Homeschool-Friendly Catholic Colleges

Colleges included on this page have expressed faithfulness to the church document on Catholic higher education Ex Corde Ecclesiae or have a general reputation for orthodoxy and faithfulness to the Magisterium and an interest in and openness to homeschooled applicants. These are to the best of my knowledge - in-depth study about a potential instutition of higher learning is absolutely essential. A visit to the campus is a very good idea. Not necessarily a complete list!

Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Ave Maria, FL 341142

Toll Free: (877) 283-8648

"Ave Maria University is a vibrant Catholic university located in beautiful southwest Florida. It is an academic institution that pledges faithfulness to the teachings of the Church and is committed to providing one of the finest classical liberal arts curricula available. Ave Maria is known for faithfulness to the magisterium of the Catholic Church, a caring faculty and staff, and a unique educational philosophy that strives to develop the whole person. Read more about the University's Mission and our History here. Academics is the heart of every educational institution. It is what we strive to do best within a truly wholesome Catholic environment. The professional staff and challenging curriculum provide students with training that empowers them to step out into the working world with a strong confidence in their academic foundation."

Belmont Abbey College
100 Belmont-Mt.Holly Road
Belmont, NC 28012
Toll Free: (888) 222-0110

Vision Statement: Belmont Abbey College finds its center in Jesus Christ. By his light, we grasp the true image and likeness of God which every human person is called to live out. We aim to renew that likeness in all dimensions of life for our students and members of our community through curricular and co-curricular programs of excellence and virtue based in the liberal arts as practiced in the Catholic and Benedictine intellectual traditions. Read the entire Vision Statement

Benedictine College
1020 North Second Street
Atchison, KS 66002

"Heir to the 1500 years of Benedictine dedication to learning, the Benedictine College mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship."

Christendom College
134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
(800) 877-5456

Christendom College was founded in 1977 by famed Catholic historian Warren Carroll, in response to the Second Vatican Council's Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity "with the vision of providing a liberal arts educaiton that would fully integrate natural and revealed truth." The College provides a core curriculum in the liberal arts, and offers undergraduate degrees in Classical and Early Christian Studies, English Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Political Science and Economics, and Theology.

College of St. Thomas More
3020 Lubbock Street
Fort Worth Texas 76109
(817)923-8459 (800)583-6489

"The College of Saint Thomas More is an academic fellowship, faithful to the teaching and intellectual tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, sponsored and supported by its Board of Visitors, whose members represent learning in the Liberal Arts through their teaching and writing; invite into their company appropriately prepared students, both baccalaureate and occasional; who wish to share in this kind of learning; and guide them in attaining the educational objectives of the liberal arts curriculum through mastery and interpretation of the texts and ideas it represents. In addition to the formal learning proposed by its four-year curriculum, the College serves the metropolitan community by offering informal opportunities for learning in the liberal arts."

Franciscan University of Steubenville
1235 University Boulevard
Steubenville, OH 43952-1763
(800) 783-6220

With over 30 majors leading to hundreds of careers and vocations, Franciscan University of Steubenville is one of the largest Catholic schools to find favor among home-schoolers. The school's renowned Faith Household system provides for Christ-centered social, spiritual, and sports activities. A semester abroad program in a renovated fourteenth-century Austrian monastery features supervised trips to famous Catholic shrines and churches throughout Europe. In 1989 Franciscan University of Steubenville became the first Catholic university in the United States to administer the Oath of Fidelity, professing adherence to the teaching authority of the Church.

Holy Apostles College and Seminary
33 Prospect Hill Road
Cromwell, CT 06416-2005

“Holy Apostles is a bright light in a rather dark world.” - Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR.
Holy Apostles College & Seminary offers a philosophically-based undergraduate Catholic liberal arts honors curriculum anchored by 97-credit mandatory core with four Bachelor of Arts majors - Philosophy, Theology, English in the Humanities, and History in the Social Sciences. Lay students study, pray and interact with seminarians from more than a dozen dioceses and orders who attend Connecticut's only major Roman Catholic seminary on campus (most famous alumnus: Father John Corapi). Holy Apostles is a fully accredited co-ed commuter college with the lowest tuition of any private college in New England: $7,800 for 2007-2008. In its 50th anniversary year, Holy Apostles is one of only 21 institutions listed in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College

John Paul the Great Catholic University
10174 Old Grove Road, Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 653-6740

"John Paul the Great Catholic University is a visionary teaching institution focused on and dedicated to molding students into future innovators and creators, leaders and entrepreneurs. Students have the opportunity to acquire a deep and personal knowledge of Jesus Christ. Catholic ethical, moral, and social values provide a guiding compass for everything we do. The Senior Business Plan provides a framework for student teams, with diverse skill sets, to spark new ideas, to unleash talent, and to create opportunities by building new entrepreneurial ventures. Experienced faculty guide the incubation and launch of the student businesses into the marketplace.

The Founders are driven by the vision of creating a world-class university for students seeking degree programs in communications media, technology, and business. The curriculum will rigorously prepare students to challenge a world in which there is an explosion of knowledge but not of understanding, a lack of trust and ethics in leadership and the media, a need for new enterprises that demonstrate a moral and ethical purpose, and an obligation to recognize the intrinsic human value of its workers."

