Benedictine College is a Benedictine liberal arts college in Atchison, Kansas. It was founded in 1971 by the merger of St. Benedict's College (founded 1858) for men and Mount St. Scholastica College (founded 1923) for women. It is located on bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, northwest of Kansas City, Missouri. Benedictine is one of a number of U.S. Benedictine colleges and is sponsored by St. Benedict's Abbey and Mount St. Scholastica Monastery. The abbey has a current population of 53 monks, while the Mount monastery numbers 147 community members.
Heir to the 1500 years of Benedictine dedication to learning, Benedictine College’s mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.
You won’t sit and watch college pass by at Benedictine College. The school actively engages you from the moment you step on campus. Benedictine College is a Catholic, residential, liberal arts college located on a wooded 110-acre campus nested on the Missouri River bluffs in Atchison, Kan. The school prides itself on outstanding academics, recently scoring in the top five percent of four-year, master’s level institutions on the National Survey of Student Engagement for student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences and supportive campus environment.