The foundation of our value-driven education 

Discover more about how our beliefs drive all that we do, now and for the future of the University.  

Our Mission

Thomas More University is the Catholic Liberal Arts University of the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we challenge students of all faiths to examine the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others.

Make it More

Located approximately 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Thomas More is a highly regarded University, now serving more than 2,000 students. Here, students are exposed to the very best thought, literature, art, and music. They learn to harness the power of human reason to solve problems and discover truth. Most importantly, they have the chance to begin to become the person they were created to be—the chance to make it more.

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 Our Values

Thomas More is both a Catholic institution and one of higher learning. As such, our goal is to promote the truth and moral values of the Roman Catholic Church within the context of providing higher education. 

Because the University acknowledges the importance of faith, it sees the pursuit of knowledge as contributing to a deeper understanding of God and creation. Knowledge is not merely an end in itself, but a gateway to the mystery of reality, of truth. Faith informs how truth is sought and underpins the value we place on the practice of academic freedom. 

The University seeks to develop people who will:

  • Excel in their various fields of endeavor
  • Own responsibility toward their fellow human beings
  • Display respect for all of Earth’s life and resources that God has placed in our care

The University community holds ideal a world in which the justice and peace are a reality that we bring to life, not simply an image we wish for. We promote respect for the unique talents, self-awareness, self-fulfillment, and freedom of each person together with tolerance and compassion.

Our Vision

As Thomas More University fulfills its stated mission, we envision our school clearly known for its commitment to academic excellence in the liberal arts and in career preparation. To achieve our mission, we resolve to maintain a student/faculty ratio that permits small classes, individual attention, and close faculty relationships.

As a necessary foundation, we will develop an endowment sufficient to support high quality academic and extracurricular programs while we minimize tuition increases.

In response to the spirit of our University community, we will provide an atmosphere of openness, honesty, trust, and respect that is ever apparent to ourselves and to visitors alike. 

Ultimately, we at Thomas More University have committed ourselves to the integrity, concern for justice, and service to others for which our Spiritual Patron and namesake – Saint Thomas More—is so justly renowned.

Our Strategic Plan: to be the premier regional Catholic University