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The College of Saint Scholastica Overview

Located in Duluth, Minnesota, The College of Saint Scholastica is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Duluth makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is The College of Saint Scholastica Known For?

916 Undergraduate Awards
$35,628 Avg Cost After Aid
68% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at St. Scholastica is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at St. Scholastica is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 53% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from St. Scholastica with a bachelor's degree make about $51,400 a year. That's 26% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average St. Scholastica student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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The College of Saint Scholastica Rankings

We have ranked St. Scholastica as #197 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #5 out of 44 schools in Minnesota.

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. Scholastica has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#25 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#182 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Instructional Media Design Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#139 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards St. Scholastica has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Colleges for Social Work College Factual
#6 Best Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual
#28 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#33 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#41 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#59 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is The College of Saint Scholastica?

Location of The College of Saint Scholastica

Contact details for St. Scholastica are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, MN 55811-4199
Phone: 218-723-6000
Website: www.css.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stscholastica
Twitter: http://twitter.com/stscholastica

How Do I Get Into St. Scholastica?

You can apply to St. Scholastica online at: www.css.edu/apply-now.html

Admission Requirements for St. Scholastica

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Scholastica?

68% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores
St. Scholastica has an acceptance rate of 68%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 70%.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to St. Scholastica submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 670. Math scores were between 510 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The College of Saint Scholastica  ( 510 to 670 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for The College of Saint Scholastica  ( 510 to 630 )
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800
St. Scholastica received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 27. Composite scores were between 19 and 27.

ACT English Scores for The College of Saint Scholastica  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for The College of Saint Scholastica  ( 18 to 27 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for The College of Saint Scholastica  ( 19 to 27 )
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36

Can I Afford The College of Saint Scholastica?

$35,628 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Scholastica is $35,628. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At St. Scholastica, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $11,395 a year. That adds up to $45,580 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Scholastica is 2.8%. 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.

The College of Saint Scholastica Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,062 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,481 undergraduate students at St. Scholastica, with 2,062 being full-time and 419 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  St. Scholastica

There are also 1,425 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,062 full-time undergraduates at St. Scholastica, 31% are male and 69% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  St. Scholastica

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The College of Saint Scholastica students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of St. Scholastica Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 49
Black or African American 64
Hispanic or Latino 80
White 1,714
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 108

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at The College of Saint Scholastica. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 42 countries are represented at St. Scholastica. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, United Kingdom, and Ethiopia.

Online Learning at The College of Saint Scholastica

1,150 Took All Classes Online
1,349 Took At Least One Class Online
1.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at St. Scholastica. In 2017-2018, 1,349 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 5th 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. Scholastica

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The College of Saint Scholastica was 1.9%. This is the #1,907 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at St. Scholastica regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 14%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 26%
Health Professions 4%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 13%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at St. Scholastica 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. Scholastica.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Multilingual Education #17
Medical Illustration & Informatics #26
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #50
Information Technology #104
Instructional Media Design #112
General Business/Commerce #159
Computer Information Systems #159
Teacher Education Grade Specific #251
Health & Medical Administrative Services #293
Computer & Information Sciences #356
Nursing #424

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%.

The College of Saint Scholastica Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 391 0 0 28 419
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 34 162 196
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 41 33 113 0 187
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 1 52 2 74 0 129
Social Work 0 12 56 2 38 0 108
General Business/Commerce 0 0 4 0 87 0 91
Business Administration & Management 0 0 50 3 17 0 70
General Psychology 0 0 65 0 0 0 65
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 30 0 27 0 57
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 3 49 0 0 52
General Biology 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
Computer Information Systems 0 0 24 1 2 0 27
Human Resource Management 0 0 25 1 0 0 26
Marketing 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Accounting 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 14 0 0 14
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
History 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Chemistry 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
General English Literature 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Romance Languages 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
General Social Sciences 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Alternative Medicine & Systems 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Physical Science 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Music 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Gerontology 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
International Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 13 902 112 402 190 1,620

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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