Newman Guide Recommends Benedictine College as a Top Catholic College

Published: Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 Newman Guide Recommended College

Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, is recommended in the 2017-2018 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a publication of The Cardinal Newman Society that recommends the best Catholic colleges, universities and higher education programs for excellence in faithful Catholic education. The complete listings can be found at TheNewman Guide.com.

 

With the release of the 2017-18 edition, the Newman Society celebrates 10 years of connecting families with faithful Catholic education through the Guide. It also celebrates the strength and accomplishments of the recommended institutions over the last several years, despite the substantial challenges faced by most private colleges.

 

For instance, Benedictine College has had 19 straight years of enrollment growth—43% in the last seven years—and opened 10 new residence halls and three new academic buildings in a decade, as well as Mary’s Grotto and two new chapels. Daily Mass attendance at the College has increased to about 625 students, the college was consecrated to Mary, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue was enthroned in the center of campus. Known as the “Flagship College of the New Evangelization,” Benedictine College has been recommended by the Newman Society in every edition of the Guide since it began publication.

 

“In the last 10 years, the institutions recommended in The Newman Guide have experienced remarkable success while remaining committed to a strong Catholic identity,” said Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly. “The reputation of and appreciation for these faithful institutions is certainly growing in the Church, and they have become pillars of the New Evangelization in America.”

 

In addition to one of the largest undergraduate Theology programs in the country, Benedictine College can also boast of an Engineering Department offering degrees in Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Architecture is also offered, making it one of the few Catholic colleges in America with both engineering and architecture. The college is also an All-Steinway school and is known for the excellence of its Music Department. All degree programs embrace the Liberal Arts roots of the college and faith is at the center of everything.

 

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

 

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