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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Scholastica.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards St. Scholastica has earned from around the web.
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Where Is The College of Saint Scholastica?
Contact details for St. Scholastica are given below.
|Address:||1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, MN 55811-4199|
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
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Scholastica?
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.
Can I Afford The College of Saint Scholastica?
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
There are also 1,425 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,062 full-time undergraduates at St. Scholastica, 31% are male and 69% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of The College of Saint Scholastica students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||64|
|Hispanic or Latino||80|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Scholastica has changed over the last few years.
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%|
|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|
|Medical Illustration & Informatics||#26|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#50|
|Instructional Media Design||#112|
|Computer Information Systems||#159|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#251|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#293|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#356|
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.
*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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