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College of Saint Benedict Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is College of Saint Benedict Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

College of Saint Benedict was awarded 186 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

CSB is ranked #107 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when CSB held the #150 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

CSB also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CSB?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at College of Saint Benedict is 84%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that CSB is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 6% of students accepted to CSB submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for College of Saint Benedict  ( 560 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for College of Saint Benedict  ( 510 to 570 )
CSB received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for College of Saint Benedict  ( 21 to 28 )

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College of Saint Benedict Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At CSB, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of Saint Benedict is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of Saint Benedict

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 89% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like College of Saint Benedict enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at CSB for first-time, full-time students is 74%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  74 out of 100

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College of Saint Benedict Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,668 undergraduates at CSB with 1,655 being full-time and 13 being part-time.

How Much Does College of Saint Benedict Cost?

The overall average net price of CSB is $25,785. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CSB

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,143 $17,956 $20,978 $25,952 $32,131

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CSB, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CSB, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $10,256 a year. That adds up to $41,024 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSB is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do CSB Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CSB make about $52,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future CSB graduates since it is 32% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at College of Saint Benedict make the most money.

Location of College of Saint Benedict

College of Saint Benedict is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Joseph, Minnesota. Saint Joseph is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for CSB are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 37 S. College Ave., Saint Joseph, MN 56374
Phone: 320-363-5011

College of Saint Benedict Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 52 $30,409
Nursing 52 $64,406
Business Administration & Management 50 $49,423
General Psychology 44 $37,054
Teacher Education Grade Specific 31 $36,938
Communication & Media Studies 31 $41,342
Accounting 26 $61,303
Nutrition Science 20 $31,996
General English Literature 17 $30,409
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at College of Saint Benedict along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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