Saint Xavier University is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university and was founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy. Located in southwest Chicago in a beautiful neighborhood called Mt. Greenwood, Saint Xavier University is a four-year private institution. The university seeks to educate its students to think critically, to search for truth, to communicate effectively, and to serve compassionately in support of the common good. It has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and provides a top-notch education for all of its students.
The university is known for its diverse students from 45 different states and 13 different countries. There are close to 5,000 students currently enrolled. The university offers 43 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate degree options and is home to a college of arts and sciences, a school of education, Graham School of Management, a school of nursing, and a school of continuing and professional studies.
Admission into the undergraduate program requires a high school diploma or GED, sufficient test scores, and transcripts from your high school or previous college. Tuition will vary depending on what degree you are earning and how many hours you are enrolled in, but for an in-state undergraduate enrolled in 12 to 18 hours of instruction the tuition is roughly $27,000 per year.
Saint Xavier University offers several online programs as well. Online courses can provide the flexibility and convenience that on-site classes sometimes cannot. Online master’s degree in nursing programs, master’s in education programs, and nurse educator certificate programs are currently offered.