Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for a life of purpose, in addition to economic gain, by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values it was founded on.
St. Scholastica is an independent private college with locations across Minnesota, including our original campus in Duluth, plus a brand new presence in Arizona through the Communiversity at Surprise. Enrollment in our undergraduate and graduate programs has grown from 2,200 to 4,000 in the last decade, due, in part, to our commitment to making high-quality education available online and through convenient evening and weekend formats.
The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks The College of St. Scholastica among the best colleges and universities in the region for academic excellence and for veterans. Additionally, in 2014 Money Magazine ranked CSS in the top third of all four-year colleges in the country based on graduation rates, educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.
As evidenced by our undergraduate student learning outcomes, St. Scholastica engages students in the love of learning and active citizenship in the world. Our mission is to provide intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work.
Overlooking Lake Superior, the 186-acre Duluth campus is a beautiful setting with a mix of new and historic buildings. A large on-campus resident population and numerous student groups make St. Scholastica a vibrant place of community and learning. Take a virtual tour or better yet, come for a visit.
The Duluth campus is also home to the St. Scholastica Monastery, Westwood senior apartments and the Benedictine Health Center.