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The College of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica’s rigorous academics engage students in meaningful educational experiences in and outside the classrooms, from firsthand undergraduate research and internships to study abroad and volunteer opportunities.

The College of St. Scholastica has a mix of on-campus, traditional students as well as many part-time and online students from around Minnesota. From undergraduate to postgraduate degrees and professional programs, St. Scholastica is an accredited higher education institution with flexible offerings.

We invite you to learn about the benefits of a St. Scholastica education. Please take time to review our rankings, evaluate our numbers, and check our membership and accreditation across various boards and institutions.

Fast facts

Locations: Duluth, Health Science Center and St. Cloud.

Founded: 1912

Affiliation: Catholic, Benedictine

Enrollment and Demographics (fall 2022 semester)

Total main campus, full-time undergraduate: 1,387
Total undergraduate: 1,938
Total graduate: 1,269
Total College enrollment: 3,207

Female/Male Ratio (percentage)

Traditional Undergraduate: 64/36
Entire Population: 72/28

Undergraduate Pell Recipients (percentage)

Undergraduate, full-time: 23
Traditional, full-time: 21

Geographic Origin

96.1% from the United States

  • 78.7% from Minnesota
  • 20.9% from other states*
  • 0.4% unknown

3.9% from other countries**

*49 states plus 2 U.S. territories
**22 countries

Student Diversity

Black or African-American: 4.8%

American Indian or Alaska Native: 1.2%

Asian: 5.0%

Hispanic: 3.7%

International: 2.1%

Two or more races: 2.2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0.2%

White: 75.9%

Other/Unknown: 4.8%

High School Class Rank*

Top 10 %……….17%
Top 25 %……….50%
Top half…………81%

*of those reported for incoming first-year class

ACT Middle 50% Range*

ACT Composite….22-27 (36% reporting scores)
Average ACT Composite score: 24
71% admitted through the test-optional process

*of those reported for incoming first-year class

Accreditation and Enrollment Reports

The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Review our full list of accreditation and enrollment reports below.

Specific Programs of the College are Accredited By

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

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)

Approved

State and U.S. Territory licensure requirements by program

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 Chemistry Society

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

Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED)

Council of Independent Colleges

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS)

Minnesota Private College Council

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

National Collegiate Honors Council

Online Learning Consortium

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.

Student Complaint Resolution

Title IX and Nondiscrimination Complaints

For more information, visit the Title IX website or equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy information. Submit the Online Title IX Report.

Kelly Durick-Eder, Interim Title IX Coordinator, titleix@css.edu; 218-625-4444; 218-723-5961; Tower Hall, Room 2106

Stacy Deadrick, Title IX Deputy, sdeadric@css.edu; 218-723-6299; Burns Wellness Center, Room 258

All Other Complaints

Step 1: Review Current Policies

View the Catalog, Student Handbook or my.CSS for information regarding College policies and procedures about complaint practices. Existing policies and procedures may already exist to resolve the complaint.

Step 2: Informal Resolution

We encourage students to seek resolution to any concerns by discussing them informally with a staff member at the College. The student must first attempt to resolve the problem by contacting the relevant department directly and requesting a review of their situation.

Step 3: Formal Resolution

If you’re unable to resolve your concern through the College complaint policies and procedures or informally with the department, please reach out to the department contacts and organizations below. The student should follow up with an e-mail to the department’s representative and detail the issue for documentation.

Academic Affairs

Ryan Sandefer, Vice President, Academic Affairs, rsandefe@css.edu;  218-625-4931; Tower Hall, Room 2111

Athletics

Jessica Cherry, Athletic Director, jcherry@css.edu; 218-723-5934; Burns Wellness Commons 250

Student Affairs

Megan Perry-Spears, Dean of Students, mperryspears@css.edu; 218-723-6029; Tower Hall, Room 2142

Financial Aid

Trish Johnson, Director, Financial Aid, tjohnson@css.edu; 218-723-7027; Tower Hall, Room 1122F;

Visit the student accounts page for policy information about refunds and student charges

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Jeri Collier, Registrar, jcollier@css.edu; 218-723-6064; Tower Hall, Room 1123C

Police or Campus Security
  • Dial 911 to call the police and begin the process of a police report;
  • Dial 218-723-6175 to reach CSS Campus Security;
  • Visit parking.css.edu for citation and appeal information; or
  • Zachary Babcock, Chief of Security, zbabcock@css.edu; 218-723-6175; Tower Hall, Room 2617
Ethics Hotline

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to promptly report suspected violations of standards, laws and regulations, or related College policies and procedures to their supervisor, to their vice president or to anyone in management one is comfortable approaching. The College also has a confidential, toll free hotline (1-800-477-6064) that can be used to report suspected violations.

Step 4: Unable to resolve your concern

If a student has followed college policy and procedure as outlined above and still believes maltreatment has occurred, which could include no review process by the department or from a College publication, an adequate explanation of the final disposition did not happen, or there was a noted bias on the part of the decision-maker, a student can escalate the matter to the president. Submit the reporting form.

A written response will be sent to the student who initiated the complaint within 30 days.

External Complaint Resolution

If a complaint cannot be resolved at the College level, you may contact the Minnesota Office of Higher Education or utilize the Higher Learning Commission 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. The Complaint Process for Non-Minnesota Residents is provided by our out-of-state authorization entity, North Central State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

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, Chief Operating Officer
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811
218-723-6012
800-447-5444
oie@css.edu
TTY/TDD 218-723-6790