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Locations: Duluth, Austin, Brainerd, Cloquet, Grand Rapids, Inver Grove Heights and St. Cloud.

Founded: 1912

Affiliation: Catholic, Benedictine

Student enrollment (Fall 2020 semester)

Total main campus, full time undergraduate: 1,518
Total undergraduate: 2,244
Total graduate: 1,468
Total College enrollment: 3,712

Female/male ratio (percentage)

Traditional Undergraduate: 67/33
Entire Population: 73/27

First-year traditional undergraduates statistics

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Geographic origin

  • 97.9% from the United States
    • 86.9% from Minnesota
    • 11.6% from other states*
    • 1.5% unknown
  • 2.1% from other countries*

*13 states and 5 countries represent our traditional first-year class. 49 states plus 2 U.S. territories and 27 countries make up the total student population. 

Student diversity

Black or African-American: 3.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.9%
Asian: 3.3%
Hispanic: 2.4%
International: 2.1%
Multi-racial: 4.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82.1%
Other/Unknown: 1.5%

Residence: 80% of first-year traditional undergraduate students live on campus.

Academic Profile

67% reported high school class rank, of those reporting

Top 10 percent..........22%
Top 25 percent..........53%
Top half.....................81%

Test Scores

29% admitted through test-optional process

ACT middle 50 percent range

ACT Composite....22-27 (65% reporting scores)
Average ACT Composite score: 24

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Specific programs of the College are accredited by:

  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
  • 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 (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)



  • 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 for Institutional Research
  • 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:

Terri Van Reese, Interim Human Resources Executive
Tower Hall, Room 2100
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, Minnesota 55811
(218) 723-6123

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:

Diane Vertin, Institutional Effectiveness
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811
Telephone: (218) 723-6012
(800) 447-5444
TTY/TDD (218) 723-6790

Student Consumer Complaint Process

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education's Program Integrity Rule, institutions providing online education are required to provide all prospective and current students contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state.

We encourage you to seek resolution to any concerns by discussing them informally with a staff member at the University.  If a complaint cannot be handled informally, CSS students are encouraged to use our College's complaint process, outlined in the Student Handbook.

If a complaint cannot be resolved at the College level, you may contact the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

Higher Learning Commission complaint process

State of Minnesota Complaint process

Complaint Process for Non-Minnesota Residents


The College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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230 South LaSalle Street
Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

State Authorization

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The College of St. Scholastica has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

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