St. Catharine College (Closed 2016)

2735 Bardstown Road
Saint Catharine, KY 40061
School Highlights
  • St. Catharine College serves 766 students (75% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 16%.
  • The nearest community college to St. Catharine College is Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (34.0 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
St. Catharine College(KY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty78 staff97 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of St. Catharine College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The St. Catharine College diversity score of 0.29 is equal to the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment766 students3,252 students
Student:Teacher Ratio10:127:1
# Full-Time Students574 students1,360 students
# Part-Time Students192 students1,892 students
# Undergraduate Students569 students1,360 students
# Graduate Students5 students42 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.290.29
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,800$29,400

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $18,106 is more than the state average of $15,961. The private state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$18,106$15,961
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2015)99%97%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$21,000$14,296
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$9,500$6,500
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1931, St. Catharine College focuses on combining the strengths of a well-rounded?liberal arts education with sound professional preparation?for the future. When students graduate from St. Catharine College, they are well-equipped to pursue the career of their choice, to be productive citizens and leaders, and to be lifelong learners.One point of pride is our?field-based teacher education program, which places students in classrooms during the duration of the program, not just at the end.?The Berry Farming Program is based on internationally-known author and farmer Wendell Berry's philosophy, making it the only program of its kind in the world.?The radiation therapy program is the only program of its kind in the state?and one of only 80 such programs in the United States.In fact, all twenty-five St. Catharine degree programs - including management, life sciences, English, creative writing, fine arts, criminal justice and others - feature the opportunity for internships and travel beyond the classroom.St. Catharine College is a Catholic institution which follows the four?Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and ministry. While rich in faith and tradition, we embrace Christian principles while welcoming individuals of all religious traditions. The student body, over 750 students from counties all over Kentucky, 22 states, and 11countries, is divided almost equally among Catholics, Baptists, and persons of other faiths, and there is an ecumenical feeling that celebrates faith in its many forms.The college is a member of the nationally recognized?NAIA Mid-South Conference, offers a wide range of men's and women's sports and is competitive at the national level. Outstanding collegiate-level athletic fields in soccer, baseball, softball, track and field, and tennis are prominent on campus.The college boasts modern residence halls including Aquinas Hall, which opened in 2011 with apartment-style facilities for upperclassmen. The campus features excellent professional health and science laboratories, modern classrooms, quality food, and a recently opened, state-of-the-art library, which is the intellectual heart of the campus.Located on approximately?100 acres in a scenic and calm small town environment, the college is, at the same time, directly accessible to the hustle and bustle of cites such as Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati. At St. Catharine you will find small classes, a dedicated faculty who will know your name, and a supportive administrative and academic support staff dedicated to your success. A balanced plan of academic, athletic, and need-based financial support is available. Over 20 endowed and funded scholarships are available to our students and?98 percent of our students receive financial aid.St. Catharine College is a place where success thrives; where you can explore, grow, and learn who you will become. We prepare students to be lifelong learners who are motivated to explore new ideas and opportunities. St. Catharine College provides a welcoming environment in which students can develop a sense of responsibility for themselves, their community, and a just society.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 7,314 students | 34.00 Mi600 College Street Rd
    Elizabethtown KY  42701
    (270) 769-2371
  • 1,120 students | 39.00 Mi3605 Fern Valley Road
    Louisville KY  40219
    (502) 810-6000
  • ATA College
    Private, for profit
    439 students | 39.20 Mi10180 Linn Station Rd Ste A200
    Louisville KY  40223
    (502) 371-8330
  • 3,318 students | 41.30 Mi3101 Bardstown Rd
    Louisville KY  40205
    (502) 456-6504
  • Midway College
    Private, non-profit
    1,140 students | 43.60 Mi512 E. Stephens St
    Midway KY  40347
    (859) 846-4421
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For Kentucky public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,996 per year for in-state students and $12,836 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,961 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity score of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is Sullivan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.