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St Catherine University Overview

St Catherine University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is St Catherine University Known For?

892 Undergraduate Awards
$31,378 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • St. Kate's has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
  • The 3% student loan default rate at St. Kate's is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at St. Kate's.
  • In 2017-2018, 52% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, St. Kate's bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $49,200 a year. That's about 21% more than their peers at other schools.

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St Catherine University Rankings

We have ranked St. Kate's as #379 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

St. Kate's has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Kate's.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Social Work Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Public Administration & Social Service Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Social Work Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Value Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards St. Kate's has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for Social Work College Factual
#7 Best Healthcare Associate’s Degree Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#13 Best Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual
#17 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#68 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#85 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is St Catherine University?

Location of St Catherine University

Contact details for St. Kate's are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-690-6000
Website: https://www.stkate.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/st.kates
Twitter: https://twitter.com/StKate

How Do I Get Into St. Kate’s?

You can apply to St. Kate’s online at: https://www.stkate.edu/admission-and-aid/apply-for-aid

Admission Requirements for St. Kate’s

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Kate’s?

70% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
St. Kate's has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 0% of accepted students are men and 100% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 25%, and the acceptance rate for women is 70%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to St. Kate's submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 665. Math scores were between 510 and 645.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for St Catherine University  ( 530 to 665 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for St Catherine University  ( 510 to 645 )
200
800
St. Kate's received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for St Catherine University  ( 18 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for St Catherine University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for St Catherine University  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford St Catherine University?

$31,378 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Kate's is $31,378. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At St. Kate's, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,413 a year. That adds up to $29,652 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Kate's is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

St Catherine University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,004 Full-Time Undergraduates
98% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,153 undergraduate students at St. Kate's, with 2,004 being full-time and 1,149 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  St. Kate's

There are also 1,248 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,004 full-time undergraduates at St. Kate's, 2% are male and 98% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  St. Kate's

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of St Catherine University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of St. Kate's Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 273
Black or African American 195
Hispanic or Latino 208
White 1,181
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 129

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at St Catherine University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 23 countries are represented at St. Kate's. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, and Nepal.

Online Learning at St Catherine University

1,006 Took All Classes Online
1,673 Took At Least One Class Online
37.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at St. Kate's. In 2017-2018, 1,673 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Kate's has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 21st most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of St. Kate’s

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at St Catherine University was 37.6%. This is the #592 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at St. Kate's regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of St. Kate's majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 45%
Curriculum & Instruction 86%
Health Professions 4%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at St. Kate's ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at St. Kate's.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #10
Social Work #13
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #13
Curriculum & Instruction #17
Public Administration & Social Service #36
Nursing #99
Education #118
Health Professions #171

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

St Catherine University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 0 177 0 102 8 287
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 211 0 0 0 0 0 211
Social Work 0 0 0 34 0 135 17 186
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 30 65 52 0 147
Allied Health Professions 0 43 0 33 0 30 0 106
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 60 39 99
Public Health 4 0 0 49 0 21 0 74
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1 0 0 11 0 36 0 48
Teacher Education Subject Specific 14 0 0 7 0 13 0 34
Library & Information Science 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 33
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
General Biology 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
General Psychology 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Economics 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
American Sign Language 0 0 0 9 0 8 0 17
Alternative Medicine & Systems 0 0 0 0 11 6 0 17
Accounting 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 15
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 14
General English Literature 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Marketing 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 11
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
General Sales & Marketing 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 9
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Philosophy 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Chemistry 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Romance Languages 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Other Psychology 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Physics 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Sociology 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
History 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Anthropology 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 35 259 1 597 81 531 64 1,568

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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