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St Catherine University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Saint Paul is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

1,898 Full-Time Undergraduates
$33,826 Avg In-State Tuition

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St Catherine University Rankings

St. Kate's is ranked #83 out of 1,831 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Out of the 47 colleges in Minnesota, it is ranked at #7.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

St. Kate's has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Kate's.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards St. Kate's has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Occupational Therapist Assistant Schools College Factual
#5 Best Physical Therapy Assistant Schools College Factual
#16 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools College Factual
#34 Best Associate Degree Schools Course Advisor
#43 Best Respiratory Care Therapy Schools College Factual
#190 Best Allied Health Professions Schools College Factual

Where Is St Catherine University?

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Contact details for St. Kate's are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-690-6000
Website: https://www.stkate.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/st.kates
Twitter: https://twitter.com/StKate

Can I Afford St. Kate’s?

$33,826 In-State Tuition
72% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at St. Kate's paid $1,057 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $33,826 $33,826
Fees $894 $894
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000
On Campus Room and Board $9,100 $9,100
On Campus Other Expenses $2,350 $2,350

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At St. Kate's, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,025 a year. That adds up to $28,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Kate's is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

St Catherine University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,898 Full-Time Undergraduates
98% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,983 undergraduate students at St. Kate's, with 1,898 being full-time and 1,085 being part-time.

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There are also 1,294 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,898 full-time undergraduates at St. Kate's, 2% are male and 98% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of St Catherine University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 279
Black or African American 218
Hispanic or Latino 203
White 1,055
International Students 20
Other Races/Ethnicities 123

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at St Catherine University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 23 countries are represented at St. Kate's. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, and Nepal.

Online Learning at St Catherine University

2,430 Took All Classes Online
4,058 Took At Least One Class Online
61.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,058 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Kate's has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of St. Kate’s

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at St Catherine University was 61.5%. This is the #454 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at St. Kate's regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of St. Kate's majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 7%
Occupational Therapist Assistant 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at St. Kate's ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at St. Kate's.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Occupational Therapist Assistant #1
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #13

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

St Catherine University Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Occupational Therapist Assistant 205 0 205
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapy 28 11 39
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 14 9 23
Physical Therapy Assistant 22 0 22
Respiratory Care Therapy 0 13 13
TOTAL 269 33 302

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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