At a Glance

Catholic Benedictine Sponsorship

Benedictine men and women are actively involved on both campuses as teachers, administrators and role models. 60 percent of students are Catholic; students of all faiths are welcome.


297 full-time; 51 part-time. 85 percent of full-time faculty have the highest degree in their field. 100 percent of classes are taught by faculty members.

Academic Programs

More than 60 areas of study with 37 majors and 33 minor programs. Semester schedule. Liberal arts curriculum. Bachelor of arts, bachelor of science in nursing.

Student/faculty ratio is: 12:1, median class size is 20.

Female/Male Student Ratio

Percentage women: 53; percentage men: 47


First-year enrollment: 992; total undergraduate enrollment (fulltime equivalent): 3,744


87 percent of first-year students return to CSB and SJU for their sophomore year.

Residential Life

Through a four-year residency program, nearly all students live on campus.

Graduation Rate

80 percent of CSB/SJU students complete their degree; more than 90 percent of those graduates finish within four years. Nationally, the six-year completion rate is 65 percent of all private college students and 56 percent of public college students. (U.S. Department of Education)

Geographic Facts

CSB and SJU students come from 38 different states. 


Multicultural percentage: 11.6 percent; international percentage: 5 percent; number of countries represented: 31; number of international students: 213.

Student Activities

Varsity sports: 11 at CSB, 12 at SJU; club sports: 16; intramural sports: 10-15; clubs and organizations: 100


Typically, 20 percent of all graduates go directly to graduate school. About 80 percent of graduates have found career-related positions or entered service work.

Computer Facilities

100 percent of residence hall rooms are wired to high-speed campus network backbone. Every residence hall has a computer cluster with access to the same applications as those in classrooms, labs and access areas. Computer access areas are available for student use seven days a week, with modern PCs and laser printers. Wireless access is available in all academic buildings including both libraries, most inner campus outdoor green spaces and the majority of residence hall lounges.

International Study

We offer 19 semester-long, faculty-led international study programs: Australia, Austria, Chile, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain and South Africa. In addition, the colleges sponsor over 20 short-term international programs around the world each year. CSB and SJU rank second nationally in semester-long study abroad participation among baccalaureate institutions for total number of study abroad students. Fully, 55 percent of all CSB/SJU students will participate in one of the colleges' semester-long programs.