Founded in 1831, Xavier University is a Jesuit, Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its three colleges offer 83 undergraduate majors, 52 minors and 11 graduate programs to 7,019 total students, including 4,368 undergraduates. The University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation and one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities nationwide.
Xavier’s 34th Jesuit president is Michael J. Graham, S.J., who was inaugurated in fall 2001. He succeeded James E. Hoff, S.J., who, after nearly 10 years of service to the University, retired in December 2000. Graham has been with Xavier since 1984, beginning his work here as an adjunct professor of history. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1978 and was ordained a priest
- Recognized as one of the top 10 universities in the Midwest for the last 16 years by U.S. News & World Report, including a rank of third for 2011.
- Named among “The Best 373 Colleges” in America by The Princeton Review.
- Ranked No. 41 among the “100 Best Values in Private Colleges” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
- Ranked first for having the best graduation rate among Midwest master’s-level colleges and universities.