The Catholic University of America, founded in 1887 by the U.S. Catholic bishops with the support of Pope Leo XIII, serves as the (one and only) national university of the Catholic Church in the United States.

We engage each other

and the world from our 176-acre campus, three miles north of the U.S. Capitol.

We stand together

scholars, teachers and students — across 12 schools and 22 research facilities.

We seek knowledge

more than 60 undergraduate degrees, 78 master's degrees, and 45 doctoral degrees.

Upcoming Events

  • 2016 Commencement Ceremony

    2016 Commencement Ceremony

    Saturday, May 14 2016, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and creative partner, Jeannie Gaffigan, will address the Class of 2016 at The Catholic University of America Commencement Ceremony. Catholic University’s 127th Annual Commencement Ceremony takes place on May 14 and will start at 10 a.m.

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True education enables us to love life and opens us to the fullness of life.

Pope Francis