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
Black or African-American: 4.8%
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1.2%
Two or more races: 2.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0.2%
High School Class Rank*
Top 10 %……….17%
Top 25 %……….50%
*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 of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Review our full list of accreditation and enrollment reports below.
The following Colleges’ programs with specialized accreditation are in good standing with their respective accrediting bodies.
- 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 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)
The Athletic Training program is no longer accepting applications and has been placed on probation by their respective accrediting body as of May 11, 2023.
- Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
- Minnesota Board of Nursing
- Minnesota Board of Teaching
The degree programs at The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) intended to result in professional licensure or certification are designed to meet the educational requirements for the state of Minnesota.
The U.S. Department of Education under regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) requires the College to disclose whether or not our programs will meet the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all of the U.S. states and territories. To the best of our knowledge, the following information accurately reflects the requirements applicable for each of our licensing programs.
We encourage students who may live out-of-state or intend to test or apply for licensure or certification outside of Minnesota to (1) share this with college representatives and program officials and (2) review the state educational requirements on the relevant licensing state’s website. The College will work collaboratively to ensure that all students stay informed regarding educational requirements for licensing eligibility wherever they may live.
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
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.
Title IX and Nondiscrimination Complaints
Kelly Durick-Eder, Interim Title IX Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org; 218-625-4444; 218-723-5961; Tower Hall, Room 2106
Stacy Deadrick, Title IX Deputy, email@example.com; 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.
Ryan Sandefer, Vice President, Academic Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org; 218-625-4931; Tower Hall, Room 2111
Jessica Cherry, Athletic Director, email@example.com; 218-723-5934; Burns Wellness Commons 250
Megan Perry-Spears, Dean of Students, firstname.lastname@example.org; 218-723-6029; Tower Hall, Room 2142
Trish Johnson, Director, Financial Aid, email@example.com; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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
- Eric Vetter, Interim Chief of Security, email@example.com; 218-723-6175; Tower Hall, Room 2605
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
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