St. Cloud State University (SCSU) is a leading four-year public university located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It was founded in 1869 as a normal school and granted university status in 1975.

SCSU is the largest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The University has the following colleges: G.R. Herberger College of Business; College of Education; College of Fine Arts and Humanities; College of Science and Engineering; College of Social Sciences.

St. Cloud State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. It is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The G.R. Herberger College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International at both the bachelor's and master's degree levels. The communication sciences and disorders program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The mass communications department is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The music department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

The School Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The social work department is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University also received accreditations for many of its programs and courses.

Ranking Profile:

- St. Cloud State University is ranked 81st in Tier 1 in the category "Regional Universities (Midwest)" by US News & World Report 2012.

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