Roman Catholic universities and colleges in the United States

This is meant to serve as a way of organizing the Catholic colleges and universities in the United States by affiliation. Most of these colleges already have a page in Wikipedia; however, an overview of the colleges and universities regarding their relation to one another and to the Catholic church is lacking. This is an alternative index to Catholic colleges and universities in the United States. If you have an edit as to how the colleges are organized make those changes on this page. More detailed information about individual institutions should be made on a page dedicated to that institution. The goal is to form an exhaustive list so if you see a college missing (maybe yours) add it! Ultimately each college should have an internal link to that institution's wikipage and an external link to the institution-sponsored page.

Augustinian (Hermits of St. Augustine) [ Official Site]

*1. Merrimack College (North Andover, MA) [ Official Site]
*2. Villanova University (Villanova, PA) [ Official Site]
*3. St. Thomas University (Miami, FL) [ Official Site]

Assumptionists (Augustinians of the Assumption) [ Official Site]

*1. Assumption College (Worcester, MA) [ Official Site]

Basilian (Congregation of St. Basil) [ Official Site]

*1. University of St. Thomas (Houston) [ Official Site]

Benedictine (Order of Saint Benedict) [ Official Site]

*1. Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, NC) [ Official Site]
*2. Benedictine College (Atchison, KS) [ Official Site]
*3. Benedictine University (Lisle, IL) [ Official Site]
*4. Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, FL) [ Official Site]
*5. College of Saint Benedict (St. Joseph, MN) [ Official Site]
*6. The College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN) [ Official Site]
*7. Mount Marty College (Yankton, SD) [ Official Site]
*8. Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH) [ Official Site]
*9. Saint Gregory's University (Shawnee, OK) [ Official Site]
*10. Saint John's University (Collegeville, MN) [ Official Site]
*11. Saint Martin's University (Lacey, WA) [ Official Site]
*12. Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA) [ Official Site]
*13. University of Mary (Bismarck, ND) [ Official Site]

Christian Brothers (Congregation of Christian Brothers) ( [ Official Site]

*1. Iona College (New Rochelle, NY), [ Official Site]


*1. Gannon University (Erie, PA), [ Official Site] [ Diocese of Erie]
*2. Loras College (Dubuque, IA), [ Official Site] [ Archdiocese of Dubuque]
*3. Saint Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) [ Official Site] [ Diocese of Davenport]
*4. Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ), [ Archdiocese of Newark]
*5. University of Dallas (Dallas, TX), [ Official Site] [ Diocese of Dallas]
*6. University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), [ Official Site] [ Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis]
*7. Carroll College (Helena, MT), [ Official Site] [ Diocese of Helena, Montana]

Dominican (Order of Preachers) ( [ Official Site] )

*1. Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, Michigan) [ Official Site]
*2. Aquinas College (Nashville, Tennessee) [ Official Site]
*4. Barry University (Miami, FL) [ Official Site]
*4. Dominican University (River Forest, Illinois) [ Official Site]
*5. Ohio Dominican University (Columbus, OH) [ Official Site]
*6. Providence College (Providence, Rhode Island) [ Official Site]
*7. Caldwell College (Caldwell, New Jersey) [ Official Site]

= Edmundite (Society of Saint Edmund] ) [ Official Site] =

*1. Saint Michael's College (Colchester, VT) [ Official Site]


1st Order of St. Francis (Order of Friars Minor) [ Official Site]

*1. Alvernia College (Reading, PA) [ Official Site]
*2. Alverno College (Milwaukee, WI) [ Official Site]
*3. Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, IA) [ Official Site]
*4. Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, WI) [ Official Site]
*5. Franciscan School of Theology (Berkeley, CA) [ Official Site]
*7. Hilbert College (Hamburg, NY) [ Official Site]
*8. Lourdes College (Sylvania, OH) [ Official Site]
*9. Madonna University (Livonia, MI) [ Official Site]
*10. Marian College (Indianapolis, IN) [ Official Site]
*11. Neumann College (Aston, PA) [ Official Site]
*12. Quincy University (Quincy, IL) [ Official Site]
*13. St. Bonaventure University (Olean, NY) [ Official Site]
*14. St. Francis College (Brooklyn Heights, NY) [ Official Site]
*15. Saint Francis University (Loretto, PA) [ Official Site]
*16. Siena College (Loudonville, NY) [ Official Site]
*17. Silver Lake College (Manitowoc, WI) [ Official Site]
*18. University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL) [ Official Site]
*19. University of St. Francis (Fort Wayne, IN) [ Official Site]
*20. Viterbo University (La Crosse, WI) [ Official Site]

2nd Order of St. Francis (Sisters of St. Clare)

3rd Order of St. Francis (Brothers and Sisters of Penance)

*1. Our Lady of the Lake College, (Baton Rouge, LA), [ Official Site] [ Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady] 2. Franciscan University of Steubenville [ Official Site] They are run by the TOR (Third Order Regular) Franciscans

Holy Cross (Congregation of Holy Cross) [ Official Site]

