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  • Saint Paul College is a community and technical college located in St. Paul, MN.
  • With over 70 career-focused and transfer programs and degrees, at Saint Paul College you can start here and go anywhere.

School Highlights

Saint Paul College serves 5,823 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,823 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,198
  • Out-state tuition: $5,198
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 62%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Saint Paul College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 333 teachers has grown by 106% over five years.
Saint Paul College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
333 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Saint Paul College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Saint Paul College diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,823 students
1,912 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,008 students
1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,815 students
1,424 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Saint Paul College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
425 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,008 students
991 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
52 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,815 students
1,331 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
112 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
24%
6%
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% Hispanic
9%
7%
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% Black
24%
9%
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% White
38%
68%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score
0.73
0.52
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.56%
2.61%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,100
$36,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,198 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,198 is less than the state average of $6,082. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,198
$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,198
$6,082
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,975
$12,264
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,957
$6,747
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Acceptance Rate
100%
91%
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SAT Reading
n/a
625
SAT Math
n/a
600
SAT Writing
n/a
565
ACT Composite
n/a
24
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
ACT Writing
n/a
8

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
African American Association, All Nations Student Association, American Sign Language Interpreters Association, Association of Computing Machinery, Counter Culture Christian Club, El Futuro, Environmental Action Society, Ethiopian Student Association, Kappa Beta Delta, Muslim Student Association, Phi Theta Kappa, PRISM Campus Alliance, Saint Paul College Yoga Association, SkillsUSA, Somali Student Association, Students in Recovery
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Saint Paul College is a student-centered, open access, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Saint Paul College cost?

Saint Paul College's tuition is approximately $5,198 for In-State students and $5,198 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Saint Paul College?

The acceptance rate of Saint Paul College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 91%.

What is Saint Paul College's ranking?

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,823 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,198
  • Out-state tuition: $5,198
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 62%
  • Source: Verified school update

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