|Number of Traditional Undergraduates||85|
|Location||Toongabbie East, NSW|
|Total Cost (Tuition, Room & Board)||$20,535 (US$)|
|Net Price (learn more)||$19,535 (US$)|
|Number of Majors||4|
|Median High School GPA|
Answers from the college on the most important questions. Click a topic below to read more.
Is your institution accredited by at least one regional or national education association?
Please identify each accreditor and indicate whether it is approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) – the National regulator in Australia.
Please cite evidence of student or alumni accomplishment, such as graduation rate, graduate school placement, job placement, awards, etc.
The average graduation rate over the past three years is 73%.
In a survey conducted in August 2015, 80% of the 2014 College Graduates who responded were engaged in full time work or study within 6 months of graduating.
Please identify any notable public recognition of your institution’s academic quality in the last three years, such as rankings, awards, etc.
Re-accreditation of the BA in July 2015 for a further 7 years by the NSW Department of Education and Training.
Additional Academic Quality information, clarification or description (optional)
Completed the AUQA (Australian Universities’ Quality Agency) audit in late 2011 and received an excellent report.
Are more than half of the current members of your faculty practicing Catholics?
Approximately what percentage of your current faculty members are practicing Catholics?
Are members of your faculty officially informed of their responsibility for maintaining and strengthening the Catholic identity of the institution?
Are members of your teaching faculty expected, as a condition of employment, to respect Catholic teaching and comply with Catholic morality in their public actions and statements both on and off campus?
Please identify key undergraduate faculty who are noted experts in their field, have produced important publications, have leadership roles in academic associations, etc. and briefly describe such accomplishments (optional):
Dr Jeremy Bell
BA MPhil (Syd)
Lecturer in Philosophy
Dr Luciano Boschiero
BA Hons (Wollongong) PhD (UNSW) DipEdSt (CoT, London)
Senior Lecturer in History
Dr Colin Dray
BA BCA Hons (Wollongong) PhD (Sydney)
Lecturer in Literature
Mr Thomas Flynn
MA (Oxford) MPhil (UNDA)
Tutor in Classics
Rev Dr Luke Holohan SM
BA (Qld) AssDipRelSt (UTI), Grad DipEd (SIE) BTh Grad DipMinLead (SCD) PhD (Trinity Coll Dublin) DipEdSt (CoT, London)
Lecturer in Theology
Dr Amitavo Islam
BSc Hons (ANU), PhD Mathematics (Syd) PhD Philosophy (UNSW) DipEdSt (CoT, London)
Lecturer in Philosophy and Mathematics
Dr Stephen McInerney
BA Hons (ANU) PhD (Syd) DipEdSt (CoT, London) DipTh (Cambridge)
Senior Lecturer in Literature
Associate Dean of Studies
Additional Faculty information, clarification or description (optional):
College sessional staff include:
Dr Stephen Chavura
BA (Hons I) PhD (UNE)
Lecturer in History
Dr Kathryn Hillier
BSc (Brock) PhD (UNSW) DipEd (UTS)
Lecturer in Science
Dr Yvette Debergue
BA (Hons I) PhD (Sydney)
Lecturer in History
Sr Elena Marie
BPsych (Hons I), PhD (Adelaide)
Lecturer in Biology and Theology
Does the institution have a department of Catholic theology, distinct from “religious studies” and other disciplines?
Are courses in Catholic theology clearly identified and distinguished from other courses dealing with religion?
Do all faculty in the theological disciplines have a mandatum according to the procedures established by the local bishop or other competent ecclesiastical authority?
Do all faculty in the theological disciplines make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?
Does your institution require that all theology courses be taught in a manner faithful to Scripture, Tradition, and the Church’s Magisterium, and also to the principles and methods proper to Catholic theology?