*1. Holy Cross College (Notre Dame, IN) (also associated withSisters of Holy Cross)
*2. King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA), [ Official Site]
*3. Notre Dame College (Manchester, NH) Closed 2002
*4. Our Lady of Holy Cross College (New Orleans, LA), [ Marianites of Holy Cross]
*5. Saint Edward's University (Austin, Texas) [ Official Site]
*6. Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN), [ Sisters of the Holy Cross]
*7. Stonehill College (Easton, MA), [ Eastern Province of Priests and Brothers]
*8. University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN) [ Official Site]
*9. University of Portland (Portland, OR) [ Official Site]

Jesuit (Society of Jesus) [ Official Site]

*1. Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA) [ Official Site]
*2. Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) [ Official Site]
*3. College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) [ Official Site]
*4. Creighton University (Omaha, NE) [ Official Site]
*5. Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) [ Official Site]
*6. Fordham University (New York, NY & Tarrytown, NY) [ Official Site]
*7. Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) [ Official Site]
*8. Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA) [ Official Site]
*9. John Carroll University (Cleveland, OH) [ Official Site]
*10. Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY) [ Official Site]
*11. Loyola College in Maryland (Baltimore, MD) [ Official Site]
*12. Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA) [ Official Site]
*13. Loyola University Chicago [ Official Site]
*14. Loyola University New Orleans [ Official Site]
*15. Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI) [ Official Site]
*16. Regis University (Denver, CO) [ Official Site]
*17. Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO) [ Official Site]
*18. Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia, PA) [ Official Site]
*19. Saint Louis University (MO) [ Official Site]
*20. Saint Peter's College, New Jersey (Jersey City, NJ) [ Official Site]
*21. Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA) [ Official Site]
*22. Seattle University (Seattle, WA) [ Official Site]
*23. Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL) [ Official Site]
*24. University of Detroit Mercy [ Official Site]
*25. University of San Francisco [ Official Site]
*26. University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) [ Official Site]
*27. Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, WV) [ Official Site]
*28. Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH) [ Official Site]

Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

*1. Cabrini College (Radnor, PA) [ Official Site]

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales

*1. DeSales University (Center Valley, PA) [ Official Site]

Lasallian (Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools) [ Official Site]

*1. Christian Brothers University (Memphis, TN) [ Official Site]
*2. College of Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM) [ Official Site]
*3. La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA) [ Official Site]
*4. Lewis University (Romeoville, IL) [ Official Site]
*5. Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY) [ Official Site]
*6. Saint Mary's College of California (Moraga, CA) [ Official Site]
*7. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (Winona, MN) [ Official Site]

Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters

*1. Edgewood College (Madison, WI) [ Official Site]
*2. Dominican University (River Forest, IL) [ Official Site]

Sisters of Charity

*1. Clarke College (Dubuque, IA), Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
*2. College of Saint Elizabeth (Morristown, NJ), Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth of New Jersey
*3. College of Mount Saint Vincent (Riverdale, NY), Sisters of Charity of New York
*4. Mount St. Mary's University (Emmitsburg, MD), Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
*5. Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA)
*6. University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX), Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
*7. University of St. Mary (Leavenworth, KS), Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth [ Official Site]

Sisters of Divine Providence (Congregation of Divine Providence)

*1. LaRoche College (McCandless, PA), Sisters of Divine Providence, Maria de la Roche Province

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

*1. Holy Family University (Philadelphia, PA)

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

*1. Holy Names University (Oakland, CA) [http://www.hnuedu/ Official Site]

Sisters of Mercy [ Official Site]

*1. Carlow University (Pittsburgh, PA) [ Official Site]
*2. College Misericordia (Dallas, PA) [ Official Site]
*3. College of Saint Mary (Omaha, NE) [ Official Site]
*4. Georgian Court University (Lakewood, NJ) [ Official Site]
*5. Gwynedd Mercy College (Gwynedd Valley, PA) [ Official Site]
*6. Maria College of Albany (Albany, NY) [ Official Site]
*7. Marian Court College (Swampscott, MA) [ Official Site]
*8. Mercy College of Health Sciences (Des Moines, IA) [ Official Site]
*9. Mercy College of Northwest Ohio (Toldeo, OH) [ Official Site]
*10. Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA) [ Official Site]
*11. Mount Aloysius College (Cresson, PA) [ Official Site]
*12. Mount Mercy College (Cedar Rapids, IA) [ Official Site]
*13. Salve Regina University (Newport, RI) [ Official Site]
*14. St. Joseph College (West Hartford, CT) [ Official Site]
*15. St. Joseph's College (Standish, ME) [http://www.sjcme/ Official Site]
*16. St. Xavier University (Chicago, IL) [ Official Site]
*17. Trocaire College (Buffalo, NY) [ Official Site]
*18. University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI) [ Official Site]

Sisters of Notre Dame [ Official Site]

*1. Notre Dame College (South Euclid, OH), [ Sisters of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio]

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

*1. Avila University (Kansas City, MO)
*2. Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, PA)
*3. Fontbonne University (St. Louis, MO)
*4. Mount St. Mary's College (Los Angeles, CA) [ Official site]
*5. The College of St. Catherine (St. Paul, MN)

