Throughout the years, we've been recognized with prestigious top rankings and awards reflecting a devotion to student outcomes.

The University’s history traces back to 1920 as one of the nation’s first Catholic women’s colleges. Today, as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate students, we remain devoted to the success of our students academically and professionally.

The Mount is designated as a Collegiate Purple Star Campus

The Mount is among a group of 46 Collegiate Purple Star campuses that have earned the designation since 2022. 

Criteria for being chosen as a Purple Star college or university include having a dedicated military/veteran point of contact and/or office on campus, establishing priority registration for veterans and servicemembers, surveying student veterans and servicemembers – along with spouses and dependents – about needs and challenges, and allowing for the establishment of student-led groups and organizations for veterans and servicemembers. Colleges and universities that earn the Collegiate Purple Star designation will receive permission from the advisory committee to utilize a logo or badge signifying the designation.


The Mount joins 2023 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll

On June 9, 2023, Phi Theta Kappa named 208 colleges and universities to the Transfer Honor Roll—a list of outstanding institutions who provide extraordinary support to their transfer students--and the Mount is one of them.


The Mount is proud to participate as a Yellow Ribbon School
in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

The Yellow Ribbon Program can help you pay for higher out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover.

Mount Named #2 out of 10 for Niche's 2023 Best Value Colleges in the Cincinnati Area

With 32 majors, 34 minors, and 11 graduate programs, the Mount offers hands-on experiential learning and personalized attention from expert faculty and staff to transform knowledge into action.



Mount St. Joseph University again named a College of Distinction on 2018-2019 List

Mount St. Joseph University was chosen for educational experiences that build values, demonstrate teamwork in-and-out of the classroom, and provide effective resources and tools to build and maintain strength in the academic community by Colleges of Distinction.


Mount Included in 2017-2018 Colleges of Distinction Guidebook

Mount St. Joseph University was recognized as a College of Distinction, and was featured in the 2017-2018 Colleges of Distinction Guidebook. The guidebook recognizes colleges that engage students, feature great teaching, offer a vibrant community, and display successful outcomes. 


MSJ University named as one of ten universities in U.S. for Excellence in Assessment honor

Mount St. Joseph University is among ten exemplary colleges and universities named as the inaugural class of Excellence in Assessment designees, recognizing the institution's commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success.


Mount St. Joseph University has been named a Great College to Work For® for a 3rd consecutive year. 

The Mount was also named to the Great Colleges Honor Roll, a status granted to only 42 colleges each year who are highlighted most across the recognition categories.

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Mount St. Joseph University won honors in 8 categories this year:

Professional Development;
Mission & Pride;
Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness;
Confidence in Senior Leadership;
Faculty & Staff Well-being;
Shared Governance;
Faculty Experience;
Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging 


Mount St. Joseph University Ranked Among Top 4 in Ohio, (Top 50 in USA) for Best College for Non-Traditional Students

The college planning website, a resource that summarizes school data, recently rolled out its list of the 50 best colleges in the nation for older students who pursued an undergraduate degree. It described the Mount as an institution that “places a high value on scholastic excellence, service, value and experiential learning.”


U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges

For the 20th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Mount among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest, 2018.


President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The Mount was bestowed the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement in 2011.