Value Beyond Numbers

The value of a St. Scholastica education is about more than just money, a degree or a job. It's about the experience.

It's about learning who you are and who you want to be. It's about trying new things, setting goals and learning how to reach them.  

We invite you to learn about the benefits of investing in a St. Scholastica education. Just hover over the icons below to explore the value of CSS.

Financial Aid Retention Rate Experiential Learning Graduation Rate Destination Rate Starting Salaries Fun Fact #1 Fun Fact #2 Fun Fact #3 Fun Fact #4 Fun Fact #5

Financial Aid

Retention Rate100 percent of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid (scholarships, grants and/or loans).

St. Scholastica has been named to Money Magazine's 2014 list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money," a national ranking given to colleges that "offer the most bang for your tuition buck."

Fun Fact #1

Much of your tuition investment goes right back into enhancing the educational experience -- from state-of-the-art labs and updated classrooms, to renovated campus dining facilities.

Fun Fact #2

One of the comments we hear most often when people come to campus is how almost everyone holds the door open for you. Hospitality is one of the school's core Benedictine values, so you'll have no trouble finding a place where you belong.


Retention RateAt St. Scholastica, you'll excel with opportunities for independent study - one-on-one with professors, participating in and leading research studies, studying abroad, as well as gaining real-world experience through internships at some of the nation's top companies, hospitals and universities.

Fun Fact #3

No doubt, one of the reasons students love it here so much is the beautiful area. Duluth has been called one of America's 10 Most Scenic College Towns, the Best Town in America, the second best adventure hub in the nation and one of the country's Best "Small Metro" College Destinations.

Experiential Learning

Experiential LearningSeventy percent of students have an internship or experiential learning opportunities while at St. Scholastica.

A report from CNN indicates that "internships have become key in today's economy," and that "graduating students with paid or unpaid internships on their resume have a much better chance at landing a full-time position upon graduation." That's why we work hard to make sure our students have access to quality internships and experiential learning is woven into the curriculum of may programs- giving students the first-hand experience needed to stand out from the pile of resumes.

Fun Fact #4

The experience doesn't stop there. With a student/faculty ratio of 14-to-1, students get the individualized attention they need to make them experts in their given fields. Smaller classes and attentive faculty help create an academic atmosphere in which you'll be challenged, encouraged and inspired to do your best.

Four Year Pledge

Graduation RateSt. Scholastica pledges that new students who enter the College as first-year undergraduate students and follow a few guidelines will graduate in four years.

We make this pledge because we are committed to quality education, we have confidence in our advisement program and availability of course offerings and we desire to keep the College affordable to all students. Learn more about our Four Year Pledge.

Career Placement Rate

Destination Rate99% of graduates are employed or are in graduate school within six months of graduation.

With connections to employers across the state and a commitment to getting students on-the-job experience before graduation, our grads start blazing their career paths right after they leave...and sometimes long before that.

Fun Fact #5

Our grads are so attractive to employers, in part, because St. Scholastica is consistently ranked among the top Midwestern colleges and universities by U.S. News and World Report.

Starting Salaries

Starting SalariesMore than 70 percent of our graduates had a starting salary higher than $30,000/year — with 25 percent bringing home more than $50,000/year.

After Graduation Breakdown

St. Scholastica beats the national average in starting salaries for recent graduates. 80% Employed

St. Scholastica beats the national average in starting salaries for recent graduates. 19% Graduate School

St. Scholastica beats the national average in starting salaries for recent graduates. 1% Other

* Data from 2015 Graduate Destination Survey respondents, which includes undergraduates from all campuses, programs, online and extended. The survey was sent to 840 bachelor-level graduates with a 72% response rate.

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