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


This is a combined commencement ceremony for an associate, bachelor's, nursing students. Nursing pinning will take place during this ceremony.9:00 a.m. - Graduates arrive i...


Book Sale

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Free parking will be available in the parking garage next to the Event Center Donnelly College, 608 N 18 St, Kansas City, KS 66102, USA