John Paul the Great Catholic University is the Catholic University for Creative Arts & Business Innovation located in Escondido, California.
To help meet the ongoing need of students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, JPCatholic is renewing our COVID-response scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfer students who start at JPCatholic in 2021.
For Cal Grant-A eligible students, this scholarship along with your state and federal aid will cover your full tuition without any need for loans.
Combine this scholarship with our Stay Local scholarship to make JPCatholic even more affordable for you and your family!
For SoCal students who want to receive a local Catholic education this Fall, the Stay Local Scholarship will make our private education affordable and comparable to local public CSU and UC institutions.
Available to students in the following counties: San Diego, Riverside, Imperial, Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino
If you’re interested in one of these scholarship opportunities, the first step is to apply for admission. Our online application only takes 10 minutes!
The free online event will show you our campus in downtown Escondido and provide information on our academic programs, Catholic community, and alumni success.SIGN UP NOW
|15% graduate within four years||58% graduate within four years|
|78% job placement rate within six months||92% job placement rate within six months|
|0% to 10% Tuition Increase||Tuition-Lock Guarantee|
|$643 cost of commuter parking permit for one academic year||$105 cost of commuter parking permit for one academic year|
|26:1 student to professor ratio||15:1 student to professor ratio|
|43% receive institutional aid||95% receive institutional aid|
At JPCatholic, you can receive an affordable and high quality Catholic education that helps you grow professionally, spiritually, and academically with small class sizes, caring professors, and a creative, diverse, and supportive student body.
With JPCatholic’s unique 3-year program, students are able to start their careers three years earlier than many CSUSM students, many of whom take up to 6 years to graduate. Coupled with the security of JPCatholic’s tuition-lock guarantee, upfront and lower than average fees, and hands-on experience students garner from their program, students are able to graduate with confidence as they pursue their dreams.
JPCatholic resumed in-person instruction for our Fall 2020 quarter, offering students a hybrid model of both on-campus and online courses. We are committed to continue offering in-person instruction throughout all of 2021, following the health and safety guidelines from the County of San Diego.Visit Our COVID-19 Info Center
With a total student body under 300, JPCatholic offers a warm and welcoming campus community. Foster lifelong friendships, form creative partnerships, and surround yourself with a supportive environment that encourages your growth in both virtue and artistic excellence. Our small classroom sizes offer the chance for one-on-one mentorship from industry professionals who still work in their field.Join a Virtual Tour
Our unique academic model prepares students for the real-world pace of professional life in the industry, with a focus on hands-on projects, internships, and portfolio preparation. The program is structured on a year-round quarter system, and you graduate with your Bachelors Degree in just 12 quarters. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with about 3 weeks of break between each quarter.See How It Works
Our campus is a place where students can grow both professionally and spiritually. We’re a unique community of artists and innovators, centered around our faith in Jesus Christ and the beauty of the Catholic faith. Immerse yourself in an abundance of opportunities for spiritual growth, including Daily Mass, Confession, Adoration, Rosary, Retreats, and Service Projects.Learn More
JPCatholic alumni have found success in a variety of paths, ranging from Hollywood to independent media organizations, and from large corporations to nonprofits to their own entrepreneurial start-ups. View our placement rate and alumni jobs by clicking below.See Alumni Success
Our campus is located in north county San Diego, in historic downtown Escondido – about a 5-minute drive from the 15 freeway.Join a Virtual Tour Visit in Person
If you’re interested in one of these scholarship opportunities, the first step is to apply for admission.
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