University Distinctions

University Distinctions

Explore St. Cloud State Distinctions and Facts

The oak leaf has long been a symbol for life and learning at St. Cloud State, where change is as constant as the flowing waters of the Mississippi River. Here the oak leaf signifies distinctions and facts that set St. Cloud State apart and foster institutional pride.

How to use:

  • Use the fields and tabs below to search for distinctions and facts that set St. Cloud State apart. A distinction is a story about an award, accomplishment, agreement, unique offering or excellent program. Facts are data-centered statements about the University including enrollment, economic impact and general statistics.
  • Use the check boxes with each entry and the report-building tool to create a customized PDF, based on distinctions and facts you've selected.
  • Use the submission form to suggest additions and corrections to the University Distinctions website.

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Academic programs offered

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St. Cloud State has more than 200 undergraduate major, minor and pre-professional programs and more than 60 graduate programs, including two doctoral programs. The University has offered master's degrees since 1953 and doctoral degrees since 2007. 

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/academics/default.aspx

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

Learning Commitments: Active and Applied Learning,Global and Cultural Understanding/Accessibility

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Degrees conferred, 2012-13

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St. Cloud State conferred more than 3,250 degrees in 2012-13.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/about/glance/default.asp

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

Learning Commitments: Active and Applied Learning

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Earl H. Potter III, president

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Earl H. Potter III, St. Cloud State's 22nd president, has served since July 2007.

In addition to his duties as president and responsibilities to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, Potter serves on the City of St. Cloud's Create CommUNITY Steering Committee, Initiative Foundation Board of Trustees, Minnesota Campus Compact Board of Directors, United Way of Central Minnesota Board of Directors, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, Regional Economic Development group, Minnesota National Guard Senior Advisory Task Force, and other community task forces and initiatives.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/president

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

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Economic impact

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MnSCU and St. Paul-based Wilder Research have documented St. Cloud State's regional economic impact twice in the last decade:

2011
Annual regional economic impact was $519 million and 6,579 jobs. The study suggests that for every $100 produced in the region, $4 are directly or indirectly related to St. Cloud State. The study also concluded that St. Cloud State generates about $29 million in tax revenues for state and local government. View a news story.

2005
Annual regional economic impact was $369 million. View a news story.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/news/newsrelease/default.aspx?pubID=3&issueID=34302&storyID=40330

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

Learning Commitments: Community Engagement

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Education abroad opportunities

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St. Cloud State offers 32 semester-long and short-term study-abroad opportunities in more than 20 nations, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Chile, Germany, Japan, South Korea, South Africa.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/educationabroad/

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University,Center for International Studies

Learning Commitments: Active and Applied Learning,Global and Cultural Understanding/Accessibility

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Enrollment 2013

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10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Fall 2013 enrollment was 16,245, including 1,604 graduate students.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/news/newsrelease/default.aspx?pubID=3&issueID=34726&storyID=41348

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

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Enrollment, veterans

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St. Cloud State has about 700 student veterans and active military enrolled.

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

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Grants, scholarships and loans

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St. Cloud State annually faciliates more than $122 million in grants, scholarships and loans.

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

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Huskies Athletics

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Huskies Athletics is home to NCAA Division I and II teams with rich traditions of success. Our student-athletes, coaches and facilities have helped the Huskies rank among the best NCAA programs in the region.

Women's and men's hockey compete at the NCAA Division I level. Men are in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Women are in the Western Collegiate Hockey Conference. The teams skate in the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

Nineteen teams compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, arguably the nation's best NCAA Division II conference.

St. Cloud State also offers campus-based intramural sports and intercollegiate competition in club sports, such as rugby, crew, lacrosse and cycling.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/scsuathletics/default.aspx

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

Learning Commitments: Active and Applied Learning,Community Engagement

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International students 2013

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Of the 1,025 international students enrolled fall semester 2013, 635 are undergraduates, 224 are graduate students, 159 are non-degree students and seven are pursuing doctoral degrees.

 

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/news/newsrelease/default.aspx?pubID=3&issueID=34699&storyID=41285

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University,Center for International Studies

Learning Commitments: Global and Cultural Understanding/Accessibility

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Location

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St. Cloud State University is located an hour northwest of Minneapolis, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. The 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the river.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/about/st-cloud-community.aspx

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

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School mascot

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The St. Cloud State mascot is Blizzard T. Husky.

Visit our mascot's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University,Huskies Athletics

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Students-to-faculty ratio

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The 2012 students-to-faculty ratio was 24:1.

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

Learning Commitments: Active and Applied Learning

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Teaching first

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St. Cloud State's "teaching first" philosophy is supported by this fall semester 2013 statistic: 96 percent of classes were taught by faculty.

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

Learning Commitments: Active and Applied Learning

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Tobacco-free campus

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St. Cloud State has been a tobacco-free campus since August 1, 2012.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/tobaccofree

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

Learning Commitments: Sustainability

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University learning commitments

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The key elements of a St. Cloud State education, our learning commitments:

  • Active and Applied Learning
    We must provide opportunities to put classroom learning into action in order to provide our students with practical experience and reinforcement of their learning.
  • Community Engagement
    We must be what we teach in order to provide our students role models and real-life in action examples of what they are leaning in the classroom.
  • Sustainability
    We must tend to our community as well as the physical environment so that our students can have real opportunities to succeed.
  • Global and Cultural Understanding/Accessibility
    We must be attentive to a changing world and agile in our adaptation to new developments in order to ensure that our students are prepared for a world in which nothing is static and knowledge rapidly becomes obsolete.

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

Learning Commitments: Active and Applied Learning,Community Engagement,Sustainability,Global and Cultural Understanding/Accessibility

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University profile

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7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

St. Cloud State University is Minnesota's second-largest public university, with more than 16,200 students from about 80 nations.

It is located an hour northwest of Minneapolis, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. The 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the river.

The St. Cloud metropolitan area is 24th on Forbes magazine's 2014 “Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers." St. Cloud State is ranked in Forbes magazine's "America's Top Colleges" and Money magazine's "Money's Best Colleges."  

Undergraduate students choose from more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, including regional rarities such as meteorology and geographic information systems and regionally renowned programs such as accounting and teacher education.

The School of Graduate Studies offers more than 60 programs, including an Ed.D. in higher education administration and a master of business administration from the G.R. Herberger School of Business.

The master's degree in regulatory affairs and services taps a growing demand for professionals who can lead medical device companies through national and international regulatory processes. Minnesota has more than 480 medical device firms registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In addition to campus-based and online study, graduate classes are available at the Twin Cities Graduate Center in Maple Grove, a northwest suburb of Minneapolis.

Huskies Athletics is home to NCAA Division I and II teams with rich traditions of success. Women's and men's hockey compete at the NCAA Division I level. The teams skate in the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, named for former Huskies coach and Olympic hockey legend, the late Herb Brooks.

Nineteen teams compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, arguably the nation's best NCAA Division II conference.

St. Cloud State began in 1869 as the state's third normal school. Teachers and students first met in a converted hotel on a bluff above the Beaver Islands. Of the 53 original students, 43 were women.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/about/glance/default.asp

Organizational Units: St. Cloud State University

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