EIN 41-0698301

College of St. Scholastica (CSS)

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The College of St. Scholastica is a Catholic Benedictine institution and the only independent private college in northeastern Minnesota. The College was founded in 1912 by a group of pioneering Benedictine Sisters.

Program areas at CSS

Instruction: the College of St. Scholastica prepares its students for a life of purpose by emphasizing core values of the catholic benedictine tradition, including hospitality, the love of learning, respect, community and stewardship. Learning here entails a commitment to meeting rigorous academic standards, broadening the scope of one's vision and becoming accountable to both self and society. St. Scholastica offers 39 majors and 13 unique minors. The College also offers advanced degrees, certificates and licensures in 34 different areas. The main campus is in duluth, Minnesota, with additional in-state campuses in austin, brainerd, cloquet, inver grove heights, St. Cloud, and St. paul. In addition to graduate and extended sites the College offers online programs.
Auxiliary services: St. Scholastica offers its students housing, food and health services.housing consists of a residence hall and suites and seven apartment complexes with a capacity of 923 beds. Over half of the College's full-time undergraduate traditional aged students reside on campus. For, 2019-20, occupancy was 813 and 753 students for fall and spring semesters, respectively.st. Scholastica utilizes aramark campus dining to provide quality nutritious foods at multiple campus locations. Together we are committed to sustainable practices and supporting student's health and wellbeing. All students residing in the residence hall are required purchase a meal plan. Optional meal plans are available for other residential and commuter students. For 2019-20, 615 and 543 students obtained meal plans for fall and spring sememsters, respectively. The physical and emotional well-being of all students is essential for academic success. Student health services provides onsite access to medical professionals. Our professional staff offers students confidential services in treating physical and mental health concerns that commonly occur within the College population.a campus convenience store serves students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the surrounding community with a selection of collegiate clothing, gifts and general merchandise.
Student & administrative services: the student experience is critical to the College of St. Scholastica's mission. The College provides library services, computer labs, academic and personal advisement and counseling, tutoring and graduate school preparation to enhance its educational programs. Support is offered for admissions, registration, financial aid and specialized services to enrich diversity within the College. Student activities are a way for students to connect with other students with similar views, aspirations and concerns, and then provide a framework for those students to work together for a common goal. A variety of campus organizations, clubs, and leadership opportunities provide students with many avenues for personal, vocational and social growth. The athletics department offers 22 men's and women's programs consistent with the mission statement of the College and the ncaa division iii philosophy. There were 404 unduplicated student participants in these programs. All students may participate in a wide variety of intramural activities as well as general use of the College's recreational facility, the burns commons wellness center.

Form 990s for CSS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-26990View PDF
2019-062019-12-11990View PDF
2018-062019-03-15990View PDF
2017-062018-01-18990View PDF
2016-062017-06-29990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds College of St. Scholastica (CSS)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Alliss Educational Foundation-EquityGeneral Operating$191,536
 Subscribe to view$48,000
 Subscribe to viewStem Career Day, Wing Young Huie Residency, International Student Mentor, Shoot for the Stars 2.0-Denfeld High School, Culturally and Spiritually Responsive Healthcare: Whole Person, Whole Community, School of Nurshing Scholarship, Shoot for the Stars$35,930
...and 17 more grants received
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Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$34,748,475
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...and 23 more federal grants / contracts

Grants made by CSS

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Duluth ClinicSee Part Iv$147,598
Allina HealthSee Part Iv$32,566
Fairview Health ServiceSee Part Iv$25,669
 Subscribe to viewSee Part Iv$16,774
 Subscribe to viewSee Part Iv$16,254
...and 7 more grants made

Financials for CSS

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,477,269
Program services$104,943,097
Investment income and dividends$2,719,570
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,348,071
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,418,590
Total revenues$123,906,597

Personnel at CSS

Diane VertinChief Operating Officer
Marty ParsonsInterim Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance$0
Ben AdamsChief Information Officer$149,240
 Subscribe to viewChief Administrative Officer
 Subscribe to viewVice President for College Advancement$152,479
...and 13 more key personnel
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General information
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
Metro area
Duluth, MN-WI
Website URL
(800) 447-5444
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B42: Undergraduate College (4-year)
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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