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Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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Overview

Student Population
13,928
Saint Cloud State University overview
Location Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Online stcloudstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Saint Cloud State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Saint Cloud State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,171 prospective students applied, and 4,656 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,237 enrolled in the school.  8,512 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,416 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,394 plus fees of $1,262. St. Cloud State University is ranked 693 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes

St. Cloud State University is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Saint Cloud State University within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 934/1194
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.14
Applications Accepted
90% 
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Minnesota Resident Tuition
$7,394
In State Costs for Saint Cloud State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,262
Room and Board $8,900
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$21,356
Out of State Resident Tuition
$15,686
Out of State Costs for Saint Cloud State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,262
Room and Board $8,900
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$29,648

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
48% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Cloud State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 27%
Education 13%
Communication 8%
Psychology 6%
Social Sciences 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174783 IPEDS survey data for Saint Cloud State University.

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