Saint Cloud State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,094

4.02% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,684

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.68%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

85.8%

6,387 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

14,975

60.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.4%

801 Graduates

About

Saint Cloud State University is a higher education institution located in Stearns County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Cloud State University were General Business Administration & Management (134 degrees awarded), General Finance (113 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (108 degrees).

In 2017, 3,073 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Cloud State University. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,209 degrees), 14.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (149 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Cloud State University is $7,094, which is $-13,639 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Cloud State University is $7,094, which is $-13,639 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,684.

In 2017, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,094

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Saint Cloud State University was $7,094. The cost of tuition at Saint Cloud State University is $-13,639 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,684

2017 Value

0.751%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Saint Cloud State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,684. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Saint Cloud State University grew by 0.751%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,230

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Cloud State University was of $8,230 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.78% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Saint Cloud State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.04% with respect to 2016, when 49% 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.

4.68%

2016 Default Rate

164

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Cloud State University was 4.68%, which represents 164 out of the 3504 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Saint Cloud State University received 6,387 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.6% annual decline. Out of those 6,387 applicants, 5,479 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.8% acceptance rate.

There were 14,975 students enrolled at Saint Cloud State University in 2017, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Cloud State University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,479

Accepted Out of 6,387

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Cloud State University was 85.8% (5,479 admissions from 6,387 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 85.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -8.6%, while admissions declined by -7.85%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

24

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Cloud State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Cloud State University has a total enrollment of 14,975 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Cloud State University is 9,035 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,940. This means that 60.3% 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 68.8% White, 6.04% Black or African American, 5.58% Asian, 3.29% Two or More Races, 3.05% Hispanic or Latino, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0401% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Cloud State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Asian Male (3.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.4%), followed by White Male (11.9%) and Black or African American Male (2.72%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Cloud State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,975 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Cloud State University is 9,035 and the part-time enrollment is 5,940. This means that 60.3% of students enrolled at Saint Cloud State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

2017 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 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

  1. White

    10,296

  2. Black or African American

    905

  3. Asian

    835

The enrolled student population at Saint Cloud State University is 68.8% White, 6.04% Black or African American, 5.58% Asian, 3.29% Two or More Races, 3.05% Hispanic or Latino, 0.294% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0401% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 491 students (3.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 243 more women than men received degrees from Saint Cloud State University. The majority of degree recipients at Saint Cloud State University are white (2,209 degrees awarded). There were 14.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (149 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Cloud State University is General Business Administration & Management (134 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (113 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (108 degrees).

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 Communications (193 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (138 degrees), and Education (418 degrees).

Workforce

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 (2,034,722 people), Secondary school teachers (324,807 people), Education administrators (315,514 people), Other managers (288,777 people), and Postsecondary teachers (183,499 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Cloud State University are Communications (193 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (138 degrees), Education (418 degrees), Psychology (226 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (109 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Saint Cloud State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Saint Cloud State University are Communications (193 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (138 degrees), Education (418 degrees), Psychology (226 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (109 degrees).

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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 (3,117,122 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (469,127 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (377,552 people), Computer Systems Design (217,264 people), and Outpatient care centers (193,349 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Cloud State University are Communications (193 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (138 degrees), Education (418 degrees), Psychology (226 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (109 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 134 degrees awarded

  2. 113 degrees awarded

  3. 108 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Cloud State University was General Business Administration & Management with 134 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,415

  2. 1,658

In 2017, 1,415 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Cloud State University, which is 0.853 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,658).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Cloud State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.55 times more than the 71 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 101 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Cloud State University in Community Psychology, which is 6.73 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 18% 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, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Cloud State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.499% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,209 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    149 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    132 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Cloud State University is white (2,209 degrees awarded). There were 14.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (149 degrees).

3.51% of degree recipients (108 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,277 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    932 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Cloud State University is white female (1,277 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (932 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Cloud State University has an endowment valued at nearly $19.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $607k (3.06%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Saint Cloud State University had a total salary expenditure of $221M. Saint Cloud State University employs 208 Professors, 100 Associate professors, and 92 Assistant professors. Most academics at Saint Cloud State University are Male Professors (121), Female Professors(87), and Male Associate professors (56).

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 162 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 114 employees, and Service with 80 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.8M

2017 Endowment

4.28%

growth from 2016

Saint Cloud State University has an endowment valued at about $19.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Cloud State University grew 4.28% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.3M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Saint Cloud State University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$98.9M

2017 Salaries

1.91%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Saint Cloud State University paid a median of $98.9M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($221M) and a 1.91% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.2% decline from 2015 and a 2.61% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.5M

Instructional Salaries

416

Number of Employees

In 2017, Saint Cloud State University paid a total of $35.5M to 416 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

208 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

162 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Cloud State University were Professor with 208 employees; Associate professor with 100 employees; and Associate professor with 92 employees.

In 2017, 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 162 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 114 employees; and Service with 80 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Cloud State University was Male Professor with 121 employees, Female Professor with 87 employees, and Male Associate professor with 56 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Saint Cloud State University.

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