Aquinas College is one of our hallmark ministries. Our relationships with leadership, faculty, staff, alumnae, and students enrich all of our lives.
Today, Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan offers a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizing career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. The institution, founded by the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids in 1931, remains rooted in Catholic and Dominican tradition. Prayer, Study, Service, and Community are values that shape the institution, its faculty, areas of study, and the world view of the students that graduate.
“Today, 1,900 students and 63 academic programs participate in this inclusive educational community that emphasizes career preparation, leadership, service to others and lifelong learning,” says Aquinas President Kevin Quinn, Ph.D..
In 1931, it the first institution of Catholic higher education in the country to be both coeducational and run by a congregation of religious women