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Spalding University is the home for students who want to earn a degree while engaging and serving the community. We put compassion in action every day with our mission-driven focus. We volunteer, teach, advocate, organize and give. Our students are active in the community, using their Spalding education to make the world better. We are a diverse community with a core commitment to inclusion, and we value our students, faculty and staff from all walks of life. Begin your college journey with us and follow your passions.

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Spalding graduate in cap and gown blowing confetti towards camera.


Find your strengths. Graduate with knowledge and real world experience in your field.

Art student using cutting table in Spalding's Maker Space on campus.


your community. Be inspired to inspire others.

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Spalding student Shianne Davis standing on Third Street sidewalk outside university library smiling.
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Aerial view of group of orientation students standing outside in Mother Catherine Spalding Square courtyard.

At Spalding, we are an inclusive community of people who are fundamentally different from one another. We humbly accept each other for who we are. We represent a cross-section of society. We have the most racially diverse student body of Kentucky’s private colleges. Thirty-one percent of students self-identify as people of color.

We are a community of learners made up of artists, veterans, activists, parents, religious leaders, LGBTQIA community members and athletes. We are all of these people and more. We have different abilities, ideals, cultures, backgrounds, goals and passions. We cultivate a supportive space for all of our students to learn and grow.

Since 1814, we have been serving our communities in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth with a spirit of inclusiveness and compassion.

Join our tradition. Let us welcome you home.