Aquinas College

A Catholic college in Nashville, Tennessee run by the Nashville Dominicans and ranked 14th by US News and World Report for regional colleges in the south

Aquinas College
Aquinas College (photo: Register Files)

4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 297-7545

Enrollment: 65

Aquinas College Website

The Institution:

  • President's Oath
  • Catholic Board
  • Catholic Faculty
  • Mandatum Required
  • Theologians' Oath

Campus Culture:

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

School’s Comments:

Institution: The Aquinas College 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. 

Our academic programs and service to the broader community focus on education: preparing students to be teachers and leaders in schools and communities and providing ongoing formation opportunities for teachers, leaders and catechists already engaged in these important works. We see our work of education as encompassing the human, spiritual, intellectual and professional formation of the whole person. This total formation in the context of a community is united in Christ and the Church and includes mutual seeking of truth and growth in charity. We strive together for the integration of faith, culture and life that is the hallmark of Catholic education.

Religious and lay students are welcome. Aquinas College offers opportunities for Mass and confession regularly.

The Collegium

The Collegium is an independent institution of higher learning that pledges full fidelity to the unchanging Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Faculty and staff are practicing Catholics who are fully supportive of the Collegium’s mission and have signed the Oath Against Modernism.

Holy Spirit College

Holy Spirit seeks to educate and to form students who, as leaders in professional and civic life, will live by the highest intellectual and ethical standards. In service of this goal, Holy Spirit endeavors to create an environment in which integrated learning is a shared responsibility. Shared responsibility for the life and governance of the College should lead all its members to make the best of their own talents, to work together, to be sensitive to one another, to serve others, and to seek justice within and beyond the Holy Spirit community.