Aquinas College

A Catholic college in Nashville, Tennessee, Aquinas College is owned and operated by the Dominican Sisters of the St. Cecilia Congregation. Aquinas students — young sisters in formation and lay students alike — are prepared as educators in the Dominican charism of preaching to bring Christ into the lives of the students they will serve.

Aquinas College
Aquinas College (photo: Aquinas College )

📍 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37228

📞 (615) 297-7545

🌐 Aquinas College Website

No. of Students: 60

No. of Majors/Areas of Study: 9

Mandatum: Yes

Daily or Weekly Eucharistic Adoration: Yes

Places Where Students Can Study Abroad: N/A

Annual Cost of Tuition: $27,800 (undergraduate, full time)

Typical % of students who receive scholarships and/or typical amount of financial aid: 85% 

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 6:1


Why Aquinas

The Dominican Sisters of the St. Cecilia Congregation (Nashville Dominicans) strive to provide an excellent Catholic education to all those whom they serve. At Aquinas, all students — young sisters in formation as well as lay students — learn from experienced educators to bring Christ into the classroom for the salvation of souls and the transformation of culture.

The Institution:

  • President's Oath (N/A)
  • Catholic Board
  • Catholic Faculty
  • Mandatum Required
  • Theologians' Oath (N/A)

Campus Culture:

  • Mass and Confession
  • Speakers Vetted
  • Unobjectionable Clubs
  •  No Coed Dorms (N/A)
  • Health Services Okay (N/A)

School’s Comments:

Institution:  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 and history. Our vision is 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.

We find our place in the heart of the Church, called to serve Catholic education by offering our students a holistic, human formation in the liberal arts as well as professional formation to prepare them to serve as Catholic educators.

At Aquinas College, we have the unique privilege of providing the intellectual and professional formation of the young sisters of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. In addition, we allow the beautiful and rich overflow of our educational program to be given to others who share in our vision, providing a means for lay students to receive the same high-quality intellectual and professional formation that the sisters are privileged to receive.