St Catherine University
St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) is a private liberal arts university in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was founded in 1905 as one of the first higher learning schools for women in the Midwest. The university now offers undergraduate programs for women and graduate-level programs for men and women, with nearly 5,000 students enrolled each year. St. Kate’s also ranked 11th for regional universities in the Midwest in 2018. In 1985, St. Kate’s acquired St. Mary’s Junior College, which was established in 1887 as St. Mary’s School of Nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital. The average class is 18 for traditional programs, while the university maintains a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
There are seven nursing programs at St. Catherine University. Undergrads may apply to the traditional BSN, RN to BSN, or accelerated BSN program. There are also two Associate degree programs, including a standard ADN and an LPN to ADN program. The university also offers courses for students wanting to obtain an MSN or DNP. These programs are accredited by both the ACEN and the CCNE. The undergrad programs are open to women, while both sexes may apply to the graduate-level programs. The university has partnerships with 900 different clinical training sites, giving students plenty of hands-on experience during their final semesters in the nursing program.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students4,724|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1916 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1972 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
03/01/1993 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
03/01/1993 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
06/11/2015 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1040 to 1310|
|ACT||20 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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.
|In District Students||$1,011/credit|
|In State Students||$1,011/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,011/credit|
|In District Students||$904/credit|
|In State Students||$904/credit|
|Out of State Students||$904/credit|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of St Catherine University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||17%||$1,634|
|State Grant & Scholarships||55%||$4,994|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$21,308|
|Federal Student Loans||76%||$6,169|
$20,523Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$16,187|
|$30,001 to $48,000$17,659|
|$48,001 to $75,000$19,311|
|$75,001 to $110,000$24,079|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.