Please identify the theology courses that are included in the undergraduate core or distribution requirements and the professors who routinely teach those courses:
THE101 Theological Foundations of Christian Culture
THE102 The Development of Revelation
THE201 Sacramental Theology
THE202 Fundamental Moral Theology
THE301 Theology of the Post-Conciliar Era [Elective]
THE302 Bioethics and the Catholic Tradition [Elective]
THE303 Moral and Sexual Integrity [Elective]
THE304 Public Morality and Catholic Social Ethics [Elective]
Please describe the place of Catholic theology in your institution’s undergraduate curriculum and how it is distinct from other institutions.
Our Catholic theology is distinct from other institutes because the content is integrated with the other disciplines – history, literature, philosophy and science – giving the subject greater depth and breadth.
Additional Theology information, clarification or description (optional):
Completion of eight Theology units constitutes a major in Theology.
Please identify any course that every undergraduate student must take:
For the first two years, full-time BA students will study, at 100 and 200 level (total 16 subjects), four of the five core disciplines: Theology, Philosophy, History and Literature.
In their third year, students undertaking the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts are required to complete eight 300-level subjects from the core disciplines (Theology, Philosophy, History, Literature and Science).
Third year students may elect to complete a major in a core discipline by completing a total of eight units from that area of study.
Please identity the courses that students may choose from in order to satisfy common curriculum distribution requirements:
See above. Students have the option of taking majors (8 units) in Theology, Philosophy, History, or Literature.
Students also have the option to take above-load units in Latin and Classical Greek (for the Classical Languages Diploma), as well as Mathematics, and Study Skills.
How many credits are required for graduation and what percent are from core / distribution courses?
144 credit points for the Bachelor of Arts
48 credit points for the Diploma of Liberal Arts
48 credit points for the Diploma of Classical Languages
100% of the 144 credit points for the BA must be from the core areas of study
Is every undergraduate student required to take one or more courses in which they are taught authentic Catholic doctrine and practice?
If yes, please describe them generally and note how many courses are required?
Theology is one of our four core subjects and is studied by every one of our students for at least two years.
Is every undergraduate student required to take one or more interdisciplinary courses relating theology or philosophy with other disciplines?
List the major, minor and special program areas that students may choose for specialization while pursuing an undergraduate degree:
Campion students may elect to complete a major (8 units of study) in any of the four core areas of study (History, Literature, Philosophy, Theology).
What are the three most popular majors or specialty disciplines for undergraduate students, and about what percentage of undergraduate students specialize in these disciplines?
Of the College’s 2015 BA Graduates:
26% majored in Theology or History
16% majored in Philosophy or Literature
16% did not declare a major
Does each undergraduate degree program require Catholic ethical formation related to the student’s major field(s) of study?
Does your institution regularly provide academic events to address theological questions related to specialized disciplines?
If yes, please describe:
We run an extensive program of visits by guest speakers, who will address students either formally, in lectures, or less formally during the course of our weekly dinners in hall. During 2011 Campion sponsored a visit by George Weigel who spoke at two events in the College (as well as at several other college-connected occasions).
Does your institution require cooperation among faculty in different disciplines in teaching, research and other academic activities?
If yes, please describe.
The Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts has an integrated curriculum, where the content in each of the four subjects being studied in a given semester are inter-related. Faculty spend time ensuring linkages between subjects.
Additional Programs of Study information, clarification or description:
Latin, Greek, and Mathematics are currently taught as above-load at all year levels.
Does the local bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) select or approve the appointment of your chaplain?
Does your institution offer Mass on campus at least on Sundays and other days of obligation?
No, Mass is not celebrated in College on Sundays, for we wish to encourage our students to participate in the life of the local parishes.
On average, about what percentage of undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass (including the Saturday vigil Mass) during the academic year?
Does your institution offer daily Mass to students?
On average, about how many undergraduate students attend daily Mass during the academic year?
Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students at least weekly?
Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives?
Are the altar servers at your institution’s Masses male only or both male and female?
