Saint Cloud State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,811
12.4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,065
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.54%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
95.3%
4,810 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
10,420
51.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.3%
750 Graduates

About

Saint Cloud State University is a higher education institution located in Stearns County, MN. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Saint Cloud State University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (109 degrees awarded) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (2 degrees).

In 2022, 2,406 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Cloud State University. 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,519 degrees), 6.97 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (218 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Cloud State University is $8,811, which is $−15,185 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Saint Cloud State University is $8,811, which is $−15,185 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,065.

In 2022, 70% of undergraduate students attending Saint Cloud State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,811
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Saint Cloud State University was $8,811. The cost of tuition at Saint Cloud State University is $−15,185 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,065
2022 Value
3.31%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Saint Cloud State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,065. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Saint Cloud State University grew by 3.31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,347
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Cloud State University was of $9,347 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.38% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Saint Cloud State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 27.3% with respect to 2021, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.54%
2019 Default Rate
45
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Cloud State University was 1.54%, which represents 45 out of the 2920 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Saint Cloud State University received 4,810 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13.8% annual growth. Out of those 4,810 applicants, 4,583 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.3% acceptance rate.

There were 10,420 students enrolled at Saint Cloud State University in 2022. 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Cloud State University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,583
Accepted Out of 4,810

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Cloud State University was 95.3% (4,583 admissions from 4,810 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 94.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13.8%, while admissions grew by 14.9%..

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage (2022)
21
Scores Submitted (2022)

3% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Cloud State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Cloud State University had a total enrollment of 10,420 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Saint Cloud State University is 5,325 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,095. This means that 51.1% of students enrolled at Saint Cloud State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Cloud State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.8% White, 7.87% Black or African American, 4.2% Asian, 4.02% Hispanic or Latino, 3.11% Two or More Races, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.048% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Cloud State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35%), followed by White Male (28.1%) and Black or African American Male (4.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.2%), followed by White Male (9.3%) and Black or African American Male (2.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Cloud State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,420 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Cloud State University is 5,325 and the part-time enrollment is 5,095. This means that 51.1% of students enrolled at Saint Cloud State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Saint Cloud State University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Saint Cloud State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,540 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    820 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    438 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Saint Cloud State University is 62.8% White, 7.87% Black or African American, 4.2% Asian, 4.02% Hispanic or Latino, 3.11% Two or More Races, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.048% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 638 students (6.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 252 more women than men received degrees from Saint Cloud State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Saint Cloud State University is white (1,519 degrees awarded). There were 6.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (218 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Saint Cloud State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (109 degrees awarded), followed by Other Multidisciplinary Studies (2 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Cloud State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (102 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees), and Education (370 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Saint Cloud State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,669,496 people), Secondary school teachers (473,277 people), Education administrators (304,583 people), Social workers, all other (270,971 people), and Other managers (241,033 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Cloud State University in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (102 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees), Education (370 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (119 degrees), and Psychology (145 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Saint Cloud State University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Financial examiners

The most specialized majors at Saint Cloud State University are Engineering Technologies (102 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees), Education (370 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (119 degrees), and Psychology (145 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Saint Cloud State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,083,435 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (412,694 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (389,285 people), Individual & family services (270,630 people), and Outpatient care centers (254,455 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Cloud State University are Engineering Technologies (102 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (112 degrees), Education (370 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (119 degrees), and Psychology (145 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Saint Cloud State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 101 degrees awarded
  2. 98 degrees awarded
  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Cloud State University was Computer & Information Systems Security with 101 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,077
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,329
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,077 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Cloud State University, which is 0.81 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,329).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Cloud State University in Computer & Information Systems Security, which is 4.08 times more than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Cloud State University in Social Work, which is 11 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 22% of students graduating from Saint Cloud State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (46.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Saint Cloud State University is Female and White (46.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.933% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,519 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    218 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Cloud State University is white (1,519 degrees awarded). There were 6.97 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (218 degrees).

2.95% of degree recipients (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    885 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    634 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Saint Cloud State University is white female (885 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (634 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Cloud State University has an endowment valued at nearly $40.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 219k (0.54%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Saint Cloud State University had a total salary expenditure of 176M. Saint Cloud State University employs 160 Professors, 100 Assistant professors and 74 Associate professors. Most academics at Saint Cloud State University are Male Professor (98), Female Professor (62), and Female Assistant professor (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Cloud State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 131 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 73 employees, and Service with 62 employees.

Endowment

$40.6M
2022 Endowment
8.1%
decline from 2021

Saint Cloud State University has an endowment valued at about $40.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Cloud State University declined 8.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.02M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$90.6M
2022 Salaries
0.437%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Saint Cloud State University paid a median of $90.6M in salaries, which represents 51.5% of their overall expenditure ($176M) and a 0.437% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$32.2M
Instructional Salaries
346
Number of Employees

In 2022, Saint Cloud State University paid a total of $32.2M to 346 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
160 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
131 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Cloud State University were Professor with 160 employees, Assistant professor with 100 employees, and Associate professor with 74 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Cloud State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 131 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 73 employees, and Service with 62 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Cloud State University was Male Professor with 98 employees, Female Professor with 62 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 59 employees.

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