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.
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Class of 2020 Success:
99% of 2020 graduates are employed, in the military, or pursuing advanced study.
“Our goal is to provide students with a vibrant learning environment featuring high-quality faculty instruction and an emphasis on the importance of serving others and the community. We expect USF alumni to continue to be on the forefront of innovation in our ever-changing world.”
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.
Saint Francis College began granting degrees in various fields by obtaining a charter from the State of Indiana.
Saint Francis College relocated to Fort Wayne on the 65-acre former estate of industrialist John Bass.
Saint Francis College initiated a master’s degree program in education in 1960 to meet a local need for teachers.
Saint Francis College changed its name to University of Saint Francis, thanks to robust enrollment growth and an increasing number of graduate programs.
University of Saint Francis begins offering online courses and degree programs through its online Virtual Campus.
University of Saint Francis celebrates its 125-year anniversary.
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.
“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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