Private 4 Year

Pontifical College Josephinum

Columbus, Ohio

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Pontifical College Josephinum overview
Location Columbus, Ohio
Online pcj.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Pontifical College Josephinum overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Pontifical College Josephinum, located in Columbus, Ohio, stands as a unique institution as the only pontifical seminary outside of Italy, authorized by the Vatican to confer ecclesiastical degrees. Established in 1888, this private Roman Catholic seminary embraces a rich history dedicated to preparing men for the priesthood through a formation grounded in faith and scholarship. The campus presents a tranquil, spiritually-centered setting with a distinctive Gothic architecture. The college offers a rigorous academic environment with programs in philosophy and theology, which are particularly prominent, leading to Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees that align with its religious mission. Admissions to the college are selective, focusing on candidates who demonstrate a strong vocational call and academic ability. While student housing is provided, fostering a community life integral to priestly formation, there is no emphasis on intercollegiate athletics at the institution, given its specialized focus on clerical education.

In the most recent statistical year 8 prospective students applied, and 7 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6 enrolled in the school.  56 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 105 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $25,334 plus fees of $1,429.












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Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jul 31, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $125

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Pontifical College Josephinum
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,700
Other Fees$1,429
Room and Board $11,976
Budget for Other Expenses$7,000
Total One Year Cost$47,439

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Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

100% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Pontifical College Josephinum students
Subject Percent of Class
Philosophy and Religious Studies 82%
Foreign Languages 18%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=205027 IPEDS survey data for Pontifical College Josephinum.

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