St. Catherine University
Programs and Degrees Offered
St. Catherine University prepares you to lead and influence by integrating a liberal arts curriculum with professional education. No matter what major you choose, you'll find lively classes, an innovative learning environment and a faculty focused on your success. Opportunities to become immersed in the problems affecting our local neighborhood or the far reaches of the globe are abundant here as well. We offer more than 60 major fields of study, along with 35 more in partnership with neighboring colleges and universities, plus access to over 250 study abroad programs. You're sure to find your future at St. Kate’s!
St. Catherine University at a glance
- Undergraduate: 3,176 (including 364 in evening, weekend or online programs; 1,001 in associate and RN-to-BN programs)
- Graduate: 1,610
Undergraduate student distribution
- Domestic students: 67% White, 12% Asian, 10% Black, 7% Hispanic, 3% multiracial, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native,<1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, excludes race/ethnicity unknown
- International students are 1% of total undergraduate enrollment
- Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
- Average class size: 17 (day program)
- Number undergraduate majors: 53
First-year student profile
- Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 22 and 26; 95% of students presented the ACT as part of their applications.
- High school GPA: 3.47
- Percentage from Minnesota: 83%
- Percentage who live on campus: 70%
- 2017-18 undergraduate tuition and fees: $40,740 (day program), $577 per credit (evening/weekend/online program)
- Room and board: $9,196
- Percentage first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 99%
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Undergraduate degrees offered
- Associate of Applied Science
- Associate of Arts
- Associate of Science
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
5 largest undergraduate majors
- Public Health
Average class size
17 (day program), 10 (evening/weekend), 19 (associate)
Graduate programs offered
- Master of Arts: Education, Holistic Health Studies, Interpreting Studies & Communication Equity, Occupational Therapy, Organizational Leadership, Theology
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Library and Information Science
- Master of Physician Assistant Studies
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Science: Nursing
- Master of Social Work
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Doctor of Social Work
292 full time, 168 part time; 82% of full-time faculty members hold the doctorate or highest degree in their field
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Physician assistant studies
- Veterinary medicine
Teaching licensure programs
- Elementary (K-6)
- Secondary (Grades 5-12)
- K-12, with a required STEM certificate for all elementary education majors
Endorsements in pre-primary and middle-level content areas including communication arts/literature, mathematics, science, social studies and Spanish
Non-traditional education programs
St. Kate’s College for Adult and Applied Learning offers bachelor’s degree and certificate programs that blend face-to- face evening or weekend classes and online learning. Courses are held year-round (fall, spring, summer), at different meeting times (evening, weekend) and in different lengths (7.5- and 15-week format).
Available at both undergraduate or graduate levels in a variety of disciplines including:
- Catechetical Ministry
- Coding Specialist
- Healthcare Sales
- Holistic Health Studies
- Integrated Marketing Communications
- Organizational Leadership
- Pastoral Ministry
- Spiritual Direction
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Visit online programs for more certificate options and information.
The ACTC is a consortium of private colleges dedicated to academic excellence and urban sustainability through collaboration. The members of the consortium are Augsburg College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas. Students can take classes or complete a major on any one of these campuses.
First-year students or sophomores who have achieved 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply for the Antonian Scholars program, which offers rigorous seminars for enhanced learning. The program culminates with a creative senior project.
Study abroad programs
St. Catherine University offers over 250 short-term, semester- and year-long programs. With advance planning, students in nearly any major can participate in an approved study abroad program while progressing toward graduation.
Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research through St. Kate’s Assistantship Mentoring Program, Summer Scholars program, and various department and grant-funded initiatives.
The KatieClick job and internship database provides access to over 500 internship and job opportunities for students in a wide range of majors. St. Kate's organizes several career fairs throughout the year — including the Career Opportunities Fair. It's the largest career fair among private colleges and universities in Minnesota.
The Career Development Office offers free career counseling, practice interviews, writing assistance for resumes and cover letters, and the Backpack to Briefcase program.
Accreditation & approval
- Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
- Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
- American Chemical Society
- American Library Association
- American Montessori Society
- Center for Interior Design Accreditation
- Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics
- Council on Social Work Education
- Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
- Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education
- Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs
- Committee on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Management Education
- Education of the American Dietetic Association
- Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Minnesota Board of Nursing
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
- National League for Nursing
Online application: stkate.edu/admissions
Admissions tests required: ACT or SAT
Application deadlines: Rolling
Application fee (amount): None
Earning college credit in high school:
View a summary table of what is recognized and accepted as well as how many of those credits can be applied toward your degree.
Transfer criteria (credits, GPA)
Students must complete 48 of their final 64 semester credits at St. Catherine to earn a degree.
Transfer process (deadlines and materials)
Rolling (for fall and spring)
2017-18 undergraduate tuition and fees: $40,740 (day program), $577 per credit (evening/weekend/online program)
Room and board: $9,196
Net price calculator: stkate.edu/admissions/financial-aid-and-tuition/net-price-calculator
Graduate tuition and fees: Per-credit tuition ranges from $495 to $1,109
Percentage of first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 99%
Financial aid application deadline: Apr. 15
Financial aid information
A college education is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. St. Catherine University is committed to helping you and your family find ways to make your education affordable. Our admission counselors will guide new and first-year students through the financial aid process; current and returning students may seek assistance directly from the Financial Aid Office. More information
With more than 50 clubs and organizations, you're sure to find a group that's right for you. St. Kate’s also has 24 national honor societies — in addition to its rigorous Antonian Scholars program, a women’s choir, a string chamber orchestra, two student publications (The Wheel and Ariston) and a radio station (RadioHere).
- NCAA Division III
- Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
- Swimming and diving
- Track and field (indoor and outdoor)
Intramural sports vary each semester based on student interest. The list may include rock climbing, ultimate Frisbee, bowling, ice skating and key log rolling.