The College of Saint Scholastica
Established in 1912, the College of Saint Scholastica is a private institution in Duluth, Minnesota. The college was founded by Mother Scholastica Kerst, along with 28 Sisters, and is still affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The college now serves over 4,000 students and was recently ranked 33rd in the Midwest regions according to the 2016 US News & World Report rankings. The main campus is in Duluth. However, the college also maintains sites in four other cities in Minnesota and a site in Phoenix, Arizona. The campus spans 186 acres on a hill that overlooks Lake Superior and includes the Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel.
The College of Saint Scholastica School of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate-level CCNE-accredited nursing programs. The undergrad programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The RN to BSN program is offered online and is intended for registered nurses with associate degrees. The graduate programs include MSN, DNP, and BSN to DNP programs. The School of Nursing has three active grants from the US Department of Health and Human Services, including the Rural Academic Practice Partnership for Northeastern Minnesota. This program provides students with clinical experience at primary care facilities in rural and underserved communities throughout the region.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students4,276|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||0|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1931 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/28/2002 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1020 to 1300|
|ACT||19 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor 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||$1,116/credit|
|In State Students||$1,116/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,116/credit|
|In District Students||$638/credit|
|In State Students||$638/credit|
|Out of State Students||$638/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 The College of Saint Scholastica'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||2%||$2,111|
|State Grant & Scholarships||40%||$5,021|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$20,245|
|Federal Student Loans||72%||$5,416|
$23,942Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$18,598|
|$30,001 to $48,000$16,857|
|$48,001 to $75,000$22,108|
|$75,001 to $110,000$25,306|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.