Our Vision

St. Edward’s University will prepare its graduates for the opportunities and challenges presented by accelerating technological, economic and cultural changes, fostering in them moral clarity, global sensitivity, professional preparation and the lifelong benefits of a liberal arts education.

An Education for Today and a Lifetime

At St. Edward’s, we prepare students to meet the challenges of our times ― a commitment at the heart of our vision statement (above). The initiatives set forth by our strategic priorities for 2018 guide us in creating an exceptional academic environment for undergraduate, graduate and adult students.

These key strengths support our transformative education:

  • Liberal Arts Curriculum
    A quality liberal arts education cultivates flexibility and knowledge for a changing world. Our rigorous, well-rounded curriculum teaches students to think critically and creatively, analyze and solve problems, and communicate effectively ― timeless life skills essential for current and future careers.
  • Holy Cross, Catholic Mission
    Inspired by our Holy Cross heritage, we provide a personal education that emphasizes intellectual development, social justice and ethical action, while helping students clarify their values and purpose.
  • Modern, Technology-Rich Environment
    Across our hilltop campus, state-of-the-art facilities and robust technology enhance teaching, enliven learning and research, and reflect the modern workplace our graduates enter.
  • Location in Austin
    As the capital of Texas, our home city is a nexus of innovation, creativity, diversity and growth, and offers students extensive networking and internship opportunities that advance their career preparation.
  • Global Partner Universities
    Today’s graduates live and work in a culturally, economically, religiously and politically interdependent world. Our growing network of international partner universities gives students countless chances to study abroad and fully engage in a complex global society.
  • International Campus Community
    From our diverse faculty and student body to multicultural campus events and organizations to renowned guest speakers from across the globe, we’re committed to an educational experience informed by a worldview.

Learn about the university’s impressive accomplishments guided by consecutive 10-year and 5-year strategic plans, which concluded in 2015.  See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead.

Read Strategic Priorities 2018