St. Catherine University is located in Matsuyama City in Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Japan Inland Sea, it is an ideal location for students to embrace their dreams and head toward their futures.
The university is managed under the auspices of the Congregation of Religious Missionaries of St. Dominic. It is named after St. Catherine of Siena who represents the values of devotion and dedication to be instill in the students.
St. Catherine University was established in 1988 on the campus of St. Catherine Junior College, which had been established in 1966. Both the university and the junior college were established as higher education institutions for women and they became co-educational in 2004.
In 2017, the Department of Nursing was established at the Matsuyama Shieki Campus.
In 2022, the Graduate School of Nursing Master’s course in Nursing was established.
The campus also houses St. Martin’s Home, an intensive-care home for the aged, and a pre-school kindergarten that is attached to the junior college.
There are two research institutes: The Research Institute of Humanity and Culture and The Institute for Christian Studies.