College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN 56374
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College of Saint Benedict is one of the thirty-four private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Minnesota. The campus is located in a suburb, in Saint Joseph.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,937 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 524 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 456 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 87%). Every year 82% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

College of Saint Benedict's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $42,690, and fees were $1,048. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $42,690 and $1,048 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students1,937
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate87%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 46

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1933 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1220
ACT22 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,779/credit
In State Students$1,779/credit
Out of State Students$1,779/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $80,055 $80,055 $80,055
ADN 70 $124,530 $124,530 $124,530
BSN 125 $222,375 $222,375 $222,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of College of Saint Benedict's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 27% $4,365
Other Federal Grant 12% $3,485
State Grant & Scholarships 36% $4,930
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $24,856
Federal Student Loans 72% $6,236
Private Loans 22% $12,511


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$16,184
$30,001 to $48,000$16,520
$48,001 to $75,000$20,963
$75,001 to $110,000$27,230
Over $110,000$31,491

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.
College of Saint Benedict
37 S. College Ave.
Saint Joseph, MN 56374

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