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Saint Joseph's College

A Catholic Education Offers Wisdom, Not Just Knowledge

Saint Joseph's College, named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation and a "best Midwestern college" by The Princeton Review, is a four-year, Catholic college offering 27 majors, 4 group majors, 35 minors, 9 pre-professional programs and 5 Graduate School programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program.

Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of nearly 1,200 students.



Preparing Our Students for the Real World



At Saint Joseph's College, we approach learning differently. Not only do we get you involved right away, we educate your "whole person" - stimulating your mental and spiritual growth in your academic experience. The Saint Joseph's College Core Program has been unique among colleges and universities since 1969.

At other colleges, students are required to take a number of courses in different areas to fulfill their general education requirements. This often takes place during the first year or two of the student's college experience. 

However, at Saint Joseph's College, these required general education courses are evenly spread out through a student's four years at the College...this means that you get the benefit of beginning study of your major in your first year of college.


Committed to Affordability


Saint Joseph's College offers a guaranteed tuition rate plan that went into effect at the start of the 2013-14 academic year.

By paying the same tuition rate throughout the entire degree program, students are potentially saving thousands of dollars, especially as college tuition increases each year. While SJC is committed to maintaining its affordable rates, the guaranteed tuition rate plan is the College's way to help students finance their education in uncertain economic times.

The length of the guaranteed tuition rate plan is four continuous academic years beginning with the term of a qualifying student's initial enrollment at SJC. The period is extended for undergraduate degree programs approved by the College for completion in more than four years.

Saint Joseph's College offers alumni and families a great way to help their children continue the tradition of a private higher education by participating in Private College 529 Plan. As a member of this unique program, Saint Joseph's College encourages families to research this prepaid option as an effective means to manage their college costs.


I am very pleased that Saint Joseph's College is able to take another step toward providing families with an affordable, high quality college education.  As a member of the Private College 529 Plan, we are committed to maintaining our status as a 'Top 10 Best Value College' and offering even more value to students and their families.

F. Dennis Riegelnegg, Ed.D., President