About Aquinas

Mission

For any institution of any type to flourish, it must have a clear identity and mission to which it must be fully committed. A vision begins with the givens of Core Values (Who we are) and Core Purpose (Why we exist) then moves to an envisioned future. The first step for Aquinas was to clearly define the purpose of the College and to establish realistic goals and objectives consistent with that mission in a defined time-frame and within the College’s capacity for implementation.

Our Mission

Aquinas College is a private Catholic institution of higher education. The College offers an academically challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum.

The primary mission of Aquinas College is to provide an atmosphere of learning permeated with faith, directed to the intellectual, moral and professional formation of the human person. Aquinas seeks to foster intellectual achievement and personal growth in a socially and economically diverse population. The Christian principles and values they learn enrich students.

Faculty and staff seek to make students aware of the relationship that exists between human culture and the message of salvation. Thus, the mission of Aquinas College is to bring this message of salvation to bear on ethical, social, political, religious, and cultural issues.

Religious Core Values

Operational Core Values

Core Purpose

At Aquinas College, we transform lives and culture through truth and charity.

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"I wanted a strong Catholic college with a great Business program. I found them both at Aquinas."

- Scott
Business Student

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

- Maria
Student

"It’s important to me to have good role models and to have teachers who believe that I can succeed and challenge me in my studies as well as my faith."

- Lauren
Student

"Nashville definitely played a role in picking Aquinas."

- Mary W.
Aquinas 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

"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

"The faculty at Aquinas College makes sure they challenge students and make us work for the grades we receive, but at the same time they know we may struggle and they make the students very aware that they want us to succeed and that they are here at the College to help us along the way."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"The staff is wonderful. The grounds are beautiful. The curriculum is great. You will definitely make friends for lifetime."

- Maria
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 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
Student

"The academics here at Aquinas College will require lots of hard work and time, but there is so much academic support, and lots of people who love to just get together and study."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

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

- Mary F.
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