Saint Joseph’s College is a private, co-educational, four-year Catholic college welcoming students of all faiths. Founded in 1889 and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.), the 180-acre park-like campus is conveniently located in Rensselaer, the county seat of Jasper County in Northwest Indiana. With a population of 6,400, Rensselaer is a mere 90 minutes from Chicago and Indianapolis and 45 minutes from Lafayette and Merrillville.
Saint Joseph’s College
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Rensselaer, IN 47978
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1498 S College Ave
Rensselaer, IN 47978
The nationally acclaimed Core Program spans all four years and replaces general education distribution requirements like English composition and history with courses such as Humanity in the Universe and The Modern World.
With strong faculty mentoring, you become successful with a more personalized education than at a larger school. You get the thinking and communication skills employers crave because a liberal education is woven into your major with hands-on learning.
Education majors get into the classroom in their first semester.
Our Forensic Entomology professor, Dr. Neal Haskell, is one of the creators of this area of criminal investigation. Haskell testified as an expert in the high profile Casey Anthony trial. He co-authored the first textbook on forensic entomology for law enforcement, and has been featured on A&E, The Learning Channel, the Discovery Channel, and National Geographic.
98% of Saint Joseph’s College’s Class of 2011 was employed or in graduate or professional school within 12 months of graduation (based on survey respondents).
23% of the Class of 2011 pursued graduate or professional studies after graduation.
In fall 2013, 100% of incoming SJC freshmen received financial aid.
The average SJC financial aid package for all full-time undergraduates is $28,894.
The average out-of-pocket expense for SJC families is $9,129 for all undergraduates.*
SJC provided more than $12 million in scholarship and grant assistance to students in 2012-13.
Saint Joseph’s College awards 3 full-tuition scholarships annually.
* Figure includes self-help (student and parent loans) and estimates of book, travel, and miscellaneous expenses.
Agreements with other institutions make possible internships that relate to student interest, offering opportunities in Latin America, Europe and European Parliaments, Asia, and Africa. SJC students have obtained the following internships:
Saint Joseph’s College athletics compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) of the NCAA Division II. SJC features 18 varsity sports (9 men’s/9 women’s). SJC’s official school colors are purple and cardinal, and the College’s mascot is the Puma.
Saint Joseph’s College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC); National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE);
State of Indiana Professional Standards Board for the Training of Elementary and Secondary Teachers;
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE); Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); and National League for Nursing (NLN).
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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.