Celebrating St. Catherine University

An aerial view of the St. Paul campus at sunset

St. Catherine University became Minnesota's newest university on June 1, 2009. We are proud of our robust and diverse enrollment; our foremost women's college, educating women to lead and influence for more than 100 years; our vibrant Henrietta Schmoll School of Health engaging top students in healthcare access and leadership. We’re showcasing our strengths through a new structure — with three Schools that serve as homes for our academic programs and three Colleges through which prospective students seek admission.

Founded in 1905, St. Catherine University offers the broadest range of academic programs and degrees among Minnesota’s private colleges and universities. Our integration of the liberal arts and professional education — and our emphasis on preparing people to be ethical leaders — ensures that students develop the intellectual flexibility and practical ingenuity critical to success in any field.

With deep and abiding roots in the Catholic tradition and the heritage and spirit of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, we foster an open, welcoming environment for students of all religions and beliefs. Here, whatever their cultural heritage or social background, students feel at home and are valued members of a community committed to social justice and change.