St. Cloud State University is taking bold steps to raise the academic profile of the University – a core tenet of It’s Time, the University’s framework for the future.
Among many accolades highlighting the quality of the learning experience at SCSU is our Carnegie Classification. A highly regarded designation in the field of higher education, the Carnegie Classification is awarded to institutions with a demonstrated commitment to community and business partnerships. This honor aligns with SCSU’s strong history of community engagement as faculty-scholars teach course content while bringing students into a research project that is often tied to the needs of a community or industry partner. Many of our students, whether in their first year of study or pursuing a graduate degree, have the opportunity to engage in coursework that results in a solution or new discovery in the service of others.
We are also recognized for our efforts to support students as they build toward their success. The Colleges of Distinction is a ranking organization that takes into account what matters to students and their loved ones when choosing a college or university. This includes things like whether students can play an active role in shaping their education, if learning is personalized, whether a campus offers multiple ways for students to get involved, and if students are prepared for the workplace and life’s journey.
The Colleges of Distinction recognizes SCSU for its excellence in Nursing, Education, Business and Engineering. This includes recognition for affordability, for the support offered to students by our Career Center, and services for veterans.
Most recently, U.S. News and World Report rankings are coming in strong as SCSU is listed as a Top Public Schools and Regional University for the Midwest. These rankings are based on a school’s research activity, the academic excellence of their entering students and opinions on program quality from education school deans and hiring professionals. Other rankings include recognition for SCSU’s graduate online degree programs in engineering and in education, in areas such as rehabilitation counseling and speech-language pathology.
Our Husky experience involves making sure that we provide the right levels of individualized support and guidance for the unique needs and goals of all students. We are proud of our status as a Top 10 Military Friendly School — a result of the coordinated care and attention for our nation’s veterans provided by our Veteran’s Resource Center. In addition, we’ve earned the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll, a distinction that sets us apart from other universities as one that is transfer student friendly. We are investing in strategies that set a clear pathway for transfer students to enroll and hit the ground running with the right educational experiences for students who are midway through their programs of study or are seeking a new institution to grow and develop.
We are innovating and investing in areas of growth to meet the workforce needs of the region, the state, and the world. Our focus is on offering a strong portfolio of excellent programs for current and future Huskies.