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Become a University Partner

We are thrilled to partner with the Cristo Rey Network. I have often admired the schools of the Cristo Rey Network, and their steadfast efforts to ensure a thoughtful learning environment and student success. This complements our values at the University of Denver and celebrating the 4 Dimensional Student Experience.
- Derek DuBose, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Director of Admission, University of Denver
Since 2008, we have fostered partnerships with colleges and universities that recognize the value of a Cristo Rey education and the promise and ambition of our graduates. The program has been an important element of our graduates’ post-secondary success, providing a platform for collaboration between select colleges and universities and Cristo Rey schools and students. 


of students in the class of 2017 who enrolled at a University Partner graduated within six years 

1 in 6

Class of 2023 graduates committed to enrolling at a University Partner
University Partner Benefits

The benefits of partnership with the Cristo Rey Network are not limited to:

  • access to a national pipeline of diverse, motivated, and well-prepared students
  • robust opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing
  • access to student/counselor focus groups for program review, analysis and design
  • professional development through our annual Summit on College Success with peer-institutions and counselors who privilege recruiting, welcoming, supporting, and graduating lower-income and first generation students
University Partner Requirements

University Partners offer the following assistance and supports to our students and the Cristo Rey Network:

  • intentional programmatic and financial support for our graduates and active collaboration with the Network’s national staff and University Partners

  • prioritization of Cristo Rey schools as part of their recruitment efforts and strategy
  • dedicated staff and support systems that facilitate the successful integration, retention, and graduation of minority, low-income and/or first generation students at rates comparable to overall institutional graduation rate
  • competitive financial aid support for Cristo Rey students, preferably meeting the full demonstrated need of each admitted student
  • attendance and participation in the Cristo Rey Network’s annual Summit on College Success and are encouraged to support the Network and its mission through an annual contribution

University Partners

Albion College
Augustana College
Benedictine College
Berea College
Blackburn College
Boston College
California Lutheran University
Case Western Reserve University
Chapman University
The Catholic University of America
College of the Holy Cross
College of Saint Benedict
Connecticut College
Creighton University
DePaul University
DePauw University
Dominican University
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Grinnell College
Holy Cross College
Illinois Institute of Technology
John Carroll University
{NEW!} Juniata College 
Lewis University
Loras College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Marquette University
Mount Mercy University
Mount St. Joseph University
Mount Saint Mary's University - LA
Oklahoma City University
Olivet Nazarene University
Providence College
Regis University
Rhodes College
Rockhurst University
Saint Anselm College
Saint John’s University - Minnesota
Saint Joseph’s University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s College
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Michael's College
Saint Peter's University
Saint Vincent College
Santa Clara University
Seattle University
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Stevenson University
Stonehill College
St. John Fisher College
St. Norbert College
St. Olaf College
St. Thomas University
Trinity Washington University
University of Dallas
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Notre Dame
University of Portland
University of Richmond
University of Saint Mary
{NEW!} University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Scranton
University of St. Francis
{NEW!} University of St. Thomas - Houston
University of St. Thomas - Minnesota
Villanova University
{NEW!} Washington and Lee University
Wesleyan University
Whitman College
Xavier University
Xavier University of Louisiana