The College of St. Scholastica was founded as a Catholic institution in 1912 to educate women primarily in nursing, education, and social work. Today, St. Scholastica is a co-educational, independent, comprehensive institution of higher learning offering undergraduate and graduate programs under the sponsorship of the Benedictine Sisters, who continue to have a strong presence on campus.  

The College aspires to be a diverse and inclusive academic community of excellence, grounded in the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage, sending forth thoughtful leaders sharpened and sensitized by the liberal arts, who are prepared and committed to serve and transform the world. This is accomplished through the mission of providing intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work.

Today, the College serves over 3,500 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout six schools—nursing, arts and letters, business and technology, education, health sciences, and sciences. Programs are offered in Duluth, at seven satellite campuses throughout Minnesota and online.

Workforce Contact:

President Barbara McDonald


Rick Revoir, Dean of Strategic Development & Professor