Saint Xavier University


What They’re Known For

The first Catholic institution of higher education in the State of Illinois, Saint Xavier University was founded by the Sisters of Mercy and chartered in 1847. The institution provides high quality graduate programs delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields; degrees from Saint Xavier University are recognized and respected by employers throughout the country. The student body today reflects a diverse mixture of traditional age and adult learners, online, commuter, residential and international students.

Unique Opportunities

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of distinctive online academic programs.

  • Saint Xavier is the second largest provider of teachers in Illinois.Woman leaning on a bookshelf in a library
  • The online Master of Science in Nursing is available in two concentrations: Clinical Leadership and Executive Leadership (Administration Leadership).
  • Saint Xavier’s School of Nursing is one of only 17 designated Centers of Excellence by the National League of Nursing.
  • The School of Nursing at Saint Xavier was ranked 6th on The Best Colleges' “Top 10 Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Programs” list for 2011-2012.
  • Online learning at Saint Xavier is powered by ANGEL Learning MindClick Process Technology.
  • A variety of federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs are available to eligible students.

Why We Love Saint Xavier University:

  • Saint Xavier University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
  • The 2011 U.S. News & World Report recognizes Saint Xavier University among the top private or public regional universities in the Midwest and in the top five in the state of Illinois.

Saint Xavier University was ranked 8th in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings for most diverse school in the Midwest and 2nd in Illinois.


Student Reviews

Saint Xavier offers flexibility, student interaction, an understanding of e-learning’s benefits, plus the knowledge and compassion of dedicated teachers.

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