Accreditation, Consumer Information & Required Disclosures

Academic & General Information


St. Catherine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
(800) 621-7440

State Authorization

St. Catherine University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to section 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Program Accreditors

There are 20 St. Catherine University academic programs that are externally accredited. Information regarding program-specific can be on the Accreditation webpage.

Academic Programs and Faculty

St. Catherine University offers 90 majors and 59 minors at the undergraduate level and 24 graduate programs. For information on these programs, faculty, and student academic experiences follow this link:  St. Kate's Majors & Minors

Instructional Facilities

The St. Catherine University campus, comprising 76 acres, is located in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul. Seven of the 21 buildings on campus house instruction, academic support, and other academic offices. There are over thirteen acres of dedicated woodlands that are used by faculty, researchers, and students. Click here for a map of our main campus St. Kate's Campus Map

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

St. Catherine University is committed to providing equal access to students with disabilities. Reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be provided to students with disabilities to ensure equal access to academic programs and other college-sponsored activities.  More details on these supports can be found at 

St. Kate's Student Accessibility and Accommodations

For more information contact the Student Accessibility & Accommodations Office, or 651.690.6563

Professional Licensing Disclosures

Degree programs at St. Catherine University that are intended to result in professional licensure and certification are designed to meet the educational requirements for the state of Minnesota.

Per the U.S. Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) we are obligated to disclose whether or not St. Kate’s programs will meet the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in any of the US states or territories. The information on the licensing disclosures page reflects, to the best of our knowledge, accurate information about each of our licensing programs.

Privacy of Student Records and Information

St. Catherine University informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, (FERPA), as amended.  This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings.  Students also have the right to file complaints with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act.

Local policy explains in detail the procedures to be used by the institution for compliance with the provisions of the Act.  Questions concerning The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may be referred to the Registrar’s Office via More detail on the college’s FERPA policy can be found in the academic catalog.

Transfer Credit Policies

St. Catherine University accepts undergraduate and graduate transfer course work, credits by examination, and other non-traditional credits. Transfer credit opportunities are described on our website and in our catalog

Those students participating in a St. Kate’s Complete program with a participating partner institution should refer to the guidelines of the specific agreement regarding transferability of credit hours and course equivalencies. 

For complete guidelines regarding transfer work, please consult the Academic Records Office of the Registrar at or by phone 651.690.7777.

Information Technology Policies

St. Catherine University has a number of IT & data security policies in place. The policies address issues including data standards, information technology security, mobile devices, and more. Additionally there is a policy regarding appropriate use of technology in the student handbook. Detailed information about the policies is available through the university’s intranet.

Copyright Infringement 

St. Kate’s Intellectual Property policy governs the rights to ownership, use and distribution of revenues from commercialization of intellectual property among authors, creators, inventors, the University, and sponsors. This policy also incorporates the University’s “fair use” guidelines which are intended to help University faculty, staff, and students interested in the proper and legal use of copyrighted material. It covers the “Fair Use” provision of copyright law and provides guidelines for determining the copyright status of a resource. The policy is available through the University’s intranet.

For more information contact SPREE  at or by phone at 651-690-8811.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

St. Kate's complies with regulations for educational activity held in other states and online.

State Authorization

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Please visit St. Kate’s financial aid web page for details on sources of financial support that can make college more affordable. For information on how to apply for financial aid, click here. Additionally, students will find helpful financial aid information in our Financial Aid Information Guide. For further assistance in obtaining institutional or financial information, please contact the Financial Aid Office by phone 6651.690.6540 or email at:

Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans

St. Kate’s is committed to providing students and their families with the best information and processing alternatives available regarding student borrowing. The financial aid (Title IV) code of conduct can found on the University’s Financial Aid Policies webpage.

St. Kate’s Financial Aid Guide 22-23

Student Financial Assistance

Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Aid

There are a variety of sources of financial assistance for students that can make college more affordable. St. Kate’s provides information about types of financial aid on the Admission and Aid webpage. Additionally, the financial aid department provides an overview and application information on various types of assistance at the following locations on its website:

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student from federal financial aid programs. More details on the penalties for violating drug laws can be found in the St. Kate’s Financial Aid Policies

Student Loan Information

If a student borrows a federal student loan and/or the parent of a student borrows a federal parent loan, Franklin College will submit loan information to the National Student Loan Data System which is accessible by guarantee agencies, lenders, loan servicers, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers

Initial loan counseling: Information about different types of loans and how to apply for them can be found on the St. Kate’s Admission & Aid webpage. Students can seek additional information to help them understand the terms of their loans by asking a staff member in the Financial Aid Department by phone (651.690.6540) or email at:

Exit counseling for borrowers: Upon exiting from the college, direct loan borrowers must complete Exit Counseling. For contact information regarding your direct loan lender, visit the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS).

Preferred Lender Lists & Arrangements

To assist you in selecting a lender, St Catherine University participates in a Preferred Lender Arrangement with FastChoice and has provided a list of lenders that have met the University's criteria as a preferred lender. To research alternative loan options or apply with our preferred lenders, visit our FastChoice Alternative Student Loan website

For more information please visit St. Kate's Admission and Aid page.

Cost of Attendance

Information regarding the price of attending St. Catherine University can be found at the links below.

