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 16,000 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 College is a public institution, with approximately 10,000 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 our graduates marketable in today’s changing economy.

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.