The College of St. Catherine
is a private women's
Catholic college located in
both St. Paul, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Enrollment is currently around 4700
students. It is the largest Catholic women's college in the country.The St. Paul campus of the College of St. Catherine was
founded in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. It was named for Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The Minneapolis campus was founded in 1887 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet as St. Mary's School of Nursing. It was renamed St. Mary's Junior
College and then merged with the College of St. Catherine in 1986.The College of St. Catherine is a NCAA Division III school that is part of the Minnesota
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The sport teams nickname is Wildcats.