Saint Xavier University is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university – founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846. One of 16 Mercy colleges and universities across the country, we are participants in a vibrant network that joins more than 43,000 students nationwide and a global community of educators – from Australia to South Africa to the Philippines. Founded early on to educate women and the poor, Saint Xavier University students today are a microcosm of the 21st century workforce, with a population that is 40 percent minority and among the most diverse in the City of Chicago.
For nearly two centuries, we have successfully enabled students to reach their career goals by meeting their educational goals – while they learned that both demand a commitment to serving the greater good. That occurs in our College of Arts and Sciences, our School of Education, our Graham School of Management, our School of Nursing (one of only 17 designated Centers of Excellence by the National League of Nursing), and our Continuing and Adult Education. And it occurs in both undergraduate and graduate programs.