Picturing SCSU students

Monday, April 4, 2005

What does the typical SCSU student “look” like? Here’s the statistical picture:
  • Average age on arrival is 18.
  • Four in five are 18-24.
  • Four in five entered right after high school.
  • 25% are from the St. Cloud area, 22% are from the Twin Cities, 86% are Minnesotans.
  • One in three started college undecided on a major.
  • Undergraduates spend $6,050 a year for tuition, books and fees.
  • If an international student, he or she comes from one of 85 countries, most likely Nepal, Japan or India.
  • One in five works on campus, earning an average $2,200 a year.
  • One in five lives in a campus residence hall.
  • Two in five have grants, which do not have to be repaid.
  • One in five attends part-time.
  • One in five has a scholarship.
  • Half are receiving loans.
  • The majority, 55%, are female.
  • Most likely to major in elementary education, mass communications, marketing, accounting or finance.
  • Nearly one in 10 is in graduate school.
  • If a graduate student, twice as likely to be female as male.
  • More than half who earn master’s degrees are in education.

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