Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. One of 16 Mercy colleges and universities across the United States, we are part of a network of more than 43,000 students nationwide.
We have a long history of excellence in education and preparing students to achieve professional success and personal fulfillment. Originally intended to educate women and the poor, Saint Xavier has grown into an institution that serves a diverse community of ethical, motivated and engaged learners who are eager to make a difference. We provide you with tools to do just that through programs that integrate study with real-life problems.
The world is changing, and SXU is striving to navigate our evolving global socioeconomic landscape by ensuring that we continually create opportunities for students who want to be prepared for 21st century careers. Just like our on-campus programs, our online programs are designed to be rigorous, challenging and up-to-date with workplace and industry demands.
Every aspect of the SXU community and experience is grounded in our eight core values: Respect, Excellence, Compassion, Service, Hospitality, Integrity, Diversity and Learning for Life. Get to know us and discover the exciting and innovative ways we are combining our respect for tradition with the demands of the future.