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Your USF Experience: Engaged and Elevated

Founded in 1890, the University of Saint Francis is sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration. From our beginnings as a teacher-training school for the Sisters to our present-day status as a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary institution, USF has remained true to the Catholic and Franciscan traditions of Faith and Reason—empowering each student to cultivate skills and embrace callings.

As a USF online Virtual Campus student, you will interact with instructors and staff members who are attentive to your needs and invested in your personal and professional welfare. Guided by Franciscan Values, these mentors will encourage your development by helping you see your learning through a new lens—one that combines your personal ambition with a service-minded standpoint.

Franciscan Values

  • Reverence the unique dignity of each person
  • Encourage a trustful, prayerful community of learners
  • Serve one another, society, and the Church
  • Foster peace and justice
  • Respect creation

How can the University of Saint Francis Elevate You?

Explore USF’s Online Programs

USF Graduates Achieve Outstanding Outcomes

Percentage of Graduates Employed or Pursuing Advanced Study
(Class of 2016)

Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership

98.2%

School of Health
Sciences

96.6%

School of Liberal Arts
and Sciences

95.3%

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Meet Our President,
Sister M. Elise Kriss

“We invite you to be a part of our community, where deeper and more meaningful conversations grow innate talents.

125+ Years of Excellence

A Dream Realized

Saint Francis College was founded in Lafayette, Indiana, by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration as a teacher-training school for the Sisters.

1890
1940

Expanding Our Vision

Saint Francis College began granting degrees in various fields by obtaining a charter from the State of Indiana.

1944

A New Home

Saint Francis College relocated to Fort Wayne on the 65-acre former estate of industrialist John Bass.

1960

Elevating Outcomes

Saint Francis College initiated a master’s degree program in education in 1960 to meet a local need for teachers.

1998

A Fresh Identity

Saint Francis College changed its name to University of Saint Francis, thanks to robust enrollment growth and an increasing number of graduate programs.

2012

Increasing Access

University of Saint Francis begins offering online courses and degree programs through its online Virtual Campus.

2015

Looking Back, Looking Forward

University of Saint Francis celebrates its 125-year anniversary.

Today

99% of USF students who file a FAFSA receive financial aid. Explore your options.

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Strengthen Your Outlook With Our Success Coaches

Individual mentoring has always been a hallmark of the USF experience. As you progress through your online program, you’ll work one-on-one with a success coach who is readily available to answer questions, offer encouragement, and point you to resources you’ll need to succeed—both during and after your degree program.

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Make Connections That Make Careers

“Relationships at USF allowed me to be deeper and creative beyond the surface level of completing classes. My ability to make my coursework and experience unique translated into a job right after school. All of that informed how I do my job now.”

—Aaron West, USF Master of Organizational Leadership Graduate

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