Fast Facts — Aquinas College - Nashville, Tennessee
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Fast Facts

Mission Statement

Aquinas College is a Catholic institution of higher education in the Dominican Tradition. The College directs all its efforts to the intellectual, moral, spiritual, and professional formation of the human person in wisdom. Students are formed individually and in Christian community so that the harmonious integration between faith and reason can permeate every dimension of their lives. Immersed in exploring the relationship between human civilization and the message of salvation, the College community embraces the Dominican imperative to preach the Gospel, serve others, and engage culture in truth and charity.

Vision Statement

To be a leader in the formation of educators who are sent forth to teach, preach, and witness to
Truth and Charity for the salvation of souls and the transformation of culture.


1961 by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, TN


Our current enrollment is 48 undergraduate students and 17 graduate students. 


Sister Cecilia Anne Wanner, O.P.

Tuition 2023-24

$1040 per credit hour (1-11 hours); $27,800 per year / $13,900 per semester (12-18 hours)

$800 per credit hour

Current Programs of Study

Arts & Sciences Degree Programs

  • B.A. English
  • B.A. History
  • B.A. Liberal Arts

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

Aquinas College welcomes all students regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin who desire to be part of the faith-based mission of the College to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. It does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, or national origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs.

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