About

We are St. Catherine University

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

Women's Leadership

Our baccalaureate College for Women makes us one of the largest private women’s universities in the nation, where we normalize women leaders, leaving our graduates fully ready to be changemakers.

 

Catholic Identity

We commit to engage with and learn from each other through reflection and action, embracing every gender, ethnicity, identity, ability, and faith tradition, and loving our neighbor as ourselves.

Liberal Arts

Today’s big issues require equally big thinkers. St. Kate’s intimate core classes prepare students with a broad knowledge base to expand their reasoning and drive systemic change.

St. Catherine University President Becky Roloff embraces a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Our Mission and Values

With a College for Women at the heart of the University, we educate women to lead and influence while emphasizing scholarly inquiry and social justice teachings at all degree levels.

A group of first-year St. Kate's students on our St. Paul campus
Why St. Kate’s?

Learn more about our tight-knit community, meet our Katies, and find out why they chose St. Kate’s to guide their education.

1905 photo of Derham Hall
Our History

Our Catholic founders have influenced our commitment to improve and grow, which has transformed the institution into the University it is today, including four schools and three colleges.

St. Kate's academic leadership team of provosts and deans
University Leadership

Our leadership team truly puts our students first and is responsible for sustaining our reputation for academic excellence, commitment to social justice, and creating a learning environment in which women thrive. 

Group of students walking to class
Inclusive Excellence

We work to create a community and a world in which race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, and other forms of human difference are neither sources of prejudice nor barriers to equal access, opportunity, representation, and agency. Human diversity is a strength.

Visit our Campus

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus in the Highland Neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Virtual campus visit options are also available, including virtual appointments with admission counselors, online events, and more.