Saint Paul College

Tel: (651)846-1600
6,740 students
Public institution
The mission of Saint Paul College is to provide: Education for Employment … Education for Life! We offer comprehensive opportunities for learning including technical, general and career education that enhances personal knowledge, advances economic opportunity and benefits a diverse population, business/industry/labor and the community.
School Highlights:
Saint Paul College serves 6,740 students (41.35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
Saint Paul College is one of 4 community colleges within Ramsey County, MN.
The nearest community college is McNally Smith College of Music (0.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 161 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
College Saint Paul College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 161 staff
61 staff
Saint Paul College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,740 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,740 students 1,296 students
Saint Paul College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 42:1
Saint Paul College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,787 students
810 students
Saint Paul College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,953 students
1,036 students
Saint Paul College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Saint Paul College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Saint Paul College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Saint Paul College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Saint Paul College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Saint Paul College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Saint Paul College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Saint Paul College More (2010-2013)
Saint Paul College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.64 0.53
Saint Paul College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,198 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,198 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,198 $5,694
Saint Paul College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,198 $10,252
Saint Paul College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
Saint Paul College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Saint Paul College is a student-centered, openaccess, comprehensive community and technical college within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU). The College provides transfer and occupational programs, workforce training, educational outreach, student development programs and life-long learning opportunities. Saint Paul College has been educating people for employment since 1910. Saint Paul College is the oldest of the metro area's public two-year colleges. Recently, it was recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the nation, and in 2002 was ranked among the top five of Minnesota's community and technical colleges. Offering a breadth of liberal arts and technical programs, Saint Paul College continues its long-standing commitment to the people in the community it serves. We are a community and technical college, which means you can choose to pursue an Associate in Arts (AA) Degree and complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree or select one of our many technical programs. Technical programs provide hands-on applications in the latest technology or in a time-honored craft. Saint Paul College offers 34 Associate Degree programs including the AA degree; 70 diploma and certificate programs. Saint Paul College—A Community & Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The College also holds program-specific accreditation for severalprogram areas.

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Did You Know?
For Minnesota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,340 per year for in-state students and $6,914 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,337 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Minnesota is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Minnesota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Minnesota is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.