Aquinas College

A Catholic college in Nashville, Tennessee, run by the Nashville Dominicans and ranked 14th by U.S. News and World Report for regional colleges in the South

Aquinas College
Aquinas College (photo: Aquinas College)

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

Enrollment: 55

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:  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.

Sister Scholastica Radel (left) and Mother Abbess Cecilia Snell of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, discuss the recent exhumation of the order's foundress, Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, in an interview with ‘EWTN News In Depth’ on May 30 at their abbey in Gower, Missouri.

‘Sister Wilhelmina Is Bringing Everyone Together’: Nuns Share Their Story in Exclusive TV Interview on EWTN

On ‘EWTN News In Depth,’ two sisters shared details of their remarkable discovery — revealing, among other things, that Sister Wilhelmina’s body doesn’t exhibit the muscular stiffness of rigor mortis and how the traditional habit of their African American foundress also is surprisingly well-preserved — and reflected on the deeper significance of the drama still unfolding.