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Mount St. Joseph University: Education on a Mission

Mount St. Joseph University, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is on a mission to give education a greater purpose. The University is dedicated to the success of its students and empowering them to become competent, compassionate, critical thinkers ready to make a meaningful impact on the world. Students at the Mount are inspired to think beyond the classroom and redraw the bounds of what’s possible for their future.

Career Certainty

The opportunity for students to apply what they learn in the classroom in real-world settings through the Mount’s Career & Experiential Education Center sets MSJ students apart and makes them especially attractive to employers. Nearly 99 percent of those who earn a degree from the Mount are employed, pursuing graduate studies, or volunteering within six months of graduation. That figure is more than 13 percentage points higher than the national average and reflects the career certainty that comes from an education at the Mount.

Dedication to Student Success

The Mount’s smaller class sizes with an 11:1 student–faculty ratio create intimate learning opportunities with educators, advocates, and mentors. Faculty and staff know their students by name and are invested in their success. That personalized attention ensures nobody slips through the cracks, and everyone is afforded the opportunity to reach his/her highest potential.​

Dedication to student success and well-being also extends to the Mount’s safe, secure campus that is void of nearly all crime, while still being located within a thriving metropolitan area. The University invites you to come visit and discover why being just 15 minutes from Cincinnati’s central business district provides its students with boundless possibilities for personal development, career opportunities, and a lifetime of memories.

Serving the Common Good

As a Catholic university rooted in the values of the Sisters of Charity, the Mount community excels at serving the common good. The University is distinctive in serving those in need with compassion, courage, and inclusivity.

Through its commitment to serving local, national, and international communities, the Mount has been recognized in the President’s Higher Education Community Service National Honor Roll. The University is also recognized as a Military Friendly School for services for veterans. The Mount was designated as a 2017–18 Voter Friendly Campus by the Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education for its dedication to civic education.

Serving the world beyond its front doors is an important part of the Mount’s mission. Its founders, the Sisters of Charity, have been living out that mission in Cincinnati and beyond since the early 1800s.

​​Service to others is promoted at the Mount through mission trips, volunteer experiences, and service-learning opportunities incorporated into the curriculum. Popular service activities include Habitat for Humanity, Christian Appalachian Project, New Orleans mission trip, and Impact Cincinnati. MSJ’s annual Welcome Week service event occurs in August and invites students, alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the Board of Trustees to begin the academic year by serving with more than 10 community partners located throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Discover Your Mission

Students at the Mount are not only equipped for learning in the classroom and positioned for career success, but they also are prepared for a lifetime of learning. Given that many of the jobs today’s college and high school students may one day fill haven’t even been invented yet, the problem-solving and critical thinking skills gained from the Mount’s liberal arts core curriculum are vital.

Because of that, students and parents of the Mount continue to express their satisfaction with the education offered. MSJ parent Tanya Moorehead of Richmond, Ky., stated that she “couldn’t be more happy that my son chose this amazing school.” MSJ alumni parents Karen and Steve Shipp of Cincinnati thanked the Mount “for being such an important contributor to our daughter’s success during the past four years.”

The Mount has 40+ academic programs, including biology, communications, computer science, criminology, education, graphic design, health & wellness, legal studies, management, marketing, music, nursing, psychology, and sport management. No matter what you choose, every major has co-op opportunities, during which you gain real-world experience and preview your career path.

Ready to discover your mission? Learn more today or schedule a visit to campus at

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