St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN 55105

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. ADN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN)
  4. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. LPN to ADN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 99
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 254
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 39
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 31
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 13
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 8

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from St Catherine University

Concordia University-Saint Paul
2.21 miles away
Augsburg College
4.06 miles away
University of Northwestern-St Paul
7.5 miles away
Bethel University
9.22 miles away
Crown College
27.57 miles away
St Olaf College
31.88 miles away
Gustavus Adolphus College
56.75 miles away
College of Saint Benedict
70.51 miles away
Saint Johns University
74.26 miles away
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
95.06 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading495 to 595
SAT: Math480 to 585
ACT Composite19 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$18,958
30k to 48k$17,931
48k to 75k$20,704
75k to 110k$24,282
Over 110k$26,097
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $985.00 $985.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $886.00 $886.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Phillips/Laird Scholarship

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing
St Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

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