St. Cloud State University

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St. Cloud State University is a public
four-year university located in St. Cloud,
Minnesota, on the banks of the Mississippi
River. A member of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities system, St.
Cloud is currently the largest public
higher education institution in the state.
With an average annual enrollment of about
17,000 students, the school has
Minnesota's second largest student
enrollment for any public university in
the state.

Since its inception in 1969, the
university has graduated hundreds of
thousands of students from across the
globe -" many of whom have gone on to
achieve success within their sphere of
influence. Some of St. Cloud's more famous
graduates include the the Federal Reserve
Bank of St. Louis CEO James B. Bullard,
and Wells Fargo & Co. CEO John Stumpf.

Beginning as a normal school with
college-level programs for its teachers,
St. Cloud State has since grown to include
five academic colleges, offering over two
hundred majors, minors, and
pre-professional degrees. Through the
School of Graduate Studies the university
offers over sixty graduate programs and
certificates, including an Ed.D in Higher
Education Administration, a Master of
Science degree, Master of Music, Master of
Engineering Management, Master of Business
Administration, and specialist, Master of
Arts. Recently St. Cloud launched a new
Master's in Regulatory Affairs and
Services program available in Maple Grove,
Minnesota at the Twin Cities Graduate
Center.

One of St. Cloud State's twenty exchange
student programs offers a year-long visit
to Northern England's Alnwick Castle.

Athletics

St. Cloud University allows students to
attend all athletic events at no cost
through its athletic fee program. Teams
are known as the Huskies and are
represented by the mascot Blizzard. With
19 Division II teams, the Huskies are a
member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate
Conference. However, men and women's ice
hockey teams compete in Division I; hockey
is the school's flagship sport, with men's
Husky hockey boasting nine NCAA men's ice
hockey championship appearances. In
addition, the school's 2013 team garnered
a share of the WCHA's league title.

Library System

The James W. Miller Learning Resources
Center is responsible for more than 2.5
million items, with access to more than
22,000 periodicals as well as 250,000
government publications. The library is
designed to offer curricular, scholarly
and recreational assistance to students,
faculty and the public at large.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

As of 2013, St. Cloud State is in the
middle of a two-year tuition freeze. Two
types of aid are offered: gift aid
(scholarships and grants) and self-help
aid (employment and loans). Aid is both
need-based and non-need-based.

Accreditation

St. Cloud State is accredited by the North
Central Association of Colleges and
Schools and the American Association of
State Colleges and Universities.

Student Housing

The school has ten residence halls:
Lawrence (a globally-focused hall);
Mitchell (a co-ed hall); Sherburne (the
tallest building in St. Cloud); Shoemaker
(a community-focused hall); Benton
(suite-style living); Stateview
(independent on-campus living); Case-Hill
(a recently renovated hall); Stearns (a
traditional residence hall); W.W. Holes (a
traditional residence hall) and Coburn
Plaza Apartments (apartment-style living).

General Information

Admission Office

720 Fourth Avenue South

St. Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 308-2244

(877) 654-7278

Fax: (320) 308-2243



Contact: Richard Shearer

Director of Admissions
Main Address

720 Fourth Avenue South

St. Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 308-0121

www.stcloudstate.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 15,157

First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 2,403

Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,501

Graduate enrollment: 1,764

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 86%

Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

Latin
American Studies B
Women's
Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Acting B
Art –
General B
Art
History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics
B
Drama/Theater
Arts B
Drawing
B
Film
Studies B
Fine/Studio
Arts B
Jazz
Studies B
Music –
General B
Music –
General Performance B
Music –
Piano/Organ B
Music –
Voice/Opera B
Music
History/Literature B
Painting
B
Printmaking
B
Sculpture
B
Stringed
Instruments B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Aquatic
Biology/Limnology B
Biochemistry
B
Biology
B
Biotechnology
B
Cellular/Anatomical
Biology B
Ecology
B
Marine/Aquatic
Biology B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting
B
Business
– General B
Business
Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial
Studies B
Finance/Banking
B
Human
Resources Management B
Insurance/Risk
Management B
International
Business B
Management
Information Systems B
Marketing
Management B
Real
Estate B
Travel/Tourism
Management B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising
B
Broadcast
Journalism B
Communication
studies B
Communications/Rhetoric
B
Journalism
B
Mass
Communications/Media Studies B
Public
Relations B
Radio/Television
B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer
Science B
Computer/Information
Sciences – General B
Computer/Systems
Security B

