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College Facts

Founded in 1931, St. Catharine College focuses on combining the strengths of a well-rounded liberal arts education with sound professional preparation for the future. When students graduate from St. Catharine College, they are well-equipped to pursue the career of their choice, to be productive citizens and leaders, and to be lifelong learners.

One point of pride is our field-based teacher education program, which places students in classrooms during the duration of the program, not just at the end. The Berry Farming Program is based on internationally-known author and farmer Wendell Berry's philosophy, making it the only program of its kind in the world. The radiation therapy program is the only program of its kind in the state and one of only 80 such programs in the United States.

In fact, all twenty-five St. Catharine degree programs - including management, life sciences, English, creative writing, fine arts, criminal justice and others - feature the opportunity for internships and travel beyond the classroom.

St. Catharine College is a Catholic institution which follows the four Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and ministry. While rich in faith and tradition, we embrace Christian principles while welcoming individuals of all religious traditions. The student body, over 750 students from counties all over Kentucky, 22 states, and 11countries, is divided almost equally among Catholics, Baptists, and persons of other faiths, and there is an ecumenical feeling that celebrates faith in its many forms.

The college is a member of the nationally recognized NAIA Mid-South Conference, offers a wide range of men's and women's sports and is competitive at the national level. Outstanding collegiate-level athletic fields in soccer, baseball, softball, track and field, and tennis are prominent on campus.

The college boasts modern residence halls including Aquinas Hall, which opened in 2011 with apartment-style facilities for upperclassmen. The campus features excellent professional health and science laboratories, modern classrooms, quality food, and a recently opened, state-of-the-art library, which is the intellectual heart of the campus.

Located on approximately 100 acres in a scenic and calm small town environment, the college is, at the same time, directly accessible to the hustle and bustle of cites such as Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati. At St. Catharine you will find small classes, a dedicated faculty who will know your name, and a supportive administrative and academic support staff dedicated to your success. A balanced plan of academic, athletic, and need-based financial support is available. Over 20 endowed and funded scholarships are available to our students and 98 percent of our students receive financial aid.

St. Catharine College is a place where success thrives; where you can explore, grow, and learn who you will become. We prepare students to be lifelong learners who are motivated to explore new ideas and opportunities. St. Catharine College provides a welcoming environment in which students can develop a sense of responsibility for themselves, their community, and a just society.


    %of             %of
Undergraduate:          Total             Total
Men 254 43% Freshmen 196  33%
Women 338 57% Sophomore: 119 20%
Total 592 100% Junior 141 24%
                  Senior 136 23%
Full-Time: 544 92% Total Undergrad. 592 100%
Part-Time: 48 8%      
Total: 592 100% Dual Credit/HS: 318              
      Other non-degree seeking: 29  
Kentucky resident:  491 83% Graduate Students: 22  
Non-Resident: 101 17% TOTAL ENROLLMENT 961  

Student-faculty ratio:                                                                                 10:1

Fall 2013 to Fall 2014 Retention Rate                                                  57%
For First-time, full-time freshmen, bachelor's seeking

Six-year graduation rate for 2008 entering cohort                               33%
of first-time, full-time freshmen, bachelor's seeking




  • Master of Arts in Leadership
    • Community and Regional Leadership
    • Health Promotion & Leadership



  • Bachelor of Science in Advanced Medical Imaging
    •  Computed Tomography
    •  Magnetic Resonance
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology 
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training 
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology 
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy 
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts
    • Studio Arts concentration
    • Music concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Middle School Education
      • Science
      • Social Studies
      • Dual Certification: Language Arts/Mathematics/Science/Social Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in English 
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
    • Humanities
    • Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Management
    • Human Resource Management concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) 
  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Leadership 
  • Bachelor of Science in Farming and Ecological Agrarianism
    • Agroecology
    • Plant and Soil Stewardship
  • Bachelor of Arts in Farming and Ecological Agrarianism
    • Community Leadership
    • Environmental Arts and Humanities



  • Nursing 
  • Business 
  • Liberal Arts 
  • Diagnostic Sonography
    • General Track
    • Vascular Track
    • Cardiac Track
  • Surgical Technology



  • Advanced Medical Imaging (CT and MRI)


  • Men's & Women's Basketball 
  • Men's & Women's Bowling
  • Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
  • Men's & Women's Golf
  • Men's & Women's Soccer
  • Men's Baseball
  • Women's Fast Pitch Softball
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Cheerleading

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St. Catharine College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.