University Statement for use as Needed
St. Cloud State University, founded as a normal school in 1869 along the oak-crowned banks of the Mississippi River, is located 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It is Minnesota's second-largest public university, boasting more than 16,200 students from more than 80 nations. St. Cloud State's undergraduate programs hold every national accreditation available. They range from mass communications, criminal justice and business to communication disorders, education and chemistry. St. Cloud State is one of the few universities in the Upper Midwest to offer programs in fields such as aviation, meteorology and geographic information systems. The university offers nearly 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs in the colleges of Business, Education, Fine Arts and Humanities, Science and Engineering, and Social Sciences, and more than 60 graduate programs through its School of Graduate Studies.
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- St. Cloud State offers more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs in the colleges of Business, Education, Fine Arts and Humanities, Science & Engineering, and Social Sciences, and more than 60 graduate programs through its School of Graduate Studies.
- St. Cloud State holds nearly every national accreditation available for its undergraduate programs, ranging from mass communications and business to communication disorders, education and chemistry.
- The Herberger Business School is accredited by the International Association for Management Education, one of the most prestigious and difficult accreditations available. Of the thousands of business programs worldwide, only about 430 schools have achieved this level of distinction.
- St. Cloud State is one of the top teacher-producing schools in the country and was the first university recommended for national accreditation against the NCATE 2000 standards.
- The undergraduate degrees conferred most frequently by St. Cloud State are elementary education, psychology, mass communications, business computer information systems and biology.
- Four of five St. Cloud State faculty are at the highest academic level in their fields.
- St. Cloud State students can join any of about 250 student organizations for friendship, leadership and volunteer opportunities.
- St. Cloud State has a very strong international program with 13 education-abroad programs and more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
- Throughout the year, international students host cultural nights with food, music and dance as opportunities for the campus and community to learn more about their countries.
- St. Cloud State is the region's third largest employer.
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