Benedictine College

Benedictine College - TRADITION OF EXCELLENCEBenedictine College is located in Atchison, Kansas, on a beautiful 110 acre campus on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River. The colleges commitment to the development of the individual within community provides our students with the principles, knowledge and skills for a life of learning, leadership and service, so "that in all things God may be glorified." MISSIONHeir 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.WHAT MAKES US BENEDICTINEThe two sponsoring institutions of Mount St. Scholastica Monastery and St. Benedicts Abbey are both Benedictine communities and the presence of the sisters and monks on the faculty, in administration, and just on campus brings the Rule of St. Benedict to the forefront on a daily basis. There are 10 core values from the Rule on which Benedictine College builds its foundation. In addition, the entire institution is guided by the vision of building one of the great Catholic colleges in America.-Benedictine College is rated one of Americas Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. -The Cardinal Newman Society lists Benedictine College as one of Americas Best Catholic Colleges in their collegiate guide. -Alumnae Wangari Maathaii (1964) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, making Benedictine College the only Catholic college in America to graduate a Nobel Peace Laureate. -Benedictine College was named a "best buy in faithfulness and affordability" by the Center for the Study of Catholic Higher Education. -In March 2012 the college opened a state-of-the-art academic center. The just-completed Investing in Excellence campaign raised over $70M.-In 2010 Benedictine College dedicated the Mother Teresa Center for Nursing and Health Education, the facility housing the Benedictine Colleges new nursing program. -- Benedictine 2020: A Vision for Greatness is our strategic plan that challenges us to take the College to a whole new level. Benedictine 2020 focuses on achieving academic excellence by a four-pronged approach (1) recruiting, retaining, and developing one of the great Catholic college faculties in America; (2) enroll, engage and educate students capable of transforming the world through intellectual, personal and spiritual greatness; (3) build, maintain and beautify the facilities and technological infrastructure needed to serve our mission with excellence and (4) to dramatically increase the colleges endowment.--The Colleges alumni are recognized around the world for their contributions to society. In addition to Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathaii,Thomas Hoenig, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Terrance Gainer, U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Charles Ray, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe Michael Haverty, Executive Chairman of Kansas City Southern Carolyn Watley, President of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services Bob Veale, former Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star Matt Anthony, CEO of VML Patrick Carr, President of Hallmark-Canada Thomas Hoopes, former editor of the National Catholic Register and Faith and Family magazine Dr. Patrick D. Gallagher, Director of the U.S. Commerce Departments National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Patrick George, Kansas Secretary of Commerce Seven alums currently serve as Presidents of colleges and universities.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1859 Roman Catholic Semester $22.2 million + 1020 N. Second Street, Atchison, KS 66002 (913) 367-5340
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77 100.0 Kansas Atchison 362