Holy Apostles College and Seminary

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Holy Apostles College and Seminary
Holy Apostles College and Seminary.svg
Motto Erunt sicut stellae
Motto in English
They are like stars
Established 1956
Type Private four year college, graduate school, and seminary
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles)
President Very Rev. Douglas L. Mosey, C.S.B., Ph.D.
Undergraduates 343
Postgraduates 58
Location Cromwell, Connecticut, United States
Website http://www.holyapostles.edu/

Holy Apostles College and Seminary was founded in 1956 on a 40-acre (160,000 m2) property in Cromwell, Connecticut, 13 miles (21 km) south of Hartford, by the Very Reverend Eusebe M. Menard, O.F.M., to provide a program of education and formation for men intending to enter the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church.


Holy Apostles was then a college level, preparatory seminary, which Father Menard entrusted to the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles. After 16 years of operation, Holy Apostles, in accordance with the directives of Vatican Council II as well as, according to the college's website, its responsibilities to the larger Christian community, began admitting non-seminarians, women included.[citation needed]


The school is a regionally accredited college and seminary. The college and seminary is accredited by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.[1]

All degrees (whether traditional on-campus, or distance) are recognized by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the State of Connecticut;. Members of its Board of Directors include the bishops of Connecticut with the Bishop of Norwich as Chancellor.[citation needed]

The institution places heavy emphasis on the academic disciplines of Philosophy and Theology in the context of the Catholic honors liberal arts curriculum. There are required core courses for undergraduates.[2] They include a distribution of courses in theology, philosophy, English in the Humanities and History in the Social Sciences.

Recent history[edit]

In 2014, the State of CT Office of Higher Education approved the college for a 100% online undergraduate program (both in the Associate of Arts and in the Bachelor of Arts degree programs).[citation needed]

On July 1, 2015, Holy Apostles lowered its tuition 28% to $320 per credit hour because of its mission to cultivate Catholic leaders for the purpose of evangelization.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 41°36′11″N 72°38′59″W / 41.6031°N 72.6498°W / 41.6031; -72.6498