About QU

It’s easy to grow from deep roots.

Passion. Discovery. Respect. These are the hallmarks of growth.

Turn your Dream into a reality.

A Leader

A Leader – Francis Slay
Former Mayor of St. Louis
B.A. Political Science – Quincy University (1977)

Before becoming the longest-serving mayor in St. Louis history, Francis Slay found a home at Quincy University (then Quincy College) as a standout student of political science. He was a member of the Political Club, a “Who’s Who” student, and a star member of THREE national championship soccer teams!

A Global Citizen

A Global Citizen – Fr. Michael Perry
Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor
B.S. History / B.S. Philosophy – Quincy University (1977)

In 2013, Fr. Michael Perry was elected Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor—the head of the 13,500-member Franciscan Order. He became the 120th and only third American successor to St. Francis of Assisi himself. He now resides in Rome and has met with Pope Francis on many occasions.

A Creative Force

A Creative Force – LaRon Grant
B.S. Music – Quincy University (2012)

A member of nearly every drama production and vocal group on campus, LaRon Grant spent much of his time at QU in the spotlight. His talents, charisma, and leadership shone both on stage and behind the scenes. Nowadays, LaRon is commanding much larger stages in New York as a teacher, choreographer, and performer!

A Competitor

A Competitor – Courtney Belger
Professional Athlete — Itzehoe Eagles (Germany)
B.S. Sport Management – Quincy University (2012)

A key member of the Hawks basketball team from 2008 to 2012, Courtney became a leader on and off the court. The sport management major helped the Hawks to their first ever Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2010 as a sophomore. Courtney is now playing pro ball as a member of the Itzehoe Eagles in Germany.

A Trailblazer

A Trailblazer – Mallory Littlejohn
B.A. Political Science – Quincy University (2008)
A student body president and member of QU’s award-winning Mock Trial team, Mallory turned her apt for leadership and legal studies into an internship with the local prosecutor’s office. After QU, she earned a juris doctor from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and is now a successful lawyer for a non-profit agency in Southern Illinois.

A Rising Star

A Rising Star – Mike Colombo
Anchor & Investigative Reporter – KPLR-TV in St. Louis
B.A. Communication – Quincy University (2008)

As a freshman, Mike discovered his passion for journalism thanks in large part to the encouragement and mentorship provided by his teachers. Mike turned an internship at a local television station into full time reporter and part-time anchor position and learned as much as he could first-hand. He is now a respected and Emmy-winning anchor and trusted consumer advocate for KPLR-TV in his hometown of St. Louis.

Real-World Opportunities


(ESPN, Chicago Tribune, FBI, Mayo Clinic, US Airways, and more)

Over 90% of graduates

Find jobs in their field or enroll in grad school within 6 months of graduation

Study Abroad
in Italy, Costa Rica, London & More

Life-Changing Experiences

500 Students

participate in 15 service trips a year across seven states


of our students participate in community service

Strengthen your faith

with daily or weekly worship services for all faiths

A Close-Knit Community

1,072 students

attend Quincy University from 33 states and 18 foreign countries



student-faculty ratio with an average class size of 14 students

21 NCAA Division II

intercollegiate sports in the Great Lakes Valley Conference


small town.



30 city parks

dozens of hiking and biking trails, and several unique river and city tours

80 restaurants

and about 10 coffee shops

Fun Fact: It’s FREE to park your car on campus, so you can explore everything that Quincy has to offer outside of the classroom.

A quality, affordable education ROOTED IN the Catholic and Franciscan traditions.