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