Saint Cloud State University Graduate Schools

Saint Cloud State University (referred to as Saint Cloud State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Saint Cloud, MN. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Saint Cloud State University is $9,192 for Minnesota residents and $13,412 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,818 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 10,774 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Saint Cloud State University (referred to as Saint Cloud State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Saint Cloud, MN. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (7/1/1947 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Saint Cloud State Directory Information
School NameSaint Cloud State University (Saint Cloud State)
Address720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Phone320-308-0121
Webhttps://www.stcloudstate.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.stcloudstate.edu/apply/default.aspx
Financial Infohttps://www.stcloudstate.edu/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Saint Cloud State University is $9,192 for Minnesota residents and $13,412 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,818 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 10,774 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 209 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 36 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$13,412
$9,192 for Minnesota Residents
Student Population1,818
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs209 graduate programs
(36 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Saint Cloud State University is $9,192 for Minnesota residents and $13,412 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $448 for Minnesota residents and $680 for out-of-state students.
Saint Cloud State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Saint Cloud State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)36 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Saint Cloud State University is $9,192 for Minnesota residents and $13,412 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.94% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Minnesota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$7,668$916$11,650$916
2018-2019$7,975$1,065$12,116$1,065
2019-2020$7,460$1,112$11,334$1,112
2020-2021$7,607$1,124$11,780$1,124
2021-2022$8,009$1,183$12,229$1,183
The graduate school tuition & fees of Saint Cloud State is average compared to public graduate schools in Minnesota. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the Minnesota graduate tuition is $14,841 (public) / $16,400 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Saint Cloud State University$9,192$13,412
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Minnesota Graduate Schools$13,852$15,642
Public$11,748$14,841
Private$16,400
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $11,947 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Saint Cloud State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 3.06% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $11,947. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.67% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$8,558$2,700$8,558$2,700
2018-2019$8,826$2,700$8,826$2,700
2019-2020$8,900$2,600$8,900$2,600
2020-2021$8,992$2,600$9,268$2,600
2021-2022$9,347$2,600$9,347$2,600
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $448 for Minnesota residents and $680 for other students at Saint Cloud State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.98% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Minnesota ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$383$582
2018-2019$399$606
2019-2020$414$630
2020-2021$431$654
2021-2022$448$680

Graduate Programs at Saint Cloud State

Saint Cloud State University offers 87 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 621 students have completed their study at Saint Cloud State University.
Offered Degrees at Saint Cloud State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree5013515
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship3024
Post Bachelor's Degree331082
Post Master's Degree100
Total8723621
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Saint Cloud State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 23 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor program with 65 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 16 completers.
Saint Cloud State University offers 87 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 621 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 515 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 82 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 3 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies3-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (2 completers) 38 completers-
Computer Science12-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance26-
Education [+] (4 completers) 127 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction1-
Educational Leadership and Administration13-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration13-
Educational/Instructional Technology4-
Special Education and Teaching26$46,800
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs2-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services13$44,700
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services12-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1-
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education14-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist7-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor21-
Engineering [+] (3 completers) 38 completers-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering23-
Computer Software Engineering1-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering4-
Systems Engineering10-
Engineering Technology [+] (1 completers) 48 completers-
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Engineering/Industrial Management35-
Engineering Design13-
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 completers-
Human Development and Family Studies1-
English Language and Literature [+] 4 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences7-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Statistics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 14 completers-
Gerontology3-
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)6-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 3 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management3-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science0-
Physical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Materials Science0-
Psychology [+] (1 completers) 47 completers-
Community Psychology18-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology5-
Applied Behavior Analysis24-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 10 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration4-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies6-
Human Services [+] 50 completers-
Public Administration14-
Social Work36$44,900
Social Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Applied Economics3-
Geography0-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography2-
Sociology and Anthropology0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 68 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders19-
Medical Scientist23-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling10-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor16-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0-
Business [+] (1 completers) 49 completers-
Business Administration and Management49$74,800
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total515
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 24 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration16-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration8-
Psychology [+] 0 completers-
Applied Behavior Analysis0-
Total24
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Artificial Intelligence0-
Education [+] (6 completers) 69 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration17-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration1-
Educational/Instructional Technology6-
Special Education and Teaching20-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances4-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation1-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs2-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Driver and Safety Teacher Education1-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Reading Teacher Education10-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist4-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor1-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (other)0-
Engineering Design0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Gerontology0-
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis0-
Human Computer Interaction0-
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 3 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography3-
Urban Studies/Affairs0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Clinical Research Coordinator1-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling2-
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs2-
Business [+] 5 completers-
Accounting0-
Business Statistics5-
Total82
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration0$81,200
Total0

Graduate Student Population at Saint Cloud State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,818 students enrolled into Saint Cloud State University graduate schools where it has total 10,774 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 677 full-time and 1,141 part-time graduate students. By gender, 670 male and 1,148 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,8186701,148
Full-time677273404
Part-tme1,141397744
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 916 White (50.39%), 88 Black/African American (4.84%), 42 Hispanic (2.31%), 77 Asian (4.24%), and 695 students with other races. 405 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,8186701,148
American Indian/Native American936
Asian772057
Black/African American884840
Hispanic421923
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
White916277639
Two More20416
Un-Known25985174
Non-resident Alien405214191
Saint Cloud State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 560 graduate students (30.80% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 406 graduate students (22.33% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,818
Enrolled Online Exclusively560
Enrolled Some Online Courses406
Not in Online Courses852
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Saint Cloud State University. 385 students are aged 20 to 24 (21.18% of total students), 185 students are aged above 50 (10.18%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Saint Cloud State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,8186701,148
Age 20-2125421
Age 22-24360117243
Age 25-29445180265
Age 30-34285120165
Age 35-3922793134
Age 40-4928185196
Age 50-6417459115
Over 641165
Age Un-Known1064

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