University Facts

The University is named for St. Catherine of Alexandria, the 4th-century Egyptian philosopher who suffered martyrdom for her faith.


1905

founded in St. Paul by the sisters of st. joseph of carondelet

1905

founded in St. Paul by the sisters of st. joseph of carondelet

1911

upper-division college courses were first offered

1911

upper-division college courses were first offered

1917

fully accredited by north central assoc. of colleges and schools

1917

fully accredited by north central assoc. of colleges and schools

St. Kate's by the numbers...

Overview

St. Kate's School Nickname
Katies Student Nickname
ReBecca Roloff President
Wildcats Team Name
Katie Cat Mascot
Purple and Gold Colors
11TH U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Colleges ranking among Midwest Regional Universities
Top 10% College Factual 2018 nationwide ranking — nursing program
Top 5% College Factual 2018 nationwide ranking — social work program

St. Catherine of Alexandria St. Catherine of Alexandria

Classroom

10:1 Student / Faculty Ratio
18 College for Women: Average Class Size
13 College for Adults, Bachelor's: Average Class Size
16 College for Adults, Associate: Average Class Size
340 Ranked Faculty Members
80.7% Full-Time, First-Time/First-Year College for Women Retention; 1 Year (Fall 2016–Fall 2017, N=331)
25 Number of Honor Societies at St. Catherine University

Enrollment

Fall 2018
4,859 Total Enrollment
1,839 College for Women
607 College for Adults, Bachelor's
837 College for Adults, Associate
1,576 Graduate College

Undergraduate Student Characteristics

Fall 2018
35.7% Multicultural
53.7% Traditional Age Students (18–22)
73.8% from Minnesota
95.7% Women
70.9% First-Time First-Year Students Living on Campus (College for Women)
31.2% First-Generation

2016–2017 Baccalaureate Graduates

657 Graduates
74% Completed an Internship, Clinical Experience or Practicum
23% Studied Abroad
78% Took at Least One Course with a Service Learning Component
6% Completed a Double Major
Among First-Year College for Women Students
33.9% Nursing
7.3% Biology
6.5% Sonography
3.3% Elementary Education
3.0% Interpreting
2.8% Business Administration
2.8% PT—Exercise Science
2.8% Social Work

Location

5 and 7 The St. Paul campus is 5 miles from downtown St. Paul, 7 miles from downtown Minneapolis.
2 The Minneapolis campus is located two miles east of downtown Minneapolis.
44°55.555 N, 093°10.970 W Longitude + Latitude of the St. Paul Campus Quad

2 campuses

St. Paul

110 wooded acres in the Highland Park neighborhood, a central location between both downtowns.
Location for most day, evening/weekend, and graduate program classes.

Minneapolis

Urban campus is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, near several major healthcare facilities.
Specializes in healthcare and human services programs at all degree levels.