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There are several hundred Roman Catholic universities and colleges in the United States. Most of these were originally sponsored by a religious order who continues to support them to this day.

Augustinian (Hermits of St. Augustine)

  1. Merrimack College (North Andover, MAmarker)
  2. Villanova UniversitymarkerVillanova, PAmarker)
  3. St. Thomas Universitymarker (Miami, FLmarker)

Assumptionists (Augustinians of the Assumption) Official Site

Basilian (Congregation of St. Basil) Official Site

Benedictine (Order of Saint Benedict) Official Site

Christian Brothers (Congregation of Christian Brothers) Official Site


Dominican (Order of Preachers) Official Site

Edmundite (Society of Saint Edmund) Official Site


1st Order of St. Francis (Order of Friars Minor) Official Site

2nd Order of St. Francis (Sisters of St. Clare)

3rd Order of St. Francis (Brothers and Sisters of Penance)

They are run by the TOR (Third Order Regular) Franciscans

Holy Cross (Congregation of Holy Cross) Official Site

Jesuit (Society of Jesus) Official Site

Lasallian (Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools) Official Site

Legionaries of Christ

Missionaries of the Precious Blood

Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales

Opus Dei

Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters

Sisters of Charity

Sisters of Divine Providence (Congregation of Divine Providence)

  • 1. LaRoche Collegemarker (McCandless, PA), Sisters of Divine Providence, Maria de la Roche Province

Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Sisters of Mercy Official Site

Sisters of Notre Dame Official Site

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

School Sisters of Notre Dame

Marianists (Society of Mary) Official Site

Spiritans (Congregation of the Holy Spirit) Official Site

Ursuline (Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph)

Vincentian (Congregation of the Mission) Official Site


  1. Ave Maria University (Naples, FLmarker) Official Site
  2. Ave Maria College (Ypsilanti, MImarker) Official Site
  3. Bellarmine Universitymarker (Louisville, KYmarker) Official Site
  4. The Catholic University of Americamarker (Washington, DCmarker) Official Site
  5. Christendom College (Front Royal, VAmarker) Official Site
  6. College of Saint Thomas More (Fort Worth, TXmarker) Official Site
  7. Dominican University of Californiamarker (San Rafael, CAmarker) Official Site Founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael as an independent university of Catholic heritage.
  8. Immaculata Universitymarker (Malvern, PAmarker) Official Site Sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
  9. John Paul the Great Catholic Universitymarker (San Diego, CAmarker) Official Site
  10. Holy Apostles College and Seminary (Cromwell, CTmarker) Official Site
  11. Magdalen Collegemarker (Warner, NHmarker) Official Site
  12. Marygrove Collegemarker (Detroit, MNmarker) Official Site Sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
  13. Mary Manse College (Toledo, OHmarker) Operated by the Ursuline Order of nuns from 1922 to 1975.
  14. Marymount Universitymarker (Arlington, VAmarker) Official Site Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic university.
  15. Notre Dame de Namur Universitymarker (Belmont, CAmarker) Official Site Notre Dame de Namur University is a fully accredited, independent, Catholic university founded in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
  16. Our Lady of the Lake College (Baton Rouge, LAmarker) Official Site Founded by Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, who still sponsor the similarly named hospital.
  17. Southern Catholic Collegemarker (Dawsonville, GAmarker) Official Site Receives support from the Archdiocese of Atlanta and regularly consults with the Archbishop of Atlanta.
  18. Thomas Aquinas Collegemarker (Santa Paula, CAmarker) Official Site
  19. Thomas More College of Liberal Artsmarker (Merrimack, NHmarker) Official Site
  20. University of San Diego (San Diego, CAmarker) Official Site
  21. Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, OHmarker) official site Maintains close ties to its founding religious congregation, the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland.
  22. Wyoming Catholic College (Lander, WYmarker) Official Site

Catholic Medical Schools

Catholic Law Schools

Formerly Catholic Colleges and Universities

Schools that have either ended their affiliation with the Church.

  1. Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)
  2. Marymount Manhattan College
  3. Marist College
  4. Medical College of Wisconsin (Formerly Marquette University College of Medicine)
  5. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Sold by Seton Hall University to the State of New Jersey in the 1960's)
  6. Nazareth College (Rochester, NY)
  7. St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY)
  8. St. Viator Collegemarker (Bourbonnais, IL)
  9. Lynn Universitymarker (Boca Raton, FL) - formerly Marymount College of Boca Raton
  10. The College of St. Rosemarker (Albany, New York)
  11. Stevenson University (Formerly Villa Julie College, founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1947)
  12. Webster Universitymarker (Webster Groves, MO) Founded by the Sisters of Loretto, became secular/independent in 1967

Colleges With Historic Affiliation With Catholic Church But Without Current Self-Identification as Catholic

  1. College of Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NMmarker) - "in the Lasallian tradition"


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