Why St. Kate's

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 1,658 621 704 1,294
Women 99.8% 94.7% 85.2% 89.7%
BIPOC 41.6% 31.6% 40.2% 18.1%
Student-Parents 4.5% 39.2% 27.7% 17.8%
First-Generation 32.7% 31.8% 32.7% 18.7%
Age 25+ 8.8% 83.6% 68.5% 79.4%
Live on Campus 23.0% 1.0% 0.4% 1.6%

Based on Fall 2020 Student Census Data

St. Catherine University Wildcat soccer team circles up

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

  • 295 ranked faculty members
  • 83.4% of ranked faculty members are women
  • 473 staff members (excluding temporary and on-call staff)
  • 71% of staff members are women

Learn more about our faculty