College Of Saint Benedict

College Of Saint Benedict

College of Saint Benedict, located in St. Joseph, Minnesota, is also known as CSB, and works in partnership with Saint John's University, also known as SJU. Both institutions share the same academic programs. CSB offers a variety of degrees and programs in areas of study such as social science, business, natural sciences, technology, life science, and social work.

The sports teams of the college, known as the Blazers, are members of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The college's teams participate in sports including golf, cross country, basketball, volleyball, ice hockey, swimming, tennis, and track and field. 'The Record' became CSB's official newspaper in 2000. Notable alumni of the college include Mike McCarthy, a businessman; Jon Hassler, novelist; and many others.

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College of Saint Benedict
37 S. College Ave.
Saint Joseph , MN 56374
General Phone: (320) 363-5011

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College of Saint Benedict Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts146women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, ...
Science56biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics, physics courses
Therapy and Counseling52psychology
Business and Management50business management, accounting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine41registered nursing
Education and Teaching28elementary school teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20nutrition sciences, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Art Studies10art studies
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy, theology
Family and Social Work8social work
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Mathematics3mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Fine Arts0art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for College of Saint Benedict in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree44140

College of Saint Benedict Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of Saint Benedict had a total enrollment of 2,086 students (2,074 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 48%
20-21 45%
22-24 5%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
South Dakota2%
North Dakota2%

College of Saint Benedict Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %

College of Saint Benedict Room and Board (2007)

College of Saint Benedict offers campus housing for 1,536 of its 2,074 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Joseph, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of Saint Benedict Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal505660
SAT Math518665
SAT Writing508670
ACT Verbal2329
ACT Math2328
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT12%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

College of Saint Benedict Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,668
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,668
Room and board $ 7,959
Room charge $ 3,832
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,127
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 800

Financial Aid:
College of Saint Benedict participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 234100)

College of Saint Benedict Faculty

College of Saint Benedict has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1315
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1020

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year29$82,82214$81,747
Associate professoracademic year29$66,90321$65,143
Assistant professoracademic year16$56,86819$54,518
Instructoracademic year4$49,56216$51,502
All faculty totalacademic year78$69,87470$62,462

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of Saint Benedict Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

College of Saint Benedict Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Nutrition Sciences

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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