 1st Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55902
4150 2nd St. S.
St.Cloud, MN, 56301
340 Cedar Street, Suite 50
St. Paul,MN 55101
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811