St. Cloud State University (SCSU) is a public university founded in 1869 above the Beaver Islands on the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. The university is one of the largest schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, which is the largest provider of higher education in Minnesota. A regional comprehensive university, St. Cloud State has more than 15,400 students and nearly 110,000 alumni. Students can choose from more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs in six colleges and schools.Among the undergraduate programs of note include accounting, land surveying and mapping sciences, nursing and meteorology.St. Cloud State is the only Minnesota university that offers an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited manufacturing engineering program. It also offers ABET-accredited electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science programs. Master of engineering management is the only Minnesota program certified by the American Society of Engineering Management.