Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University is a private, Catholic, four-year+, coeducational institution that provides a transformative educational experience to more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students who are prepared to become compassionate leaders in their field of study and their communities. As a mission-driven, student-centered institution, Saint Xavier is consistently recognized among the best colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and educates for competence, character and career success, with program offerings through its College of Arts and Sciences, Graham School of Management and School of Nursing and Health Sciences.