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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:

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FEB 27

Huascar Medina Poet Laureate of Kansas Thursday, February 279:00 a.m. | Event Center Free and open to the publicHuascar is a poet, writer, and performer who lives in Topeka. H...

MAR 4

1Day4Donnelly is Donnelly College’s annual 24-hour giving event. Join us to support student scholarships and other institutional needs.Check out our website or 1D...

MAR 12

Pi Day

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Celebrate Pi (3.14) and Pie (yum) with this unique student event and service learning opportunity.