Magdalen College
511 Kearsarge Mountain Road
Warner, NH 03278
(603) 456-2656

"Magdalen College is a small, Catholic, liberal arts college, founded by laymen in response to the Second Vatican Council's teaching on the lay vocation and lay apostolate. The mission of the Magdalen Program of Studies is to impart an integrated Catholic liberal arts education and to teach and form its students intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually. This is accomplished through the rigorous study of works by great thinkers, close personal interaction between teachers, staff, and students, and a vibrant community life."

Our Lady of Corpus Christi
1200 Lantana
Corpus Christi, TX 78469
(361) 289-9095

Our Lady of Corpus Christi is a Catholic Liberal Rts college founded by the Society of the Most Holy Trinity (S.O.L.T.) in 1998. A Classical Core Curriculum with a focus on the Great Books is offered, along with undergraduate majors in Theology, Philosophy and English. The college has an overall emphasis on preparing students for evangelization.

Redeemer Pacific College
7720 Glover Road
Lagnley, BC V2Y 1Y1
(604) 888-7727

Located about thirty minutes from Vancouver, British Columbia, Redeemer Pacific College is a liberal arts college with an academic partnership with Canada's leading Evangelical University (students take some courses from each institution). Redeemer Pacific College professes to be entirely faithful to Pope John Paul II's Ex Corde Ecclesiae (an important document on Catholic higher education), is associated with the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has Dr. Scott Hahn as an advisory board member.

St. Mary's College of Madonna University
3535 Indian Trail
Orchard Lake, MI 48324-9908
(248) 683-0523

New Catholic college with a liberal arts curriculum designed according to the principles of Pope John Paul II's Fides et Ratio and Ex Corde Ecclesiae. "The mission of St. Mary's College of Madonna University is to provide a Catholic liberal education solidly loyal to the Magisterium: rooted in the principles of the intellectual life set forth by Pope John Paul II; informed by the Western Tradition and enriched by the Polish cultural heritage of the college; aimed at helping students to integrate Catholic liberal education with every dimension of their lives; supported by student life and campus ministry programs that encourage the practice of the natural and theological virtues."

Southern Catholic College
PO Box 628
Dawsonville, GA 30534
(866) 722-2003

"Southern Catholic College is a co-educational, liberal arts and professional education college, faithful to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the Catholic intellectual tradition, at the service of Jesus Christ and His Church."

Thomas Aquinas College
10000 North Ojai Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060
(800) 634-9797

Thomas Aquinas College, founded by Dr. Ronald McArthur in 1971, is a devoutly Catholic, classical Great Books program. Very homeschool friendly, nearly 30 percent of the student body have been homeschooled. It has an excellent reputation for orthodoxy, fine academics and a strong community life. All students study the same materials and only one degree - a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts - is offered.

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
6 Manchester Street
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 880-8308

"We believe in the necessity of the liberal arts, believe that it is important for everyone to withdraw from the concerns of the world for a short time in order to reenter it with renewed understanding and vigor. A good education does not diminish the challenges of life - it may even increase them - but it makes inevitable sufferings more understandable, more bearable, and even an access to joy."

University of Dallas
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062
(972) 721-5000

"Quite unabashedly, the curriculum at the University of Dallas is based on the supposition that truth and virtue exist and are the proper objects of search in an education. We find that this search is best pursued through our nationally-recognized Core Curriculum, a common set of works, experiences, courses upon which is built an intense involvement in the major field."

University of Navarra
31080 Pamplona
Navarra, Spain
+34 948 425600

Catholic University founded by St. Jose Marie Escriva in 1952. Offers a "Bridge Year" program of intense Spanish studies that some students (currently include 5 homeschooled students from the United States) take between high school and college.

University of Saint Francis
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808

(800) 729-4732

"The University of Saint Francis exists to challenge and engage a diverse student body by facilitating learning and personal development in an environment permeated by Franciscan values. This fundamental mission puts our students and their personal and professional learning at the heart of all we do at the university. Although we have been doing this for over 110 years, recent innovations and the completion of a comprehensive strategic plan have strengthened our ability to provide an excellent, student-centered learning experience grounded in the Catholic/Franciscan tradition. "

University of Saint Thomas
3800 Montrose
Houston, Texas 77006-4626

(800) 856-8565

"We are the University of St. Thomas, the Catholic university in the heart of Houston. We are committed to the Catholic intellectual tradition and the dialogue between faith and reason. By pursuing excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, we embody and instill in our students the core values of our founders, the Basilian Fathers: goodness, discipline, and knowledge. We foster engagement in a diverse, collaborative community. As a comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts, we educate students to think critically, communicate effectively, succeed professionally, and lead ethically."

Wyoming Catholic College
163 Leedy Drive
Lander, WY 82520
(877) 332-2930

"Wyoming Catholic College is a four-year, coeducational, Catholic liberal arts college designed to school the whole person in his three dimensions: physical, intellectual, and spiritual. We accomplish this by immersing our students in the beauty of the outdoors, by introducing them to the wisdom of Western tradition and thought as found in the Great Books and Good Books of the past, and by making them part of a small Catholic community.

This combination of educational spheres results in students who know that truth exists, understand how to seek it, know how to think clearly and express their thoughts intelligibly, and expect to find delight in learning throughout their lives. Moreover, they perceive that a great measure of happiness it to be had by a moral life led in relationship with God.

WCC provides a comprehensive education in literature, philosophy, theology, history, the fine arts, languages, mathematics, and the basic sciences. The complete curriculum helps students realize their place in history and see what best serves them and their world, and allows them the freedom to pursue any career they choose."