Our three institutions of higher learning find inspiration from both St. Francis of Assisi and Felician foundress Blessed Mary Angela — offering students a distinctively Felician-Franciscan education, with opportunities to serve the needs of others. Each college or university has unique regional characteristics, stellar academics and a commitment to liberal arts education integrated with career preparation. Felician higher education strives to help students reach their full potential by offering tuition support and wraparound programs to ensure successful completion of degree programs.
Felician Sisters sponsor the following three schools.
Villa Maria College
Founded in 1960, Villa Maria College prepares students to succeed academically, offering 19 degree programs across 6 departments. With over 500 students in a supportive, inclusive community, Villa strives to transmit Felician core values, forming leaders capable of doing good in the world.
Lodi, NJ and Rutherford, NJ
Founded in 1923 as Immaculate Conception Normal School by the Felician Sisters, Felician University has campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, NJ. More than 2,000 students from diverse backgrounds enroll each year in a range of undergraduate, pre-professional, graduate and certificate programs. Steeped in Franciscan tradition, Felician University strives to help students develop into leaders who work for justice and peace.
Established by Felician Sisters in 1937, Madonna University has become one of the largest Franciscan universities in the U.S., with an enrollment of approximately 3,000. Madonna University exemplifies Christian humanistic values, intellectual inquiry, respect for diversity and commitment to serving others through a liberal arts education. In Felician Franciscan tradition, Madonna shapes students to apply their knowledge and skills in meaningful service around the world.