Fast Facts

Character

Aquinas College is a private, Roman Catholic college offering bachelor and master’s degrees in the School of Education and courses in philosophy and theology.

Founded

1961 by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation

President

Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, O.P.

Student Profile

344 students (Fall 2016)

Average Class Size

11

Tuition

Fall 2016: $730 per credit hour

Financial Aid

90% of students receive financial aid.

Current Programs of Study

Please note: Beginning in the fall of 2017, Aquinas will no longer offer degrees in arts and sciences, business and nursing, nor provide residential housing and student life activities. Aquinas will focus its academic programming on the School of Education and on course offerings in philosophy and theology. Read more here.

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

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; Mathematics (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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The faculty is so nice and enthusiastic! They are always willing to help.

- Abbey
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

"Going into the medical field, I especially wanted a school that valued the dignity of human life."

- Maria
Student

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

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

Aquinas teaches me to think beyond myself and think about the common good and how to serve others.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

Aquinas has made me more aware of callings—a part of the whole person is that everyone has a calling, that everyone is unique and irreplaceable.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

Aquinas makes you attentive to the different ways that God leads us to a vocation.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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

I love all my professors. They care about their students and challenge them. Their faith is number one in their lives and that’s what matters the most to me.

- Lauren
Arts and Sciences student

I would tell prospective students to make sure they visit for a day, just so they can see the atmosphere and experience what a day would be like if they attended Aquinas.

- Therese Y.
Aquinas Student