Charisms of Catholic Higher Ed


Did you know that 90 percent of the nearly 200 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States were founded by religious orders? Or that 26 congregations each sponsor just one Catholic institution of higher education?Charism-cloud


Catholic higher education celebrates its foundresses and founders, from various religious communities to visionary individuals who helped establish and set a course for our many institutions. Read more about how Catholic colleges and universities live the values of their founders in the winter 2015 edition of Update... And, see our Ten Ways that Catholic Colleges and Universities Keep Their Founding Values Alive. ACCU created this resource for the 2016 ACCU Annual Meeting, which carried the theme, "Word & Witness: Celebrating the Charisms of Catholic Higher Education."

Read "Keeping Charism Alive"


ACCU Member Institutions, by Sponsor

Augustinian (2)
Merrimack College
Villanova University
Basilian (2)
Manor College
University of St. Thomas (TX)
Benedictine (13)
Belmont Abbey College
Benedictine College
Benedictine University
College of Saint Benedict
College of St. Scholastica
Mount Marty College
Saint Anselm College
St. Gregory's University
Saint John's University (MN)
Saint Leo University
Saint Martin's University
Saint Vincent College
University of Mary
Congregation of Divine Providence (2)
Our Lady of the Lake University
La Roche College
Diocesan (10)
Carroll College
Donnelly College
Gannon University
Loras College
St. Ambrose University
St. Thomas University
Seton Hall University
Thomas More College
University of Dallas
University of St. Thomas (MN)
Dominican (15)
Albertus Magnus College
Aquinas College (MI)
Aquinas College (TN)
Barry University
Caldwell University
Dominican College (NY)
Dominican University (IL)
Edgewood College
Molloy College
Mount Saint Mary College (NY)
Ohio Dominican University
Providence College
Saint Catharine College
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Siena Heights University
Franciscan (21)
Alvernia University
Alverno College
Briar Cliff University
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Felician University
Franciscan University of Steubenville   
Hilbert College
Lourdes University
Madonna University
Marian University (IN)
Neumann University
Our Lady of the Lake College
Quincy University
St. Bonaventure University
St. Francis College
Saint Francis University
Siena College
Silver Lake College of the
Holy Family
University of Saint Francis
University of St. Francis
Viterbo University
Holy Cross (9)
Holy Cross College
King's College
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
St. Edward's University
Saint Mary's College
Stonehill College
University of Holy Cross
University of Notre Dame du Lac
University of Portland
Independent (10)
Ave Maria University
Bellarmine University
Catholic Distance University
Labouré College
Marymount University (VA)
Mexican American Catholic College
Mount St. Mary's University (MD)
Resurrection University (NB: multiple sponsors)
Sacred Heart University
University of San Diego
Jesuit (28)
Boston College
Canisius College
College of the Holy Cross
Creighton University
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
John Carroll University
Le Moyne College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Marquette University
Regis University
Rockhurst University
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Louis University
Saint Peter's University
Santa Clara University
Seattle University
Spring Hill College
University of Detroit Mercy (also Mercy)
University of San Francisco
University of Scranton
Wheeling Jesuit University
Xavier University
Lasallian (6)
Christian Brothers University
La Salle University
Lewis University
Manhattan College
Saint Mary's College of California
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Mercy (17)
Carlow University
College of Saint Mary
Georgian Court University
Gwynedd Mercy University
Maria College
Mercy College of Ohio
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Mercyhurst University
Misericordia University
Mount Aloysius College
Mount Mercy University
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Saint Xavier University
Salve Regina University
Trocaire College
University of Detroit Mercy (also Jesuit)
University of Saint Joseph (CT)
School Sisters of Notre Dame (2)
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Mount Mary University
Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (3)
Immaculata University
Marygrove College
Marywood University
Sisters of Charity (8)
Clarke University
College of Mount Saint Vincent
College of Saint Elizabeth
Mount St. Joseph University
Seton Hill University
Spalding University
University of Saint Mary (KS)
University of the Incarnate Word
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (3)
Emmanuel College
Notre Dame de Namur University
Trinity University
Sisters of Saint Joseph (8)
Avila University
Chestnut Hill College
College of St. Joseph in Vermont
College of Our Lady of the Elms
Fontbonne University
Mount Saint Mary's University
Regis College
St. Catherine University
Society of Mary (3)
Chaminade University of Honolulu
St. Mary's University
University of Dayton
Society of the Precious Blood (2)
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Saint Joseph's College (IN)
Ursuline (4)
Brescia University
Chatfield College
College of New Rochelle
Ursuline College
Vincentian Fathers (3)
DePaul University
Niagara University
St. John's University (NY)


Other Sponsoring Congregations (26)
Ancilla Domini College (Poor Handmaids of Jesus)
Anna Maria College (Sisters of Saint Anne)
Assumption College (Assumptionists)
Assumption College for Sisters (Sisters of Christian Charity)
Cabrini College (Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart)
The Catholic University of America (Pontifical)
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit (Congrega­tion of the Holy Spirit)
DeSales University (Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales)
Divine Word College (Society of the Divine Word)
D'Youville College (Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart)
Holy Family University (Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth)
Holy Names University (Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary)
Iona College (Christian Brothers)
Marymount California University (Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary)
Marian University (WI) (Congregation of St. Agnes)
Newman University (Adorers of the Blood of Christ)
Notre Dame College (Sisters of Notre Dame)
Presentation College (Sisters of the Presentation of the BVM)
Rivier University (Sisters of the Presentation of Mary)
Rosemont College of the Holy Child Jesus (Society of the Holy Child Jesus)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (Sisters of Providence)
Saint Michael's College (Society of St. Edmund)
St. Norbert College (Norbertines-O.Praem)
University of Great Falls (Sisters of Providence)



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