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Walsh University Featured Again in 2014 Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College

What's New, 2013-10-07

Walsh University has received its second year of distinction and inclusion in the latest edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. The Cardinal Newman Society recommends Walsh University in the 2014 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, just released.

The Newman Guide says of Walsh: "While Walsh University continues to strengthen its Catholic identity, it is clear to us that the administration, campus ministry, and many faculty are committed to the task. The University is more than doctrinally Catholic; its attention to service and to working families reinforces its mission."

Published since 2007, The Newman Guide recommends 28 colleges, universities and online programs for strength of Catholic identity and academic excellence, with an emphasis on undergraduate education. Primary sections include in-depth information on academics, spiritual life, residence life and student activities. Twenty-two of the recommended colleges are in the United States, while 4 are English-language instruction programs in other countries, and 2 programs are online.

The guide for parents, grandparents and students based its recommendation on how well a school "embraces the Catholic mission in all facets of campus life" including academics, governance, spiritual life, student activities, and residence life. Walsh will join the ranks of some of this country's most noted Catholic colleges and universities, including Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, N.C.; The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.; Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL; and the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH.

The Newman Society applies the following criteria when considering an institution for inclusion in the annual guide:

  • College or university gives priority to their Catholic identity and actively practices it in most, if not all, aspects of campus life
  • College or university is generally assiduous in ensuring that dissenters from fundamental Catholic Church teaching are not given a platform for their work
  • College or university is committed to providing a quality education
  • Any deficiencies are more than outweighed by success in other areas

Founded in 1993, the mission of the Cardinal Newman Society is to help renew and strengthen Catholic identity in Catholic higher education. The Society fulfills this mission by assisting and supporting education that is faithful to the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church; producing and disseminating research and publications on developments of best practices in Catholic higher education; advising students, alumni, trustees, campus officials, faculty and others engaged in renewing and strengthening the Catholic identity of Catholic colleges and universities and Church-affiliated ministries at non-Catholic colleges and universities; and studying and promoting the work of the organization's patron, John Henry Cardinal Newman, especially as it relates to Catholic higher education and the unity of faith and reason.