Graduate Program Overview

Saint Cloud State University is a four-years, public school located in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2022-2023, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $9,945 for Minnesota residents and $14,367 for out-of-state students. It offers eighty-seven (87) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSaint Cloud State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, MN
Graduate School Students1,654 students
560 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2022-2023)In-State$9,945
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 87 Graduate Programs
50 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 34 Post graduate certificates

2023 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2022-2023 graduate tuition & fees at Saint Cloud State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Minnesota residents, the tuition & fees are $9,945 and $14,367 for non-Minnesota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $485 for Minnesota residents and $728 for out-of-state students.
Updated with 2022-2023 tuition (Last update: Feb. 27, 2023)
2023 COATuition Trends
2023 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$485$728
Books & Supplies$1,400
Room & Board$9,950 (On-Campus) / $9,950 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,600 (On-Campus) / $2,600 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$23,895$28,317
Off-Campus Total$23,895$28,317
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2019-2023)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Saint Cloud State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 87 major areas - 50 Master's (13 online programs), 3 Doctorate , 33 Post-Bachelor'(10 online programs), 1 Post-Master'. 515 students have been conferred Master's degree and 78 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 11,841 students enrolled in Saint Cloud State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,654 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 637 male and 1,017 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 616 full-time and 1,038 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 560 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 406 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students637
Women Students1,017
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students616
Part-time Students1,038
By race/ethnicity 854 White, 88 Black, and 61 Asian students are attending at Saint Cloud State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races15
25 students are younger than 22 and 466 students are older than 65. The school has 805 students aged between 22 and 30 and 512 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under25
40 & Over466
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Saint Cloud State University, 560 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 406 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,818
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses560
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses406
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses852
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses560
Minnesota Resident469
Other State In U.S.79
Outside of U.S.4

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