Two Sartell students recently graduated from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. They and their majors are the following: Frederick Bidinger, bachelor’s degree in business and management; and Christopher Buell, bachelor’s degree in business and information systems.
Meghan Carey of Sartell recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Madison Thompson of Sartell was recently named to the spring semester president’s list at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Students must achieve a grade-point average of 4.0 to receive this honor.
Thomas Gerberding of Sartell recently earned a doctorate degree in law from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.
St. Cloud State moves up in Forbes’ ‘Top Colleges’ list
St. Cloud State University remains in the top 5 percent of the most affordable colleges in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” list for 2013 and improved from 611 to 504 in the overall ranking.
SCSU’s increase points to a statistical trend for public schools in the “Top Colleges” rankings this year. State schools offer an excellent education for much lower tuition bills than their average private counterparts, according to the Forbes’ article.
The 650-school ranking features just four Minnesota public universities: University of Minnesota (109), University of Minnesota-Morris (386), St. Cloud State (504) and Minnesota State University-Mankato (595).
The “America’s Top Colleges” rankings include an elite 24 percent of U.S. colleges and universities based on five criteria: student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate and nationally competitive awards.
SCSU earned five nationally competitive awards in 2012-13, including the Simon, Heiskell and HEED Awards for international efforts, the Hobey Baker Award and Innovative Program of the Year Award.
Forbes promotes its 2013 ranking with the taglines “The Only Schools That Matter. The best years of life are also among the most expensive. Choose with care.” Only 23 of “America’s Top Colleges” cost less than SCSU, on an annual basis. That puts SCSU among the top 4 percent of most affordable colleges.