The College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, MN

The College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, MN

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A leader in health care education innovation

Founded in 1912, The College of St. Scholastica is a respected leader in nursing and health care education, with a 45,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art Heath Science Center. 

Our School of Nursing is one of the largest in the state, with about 1,000 students enrolled each year in our nationally recognized programs. We’re proud to have been recognized by Nursing Schools Almanac as one of the top nursing schools in the Plains region as well as one of the top nursing schools in the country. St. Scholastica offers three baccalaureate degree options: traditional undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and RN–to–Bachelor of Science online. We also offer a Bachelor of Science–to–Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, with specialties in Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult/Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and a post-master’s DNP.

Our Veteran–to–BS in Nursing program is specially geared toward helping military veterans pursue a nursing career. The program features small cohorts, clinical experiences, and advisement and support from military veteran faculty members.

Our new Health Humanities major (and minor) is a perfect complement to our existing programs and Benedictine values. Reflecting a current shift in the health care world toward patient-centered care, this program puts the focus on empathy and human dignity.

The School of Health Sciences includes programs geared toward producing real-world practitioners: Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Health Informatics and Information Management, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work. 

The School of Sciences offers programs in Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry; Mathematics, Psychology, and Sociology; Gerontology and Pre-health Professions; and Natural Sciences.

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


Enrollment: Total Duluth campus undergraduates: 1,667; total enrollment: 4,043

Academic profile: The middle 50% of students have ACT scores of 19–27.

Student-faculty ratio: 15:1

Guarantee: First-year undergraduates who follow a few simple guidelines will graduate from St. Scholastica in four years-—guaranteed—or subsequent years are free.

• Test-optional admission: Applicants can still submit ACT or SAT scores as part of their application but also have the option to submit an essay describing overall academic achievements instead.

Financial aid: 100% of undergraduate students receive financial aid.    

Career placement: 98% of graduates are in career fields or graduate school within six months of graduation.

Tuition: $37,622

Room and board: $10,088

Study abroad: Study and service programs are available in the Phillipines and Alaska for Nursing Students. We also have numerous study abroad programs for students and membership in HECUA (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs). 

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