Why attend a Catholic University?


Transformation at the Start

Transforming society is the history of Newman, founded in 1933 by the Sisters Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) in the middle of the Great Depression and dust bowl days. Already then, Sacred Heart Junior College for women (now Newman) in Wichita, Kansas was helping transform the lives of children and their parents by educating Sisters and lay women to be certified teachers.


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Service at its Core

St. Maria De Mattias, foundress of the Adorers, was intent on serving “the dear neighbor” and “filling the need” of Church and society. Today, Newman is dedicated to helping its diverse student population “fill the need” in a multitude of service opportunities and career paths while providing a holistic, liberal arts education as articulated by its namesake, St. John Henry Newman in The Idea of the University.

Catholic IdentityAcademic ExcellenceCulture of ServiceGlobal Perspective

These are the four core values that guide and influence education at Newman University. The people, programs, organizations and activities are designed to integrate these values such that students embrace a personal, lifelong mission to take with them to transform society.

Newman University recognizes that it is God's providence that enables the university community to succeed and thrive from one decade to the next as it has done for 90 years.

Mission & Values