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Originally established in 1831 as a men's college known as the Athenaeum, Xavier is the fourth-oldest Jesuit university and sixth-oldest Catholic university in the country. Today, the 190-acre campus in Cincinnati boasts roughly 700 faculty and staff, and 7,000 students. Xavier offers an extensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts. Eight of these master's degrees, in fields such as business administration and education, can be completed online.

Xavier University Tuition, Accreditation, and Admissions Info


Accreditation and Approvals

Xavier University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Select Xavier programs hold additional accreditation from agencies including the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Social Work Education, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, American Psychological Association, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


In addition to an online application, prospective freshman must supply a counselor recommendation form, high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores. Graduate school applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, submit undergraduate transcripts, and GRE or MAT test scores. Applicants who already possess a graduate degree, a teaching license, or a cumulative 3.0 undergraduate GPA may waive testing requirements. Xavier University acceptance rate is 74% for undergraduate students.

Xavier's selective admissions programs in nursing, music, theatre, occupational therapy, and radiologic technology are extremely competitive and require additional admissions processes in addition to those listed above. Specific requirements may also vary depending on one's student status.

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Xavier University Online Degrees Offered

Xavier provides eight fully online master’s programs in:

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