Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs in a values-based, student-centered environment. Some 1,500 students annually take advantage of the university's high-quality academics and close-knit campus community. Founded in 1923 and still sponsored today by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Fontbonne is located in Clayton, Mo., a beautiful suburb in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The university embraces diversity and inclusion and encourages open communication and personal concern. Fontbonne's programs, faculty and campus attract students from across the U.S. and 28 countries. Forty-three undergraduate majors and 16 graduate programs create a relevant, well-rounded offering of academic interests. The Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies comprises more than a dozen undergraduate and graduate degree programs such as accounting, business administration, fashion merchandising and social work. Many of these programs are offered in evening, online and blended formats specifically designed for busy adults. The College of Education and Allied Health Professions houses prominent undergraduate and graduate programs in speech-language pathology, deaf education, dietetics, education/special education and more. The College of Arts and Sciences encompasses more than 30 degree and certificate programs such as cyber security, graphic design, professional writing, biology, history and fine arts. Fontbonne faculty members are focused on teaching, and they're committed to helping all students reach their personal potential. Professors devote their time to creating and delivering a curriculum that best serves their students, and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio creates ideal opportunities for discussion and personal attention. Faculty meet high academic criteria -- since 76 percent of full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree in their field, students are working with expert professors. Outside the classroom, experiential learning opportunities, such as internships, practicums and student teaching, are incorporated into most academic programs, helping graduates move successfully into their chosen careers. Learning the importance of existing in a global community is a critical part of the Fontbonne experience. Students have many opportunities to get involved in local community projects and service, study abroad programs, and annual service trips to other states and countries. At is very foundation, academics at Fontbonne focus on the common good. At Fontbonne University, students not only learn more ... they can be more.

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Private, Coed 1923 Roman Catholic Semester $17.6 million + 6800 Wydown Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63105 (314) 862-3456
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51 100.0 Missouri St. Louis 531