Saint Xavier University Profile

Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University is an independent, Catholic, comprehensive University offering a range of undergraduate majors and graduate program options in the College of Arts and Sciences (comprised of over a dozen academic departments), the School of Education, the Graham School of Management, the School of Nursing, and the School for Continuing and Professional Studies. It is Chicago’s oldest Catholic University.

The University is accredited at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission. It holds membership in the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities and the Council of Independent Colleges. The undergraduate and graduate business programs of the Graham School of Management at Saint Xavier University are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 34th among Tier 1 Regional Universities (Midwest) (US News 2011).

- Placed in the top 25 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 ranking of Best Colleges in the Midwest offering undergraduate and master’s degrees. It is ranked 5th among all master’s comprehensive universities in Illinois, and 37th among 146 institutions in the Midwest. In addition it is rated 8th in the ethnic diversity of its students.

- 128th in the US News Ranking of Top Speech-Language Pathology Schools (2009).

- Rated as the 12th most diverse socioeconomic student body in the greater Midwest (USNWR 2007).

- Saint Xavier University’s football program earned a No. 2 national ranking for the 2007 season.

- Between fall 2005 and spring 2007, Saint Xavier University ranked No. 1 in Illinois in the number of bachelor degrees in nursing earned by African-Americans and Hispanic nursing students.

* For the Canadian institution please see: St. Francis Xavier University