Letter from the President


You are visiting our site during an exciting time at Saint Joseph's College.  With the highest enrollment since 1971, we continue to be recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review, as well as a "Best College in the Midwest" and a "Best Value" by US News & World Report. Despite these accolades and honors, what matters most to us is the unique higher education experience we provide.

At Saint Joseph's College, we carry on the Catholic intellectual tradition--an integral part of our mission.  Not only do we teach facts and concepts, but we also furnish students with the tools to apply those ideas to the workplace and to their lives.  Through this, we provide students the resources to speak and write effectively and give them a solid basis for how we learn, live, and work as a society according to Gospel values.

Here at SJC, we are creating new academic programs to respond to the needs of today's students.  We are also creating new partnerships with businesses, other colleges, and regional high schools.  All in all, we are striving to ensure that Saint Joseph's College will remain the high quality Catholic higher education institution that students, alumni, parents, and friends have known since 1889.

Thank you for visiting our site and I welcome you to learn more about Saint Joseph's College, its rich traditions, and all it has to offer.

F. Dennis Riegelnegg's Signature
F. Dennis Riegelnegg, Ed.D.

News More news

There are currently no deadlines to display.

Explore the Core
  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.