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Ƶ. Scholastica

St. Scholastica’s rigorous academics engage students in meaningful educational experiences in and outside the classrooms, from firsthand undergraduate research and internships to study abroad and volunteer opportunities.

Ƶ. Scholastica has a mix of on-campus, traditional students as well as many part-time and online students from around Minnesota. From undergraduate to postgraduate degrees and professional programs, St. Scholastica is an accredited higher education institution with flexible offerings.

We invite you to learn about the benefits of a St. Scholastica education. Please take time to review our rankings, evaluate our numbers, and check our membership and accreditation across various boards and institutions.

Fast facts

Ƶ: Duluth, Health Science Center, Online and St. Cloud.


Affiliation: Catholic, Benedictine

Enrollment and Demographics (fall 2023 semester)

Total main campus, full-time undergraduate: 1,345
Total undergraduate: 1,755
Total graduate: 1,223
Total Ƶ enrollment: 2,978

Female/Male Ratio (percentage)

Traditional Undergraduate: 62/38
Entire Population: 69/31

Undergraduate Pell Recipients (percentage)

Undergraduate, full-time: 23
Traditional, full-time: 23

Geographic Origin

96.9% from the United States

  • 77.1% from Minnesota
  • 19.8% from other states*
  • 0.1% unknown

3.1% from other countries**

*49 states plus 2 U.S. territories
**35 countries

Student Diversity

Black or African-American: 4.5%

American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.9%

Asian: 4.5%

Hispanic: 4.6%

International: 2.3%

Two or more races: 3.8%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%

White: 74.5%

Other/Unknown: 4.8%

High School Class Rank*

Top 10 %……….23%
Top 25 %……….44%
Top half…………76%

*of those reported for incoming first-year class

ACT Middle 50% Range*

ACT Composite….21-27 (24% reporting scores)
Average ACT Composite score: 24
76% admitted through the test-optional process

*of those reported for incoming first-year class

Accreditation and Enrollment Reports

Ƶ. Scholastica is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Review our full list of accreditation and enrollment reports below.

Specific Programs are Accredited and Approved By

Accreditation Bodies

The following Ƶs’ programs with specialized accreditation are in good standing with their respective accrediting bodies.

  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)

The Athletic Training program is no longer accepting applications and has been placed on probation by their respective accrediting body as of May 11, 2023.

  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Board Approved

  • Minnesota Board of Nursing
  • Minnesota Board of Teaching

Licensure Requirements by Program

The degree programs at Ƶ. Scholastica (CSS) intended to result in professional licensure or certification are designed to meet the educational requirements for the state of Minnesota.

The U.S. Department of Education under regulation requires the Ƶ to disclose whether or not our programs will meet the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all of the U.S. states and territories. To the best of our knowledge, the following information accurately reflects the requirements applicable for each of our licensing programs.

We encourage students who may live out-of-state or intend to test or apply for licensure or certification outside of Minnesota to (1) share this with college representatives and program officials and (2) review the state educational requirements on the relevant licensing state’s website. The Ƶ will work collaboratively to ensure that all students stay informed regarding educational requirements for licensing eligibility wherever they may live.



American Association of Ƶs for Teacher Education

American Association of Ƶs of Nursing

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

American Chemistry Society

American Library Association

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

Association for Institutional Research

Association of Benedictine Ƶs and Universities

Association of Catholic Ƶs and Universities

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Ƶs

Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED)

Council of Independent Ƶs

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS)

Minnesota Private Ƶ Council

National Association of Independent Ƶs and Universities

National Collegiate Honors Council

Online Learning Consortium

Registered With

Ƶ. Scholastica is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Ƶ. Scholastica does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status regarding public assistance or local commission status in its programs, procedures and activities.

Student Complaint Resolution

Title IX and Nondiscrimination Complaints

For more information, visit the Title IX website or equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy information. .

Kelly Durick-Eder, Interim Title IX Coordinator, titleix@css.edu; 218-625-4444; 218-723-5961; Tower Hall, Room 2106

Stacy Deadrick, Title IX Deputy, sdeadric@css.edu; 218-723-6299; Burns Wellness Center, Room 258

All Other Complaints

Step 1: Review Current Policies

View the , or for information regarding Ƶ policies and procedures about complaint practices. Existing policies and procedures may already exist to resolve the complaint.

Step 2: Informal Resolution

We encourage students to seek resolution to any concerns by discussing them informally with a staff member at the Ƶ. The student must first attempt to resolve the problem by contacting the relevant department directly and requesting a review of their situation.

Step 3: Formal Resolution

If you’re unable to resolve your concern through the Ƶ complaint policies and procedures or informally with the department, please reach out to the department contacts and organizations below. The student should follow up with an e-mail to the department’s representative and detail the issue for documentation.

Academic Affairs

Ryan Sandefer, Vice President, Academic Affairs, rsandefe@css.edu;  218-625-4931; Tower Hall, Room 2111


Jessica Cherry, Athletic Director, jcherry@css.edu; 218-723-5934; Burns Wellness Commons 250

Student Affairs

Megan Perry-Spears, Dean of Students, mperryspears@css.edu; 218-723-6029; Tower Hall, Room 2142

Financial Aid

Trish Johnson, Director, Financial Aid, tjohnson@css.edu; 218-723-7027; Tower Hall, Room 1122F;

Visit the student accounts page for policy information about refunds and student charges

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Jeri Collier, Registrar, jcollier@css.edu; 218-723-6064; Tower Hall, Room 1123C

Police or Campus Security
  • Dial 911 to call the police and begin the process of a police report;
  • Dial 218-723-6175 to reach CSS Campus Security;
  • Visit parking.css.edu for citation and appeal information; or
  • Eric Vetter, Interim Chief of Security, evetter@css.edu; 218-723-6175; Tower Hall, Room 2605
Ethics Hotline

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to promptly report suspected violations of standards, laws and regulations, or related Ƶ policies and procedures to their supervisor, to their vice president or to anyone in management one is comfortable approaching. The Ƶ also has a confidential, toll free hotline (1-800-477-6064) that can be used to report suspected violations.

Step 4: Unable to resolve your concern

If a student has followed college policy and procedure as outlined above and still believes maltreatment has occurred, which could include no review process by the department or from a Ƶ publication, an adequate explanation of the final disposition did not happen, or there was a noted bias on the part of the decision-maker, a student can escalate the matter to the president. .

A written response will be sent to the student who initiated the complaint within 30 days.

External Complaint Resolution

If a complaint cannot be resolved at the Ƶ level, you may contact the or utilize the .

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education’s Program Integrity Rule, institutions providing online education are required to provide all prospective and current students contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state. The is provided by our out-of-state authorization entity, North Central State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

If you believe St. Scholastica is out of compliance with state statutes or accrediting requirements, please contact us first. We work hard to resolve all complaints and will do our best to address your issue.

Please address all correspondence to:

Diane Vertin, Chief Operating Officer
Ƶ. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811

Ƶ. Scholastica

Main Campus

1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
United States