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Saint Catharine College
Established 1931
Type Private, Catholic
President William D. Huston
Location St. Catharine, Kentucky, USA
Colors Purple and Gold
Nickname Patriots
Website http://www.sccky.edu

Saint Catharine College is a small Roman Catholic liberal arts college located near Springfield, Kentucky. Originally a women's academy and junior college, the College became coeducational in 1951. The college, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, has a current enrollment of around 700 students. Around 170 students live on campus.

History

St. Catharine Junior College, now St. Catharine College, was founded and continues to be sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine of Siena. Mother Mary Louis Logsdon, O.P. was the colleges first president, serving from 1931 – 1941.

Former Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins, the first woman to serve as the Chief Executive of Kentucky, was the college's eighth president.

Current

The College is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges to offer Associate in Science and Associate in Arts degrees and certificates in 27 disciplines. St. Catharine students come from 26 counties in Kentucky, eight states, and five countries; however, the majority of students come from Washington, Nelson, or Marion Counties in Kentucky.

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