Saint Cloud State University is a four-year public university located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Founded in 1869 as a normal school and then eventually granted university status in 1975, St. Cloud University is the largest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is the second largest university in the state of Minnesota with a student enrollment of over 17,000.

Academically, Saint Cloud State University is organized into eight divisions; namely, the Center for Continuing Studies; the Center for International Studies; the College of Education; the College of Fine Arts and Humanities; the College of Science and Engineering; the College of Social Sciences; the G.R. Herberger College of Business; and the School of Graduate Studies. For its undergraduate students, the university offers over 200 academic programs all geared to prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century workplace. For its graduate students, it has over 60 graduate programs that lead to a Doctor of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering Management, and Master of Music degrees.

To insure that all students who want to pursue an education at the university are able to do so, it offers Distance & Non-Degree Programs for adult learners whose work schedule may not allow them to attend regular day classes. Under this program, classes are held at night, on weekends, online, via correspondence, through interactive television or off-campus.

Cost of attendance for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime undergraduate students is US$13,546 for Minnesota residents and US$20,298 for non-Minnesota residents. These costs include fulltime tuition and fee, room and board, and books and supplies. Financial aid is extended in the form of grants, loans and scholarships to help students pay for their cost of attendance.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Saint Cloud State University.