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Education

St. Cloud is proud of the education and educational resources offered. Located within a 1-mile radius of Downtown, one can find a university, a technical college, two high schools, and a visual arts facility. These institutions are great as an employee or intern pool, for research, and for technical assistance.




Largest undergraduate and master's level school in the State.
Welcome to St. Cloud State University, which offers a high-quality education at an affordable price in a setting located 70 miles northwest of the Twin Cities along the oak-crowned banks of the Mississippi River. The University offers approximately 17,000 students more than 175 majors, minors and pre-professional programs in Business, Education, Fine Arts & Humanities, Science & Engineering, and Social Sciences. Plan to visit this site frequently for the latest news and information about your publicly-funded university.

Undergraduate options abound
St. Cloud Technical & Community College is a public institution with over 5,000 students that offers a variety of certificates, diplomas and degrees that can be completed in two years or less. The faculty combines teaching experience with industry expertise to make their graduates marketable in today's changing economy.

Rasmussen College
Rasmussen College is dedicated to serving our communities by recognizing the diverse needs of individuals.  As an Institution of Higher Learning, Rasmussen College is committed to preparing students to be active, productive and successful contributors to a global community.  Rasmussen offers 2-year Associate's and 4-year Bachelor's degrees in addition to certificates and diplomas in a variety of popular and growing careers. Earn a degree on-campus, online, or in a blended-learning format.

Minnesota School of Business
Located on Highway 23 four miles east of Interstate Highway 94, the Globe University/Minnesota School of Business (GU/MSB) campus provides students with small classrooms designed for collaborative, hands-on learning and a large student lounge for studying and socializing. Students learn skills employers value in Mac and PC computer labs, a fitness lab, a massage lab and a full veterinary suite.

College of St. Benedict / St. John's University
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are nationally recognized Catholic liberal arts colleges and ranked as two of the top three Catholic colleges in the nation. They share one academic program and students attend classes together on both campuses. This integrated learning experience combines a challenging academic program with extensive opportunities for international study, leadership, service learning, spiritual growth and cultural and athletic involvement.

K-12 Education
District 742 has 11 elementary schools, two junior high schools (7-8), two high schools (9-12) and three alternative schools. Preschool classes are provided in Westwood Elementary's East Wing and at Washington Early Childhood Center. Alternative education is provided at St. Cloud Children's Home, in cooperation with Catholic Charities, and at ALC-Wilson and ALC West, in cooperation with Central Minnesota Joint Powers District 6074, Visual Arts Classes The Visual Arts Facilities are used for classes in several different disciplines, including ceramics, drawing, sculpture, photography, weaving and others. There are also open studio times available for students enrolled in the visual arts classes.