Wholehearted Education

Wholehearted Education

Why Choose a Liberal Arts Education?

Two recent graduates explain how they benefited from the critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills they gained through a liberal arts education at St. Edward's.


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Graduate business students at St. Edward's share the best advice they've been given by their professors and how they follow it.

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Students Rate St. Edward's Highly

In the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), St. Edward's University exceeded the national average on all five benchmarks, including academic challenge, collaborative learning, student-faculty interactions, enriching educational experiences and supportive campus environment.

One of the Top Liberal Arts Colleges

Grounded in Holy Cross, Catholic roots, St. Edward's University is a nationally ranked, top liberal arts university.

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At St. Edward's University, one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges, the Holy Cross ideal of “whole person” education that fosters self-discovery and commitment to a greater good applies across all academic programs — undergraduate, graduate and adult. What, exactly, does "whole person" mean?

Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau understood that no amount of knowledge, by itself, can inspire individuals to make a difference. He viewed the heart and spirit as lasting instruments of change. Your St. Edward's education — informed and applied globally — reflects Moreau's ideals and approach to learning:

  • Challenging and immersive, not restricted to book learning, popular ideology or satisfaction with simple answers
  • Comprehensive, preparing you to analyze information and articulate arguments across a range of subjects
  • Sustained by collaboration, so you learn to work with diverse groups, sharing insight and mobilizing collective action
  • Aimed beyond your immediate needs, so you develop a social conscience and come to search for a greater good
  • Absolute belief in the dignity of every person as a first step toward a more just and humane world
Academics at St. Edward's University
Undergraduate »

Learn to think critically and creatively and dare to act — close to home and throughout the world. These are threads connecting our 50+ academic programs, international learning community and hundreds of student projects that inspire your personal best.

Graduate »

Transforming a life brings amazing rewards. Sure, graduate school means better earning power, job security and career flexibility. Our aim extends beyond professional success. Our students contribute their skills near and far — to programs for low-income children in Texas, fair trade projects in Africa and a center for teen mothers in Costa Rica — to make a lasting difference.

Adult Learners »

Our part-time adult-tailored bachelor's degree program is designed to help you balance work, college studies and family. You will be taught by experienced professors and enjoy rich learning that's enlivened by the experiences of fellow adult students.

Professional Education »

Enhance your career prospects through specialized education in management training, IT or Microsoft® certifications, project management certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and others.

Special Programs »

From prestigious fellowship awards and outstanding study abroad opportunities to field-based learning at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve and Career and Professional Development services, St. Edward's continually helps students expand their reach.

Centers of Excellence »

A life-changing, world-changing education needs a big-picture worldview and the constant flow of new perspectives, insights and people. Our Centers of Excellence explore ethics and leadership, examine global finance, expand service learning through international social-justice projects and promote innovations in teaching.

Schools »

Within the six schools of St. Edward's University, recognized among the top liberal arts colleges in the U.S., you will find hundreds of faculty and support staff ready to form your new educational family and work side-by-side with you to achieve career and personal goals.

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School of Management and Business