About the University

A dynamic university for women and men, with an innovative college for women at its heart, St. Catherine University educates all students to lead and influence - making a difference in their communities, their families, and our world. We foster learning through interdisciplinary collaboration and respectful relationships. We are committed to access for all students who aim to challenge themselves academically and personally. We celebrate the liberal arts and the many forms of diversity in our society. And we advance the Catholic commitment to social justice in everything we do.

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, baccalaureate (in the College for Adults), and graduate programs, they gain access to diverse perspectives and content that encourages meaningful understanding of the experiences and contributions of women.

Our Defining Elements


Our Roman Catholic identity shapes life on campus, our priorities, our ongoing commitment to social justice — and our openness to students of all faiths.


St. Kate’s is built on a tradition of strong women. We offer a learning environment that is collaborative and recognizes the contributions of women, past and present.

Liberal Arts

We integrate the liberal arts throughout every program, from associate to graduate level. Students gain transferable skills and are prepared for all that life offers.