Gonzaga University is an privately-run Catholic university founded in 1887 by Father Joseph Cataldo, SH, an Italian-born priest and missionary. Father Cataldo, a member of the Society of Jesus, established this academic institution because he wanted to create a Catholic school for local Native Americans. Gonzaga University is located in a 131 acre grassland area along the Spokane River in Spokane Washington and houses 105 academic buildings.
Named after Jesuit Saint, Aloysius Gonzaga, the University is authorized to offer 92 courses and 26 graduate programs. Undergraduate (Bachelor and Associate) programs are held completely on-campus, while some graduate programs can be taken on-campus or online. The graduate courses that are offered via distance education are: Masters in Organizational Leadership, Masters in Communication and Leadership, Master of Science in Nursing, and Masters in Nursing Education. Other online programs include RN to MSN (Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing) and Servant Leadership Certificate.
To apply for admission to one of Gonzaga’s online courses, applicants should complete the online application;form; then print, sign and mail the application page together with a check covering the application fee to Gonzaga University. A copy of the applicant’s resume, transcript of records from schools previously attended and other supporting documents, as required, must be forwarded to Gonzaga as well. For more details on admission requirements, contact a Gonzaga University Admissions representative.
Tuition fees for online courses are comparative to the rates of classes taken on-campus. Tuition is computed on a per credit hour basis and does not include incidental costs such as library fees and books. Financial aid in the form of grants, loans and scholarships are available to eligible students while those who are in active military duty can take advantage of military benefits. More information can be requested from the University’s Financial Aid office.
Gonzaga University is a member of the Jesuit Education Network. It was ranked as one of the best colleges in the West by the US News and World Report and The Princeton Review. Forbes Magazine has also included Gonzaga University in their list of the nation’s best universities. Regionally, Gonzaga University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Schools.