College for Women

College for Adults

Graduate College

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is designed to help students estimate their financial aid options. By entering accurate information into this tool the family will receive estimated financial aid information. The calculator can be found on the college’s web page.

Textbook Information

For information on costs for textbooks and other course materials please click here.

Refund Policy & Requirements for Return of Federal Financial Aid

A student who officially withdraws from school may be entitled to full or partial reduction of charges for tuition, fees, housing and meal charges. Students should refer to the Financial Aid Policies webpage and click on Federal Refund Policy.

Student Outcomes & Demographics

Federal law requires colleges and universities to disclose specific information to prospective students, their parents, and the general public. Institutions must report data about campus security, financial aid information, and student outcomes. St. Catherine University complies with all such requirements by presenting consumer information on this webpage.

Please view our retention and graduation data here

The federal government and the Higher Learning Commission require that institutions make certain data publicly available. This includes information on the demographic profile of the institution’s student body and data on student persistence and graduation outcomes.

Graduate Outcomes

St. Kate’s University provides consumers critical information about the career and professional outcomes of its graduates through the First Destination Survey. Data on graduate outcomes from this survey is shown below.


Graduation Rate

Graduation rate after six years for undergraduate baccalaureate programs (four year degrees) and after three years for associate programs (two year degrees). These rates are only for full-time students who enrolled at St. Catherine University as degree-seeking college students for the first time. The rates do not include students who began their college careers at another institution and do not include students who enrolled as part-time students during their initial term of enrollment.

Transfer - Out Rate

Students who began their four year or two year degree programs as full-time students at St. Catherine and subsequently enrolled in another college or university.


  • Six-year graduation rate (4-year average 2013–2016): 61%

  • Transfer-out rate (4-year average 2013–2016): 29%.

The above rates represent an average of the last four reporting years and include all first-time, full-time undergraduate students, including those in the University's baccalaureate and associate degree programs.

Graduation Rate for Students Pursuing Baccalaureate Degrees

For the most recent reporting year, the graduation rate for the baccalaureate programs was 64% and the transfer-out rate was 27%.

Job Placement Rates for Graduates

St. Catherine University uses the National Association of Colleges and Employers First-Destination Survey to capture outcomes for all degree levels to provide data regarding how new college graduates fare in their careers within six months of graduation. The outcomes include working, still looking, and not seeking.

For the 2021 - 2022 academic year, 871 graduates, which represent 72% of the institution’s total 1,213 graduates from the College for Women, College for Adults, and Graduate School, completed the survey and self-reported the following:

  • Working: 82%
  • Still Seeking: 18 %

“Working” is defined as graduates employed full or part time, on contract or freelance, accepted by a graduate or professional school, or volunteering or in the military. “Still seeking” refers to graduates still seeking employment or further education. “Not seeking” encompasses students not employed or seeking additional education.

College Navigator

The National Center for Education Statistics maintains an online data resource that consumers can use to compare and evaluate colleges and universities. Statistical and other information about St. Kate’s University can also be found on this website.

Graduates Employment Rates 12 Months Post-Graduation*

 Associate DegreeBachelor’s DegreeGraduate DegreeOverall
Percent Employed78%93%98%94%
Number Employed (Number Responding)









* Source: 2019 St. Catherine University Alumni Survey. Measure includes part-time and full-time employment, volunteering/public service, and continuing education.

Campus Health & Safety

Drug & Alcohol Policies

In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, St. Kate’s prohibits the use of illegal drugs and the irresponsible use of alcohol on its premises. Additional information about the drug and alcohol policy can be found in the Student Handbook.

Students with additional questions regarding this policy, treatment and prevention programs may contact the Student Affairs at, or by phone at 651.690.6778 or the Health and Wellness Center at, or by phone at 651.690.6714

Campus Security Policies & Crime Statistics

St. Kate’s is committed to providing students and employees with a safe environment in which to learn and work. The University maintains a public safety website. In compliance with all state and federal law, the institution produces an annual security report that contains campus safety and fire statistics and related policy details. These reports are in compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).

Residence Life

If a student has a concern relating to residence life should be Student Affairs staff by email at or by phone at 651.690.6617. Concerns will be routed to the most appropriate staff member to be addressed.

Vaccination Policy

Immunizations offer safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks. St. Kate’s strongly supports the use of vaccines to protect the health of our individual students and our campus community. For more information on required immunizations visit the immunization page in the catalog.

Student Activities & Opportunities


The Athletic Department at St. Catherine University adheres to industry standards in policy and practice to ensure athletes’ compliance with NCAA regulations. Details of the University’s compliance with DIII expectations can be found on the Department’s webpage.

Student Organizations & Activities

Guided by the spirit of St. Kate’s mission and values, the Student Involvement Team serves students through engagement opportunities. For more information on the range of opportunities for students, visit Life at St. Kate’s webpage.

Voter Registration Information

For details on eligibility and voter registration process, visit the Minnesota Voter Division of the Office of Secretary of State.


Student Complaint Process

St. Kate’s student complaint policy information can be found in the catalog. Additional guidance for reporting processes is available on the student reporting page on our website.

If you are a student in a program at St. Catherine University, you may click here to file a grievance with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Students may also submit a formal complaint to our institutional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission.

Licensure and Retention Rates

Some degree programs require examinations for certification or licensure to practice in the field. Select a subject area below to view licensure and certification rates for that program.