Siena Heights University is a Catholic university founded in 1919 and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Enrolling a diverse community of traditional-age and working adult students, Siena Heights is a coeducational institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission that was founded in the liberal arts tradition, offering associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The University is headquartered in Adrian, Mich., with degree completion centers in Dearborn, Southfield, Benton Harbor, Monroe, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Jackson and Online.
The mission of Siena Heights University, a Catholic University founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is to assist people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all.
Siena Heights is a Catholic university founded in 1919 and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Enrolling a diverse community of traditional and working adult students, Siena Heights is a coed, North Central-accredited institution offering Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
The University is located in Adrian, Michigan, 45 minutes from Ann Arbor and Toledo, with several degree completion centers across Michigan as well as online. Siena offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs in addition to 11 graduate programs, with biology, creative writing, nursing and theatre earning national recognition in recent years. The new Gender and Ethnic Studies Institute is expected to be a leader in exploring race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. The Saints sponsor 21 NAIA men’s and women’s varsity sports.
Recognized as a College of Distinction and Catholic College of Distinction, Siena Heights’ total enrollment of 2,700 benefits from a highly-engaging academic environment and affordable private university tuition; over 90 percent of students receive financial assistance.
Siena Heights’ nationally-ranked Online Program has the nation’s second-highest graduation rate among private institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report.
The experience at Siena Heights has been characterized as “The Siena Effect” and is clearly defined by four characteristics:
- COMPETENCE in your area of study
- CONFIDENCE in your talents and abilities
- A strong sense of PURPOSE
- The desire to live and work ETHICALLY
This has proven successful for Siena graduates, both professionally and personally!