Saint Peter's University was founded in 1872 by the Society of Jesus and continues today as a private, co-educational Roman Catholic institution located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Civil rights have had a long tradition at Saint Peter’s. It was first desegregated in 1936, when the college admitted its first black student. The college granted an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree to Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965, and the next year it became coeducational.
Today, Saint Peter's offers undergraduate and graduate programs, from associate's degrees to doctoral degrees and certificates, from the following schools and colleges:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of Business Administration
- School of Education
- School of Nursing
- School of Professional and Continuing Studies
In addition to online courses in most programs, students can complete a RN to BSN program completely online.