SCSU earns ranking nods
Thursday, December 5, 2013
St. Cloud State University recently earned top rankings from two national watchdog organizations.
Ranked second for Minnesota online education
St. Cloud State was recognized for affordable distance learning by Affordable Colleges Online, a California-based resource for college affordability and financial aid information. St. Cloud State is second in the the latest state ranking, released in December.
Affordable Colleges Online focuses on distance-learning options offered by public and private non-profit institutions with full accreditation. Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, is first. St. John’s University, Collegeville, ranked 27th.
Ranked third for Minnesota teacher-education
St. Cloud State is ranked third in teacher education in Minnesota by the Online College Database, a California-based organization that specializes in data aggregation and anaysis about higher education. St. Cloud State was credited with being Minnesota's most affordable college for teacher education.
In 2012, St. Cloud State produced 484 education graduates. Women outnumbered men in earning education degrees, 343 to 141.
"Top Colleges in Minnesota Shaping the Next Generation" evaluates post-secondary institutions that graduates education and teaching professionals. The list is limited to fully accredited not-for-profit colleges, public and private.
The University of Minnesota topped the list, followed by Saint Mary’s University, Winona.
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