The College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN) is an independent private college in the Catholic Benedictine tradition. It is consistently recognized for excellence. The Washington Post has called it a "hidden gem" and U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks St. Scholastica in the Top Tier of regional universities in the Midwest.
The College was founded in 1912 by a group of pioneering Benedictine Sisters who offered college courses to six young women. Today, St. Scholastica educates more than 3,700 men and women and has graduated more than 16,000 alumni.
The spectacular 186-acre Duluth campus is on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior. St. Scholastica is best known for its highly-regarded health science majors with a strong liberal arts foundation. At the spring 2009 commencement, the most numerous baccalaureate majors were, in order, nursing, biology, health sciences, management, and social work. The most numerous graduate studies majors were, in order, nursing, management, occupational therapy, teaching, and exercise physiology.
In addition to the main campus in Duluth, St. Scholastica offers adult-learning based undergraduate, graduate and accelerated courses in St. Paul, Rochester, St. Cloud and Brainerd. The College also offers undergraduate and graduate programs online.