St Thomas Aquinas College

St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, New York is a four-year liberal arts College for men and women. The College is empowered to grant the Master of Science in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Teaching, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees. Students are admitted without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, veteran status, religious affiliation, or any other classification protected by law

In 1952, the Board of Regents of the State of New York granted a Provisional Charter to the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill to operate a three-year elementary teacher-education program under the corporate title of St. Thomas Aquinas College. This Charter was later amended in 1957 so that the College might conduct courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree for members of the Sparkill Congregation. In 1958, the College graduated its first class into the ranks of the alumni- 30 strong!See more.

In 1960, the Provisional Charter was made absolute and the College was empowered to grant the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Education as well as to admit other religious women and lay-women. In 1967, the College was granted the Charter amendment and opened its doors as a coeducational institution.Since then, the college has been continuously renovating and growing right up to the present day. More removations are planned for 2014 See less.

** STAC was founded by the Dominican Sisters of St. Agnes on the old St. Agnes grounds.
[This narrative was supplied by Danielle N. Kobryn, Director of Enrollment Marketing & Campus Communications]


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