The College of St. Scholastica was founded in 1912 by a group of pioneering Benedictine Sisters who offered college courses to six young women. Nowadays St. Scholastica teaches more than 3,250 men and women and has graduated more than 14,000 alumni.
Duluth campus is set on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior. Buildings of the Campus include: majestic Tower Hall, the Science Center, Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, Burns Wellness Commons, the 500-seat Mitchell Auditorium, the College library, St. Scholastica Theatre, Somers residence hall, Cedar, Kerst, and Scanlon apartments, and several smaller residential buildings.
Besides on the campus is the St. Scholastica Monastery, Westwood senior apartments, and the Benedictine Health Center, which serves the needs of the Duluth area and provides opportunities for practical experience for many of the College's health science and behavioral arts and sciences students.
St. Scholastica campus provides a small, friendly community that enables each student to participate in a variety of activities. The College of St. Scholastica offers 19 intercollegiate athletics programs and more than 50 extracurricular offerings.
St. Scholastica also offers adult-learning based undergraduate, graduate and accelerated courses in St. Paul, Rochester, St. Cloud and Brainerd. And of course the College also offers undergraduate and graduate programs online that are designed for flexibility and convenience. The College created a community environment so that students are learning and working with other students as well as with their professors.
Online students will benefit from increased flexibility and the convenience of fitting their coursework and studies into their own schedule. Online programs at The College of St. Scholastica are designed to provide the same education and training as a traditional, on-campus education. The knowledge and skills, as well as the projects students will work on, will be the same or comparable to those in a classroom setting. Experienced faculty will guide them through coursework and discussion using a number of online tools. After graduation, individuals will receive the same degree or diploma they would as an on-campus student.