At a Glance
Saint Katherine College is an undergraduate college of liberal arts and sciences that focuses its integrative teaching in the core subjects of Composition, English Language and Literature, American Government and History, Economics, Business, and the Sciences in addition to instruction in concentration-specific degree requirements. Outstanding teaching and research—with relevance to the practical world and Christian witness as guiding principles—is our primary purpose- Inquiry Seeking Wisdom.
College programs encompass several academic disciplines and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries. We realize these aims in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society. All students complete a six-semester interdisciplinary core, one semester of college algebra, one semester of introductory statistics and critical problem solving, two semesters of science, one semester of Orthodox Christian theology and one semester of New Testament.
Saint Katherine College is independent, coeducational, not-for-profit and privately endowed. The College admits students of all religious and faith backgrounds. All classes are taught by experienced faculty who have earned terminal degrees in their academic field.
Vision/Mission: To provide a balanced education in the liberal arts & sciences, founded and rooted in the life of the Orthodox Christian Tradition- Inquiry Seeking Wisdom.
Licensure: Saint Katherine College is approved and licensed by the California Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (BPPE) to award Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. (https://app.dca.ca.gov/bppe/view-school.asp?schlcode=39184694)
Enrollment: 2014-2015: 85 (16 states represented); 15% Hispanic, 10% African American, 2% Asian American, 2% Pacific Islander; 71% Caucasian; 11 different denominations represented
Admissions: Student enrollment applications are due April 15th for Fall 2016.
Saint Katherine College Degree Programs
I. Arts and Humanities (BA)
English Language and Literature
Orthodox Christian Theology
II. Business, Management, & Economics (BA)
III. Natural Sciences (BS)
Chemistry and Biochemistry
IV. Sport Performance (BS)
Exercise and Athletic Performance
Health and Wellness
Saint Katherine College has a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, and of the full-time members of the faculty, all hold either a doctoral degree or the highest degree in their field.
Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-May) semesters.
All students work with faculty advisors, and academic and personal counseling are available.
Literary journal (Saint Katherine Review), musical groups, plus numerous special interest, service, and honorary organizations. We offer a variety of planned and impromptu outdoor activities. The athletic program consists of intercollegiate men’s baseball, basketball, golf, running, soccer, and tennis; women’s basketball, golf, running, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
Associated Student Body
The official organization of the student body, responsible for planning student activities and for advising student behavior matters concerning the Community Ethos and the Honor Code. The ASB enables students to play a major role in the college community and in the maintenance of the academic integrity of the college.
The Office of Faith and Service in conjunction with the Assistant Dean of Students coordinate and supervise a rich program in spiritual formation. Morning prayers in the Orthodox Christian tradition are offered on campus every day, and these services are open to the public. Two chapel services are celebrated each week with the entire community. There is an active chapter of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus. Students are encouraged to attend regular services at a church of their choice and participate in the life of local church communities.
Tuition is $18,935 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Generous financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, work study, and private undergraduate loans. Payment plans are also available.
The College is an independent institution of higher education formed in the Orthodox Christian tradition. There are approximately 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide committed to the undivided Christian faith as revealed in Holy Scripture, the Nicene Creed, and the historic texts and Ecumenical Councils of the Christian Tradition. The College has received the blessings and encouragement of the western Orthodox Christian hierarchs who act as advisors. The President serves on the Theological Education Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America.
Funding of the College
The College is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) (27-2912448) institution of higher education that is funded by charitable individuals, corporations, foundations, trusts, etc. The College does not receive government or archdiocesan or church-affiliated organizational subsidies or financial support.
Saint Katherine College believes that one mark of a college campus is its commitment to diversity and the practice of recognizing and valuing the rich experiences and world views of individuals and groups.
As a Christ-centered school, the College is respectful of diversity, because Christ intends His Church to be multiethnic, multicultural and a multinational body of believers. The College’s goal is a purposeful transformation to the image of Christ. Rather than embracing concepts like tolerance, the College is called to build a Christian community. Such a community should model the reality of the body of Christ, inclusive of diverse people of God using varied gifts for God’s glory. The policies and values of such a Christ-centered college should reflect the biblical mandate to be ministers of reconciliation, and to bring about genuine unity within a diverse world. Because of the core mission of Saint Katherine College, it is a defining feature of our campus to embrace diversity as a source of strength. The differences in race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, and more, build our culture and contribute to the fulfillment of our academic mission.