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St. Catherine University

The University mission guides the education of all students within a learning environment that recognizes the accomplishments of women and their distinct approaches to teaching and learning. As men enroll in associate, graduate, and adult bachelor's programs, they gain access to diverse perspectives and content that encourages meaningful understanding of the experiences and contributions of women.



St. Catherine University (formerly the College of St. Catherine) was founded in St. Paul in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, under the leadership of Mother Seraphine Ireland. The University is named for St. Catherine of Alexandria, the fourth-century Egyptian lay philosopher who suffered martyrdom for her faith.


At every degree level, St. Kate’s prepares you to lead and influence by integrating a liberal arts curriculum with professional education. Within the Catholic tradition, you will learn intellectual flexibility and practical skills and become aware of social justice issues and complex ethical questions.


Institutional Research, Planning & Accreditation (IRPA) shares data that support the University's effectiveness, policy-making, planning, and decision-making. Access to collected data is available to the entire campus community upon request. We routinely write reports on major institutional research.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Housing services

Housing is available to all students, including graduate students and students with families. Your primary housing tool will be the My Housing portal, available to accepted and current students.

Library services

The Libraries, Media Services, and Archives of St. Catherine University fosters exploration and engagement by providing opportunities -- independent and collaborative, curricular and co-curricular, formal and informal -- to discover, experiment, and create.

Medical services

Have a health concern? The Health and Wellness Clinic provides care to all currently registered St. Catherine University students.

Student Life

Campus life

Stay close to classes, friends, professors, study resources, social events, culture, food and fun when you live on campus. St. Kate’s Residence Life offers services grounded in community, convenience and connection.

Sports facilities

As part of the University’s commitment to supporting academic and personal excellence, the Butler Center offers a range of facilities and programs from group yoga classes to a fully stocked weight room.

Student clubs

Experience personal growth, meet new friends, share common interests with other students and have some fun outside of the classroom.


St. Catherine University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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