The western side of campus from the vantage point of a drone at sunset


The University of Saint Francis was founded by the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in 1890. The university has been formed and guided by its Catholic mission and Franciscan values.


students enrolled


degree programs (doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, associate, certificate)


average undergraduate class size


  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Full-time instructional faculty: 122
  • Faculty that hold a doctorate/terminal degree: 41%
  • Average class size: 16
  • Fields of study: 76 majors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, and business

Student Body

  • Enrollment: 1,903 students from 23 states and 22 foreign countries
  • Demographics: 68% women, 32% men
  • U.S. students who self-identify as students of color: 26%


student clubs and organizations


first year retention rate


of the class of 2022 are employed, in the military, or enrolled in additional education after graduation

Student Life

  • Student organizations: 40
  • Number of athletic teams: 20
  • Number of Athletic Championships: 45 conference championships (37 team and 8 individual), 6 national championships (4 team and 2 individual)
  • Size of campus: 132 acre main campus, with additional locations in downtown Fort Wayne and Crown Point, Indiana
  • Students who live on campus: 29% (of students age 17-24 enrolled in programs at the Fort Wayne campus location)
  • Safety: USF is ranked #2 Safest College in Indiana by Niche and is among the top 10% nationally.

Student Success and Outcomes

  • First-year retention rate: 68% (full-time bachelor’s cohort)
  • 6-Year graduation rate: 56%
  • Percentage of the class of 2021 that are employed, in the military, or enrolled in additional education after graduation: 99%

Source: Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
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