Franciscan University of Steubenville is a private not-for-profit, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Steubenville, Ohio. The University was founded in 1946 by the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular. Franciscan University of Steubenville is religiously affiliated with the Catholic Church.
Our strong core curriculum for undergraduates will root you in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, providing you with a solid liberal arts education and helping you discover the truth about God, man, and the created world. At the same time, our broad range of majors and specialized programs will allow you to pursue almost any field of study, from chemistry and nursing to psychology, political science, sacred music, engineering, and many, many more. Franciscan offers undergraduate and graduate programs. The M.A. Graduate Theology program is offered as a distance learning program. Classes are pre-recorded and students have access to them online.
Accreditation & Licensing
Higher Learning Commission