School Sisters of Notre Dame

*1. College of Notre Dame of Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
*2. Mount Mary College (Milwaukee, WI)

= Marianists (Society of Mary) [ Official Site] =

*1. Chaminade University of Honolulu (Honolulu, HI) [ Official Site]
*2. St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX) [ Official Site]
*3. University of Dayton (Dayton, OH) [ Official Site]

Spiritans (Congregation of the Holy Spirit) [ Official Site]

*1. Duquesne University of the Holy Ghost (Pittsburgh, PA) [ official site]

Vincentian (Congregation of the Mission) [ Official Site]

*1. DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
*2. Niagara University (Niagara Falls, NY)
*3. St. John's University (Jamaica, NY)


# Ave Maria University (Naples, Florida) [ Official Site]
# Ave Maria College (Ypsilanti, Michigan) [ Official Site]
# The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) [ Official Site]
# Christendom College (Front Royal, Virginia) [ Official Site]
# College of Saint Thomas More (Fort Worth, Texas) [ Official Site]
# Dominican University of California (San Rafael, California) [ Official Site] Founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael as an independent university of Catholic heritage.
# John Paul the Great Catholic University (San Diego, California) [ Official Site]
# Holy Apostles College and Seminary (Cromwell, Connecticut) [ Official Site]
# Magdalen College (Warner, New Hampshire) [ Official Site]
# Marygrove College (Detroit, Michigan) [ Official Site] Sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
# Mary Manse College (Toledo, Ohio) Operated by the Ursuline Order of nuns from 1922 to 1975.
# Marymount University (Arlington, Virginia) [ Official Site] Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic university.
# Notre Dame de Namur University (Belmont, California) [ Official Site] Notre Dame de Namur University is a fully accredited, independent, Catholic university founded in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
# Our Lady of the Lake College (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) [ Official Site] Founded by Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, who still sponsor the similarly named hospital.
# Southern Catholic College (Dawsonville, Georgia) [ Official Site] Receives support from the Archdiocese of Atlanta and regularly consults with the Archbishop of Atlanta.
# Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, California) [ Official Site]
# Thomas More College of Liberal Arts (Merrimack, New Hampshire) [ Official Site]
# University of San Diego (San Diego, California) [ Official Site]
# Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, Ohio) [ official site] Maintains close ties to its founding religious congregation, the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland.
# Wyoming Catholic College (Lander, Wyoming) [ Official Site]

Catholic Medical Schools

*1. Creighton University School of Medicine (Omaha, NE) [ Official Site]
*2. Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, DC) [ Official Site]
*3. Loyola University Chicago Strich School of Medicine (Maywood, IL) [ Official Site]
*4. Marquette University (Became Medical College of Wisconsin, 1967)
*5. New York Medical College (Valhalla, NY) [ Official Site] Currently, the only non-Jesuit Catholic Medical School (affiliated with the [ Archdiocese of New York).]
*6. Saint Louis University School of Medicine (Saint Louis, MO) [ Official Site]
*7. Seton Hall University (Bought by the state of New Jersey and became [ The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1965)]

Catholic Law Schools

*1 Boston College
*2 The Catholic University of America
*3 Duquesne University
*4 Fordham
*5 Georgetown
*6 Notre Dame
*7 Santa Clara
*8 Villanova
*9 Gonzaga
*10 St. Thomas (Miami, FL)
*11. University of St. Thomas (MN)
*11 Ave Maria
*12 Seton Hall
*13 Loyola (Chicago)
*14 Loyola (New Orleans)
*15 Loyola-Marymount (Los Angeles)
*16 Creighton University School of Law(Omaha, NE)
*17 Seattle University School of Law
*18 University of San Francisco
*19 Saint Louis University School of Law
*20 DePaul University (Chicago)
*21 Marquette
*22 St. John's University (Jamaica, NY)
*23 University of Detroit Mercy
*24 University of Dayton School of Law
*25 University of San Diego
*26 St. Mary's University

Formerly Catholic Colleges and Universities

Schools that have either ended their affiliation with the Church or been declared "no longer Catholic" under Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

*1 Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)
*2 Marymount Manhattan College
*3 Marist College
*4 Medical College of Wisconsin (Formerly Marquette University College of Medicine)
*5 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Sold by Seton Hall University to the State of New Jersey in the 1960's)
*6 Nazareth College (Rochester, NY)
*7 Trinity Washington University (Washington, D.C.)
*8 St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY)
*9 St. Viator College (Bourbonnais, IL)
*10 Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL) - formerly Marymount College of Boca Raton
*11 The College of St. Rose (Albany, New York)
*12 Stevenson University (Formerly Villa Julie College, founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1947)
*13 Webster University (Webster Groves, MO) Founded by the Sisters of Loretto, became secular/independent in 1967

Colleges With Historic Affiliation With Catholic Church But Without Current Self-Identification as Catholic

*1 College of Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM) - "in the Lasallian tradition"

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