Saint Cloud State University
Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) is a public institution in Saint Cloud, Minnesota and one of the ten campuses that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. It was founded in 1869 on the Mississippi River. The university started as the Third State Normal School. Classes were taught in one building. The university now has multiple buildings on the 100-acre campus and offers over 200 majors and minors across its 6 schools and colleges, including the School of Health and Human Services. The university was ranked 118th in the region and 571st in the nation.
The SCSU Department of Nursing at the School of Health and Human Services offers two nursing programs accredited by the CCNE. These programs include a traditional 4-year BSN program and an accelerated BSN program. While enrolled in the traditional BSN program, students may join the Active Nursing Club. This club helps students find volunteer opportunities in the area to help develop their skills and raise funds for health care-related issues. The school also has its own Human Simulation Lab to help students learn procedures and equipment. Clinical experience is provided during the final semester of the 4-year program. Seniors receive an immersive experience working at local hospitals and clinics.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students14,975|
|Student to Faculty Ratio21:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
07/01/1947 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2004 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||958 to 1188|
|ACT||18 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor 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|
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||$241/credit|
|In State Students||$241/credit|
|Out of State Students||$521/credit|
|In District Students||$383/credit|
|In State Students||$383/credit|
|Out of State Students||$582/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, 85% of Saint Cloud State 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||10%||$743|
|State Grant & Scholarships||41%||$2,240|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||36%||$2,477|
|Federal Student Loans||64%||$5,888|
$13,684Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$10,987|
|$30,001 to $48,000$11,631|
|$48,001 to $75,000$13,713|
|$75,001 to $110,000$17,358|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.