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, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. SJC also offers three master's degree programs.
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.
Saint Joseph’s College is the only college with the Core Program, the heart of the SJC curriculum. 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 SJC 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.
For our students who have declared a major, this gives the benefit of four years of study in the major as well as four years of general education. Students learn from students of other majors, and writing and other communication skills are developed throughout the four years of the college experience.
As a Catholic college in the tradition of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, we are stewards of our Catholic tradition and our unique C.PP.S. heritage. Our mission defines our roots, our ways of proceeding, and the outcomes we strive to achieve.
At SJC, students are welcome to become involved in Campus Ministry in whichever ways they choose. From serving as a liturgical minister at Mass to volunteering for trips to local food pantries and soup kitchens, students have every opportunity to find their place in Campus Ministry at SJC.
Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.
Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.
The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.
You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.
Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.