Colleges and Universities
The Great Twenty-Eight
The 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States (listed below) are located in 18 states and the District of Columbia. The institutions range from major research universities to comprehensive universities; from smaller colleges and universities that combine the liberal arts and professional studies to one strictly liberal arts college. In addition to being among 221 Catholic institutions and 1,600 independent colleges and universities in the United States, American Jesuit colleges and universities are part of a network of approximately 189 Jesuit institutions of higher learning throughout the world, thus having the distinction of being at once local, national and international.
Map designed by Jim Burke for Brophy College Preparatory
Prospective applicants considering pursuing their undergraduate degrees at a Jesuit institution are encouraged to check out the Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET) program, a series of recruitment events that allow admissions staff at Jesuit colleges and universities to jointly recruit targeted areas across the country.
The FACHEX program (Faculty and Staff Children Exchange Program) is an undergraduate tuition remission program that allows dependents eligible for tuition benefits at the “home” participating Jesuit institution to apply for the same benefits at participating host institutions.
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Campion College at the University of Regina
Campion College is a Jesuit college federated with the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a liberal arts institution offering students the best of both worlds—access to the innovative programs and services of a large university campus with all the advantages that a small college has to offer.
As a Jesuit, Catholic college, Campion provides a university experience characterized by a strong sense of community and ongoing commitment to a personal approach to higher education. The Jesuit philosophy of education, which unites academic excellence with a focus on ethical values and service to others, is what drives Campion’s academic vision and makes it unique among Canadian institutions.
Approximately 800 students studying in the faculties of Arts, Science, and Fine Arts at the University of Regina are enrolled through Campion College, and courses are open to all University of Regina, Luther College and First Nations University students. Graduates join the swelling ranks of distinguished Campion College and University of Regina alumni who continue to make impressive contributions to the local, provincial, national and world communities.
The college is located is located on the main campus of the University of Regina, which is set in one of the largest urban parks in North America. The 2,300-hectare Wascana Centre houses the Provincial Legislature along with centers for education, cultural arts and recreation. For more information on Campion College, visit campioncollege.ca .
St. John’s College in Belize
Founded in 1887, St. John’s College is a Jesuit junior college that also operates an extension department and a highly rated secondary school. More than 1,500 students are enrolled at St. John’s, which is led by Mirtha Alicia Carballo Peralta. She is completing her first year of service as the first woman president of the institution, of which she is also an alumna.
According to its website, St. John’s College is: “Faithful to its mission of educating young men and women in service to the Belizean nation, St. John’s College today counts more than fifteen-hundred students in its student body. Divided among its three units, the high school, the Extension Department and the Junior College, the school strives to assist young people in developing faith, fulfilled, lives of service to others. Father Pedro Arrupe’s challenge to Jesuit schools to form young people to become persons for others continues to inform the ongoing labors of a combined Jesuit/lay faculty of approximately 80 dedicated men and women. With God’s help, their effort to instill in those they teach both a love for learning and the realization that Belize relies on them as it advances on the path of national development, will continue.
“The most pressing challenge facing Belize in the field of education is the need for higher levels of academic training, beyond the junior college level. The government of Belize has taken steps to address this challenge. St. John’s College must decide how best to complement efforts underway to meet the educational needs of Belize’s young people. St. John’s College faces the future with confidence.”
For more information on St. John’s College, visit www.sjc.edu.bz .