Fast Facts


Aquinas College is a private, Roman Catholic college offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Elementary and Secondary Education and bachelor’s degrees in English, History, Philosophy, and Theology.


1961 by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation


Sister Cecilia Anne Wanner, O.P.

Tuition 2020-21

$950 per credit hour (1-11 hours); $26,400 per year / $13,200 per semester (12-18 hours)

$770 per credit hour

Current Programs of Study

Arts & Sciences Degree Programs
Liberal Arts 

  • B.A. English
  • B.A. History
  • B.A. Philosophy
  • B.A.Theology

School of Education

  • B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies with preparation for Elementary licensure certificate
  • B.S. English with preparation for Secondary licensure certificate
  • B.S. History with preparation for Secondary licensure certificate

Graduate Studies:

  • M.A.Teaching Elementary
  • M.A.Teaching – Secondary
  • M.Ed.Teaching & Learning

SACSCOC Accreditation

Aquinas College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the 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.

State of Tennessee Approval of School of Education Initial Licensure Programs

The Aquinas College School of Education has been granted approval by the Tennessee State Board of Education to offer programs of study leading to initial licensure at both the elementary and secondary levels.