Fast Facts

Character

Aquinas College is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts college.

Founded

1961 by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation

President

Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, O.P.

Student Profile

384 students (Fall 2015)

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

8:1

Average Class Size

11

Tuition

Fall 2015: $680 per credit hour

Financial Aid

92% of students receive financial aid.

Programs of Study

School of Arts & Sciences:
Liberal Arts (AA and BA)
Majors: Liberal Arts, Theology, English, History, Philosophy

School of Business:
Business Administration (BBA)
Major: Management, Finance, Marketing

School of Education:
Majors: Interdisciplinary Studies (BS) with preparation for Elementary licensure certificate; English (BS) with preparation for Secondary licensure certificate; History (BS) with preparation for Secondary licensure certificate.

Graduate Studies: Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T. Elementary), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T. Secondary); Master of Education in Teaching & Learning (M.Ed.)

School of Nursing:
Associate of Science in Nursing (A.S.N.);
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N.-B.S.N.);

Master of Science in Nursing Education (M.S.N.);
Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education

Accreditation

Aquinas College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Aquinas College.

The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution’s significant non-compliance with the Commission’s requirements or standards.

Please visit the Aquinas College Office of Institutional Research for detailed information.

Ranking

#19 in Regional Colleges in the South (2016)

Retention & Graduation Rates

Please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator profile for Aquinas College for the most recent retention and graduation rates.

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"I chose Aquinas because of the strong Catholic identity and the fact that it valued the Dominican tradition and, at the same time, it was located in the south in the city of Nashville."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

An Aquinas education is not just all about the individual – it is about the community.

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

What I appreciate most about student life at Aquinas is the close-knit community in the dorms. It is supportive, academically focused and faith-rooted – and that doesn’t happen just anywhere.

- Gregory S.
Education student

"It is a beautiful up and coming campus… a peaceful quiet place where I could picture myself studying or where I could picture myself playing sports with other students."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"The faculty is so nice and enthusiastic! They are always willing to help."

- Abbey
Student

"I wanted to attend a small Catholic College where I could pursue nursing as my major. I wanted to be at a college with friendly people and where everyone knows everybody and the students are not just seen as a number but are seen as individual and unique people."

- Mary W.
Nursing Student

"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

"I love the living arrangements at Seton Lodge because it's a super convenient location to the school, food, and shopping. It has also been a healthy study environment while at the same time a place filled with fun and a great group of people."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"It has been a place where I have been able to get involved, meet fun people, and be challenged academically."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

The academic culture at Aquinas is both rigorous and incredibly supportive. Knowing that your professors believe in your ability to achieve is a powerful motivator to succeed confidently.

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL