Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College is a community and technical college located in the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The school was founded in 1910 and served mostly young men interested in working in the building trades and later became co-educational. Today, the school is one of the fastest growing and most diverse public colleges and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, through the Academic Quality Improvement Program. The mission of Saint Paul College is “...to provide: Education for Employment...Education for Life.” In addition, the school “...offers comprehensive learning opportunities for both career and transfer education to enhance personal knowledge and advance economic opportunity for the benefit of a diverse population of constituents which includes students, business/industry/labor and the community.”
There are 9,557 credit students, 1,714 non-credit students, and 4,590 full-year equivalent students. Of the students, 54% are female and 58% are male. The average age for students is 29. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which is part of the Higher Learning Commission, accredits Saint Paul College. In addition to overall accreditation, the practical nursing programs at Saint Paul are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Admission to St. Paul College is easy by following the step-by-step process and can be completed through the college’s website. First, the admissions office recommends applicants visit the campus. Then, applicants can choose the program they wish to apply for, fill out the online application form, take the assessment, pay for college, attend orientation, register, and attend classes.
The Saint Paul offers 44 associate degree programs, which include the Associate in Arts degree and the Associate of Science degree, as well as 71 career certificate and diploma programs. St. Paul also offers online and Weekend College options. There are 124 full-time and 206 part-time faculty who are dedicated to providing the highest quality education in their prospective fields. The program divisions are: Business, Computer Graphics and Visualization, Health Science, STEM and Liberal Arts, Service Programs, and the Trade and Technical programs. Saint Paul’s also offers postsecondary enrollment options for Minnesota high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Saint Paul’s follows the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum for students who wish to prepare themselves for eventual transfer to a 4-year college or university.
The technical programs that Saint Paul’s offers includes auto body repair, automotive service, truck technician, welding technology, sheet metal, electrical technology, machine tool technology, carpentry, and plumbing.
DISTANCE AND ONLINE LEARNING
Saint Paul College offers a variety of distance learning opportunities. Courses are offered in both a completely online format and the blended/hybrid format. These courses are offered through the Desire2Learn portal.
COST AND FINANCIAL AID
Tuition rates may vary and are dependent upon number of credit hours taken. The total tuition per credit is between $161.71 - $261.71 for on-campus students and $181.71 for online students. Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. Qualification is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which all aid applicants are required to fill out. There are a total of 5,820 state and federal financial aid recipients in the past year. 4,128 students received loans averaging $6,630 and 4,949 students receive grants averaging $3,220. There is a unique program called The Power of YOU and it makes the first two years of college available tuition-free at Saint Paul College for students meeting the eligibility requirements of the program.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Adult Age Enrollments:3,845
Percent Admitted:Open Admission
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