Donnelly College is a Catholic institution of higher education that seeks to continue the mission of Jesus Christ in our time by making the love of God tangible in our world. Specifically, the mission of Donnelly College is to provide education and community services with personal concern for the needs and abilities of each student, especially those who might not otherwise be served.
About Donnelly College
The vision of Donnelly College is to advance the common good by being the most accessible and transformative Catholic College in the country. Donnelly College began in 1949 with a bold vision: to create a Catholic college with a special focus on expanding access to higher education. At Donnelly, access means more than affordability. It also means an urban core location, an open admissions policy, program options to meet students’ needs, and an opportunity to explore faith. Donnelly serves a diverse array of students who benefit from our small, faith-based campus and intensive academic supports, but we especially seek to increase access for low-income and first-generation students who are significantly less likely to complete college. Donnelly students are 81% first-generation college students with an average household income of $27,000.