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Health & Medicine Profile

A leader in health care education innovation

Building on its 103-year history, The College of St. Scholastica is a respected leader in nursing and health care education. The College is looking to the future by constructing a new graduate health programs building.

The 45,000-sq. ft. center will feature classrooms, laboratories, and other facilities and is slated to open for classes in fall 2016. It’s a major addition near our main campus in Duluth, Minnesota, which is 186 acres on a wooded ridge overlooking beautiful Lake Superior.

Our School of Nursing has about 1,000 students enrolled each year in our nationally recognized programs. It features three baccalaureate degree offerings: traditional undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and R.N.-to-Bachelor of Science online. We also offer a Bachelor of Science to Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree, with specialties in adult/geriatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner and adult/family psychiatric nurse practitioner, and a post-master’s D.N.P.

The School of Health Sciences includes seven programs geared toward producing real-world practitioners: athletic training, exercise physiology, health informatics and information management, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and social work.

The School of Sciences offers programs in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and physical sciences; mathematics, psychology, and sociology; gerontology and pre-health professions; and—through a partnership with the University of Minnesota—a dual degree in engineering and natural sciences.

St. Scholastica emphasizes student-faculty research, with close mentoring from professors and industry-leading professionals.




• Enrollment: 4,237
• Academic profile: The middle 50% of students have ACT scores of 21-27.
• Student-faculty ratio: 14:1
• Guarantee: First-year undergraduates who follow a few simple guidelines will graduate from St. Scholastica in four years­—guaranteed—or subsequent years are free.
• Financial aid: 100% of undergraduate students receive financial aid. The average grant/scholarship award is $22,531 (source: federal, state, college, private).    
• Career placement: 97% of graduates are in career fields or graduate school within six months of graduation.
• Tuition: $33,784
• Room and board: $8,932
• Study abroad: Irish Study Center in Louisburgh, Ireland; an exchange program with United International College in Zhuhai, China; a Russian language program in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia; student exchanges in Leipzig, Germany; a student program at Regent’s College in London; study and service programs in Mexico and Tanzania; faculty-led programs and service learning in Belize, China, and Morocco; and membership in HECUA (Higher Education Consortium for
Urban Affairs)