The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, MN 55811
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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. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students4,276
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 37 307
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 0

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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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1020 to 1300
ACT19 to 27
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

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.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,116/credit
In State Students$1,116/credit
Out of State Students$1,116/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$638/credit
In State Students$638/credit
Out of State Students$638/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $50,220 $50,220 $50,220
ADN 70 $78,120 $78,120 $78,120
BSN 125 $139,500 $139,500 $139,500
FNP 50 $31,900 $31,900 $31,900
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 25% $4,040
Other Federal Grant 2% $2,111
State Grant & Scholarships 40% $5,021
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $20,245
Federal Student Loans 72% $5,416
Private Loans 34% $13,602


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$28,004

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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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Minnesota state board of nursing.
The College of Saint Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811

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