In this article, we shall talk about various universities and colleges here in the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Saint Paul College – A Community and Technical College, is a two-year college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States serving more than 13,000 students in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Saint Paul College is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and University System (Minnesota State). The school offers associate degree programs, and certificate & diploma programs in areas such as; accounting, marketing, web design, culinary, carpentry, auto repair, business, fine arts, and nursing.
The College employs 114 full-time faculty, 140 part-time faculty, 164 staff members, and 16 members of the administration. The average student age is 26.
Metropolitan State University (Metro State) is a public university in the Minneapolis–St. Paul Metropolis. It is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
St. Catherine University (also known as St. Kate’s) is a private Catholic liberal arts university, located in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Established as one of the first institutions of higher learning specifically for women in the Midwest, the school was known as the College of St. Catherine until 2009. Today St. Kate’s offers baccalaureate programs for women plus graduate and associate programs for women and men.
The University averages about 5,000 students annually. It focuses on recruiting and enrolling minority students and nontraditional-aged students. St. Catherine’s Weekend College — now College for Adults — was the second such program in the nation and the first in the Upper Midwest. St. Kate’s was also the first private college in the nation to launch an effort to attract, welcome and retain Hmong students — making it home to one of the largest populations of Hmong scholars in the nation.
St. Kate’s ranks 11th in the 2018 “American’s Best Colleges – Regional Universities (Midwest)” guide by U.S. News & World Report. St. Kate’s placed second among Minnesota institutions in its category.
The College of Saint Scholastica (CSS) is a private college with its main campus in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Today St. Scholastica educates more than 4,000 students annually and has graduated more than 24,000 alumni.
In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranks College of St. Scholastica at #33 of regional universities in the Midwest.
Concordia University is a liberal arts university in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. Concordia University was founded in 1893 and currently enrolls approximately 5,000 students. The institution is an affiliate of the nine-member Concordia University System, which is operated by the second-largest Lutheran church body in the United States, the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Hamline University is a private liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was founded in 1854 and is known for its emphasis on experiential learning, service, and social justice. The university is named after Bishop Leonidas Lent Hamline of the United Methodist Church. Hamline was the first institution of higher learning in Minnesota and is one of five Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities. The university is composed of the College of Liberal Arts, School of Education, School of Business, and the Creative Writing Programs. Hamline is a community of 2,117 undergraduate students and 1,668 graduate students.
Macalester College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1874, Macalester is exclusively an undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 2,174 students in the fall of 2018 from 50 U.S. states, 4 U.S territories, the District of Columbia and 97 countries. It is currently a Forbes Top 100 College, and a Forbes Top 50 School for International Students. In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Macalester as 26th best liberal arts college in the United States, 16th for undergraduate teaching at a national liberal arts college, and 21st for best value at a national liberal arts college.
The University of St. Thomas (also known as St. Thomas) is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts, and archdiocesan university located in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1885 as a Catholic seminary, it is named after Thomas Aquinas, the medieval Catholic theologian and philosopher who is the patron saint of students. St. Thomas currently enrolls nearly 10,000 students, making it Minnesota’s largest private, non-profit university. Julie Sullivan became its 15th president in 2013.