Saint Paul College

previous
next
Saint Paul College Photo #1 - Another snowy day at Saint Paul College as we prepare for spring semester to start!
  • 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 6,912 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.

Top Placements

Saint Paul College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 161 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Saint Paul College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty161 staff73 staff
This chart display total faculty of Saint Paul College and community college average number of faculty in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Saint Paul College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The Saint Paul College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,912 students1,859 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Saint Paul College and community college average number of enrollment of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio43:129:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Saint Paul College and community college average student staff ratio of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Full-Time Students2,408 students843 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Saint Paul College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
# Part-Time Students4,504 students1,016 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Saint Paul College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Saint Paul College. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of MN.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Saint Paul College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Asian
18%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Saint Paul College and the percentage of Asian community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Hispanic
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Saint Paul College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Black
30%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Saint Paul College and the percentage of Black community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% White
31%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Saint Paul College and the percentage of White community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Saint Paul College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Non Resident races
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Saint Paul College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Saint Paul College. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.770.58
This chart display the diversity score of Saint Paul College and the community college average diversity score of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate
28%
32%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Saint Paul College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$35,400
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Saint Paul College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MN by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $5,198 is less than the state average of $6,639. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,198 is less than the state average of $7,204. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,198$6,639
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Saint Paul College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,198$7,204
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Saint Paul College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%85%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Saint Paul College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$13,350
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Saint Paul College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,250$7,508
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Saint Paul College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Acceptance Rate100%80%
This chart display the percent admitted of Saint Paul College and the community college average percent admitted of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

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: 2019 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Saint Paul College is McNally Smith College of Music (0.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • McNally Smith College of Music
    McNally Smith College of Music Photo - Students conversing on the campus of McNally Smih in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.
    Private, for profit
    518 students | 0.60 Mi19 Exchange Street East
    Saint Paul MN  55101
    (651) 291-0177
    0.60518
  • 135 students | 5.10 Mi1711 W County Rd B
    Roseville MN  55113
    (651) 636-7406
    5.10135
  • Globe University-Minneapolis
    Private, for profit
    164 students | 8.20 MiIDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Suite 51
    Minneapolis MN  55402
    (612) 455-3000
    8.20164
  • Globe University-Woodbury
    Private, for profit
    776 students | 8.20 Mi8089 Globe Drive
    Saint Paul MN  55125
    (651) 332-8000
    8.20776
  • 203 students | 8.30 Mi300 North 1st Ave, Suite 500
    Minneapolis MN  55401
    (612) 375-1900
    8.30203
Recent Articles
For-profit colleges are now becoming an alternative for community college students who are stuck on waiting lists or who hope to earn bachelor's degrees. Learn more about the opportunities and articulation agreements between for-profit colleges and community colleges.
Education now comes with a money-back guarantee. Learn about which community college is guaranteeing that its graduates will secure jobs - or get their money back.
The world was ill-prepared to find itself in the midst of a global pandemic and the effects of the past year will linger for many years to come. No industry was unaffected and the pandemic brought to light inequities in many, particularly the U.S. education system. Read on to learn how the pandemic has affected community colleges and what students can expect in the future.