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National Catholic Register Catholic Identity College Guide

The schools listed here have gone on record in answer to our questionnaire, based on Pope John Paul II’s 1990 apostolic constitution on higher education, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (From the Heart of the Church), its 2000 Application to the United States, canon law, and other Church documents.

Colleges interested in being included in this Guide are encouraged to download and submit our application form here.

The 2022 Catholic Identity College Guide

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Aquinas College

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

Augustine Institute

The Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology

Offering Master of Arts degrees both on campus in Denver and through distance education, the Augustine Institute is one of the largest Catholic master’s programs training leaders for the New Evangelization.

Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University

The university takes as its mission the sponsorship of a liberal arts education curriculum dedicated, as articulated in the apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae, to the advancement of human culture, the promotion of dialogue between faith and reason, the formation of men and women in the intellectual and moral virtues of the Catholic faith, and to the development of professional and pre-professional programs in response to local and societal needs.

Belmony Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College is a private, Newman Guide, Catholic, Benedictine college founded in 1876. Our mission is to cultivate the ideals of excellence, virtue and faith. Students create deep relationships with mentors of great talent and character, preparing them for their career and for life.

Benedictine College

Benedictine College

A Catholic, Benedictine, residential liberal arts college in Atchison, Kansas, sponsored by the monks of St. Benedict's Abbey and the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News World Report, The Newman Guide, and Colleges of Distinction Guidebook.

Campion College

Campion College Australia

Australia’s only liberal arts college, forming future leaders of the Church and society through a broad program of learning that integrates faith and reason.


The Catholic Distance University

Using online courses to educate learners worldwide in theology, the liberal arts and faith development for the growth of faith and the New Evangelization, in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.


The Catholic University of America

The national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning.