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The Catholic University of America Mission Statement

As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation, and the world.

(approved by the Board of Trustees, December 12, 2006)

 

JOHN GARVEY: I'm John Garvey, the president of the Catholic University of America. Whether you're a current or a prospective student, I'd like to welcome you to our university and its online programs. We're the only Catholic college or university in the United States founded by the Catholic bishops. They decided in 1887 that it was important for Catholics to have a national university, one that would focus on top-level graduate education and research.

One of our greatest strengths is providing graduate education, which is what we're now also offering to you online. Simply put, we know how to do it because we've been doing it for more than 125 years. As our mission statement says, dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason. The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation, and the world. If you come to visit us, you'll experience for yourself the strong sense of academic purpose, deep intellectual tradition, and vibrant community spirit that define our university. Thank you.

Our Mission in Action

As a place of learning and study, The Catholic University of America serves the needs of society through the work of our scholarly community, which works toward our goals to discover, preserve, and impart the truth in all its forms in an environment of academic freedom and inquiry.

Our Catholic foundation is the basis for our search for human knowledge, and we strive to cultivate and impart an understanding of our faith within this context. As a member of the American academic community, the University meets its high standards.

From our place at the crossroads of the Catholic faith and national traditions, The Catholic University of America is a unique institution where our Christian values guide a passionate pursuit of knowledge and show us how to be of service to the community, the country, and the world.

Learn more about the mission of The Catholic University of America: call us at 855-295-5711 or request more information.