The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, MN 55811

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 LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate81%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. MSN
  2. DNP, BSN to DNP
  3. BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 340
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 0
Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's degree 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 9
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 15
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 3
Nursing Administration Master's degree 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Administration Post-master's certificate 0
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 0
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - professional practice 16
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from The College of Saint Scholastica

Northland College
60.52 miles away
Bethel University
131.52 miles away
University of Northwestern-St Paul
133.28 miles away
College of Saint Benedict
136.8 miles away
Concordia University-Saint Paul
138.3 miles away
Saint Johns University
138.58 miles away
Augsburg College
138.88 miles away
St Catherine University
140.43 miles away
Crown College
154.76 miles away
Finlandia University
166.97 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 550
SAT: Math460 to 570
SAT: Writing370 to 490
ACT Composite21 to 26
Admission considerations
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

Cost (Net Price)


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$16,801
30k to 48k$17,838
48k to 75k$20,151
75k to 110k$24,107
Over 110k$26,610
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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Minnesota Nurse Faculty Loan Forgiveness Program

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Phillips/Laird Scholarship

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing
The College of Saint Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811

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