Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell University promotes intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic growth to a diverse population and welcomes all cultures and faith traditions.
Inspired by St. Dominic de Guzman and our Catholic heritage, we transform students’ lives by preparing them through the liberal arts and professional studies to think critically, pursue truth, and contribute to a just society.
Caldwell University will be recognized as a leader in providing transformative education addressing contemporary social, economic, and cultural challenges.
Infused with our core values, Caldwell University programs will be acknowledged for their combination of liberal arts and professionally-oriented learning.
Caldwell University will inspire its students to seek truth, embrace justice, and pursue intellectual study as they engage in experiences within a community of diverse learners. We will prepare women and men to lead successful personal and professional lives consistent with Catholic values through a liberal arts core. A broad range of programs will prepare students to be successful in the global work environment and to apply ethical standards in every aspect of their lives. Our graduates will respect the sacredness of creation and be committed to service, and intellectual life.
Our vision, shaped by our core values of Respect, Integrity, Community, and Excellence, is fostered within the framework of the 800-year tradition of the Dominican Order. This vision inspires us to be compassionate and empathetic as we develop full intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic lives.