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

OCT 24

Donnelly is proud to co-sponsor this event with American Public Square. This program is NOT located on the Donnelly College campus. There is agreement that Kansas City is g...

OCT 28

The Information Session is an all-encompassing visit day for future students where you can see the Donnelly College campus, our exciting campus transformation, meet faculty and ...

OCT 30

Transfer and Internship Fair

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Donnelly College Transfer & Internship Fair Wednesday, October 30 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Donnelly Commons (Internship Fair) Event Center (Transfer Fair) More than 20 college...