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.
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Our variety of housing options allow students in all stages of life to live and study harmoniously.
Our traditional residence halls offer single, double, and triple rooms with shared community spaces like kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms. Suites and apartments are available in several buildings.
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.
From primary care services to counseling sessions, St. Kate’s offers a range of on-campus resources to help keep you well.
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.
From intramural sports leagues to fitness classes, the Butler Fitness Center is available to help you stay healthy and active.
Student Center and Activities (SCA) contributes to our vibrant campus life by igniting and encouraging opportunities for student engagement; empowering students to create and connect to the St. Kate’s community. Together with our programming, advising, and services, SCA facilitates students' experiences so they recognize and grow in their leadership capacity, social and civic responsibility, and personal development.
St. Catherine University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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