St. Thomas is a Best Value in Education
When it comes to academic quality, U.S. News & World Report ranks St. Thomas the top value in Minnesota, and one of the best values in the nation.
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Higher education with a higher calling
Educating morally responsible leaders who advance the common good.
You'll be a face, a name, never a number
Our professors know incredible things, like your first name.
With eight schools and colleges, St. Thomas offers a comprehensive university with undergraduate and graduate options for everyone. The Dougherty Family College is a two-year program for inspired students who want to obtain a four-year college degree and face financial or social obstacles on the way to their goal.
St. Thomas also offers non-credit classes, mini master’s programs and additional courses through Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) that will help you accelerate your career and gain new skills.
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At St. Thomas we believe diversity, equity and inclusion are indispensable to academic excellence and the holistic development of our students. Our university community includes and welcomes ALL people.
Visit Our Campuses
With one campus along the Mississippi River in St. Paul, a second campus in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, and a third campus in Rome, St. Thomas offers an urban experience with lots of greenery thrown in. But you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. So come to campus and see it all for yourself.
New Schoenecker Center
Opening in 2024 with over 130,000 square feet, the Schoenecker Center will help St. Thomas meet the rapidly evolving needs of the community and employers by enabling collaborative, interdisciplinary education that incorporates diverse viewpoints into students’ work.
New School of Nursing
Starting in Fall 2022, the new School of Nursing will offer pre-licensure bachelor's and master's nursing degrees, designed to educate students to enter nursing practice with clinical excellence and ingenuity. Both programs feature a unique emphasis on whole-person healing to advance health equity and social justice.
Racial Justice Initiative
The Racial Justice Initiative, led by Dr. Yohuru Williams, facilitates research, explores opportunities for community engagement, and sponsors critical conversations focused on history, race, and obstacles to progress, with a strong focus on the external community.
News from St. Thomas
Two St. Thomas women's hockey players, Saski Mauer and Nicole Vallario have been selected to the Swiss women's national team. Maurer, a freshman goaltender, and Vallario a freshman defender have been key contributors to St. Thomas' first DI season. As members of the Swiss women's national team they will compete in the 2022 Beijing Winter… The post Maurer, Vallario of Women's Hockey named to team Switzerland appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “There are some things in our society, some things in our world, to which we should never be adjusted.” In that 1967 address, King elaborated that those things are poverty, racial inequality, denial of equal rights to people of color, to LGBTQIA+ communities, religious bigotry, Islamophobia and others. … The post Acting on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Call appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
Martha Scheckel, director of the St. Thomas School of Nursing, recently sat down with Jake Gerhartz, RN, PHN, MN, who graduated from St. Thomas with a degree in exercise science from the Department of Health and Exercise Science. Scheckel and Gerhartz, now a registered nurse at Regions Hospital, discussed the nursing shortage, nursing during a… The post Relentless Support: A Conversation About Life as a Modern Nurse appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
Dr. MayKao Hang, founding dean of the Morrison Family College of Health, spoke with Minnesota Live on KSTP-TV about the national nursing shortage due to retirements and burnout. She said the new School of Nursing program that is now taking applications for fall 2022 will educate more nurses into the field. However, she said, "Before… The post In the News: Dr. MayKao Hang Discusses Need for More Nurses appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
Dr. Buffy Smith, interim dean of Dougherty Family College, spoke with the Longfellow-Nokomis Messenger about how the supports the college provides its students, coupled with the one-on-one mentoring and high expectations the faculty has for the scholars, will help them reach their fullest potential. From the article: "At DFC, we encourage scholars to ask a… The post How Dougherty Family College Support of Scholars Equals Success appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.