St. Catharine College

Tel: 8593365082
The Emily W. Hundley Library was completed in 2013.
The Emily W. Hundley Library was completed in 2013.
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 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 15%.
  • St. Catharine College is the only community colleges within Washington County, KY.
  • The nearest community college is Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (33.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 15% 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 staff89 staff
St. Catharine College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 766 has declined by 29% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment766 students2,416 students
St. Catharine College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio10:126:1
St. Catharine College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students574 students574 students
St. Catharine College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students192 students1,842 students
St. Catharine College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
St. Catharine College Enrollment Breakdown KY All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students569 students1,120 students
# Graduate Students5 students42 students
St. Catharine College Graduation BreakDown KY All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
St. Catharine College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
St. Catharine College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
St. Catharine College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
St. Catharine College Black (2007-2016)
% White
St. Catharine College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
St. Catharine College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
St. Catharine College Ethnicity Breakdown KY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.290.27
St. Catharine College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,800$30,100
St. Catharine College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $18,106 is more than the state average of $16,140. The private state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$18,106$16,140
St. Catharine College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%97%
St. Catharine College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$21,000$17,357
St. Catharine College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,626
St. Catharine College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

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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 $16,140 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Kentucky community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Kentucky is Sullivan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.