Established by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, St. Catherine University’s intellectual tradition of Catholic Social Teaching guides our commitment to inclusivity, advancing wisdom and justice, and powering lives of meaning.


Our mission is to educate women to lead and influence. 

We educate at all degree levels through valuing and integrating the liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic intellectual tradition, emphasizing scholarly inquiry and social justice teaching as lived by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. 


Our vision is to be respected globally for educating women who transform the world. 

We welcome a rich diversity of students, with a baccalaureate college for women at the heart of the University and graduate and adult colleges for women and men. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine University develops leaders who act with integrity. 


Academic Excellence We embrace a culture of learning that drives the students, faculty, and staff to discover, acquire, and apply knowledge. 

Community We welcome all without distinction in the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. 

Integrity We demonstrate honesty and openness, and build trust with all that we do. 

Social Justice We create an environment of equity, fairness, and respect, and we work for systemic change so Earth and all people thrive. 

Reflection We contemplate all life experience and examine the mystery of human purpose. 

Student Support

At St. Kate’s, you’ll build relationships across a small, supportive community that celebrates the diverse world in which we live, and works together to make it better. You’ll have access to student services – academic advising, career counseling, health & wellness, and more – that will enhance your educational experiences throughout your degree program. 

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