About Our Mission

At the University of Saint Francis, our strong Catholic identity and Franciscan values have been at the heart of our institution since its founding in 1890. Our mission is simple: to bring together a diverse community in a shared commitment to learning, leadership, and service, all grounded in the rich traditions of Catholicism and Franciscan ideals.

The Locations

Fort Wayne

Saint Francis students enjoy an enriching campus life surrounded by the dynamic offerings of Indiana’s second-largest city. Situated in Allen County, the heart of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne boasts a wealth of opportunities for students to explore and thrive.

Fort Wayne’s diverse economy is another facet that enriches campus life. From its manufacturing heritage to its current standing as a hub for medical devices, technology, and various other industries, students can tap into a thriving job market right at their doorstep. The city’s reputation for quality of life, a welcoming business climate, and a highly skilled workforce make Allen County an attractive place for personal and professional growth.

Fort Wayne provides an impressive 87 parks, covering a sprawling 2805 acres. With amenities like 62 tennis courts, 4 public 18-hole golf courses, soccer fields, swimming pools, and more, students have ample space to unwind and engage in recreational activities.

In Fort Wayne, campus life is about more than just academics; it’s about embracing the opportunities, diversity, and innovation that this thriving city has to offer, ensuring a holistic and enriching college experience.

aerial shot of campus
Downtown Fort Wayne

Crown Point 

The Saint Francis Crown Point location offers students a unique and focused experience with a strong emphasis on health careers. Aspiring nurses and healthcare technicians find their academic home here, surrounded by a supportive and conducive environment for their career pursuits.

The city’s close-knit community and proximity to medical facilities create the perfect learning environment where students can gain real-world experience at nearby healthcare institutions.

In addition to its healthcare focus, Crown Point offers a serene and picturesque setting for students to explore. With its scenic parks, recreational facilities, and welcoming community, students can balance rigorous academic pursuits and relaxation.

University of Saint Francis Crown Point building and parking lot from above during sunset.

About Our People

At Saint Francis, we are driven by a strong sense of purpose rooted in our partnership with the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, who appoint our university president. This collaborative effort, in close coordination with our dedicated Board of Trustees, shapes our long-term strategies to best serve our students.

Our faculty members bring their wealth of knowledge, industry insight, and passion for teaching to ensure that you receive a dynamic and forward-focused education. They work in harmony with the leadership of our university, guiding you on your path to becoming a leader, innovator, and positive influence in your professional journey and everyday life. Learn more about the integral roles our Sisters, President, Board of Trustees, and faculty play in your educational experience.

Community Programs and Camps

At Saint Francis, our community thrives on involvement. We offer students numerous opportunities to engage with the local community through volunteer initiatives, partnerships, and events that enrich their college experience. And we invite the broader community to us through innovative and enriching programs.