May 27, 2020

In response to the announcement that Holy Family College in Manitowoc, Wisc., will close on Aug. 29, 2020, Catholic University is offering a degree completion path to Holy Family College students. The schools have signed an agreement for CatholicU to accept transfer students from Holy Family College beginning for the fall 2020 term. 

Dr. Robert B. Callahan, president of Holy Family College, announced the closing of the College on May 4. The decision was made after careful consideration, explained Callahan, citing increased costs, fundraising challenges, and the fiscal impacts from COVID-19. The higher education ministry was sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity for 85 years.

Under the new partnership, all eligible Holy Family College student credits will be accepted toward an equal or comparable degree program at Catholic University. CatholicU will develop a pathway to graduation, offering the student the opportunity to complete his or her program over the same timeframe as was possible at Holy Family College. 

Catholic University will accept Holy Family students for admission, without any application fee, and the net tuition and fees to complete courses and other requirements to graduate for each student transferring from Holy Family College will be no more than what the student has paid for the same courses and requirements at Holy Family College. 

In addition, Catholic University will provide academic support, student service resources, and advising to support the success of continuing Holy Family College students. 

“Catholic University welcomes those students who are affected by the closing of Holy Family College. We look forward to having them join our community and helping them complete their college education,” says John Garvey, University president. 

For more information and resources regarding closure, please visit the Holy Family College website.