Mission: As an academic community that welcomes people of all beliefs, salve regina university, a catholic institution founded by the sisters of mercy, seeks wisdom and promotes universal justice. The university, through teaching and research, prepares men and women for responsible lives by imparting and expanding knowledge, developing skills and cultivating enduring values. Through liberal arts and professional programs, students develop their abilities for thinking clearly and creatively, enhance their capacity for sound judgment, and prepare for the challenge of learning throughout their lives. In keeping with the traditions of the sisters of mercy, and recognizing that all people are stewards of god's creation, the university encourages students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful.
Programs: Salve regina university (the "university"), located in newport, rhode island, is a small comprehensive catholic university which opened in 1947 and is accredited by the new england association of schools and colleges. The university was founded by and continues to be sponsored by the sisters of mercy. The university enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women in a variety of academic programs. The university's student population is predominantly from the northeast region of the united states. The undergraduate programs are based on the liberal arts. The university offers associates, baccalaureate, master degrees, a certificate of advanced graduate study and a ph. D. In humanities.