Donnelly College

An independent, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

Donnelly College
Donnelly College (photo: KDOG PHOTO / Donnelly College )

📍608 N. 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102

📞(913) 621-8700

🌐 Donnelly College Website


No. of Students: 561

No. of Majors/Areas of Study: More than 9 majors

Mandatum: Yes

Daily or Weekly Eucharistic Adoration: Yes, Wednesdays

Places Where Students Can Study Abroad: Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Portugal; domestic trips: Chicago, Memphis, St. Louis

Annual Cost of Tuition: $9,990 (full-time enrollment) before financial aid is applied.

Typical % of students who receive scholarships and/or typical amount of financial aid: Visit Donnelly.edu for more information.

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Why Donnelly

As the No. 1 most diverse college in the Midwest, Donnelly College offers high-quality programs and personalized support services to ensure that low-income, minority and first-generation college students excel in their academic studies. With full-time tuition under $10,000, Donnelly is committed to keeping a private, Catholic college education accessible to all.


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
  • Health Services Okay

School’s Comments:

Institution: Donnelly College is a Catholic institution of higher education that seeks to continue the mission of Jesus Christ in our time by making the love of God tangible in our world. Specifically, the mission of Donnelly College is to provide education and community services with personal concern for the needs and abilities of each student, especially those who might not otherwise be served.

Mass: Monday-Friday, 12:20-12:50 p.m.

Confession: Wednesdays 10:15-11:15 a.m. or by request

Adoration: Wednesdays 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Clubs: Anime Club, Math Club, Pro-Life Club, Salsa Dancing Club, Soccer Club, STEM Club, Students for Social Justice, Study Away Club, Intramurals, eSports

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