Frequent question: Who founded Catholic University of America?

Who founded CUA?

In 1885 it was decided that Washington, DC would be the location of this new university because the bishops saw it as a common ground – neither north nor south nor west – but as co-founder John Lancaster Spalding put it, “common ground upon which we can all meet to establish a national institution.”

Who runs Catholic university?

Catholic University of America

Motto Deus Lux Mea Est (Latin)
Endowment $276.1 million (2020)
Chancellor His Eminence, Wilton Cardinal Gregory
President John H. Garvey
Provost Aaron Dominguez

What was the first Catholic university in America?

In fact, just a few years after the end of the war, in 1789, the first true Catholic college in the United States was founded at Georgetown in present-day Washington DC.

Who is the president of Catholic University of America?

Is George Washington University a Catholic university?

Founded in 1821, George Washington University is the city’s largest institution of higher learning in terms of enrollment, as it had 25,653 students as of the spring of 2013.


School Catholic University of America
Type Research university
Enrollment (spring 2018) 6,078
Founded 1887
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