Why St. Kate's?



Why St. Kate's?

Learn from a leader in adult education for women

Evening/Weekend/Online at St. Kate's is designed for adult learners whose educational needs and expectations are different from 18-to-22-year-old students. St. Kate's founded the program in 1979 as Weekend College -- one of the first in the nation designed for busy women who wanted to finish their degrees.

Many of our students have some prior college experience. The part-time program allows them to complete their bachelor's degrees or certificates while continuing to work, raise a family or follow other life pursuits. Other students are advance in their current careers or preparing to switch into entirely new careers.

Expert accounting faculty dedicated to your success

As and Evening/Weekend/Online Accounting majors, you'll benefit from one-to-one attention from expert faculty with experience in public or private sector accounting who understand adult students.

Evening/Weekend/Online is a small, supportive learning environment designed just for adult students. Our average class size is 15 students. We'll get to know you — our professors, academic advisers, career counselors and others are readily available and are committed to your success as adult student. 

Our courses: rigorous, engaging — and connected to the real world

Evening/Weekend/Online accounting course work involves face-to-face discussion, online learning, case studies, teamwork and ethics. Our faculty will challenge you intellectually and help you master the technical and technological side of accounting.

You conduct an actual audit in the auditing course. You also apply classroom knowledge at a real business in our "Accounting Practicum" or supervised internship course. We'll match you with a company through our Entrepreneur Internship and Professional Partnership programs. For more about the program and courses, see our Major page.

Values, ethics and social justice

St. Catherine's long-standing commitments to ethics, values and social justice will enrich your college experience. St. Kate's is grounded in the traditions of Catholic intellectual inquiry and welcomes students from all faith and religious backgrounds. As you learn, you'll develop a deeper understanding of your core values, ethical choices and the implications of your actions. You'll place events in larger historical and global contexts.

And you'll gain insights into how you can succeed by doing well and doing good.