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Chemistry
Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance
Teacher Education B
Driver/Safety
Education B
Early
Childhood Education B
Earth
science B
Elementary
Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Foreign
Language Teacher Education B
French
Teacher Education B
German
Teacher Education B
Health
Teacher Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Instructional
Media B
Kindergarten/Preschool
Education B
Mathematics
Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Physics
Teacher Education B
Psychology
Teacher Education B
Reading
Teacher Education B
Science
Teacher Education B
Secondary
Education B
Social
Science Teacher Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish
Language Teacher Education B
Special
Education B
Speech
Teacher Education B
Teacher
Education, Multiple Levels B
Technology
education B
Technology/Industrial
Arts Education B

Engineering
Computer
Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications
Engineering B
Engineering
technologies C
Manufacturing
Engineering B
Mechanical
Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Surveying
Technology B

English Language &
Literature

American
Literature B
Creative
Writing B
English
Composition B
English
Language & Literature –
General B
Speech/Rhetorical
Studies B

Foreign Language &
Literature

French B
German B
Linguistics
B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Clinical
Laboratory Science B
Communication
Disorders B
Community
Health Services B
Medical
Radiologic Technology B
Nuclear
Medical Technology B
Nursing
(RN) B
Predentistry
B
Premedicine
B
Prepharmacy
B
Preveterinary
Medicine B
Public
Health Education B
Recreational
Therapy B
Speech-Language
Pathology/Audiology B
Substance
Abuse Counseling B

History
History
– General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal
Arts & Sciences A,B

Library Science
Library
Science B

Mathematics
Mathematics
– General B
Statistics
B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology
B
Global
Studies B
Natural
Sciences B
Technology
assessment and management B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Environmental
Science B
Environmental
Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical
Fitness B
Parks,
Recreation & Fitness – General
B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy
B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric
Sciences B
Chemistry
B
Earth
science B
Geology
B
HydrologyWater
Resources B
Meteorology
B
Physical
Sciences – General B
Physics
B
Planetary
Sciences B

Psychology
Community
Psychology B
Psychology
– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Public
Administration B
Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Anthropology
B
Business
economics B
Community
development B
Econometrics
B
Economics
B
Geography
B
International
Relations B
Political
Science/Government B
Social
Sciences – General B
Sociology
B
Urban
Studies B

Transportation & Materials
Moving

Air
Traffic Control B
Airline
– Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew B
Aviation
Management B
Flight
Instruction B

Degree levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy
of information on this page. All
information is subject to change.
You should confirm all information
with a college admissions officer.

Saint Cloud State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(320) 308-0121
Website:www.stcloudstate.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.stcloudstate.edu/scsu4u/admissions/
Address:720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:15,744
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):47%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:12,024 (76% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,910
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,828
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,135

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Saint Cloud State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Saint Cloud State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences61
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3123
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services42
Education1720162
Engineering43
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields222
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs385
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1134
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies22
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences5
Psychology24
Public Administration and Social Service Professions121
Social Sciences194
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts72
Grand total292103562

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Saint Cloud State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education22
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total36

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Saint Cloud State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,910
Out-of-state$15,828
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,256
Out-of-state$12,084

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,56788%
Grant or scholarship aid1,25870%$5,135
Student loan aid1,17466%$7,809

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid6,91149%$5,204
Federal student loans6,51446%$6,702

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Saint Cloud State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Saint Cloud State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants6,9883,0933,895
Percent admitted100%83%87%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%26%25%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Saint Cloud State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment15,744
Undergraduate enrollment13,878
Graduate enrollment1,866

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Saint Cloud State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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