The College of Saint Elizabeth is a community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition for students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures.
Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.
Through the vision of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Saint Vincent de Paul, Saint Louise de Marillac and Mother Mary Xavier Mehegan, CSE continues to support students as they search for intellectual and personal growth in the caring and supportive atmosphere of a Catholic liberal arts college.
The College is proud to offer a large variety of programs to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Students have the following options in selecting a program of study that best meets their needs:
- Undergraduate – the undergraduate program enables students to gain the knowledge and experiences they need to achieve their full potential academically, personally, spiritually and professionally.
- Continuing Studies – flexible evening, weekend, and online programs leading to a bachelor's degree meet the needs of adult learners seeking to advance their careers.
- Graduate Programs – evening, weekend and online master's programs and a fully subscribed doctoral program are designed to help students advance in high-demand fields and professions. These programs prepare our students to stand out as ethical, knowledgeable leaders, who act in the spirit of service and active engagement, excel in their professions, communities, and daily lives.
- Professional Certificate Programs – CSE offers evening, weekend and online programs leading to certification in counseling, education, healthcare, management, ministry, nutrition and other fields.
The College of Saint Elizabeth does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, religion, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national origin, in the administration of its admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs or other College policies, including employment.
The College of Saint Elizabeth has filed compliance with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare under Title VI-Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Education Amendment of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
The mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, is to be a community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition for students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures.
Through the vision and values of Elizabeth Ann Seton, Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac and rooted in Gospel values and in Catholic Social Teaching, the College of Saint Elizabeth affirms its solidarity with the poor and its commitment in service to the community.
The College of Saint Elizabeth will be nationally recognized for educating individuals who seek an education focused on engaged learning for leadership in service to others.
The College of Saint Elizabeth as an engaged institution of higher education, driven by mission and informed by our Catholic and Sisters of Charity traditions, seeks to live the following core values to achieve our mission, vision and strategic goals:
As a community, we are called to unite in honesty, trust, and mutual respect and be transparent in our choices.
As a community, we are required to support the just and ethical well-being of individuals and communities to promote justice, diversity, and sustainability.
As a community we are inspired and empowered to move beyond our own boundaries to be accountable, to innovate and to transform for the common good.
Excellence in Teaching and Learning
As a community, we are committed to creating a stimulating learning environment that promotes critical inquiry and the holistic development of the individual.
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