According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are over 20 Catholic colleges and universities that offer varsity ice hockey teams in the US. These schools are primarily located in states that experience colder winters. They vary in size, tuition rates and other factors.
The Catholic colleges with ice hockey teams are typically private schools and are located in states like New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Explore some of these schools and their undergraduate tuition rates in the table below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Boston College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Chestnut Hill, MA||$53,346|
|Niagara University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Niagara University, NY||$31,950|
|Saint Mary's University of Minnesota||4-year, private not-for-profit||Winona, MN||$33,560|
|Saint Michael's College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Colchester, VT||$43,640|
|Saint Norbert College||4-year, private not-for-profit||De Pere, WI||$36,593|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of the Catholic Colleges with Ice Hockey Teams
Several Catholic colleges have women's and/or men's ice hockey teams. Students trying to decide between schools may also consider the spiritual life options on campus, available degree programs and other factors. Learn these details and more about some of the Catholic schools with ice hockey teams.
According to the NCES, Boston College in Massachusetts had 9,870 undergraduate students in 2016. The college is an NCAA Division I school and offers men's and women's ice hockey teams, known as the Eagles. Students can pursue bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree programs in areas like Hispanic studies, biochemistry, economics, theology, information systems, geophysics, nursing, law and education. Students wishing to grow in their faith and fellowship with other students may join a variety of spiritual organizations on campus, including Athletes in Action Sports Ministry, Christian Legal Society, Interfaith Coalition and Pro-Life Club.
Part of the NCAA's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Niagara University is home to the Purple Eagles men's ice hockey team. In 2016, the NCES reported that the university in New York had close to 3,140 undergraduate students. The university has undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of subjects, including actuarial science, school psychology, criminal justice, sport management, biology, religious studies, social work and nursing. The school also provides students with a variety of spiritual growth opportunities, such as a freshmen ministry immersion (Niagara Plunge), Bible studies, spiritual retreats and B.A.S.I.C (Brothers and Sisters in Christ).
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers certificates, bachelor's, master's and/or doctoral degree programs in fields like accounting, global studies, chemistry, music, theatre, Spanish, organizational leadership, education and biology. The university is an NCAA Division III school and is home to the Cardinals' men's and women's ice hockey teams. According to the NCES, the university had 1,590 undergraduate students in 2016. In addition to liturgy and worship, students can deepen their faith through the school's community service opportunities, such as Big and Little Pals, S.O.U.L. (Serving Others United in Love) trips and Mission Awareness.
Saint Michael's College
Students at Vermont's Saint Michael's College can grow in their faith by participating in Sacred Dance Ensemble, community service programs, Spanish liturgy, choir, mass, spiritual retreats and more. The Saint Michael's College Purple Knights have men's and women's ice hockey and are an NCAA Division II school. In 2016, the college had a little over 1,900 undergraduate students, per the NCES. The college offers a few graduate programs in areas like education and clinical psychology, as well as a variety of undergraduate majors in fields like computer science, English, journalism, neuroscience, pre-pharmacy, statistics, art and anthropology.
Saint Norbert College
Saint Norbert College in Wisconsin had around 2,100 undergraduate students in 2016, according to the NCES. Students can pursue graduate programs in business administration, theological studies or liberal studies, and undergraduate programs in subjects such as geology, German, chemistry, economics, philosophy, environmental science and computer science. The college encourages students to deepen their faith through participation in the ALIVE program, Morning Prayer worship service, spiritual retreats and service organizations, like the Zambia Project or TRIPS program. Known as the Green Knights, men's and women's ice hockey teams are available and are part of the NCAA's Division III.