St. Catharine College

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Saint Catharine College
St. Cathrine Chapel.jpg
St. Catharine, Kentucky
Established 1931
Type Private liberal arts college
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Dominican Sisters of Peace)
President William D. Huston
Location St. Catharine, Kentucky, USA
Colors Purple and Gold
Athletics NAIAMSC
Nickname Patriots
Affiliations ACCU

Saint Catharine College (St. Catharine College) is a small Roman Catholic liberal arts college located near Springfield, Kentucky, United States. Originally a women's academy and junior college, the college became coeducational in 1951. The college, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, has a current enrollment of around 950 students. Around 340 students live on campus.


St. Catharine Junior College, now St. Catharine College, was founded and continues to be sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Mother Mary Louis Logsdon, O.P. was the college's first president, serving from 1931 to 1941.

Former Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins, the first woman to serve as the Chief Executive of Kentucky, was the college's eighth president.


The college is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges to offer over 23 BA/BS degrees, Associate's degrees and certificates in 27 disciplines. Beginning in January 2012, they will offer graduate programs. St. Catharine students come from 52 counties in Kentucky, 15 states, and five countries.


St. Catharine College teams are known as the Patriots. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the Mid-South Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, wrestling, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball.


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