Franciscan University of Steubenville

A Catholic university providing undergraduate and graduate degrees in a vibrantly Catholic environment, guided by the example and teaching of St. Francis of Assisi.

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1235 University Blvd.
Steubenville, OH 43952
(740) 283-3771

Enrollment: 2,200, or 2,929 including online enrollment

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:

Oath, Board and Faculty: The president and all members of the board of trustees of Franciscan University of Steubenville make a public “Profession of Faith” and take the “Oath of Fidelity.” All members of the board of trustees are Catholic. In addition to the theology faculty, all philosophy, sacred music faculty and other appropriate personnel take the “Oath of Fidelity” and make a public “Profession of Faith.”

Institution: Franciscan University of Steubenville offers an academically excellent education rooted in passionate Catholicism and the search for truth that prepares students to meet the challenges of the secular world; 97% of students are Catholic, and 94% of the faculty are Catholic.

With more than 42 undergraduate degrees and nine graduate programs, students are prepared for a wide range of careers and vocations. 

Special programs include a study-abroad semester in a restored 14th-century Austrian monastery, a priestly discernment program, human life studies minor, science internships, Great Books honors program and mission trips across the U.S. and five countries.


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.