On June 6th, we celebrated National Higher Education Day, a day dedicated to inspiring the youth to achieve their academic dreams despite the challenges they face.


Education is one of the most powerful tools to transform the world, providing individuals with a vast array of career options and broadening their perspectives by exposing them to new ideas, cultures, and customs. Through higher education, we gain a deeper understanding of people and society, which is crucial for personal and societal growth.

Mount St. Joseph University is proud to support National Higher Education Day and recognize the importance of education in enhancing our lives. To excel in your dream job, having the latest knowledge in your field is essential, and higher education is the gateway to acquiring this expertise. Millions of people take this day to plan their educational journey, explore scholarship opportunities, research potential career paths, and even engage in job-shadowing.

At Mount St. Joseph University, we are committed to providing a transformative educational experience that prepares our students for successful careers and meaningful lives. Here are 10 fun facts about our university that showcase how great Mount St. Joseph University truly is:

  1. Historical Excellence: Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Joseph University has a rich history of nearly 100 years of educational excellence.
  2. Beautiful Campus: Our picturesque campus is located on the scenic Ohio River, offering a serene and inspiring environment for our students.
  3. Diverse Programs: We offer over 40 undergraduate programs, as well as graduate and professional studies, ensuring a wide range of options for our students.
  4. Small Class Sizes: With a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, we provide personalized attention and support to each student.
  5. Service Learning: Committed to service and community engagement, our students contribute thousands of hours to regional service projects each year.
  6. Strong Alumni Network: Our alumni network is extensive and active, providing valuable connections and opportunities for current students and graduates.
  7. Career Preparation: We have a robust Career & Experiential Education Center that offers internships, co-op programs, and job placement services to ensure our students are career-ready.
  8. Athletics and Recreation: We offer a variety of sports and recreational activities, with over 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams, fostering a vibrant campus life.
  9. Commitment to Values: Guided by our Catholic heritage, we emphasize ethical leadership, service to others, and the development of the whole person.

As we celebrate National Higher Education Day, Mount St. Joseph University invites you to explore the opportunities that higher education can provide. Whether you're considering starting your academic journey or furthering your education, remember that your dreams are within reach. Join us in recognizing the transformative power of education and take the next step toward a brighter future.

Happy National Higher Education Day from Mount St. Joseph University!