Student in front of Donnelly College building

About Donnelly

Welcome to Donnelly College, located in the heart of Kansas City, Kansas. Donnelly is an independent, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The College was established in 1949 to offer affordable Catholic higher education to urban immigrants and the working class, with special focus on "those who might not otherwise be served."

Today, Donnelly continues that proud tradition of increasing access to those most under-represented in higher education within a culture that promotes student success. Donnelly is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education as:

Through a strong liberal arts curriculum integrated with career-oriented majors, Donnelly College offers:


Upcoming Events

AUG 22


9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

As is the custom of Catholic institutions of higher learning to begin and end each academic year with prayer, we begin with a Convocation day. Festivities begin with an academic...

SEP 20

Ken Ilgunas, author of Trespassing Across America, will present his talk, “The Universe and the University" on campus which will cover his book, life before his hike and the iss...