St Catherine University
Saint Paul, MN 55105


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system 4-1-4
Total enrollment 4,786
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Students with disability 10%
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 900 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

St Catherine University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,268 applications and 2,060 students were granted admission. St Catherine University is at the #89 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 95% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 5% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT975 to 1180
ACT19 to 25
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, St Catherine University's tuition was $36,240 for all students regardless of residency (35.3% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of St Catherine University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 41% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,778 (which is 8.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at St Catherine University in 2016-2017, was 309, which is 76% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,993 (which is 1.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, St Catherine University has enrolled a total of 4,786 students (2,709 students full-time and 2,077 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,786 students, 459 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 6% men and 94% women and 3,176 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,610 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 449 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 68%

Asian: 9%

Black/African American: 8%

Hispanic: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at St Catherine University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 40% 567 56
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 14% 202
Education 13% 180 69
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 9% 129
Library Science 7% 98
Physical Sciences 1% 18
Social Sciences 1% 12
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 1% 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1% 8
Theology And Religious Vocations 1% 8

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of St Catherine University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of St Catherine University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $40,000. Last year, out of the total 1,335 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,255 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,524 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,387 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $40,000 $46,700
Employment Rate 94% 91%
Total Graduates 1,335 1,524

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of St Catherine University.

Macalester College
1 mile away
University of St Thomas
1.2 mile away
Hamline University
3 mile away
Augsburg College
4.1 mile away
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4.2 mile away