Why St. Kate's

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Surrounded by community, connected to greatness

Discover a supportive community invested in more than your academic success — we help you connect with your purpose. Our goal is to help each of our students develop the knowledge and empowerment to transcend what they thought was possible.

Get to Know St. Kate's

We value inclusivity and connection. St. Catherine University goes beyond a liberal arts education to instill the wisdom, social justice, and women’s empowerment teachings of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. It’s shaped tens of thousands of diverse students’ lives since 1905.

Quick Facts

Our Students

  College for Women College for Adults:
College for Adults:
Graduate College
Total Enrolled 1,538 562 493 1,322
Women 99.9% 93% 86% 89%
BIPOC 44% 34% 44% 20%
Student-Parents 3% 37% 24% 18%
First-Generation 33% 31% 32% 20%
Average Age 19 33 29 32
Live on Campus 32% 0.5% 1% 2%

Based on Fall 2021 Student Census Data

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Wildcat Athletics

  • 12 Varsity teams
  • Mascot: Katie Cat
  • Colors: Purple and Gold
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
  • NCAA Division III

Learn more about athletics

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

Faculty and Staff

  • 291 ranked faculty members
  • 84% of ranked faculty members are women

Learn more about our faculty