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Donnelly College



Donnelly is an independent, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The College was established in 1949 to meet the needs of urban immigrants and the working class, with special focus on "those who might not otherwise be served."

Today, Donnelly continues that proud tradition by providing access and affordable education within a culture that promotes student success, and by serving as the region's only federally designated Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution. Our community is proud of the rich racial and ethnic diversity of our students, staff and faculty and how that diversity supports our learning environment.

Through a strong general education curriculum integrated with career-oriented majors, Donnelly College offers programs leading to bachelor and associate degrees and certificates such as:

Bachelor's DegreesAssociate DegreesEnglish as a Second LanguageLPN/CNA/CMA certification

Donnelly continues to fulfill its mission by serving those who would not otherwise be served. In 2000, the College expanded its outreach to include an accredited satellite campus at the Lansing Correctional Facility. This program has transformed the lives of not only the students, but their families and future generations.

Mission: Donnelly College is a Catholic institution of higher education that seeks to continue the mission of Jesus Christ in our time by making the love of God tangible in our world.
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