Please list the schedule of Masses, noting the following for each Mass: the day and time, the Form or Rite of the Mass, and the style of music, if any (chant, traditional, contemporary, etc.):
Mo Noon, OF said
Tu Noon, OF with chant
We Noon, OF said
Th Noon, OF said
Fr Noon, EF with chant
Does your institution offer Confession on campus at least weekly?
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Tuesday, 4pm to 5pm
Friday, 11:30am to 12noon
Other: variable according to need
Does your institution offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least weekly?
List the schedule for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by day and time:
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
Does your institution offer retreat programs available to all Catholic students at least annually?
Please describe any formal programs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life:
If your institution has formal vocation programs, about how many students participate in them each year?
Are you aware of any graduates from your institution (not including seminary students, if any) who are ordained to the priesthood or have entered religious life? Please describe.
Yes. Several Campion graduates have gone into religious life, Dominicans primarily, with others still discerning their vocation into the priesthood.
Please describe options for students to reside on and off campus:
It is not normal practice in Australia for students to leave home to study. 50% of our students reside in the Sydney metropolitan area and commute to classes. Two options are available to the remainder: single study-bedrooms, or shared rooms in a student house.
Does your institution offer only single-sex residence halls?
Your institution offers single-sex residence halls for (please put an “X” in front of any that apply):
X All students
Any Student who wishes
All freshmen (only if not “All students”)
What percentage of students living on campus live in single-sex residence halls?
Are students of the opposite sex permitted to visit students’ bedrooms? (Not including irregular (once or twice a semester), “open house” events.)
How does your institution foster sobriety and respond to substance abuse on campus, particularly in campus residences?
The College has a policy on alcohol consumption on campus (NB: the legal drinking age in Australia is 18y.o.) Alcohol is not permitted in residences and times/locations for consumption of alcohol are specified and supervised. Breaches of the policy, including behavioural issues, are dealt with by the Residential Manager in the first instance and disciplinary action/fines apply. Illegal substances are not permitted on campus and this has not been an area that has arisen as a problem thus far.
How does your institution foster a student living environment that promotes and supports chastity, particularly in campus residences?
Residential areas are single sex and students are not permitted in the bedrooms of members of the opposite sex.
Does your institution have formal programs to foster Catholic prayer life and spirituality in campus residences?
Additional Residence Life information, clarification or description (optional):
There is a Leadership Award Program in which students may choose to participate. To qualify for the Award a student must perform well consistently across a range of special areas including leadership, social service, and public speaking.
Please identify and briefly describe officially recognized student clubs and activities at your institution that…
foster spiritual development:
The Rosary Group
engage in corporal works of mercy:
address sexual issues (including birth control, abortion, homosexuality):
Campion College Human Life Protection Society
address issues of social concern:
address particular academic interests:
Classics Society, Aristotle Reading Group
address particular cultural interests:
Chess Club, Debating Society, Creative Writing, Campion College Schola, Arts & Multimedia Club
provide opportunities for athletic pursuits:
Fencing Club, Soccer Club and annual competition, Football Team, Campion College Rowing Crew
please list all student clubs not listed in the above categories:
The overarching Campion College Students’ Association, and the Editorial Board of the Student magazine Sextant (published six times yearly)
Does your institution require all student clubs and activities, including those listed above, to operate in accord with Catholic teaching?
How does your institution address student clubs and activities that may conflict with Catholic teaching?
Clubs and societies are coordinated by the Campion College Students Association. There are periodic meetings between the CCSA with the College Executive. There have not yet been any instances of conflict with Catholic teaching; however the College Rules give authority to the College over establishment any affiliated organisations, including the CCSA and its clubs and societies.
Does your institution require student services like health care, counseling and guidance to conform to Catholic ethical and moral teaching and directives?
Additional Student Activities information, clarification or description (optional):
Schola, the Campion choir, performs at appropriate College, Church and cultural functions.
Has your institution’s diocesan bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) officially recognized the institution as Catholic?
Do your institution’s governing documents include or reference the General Norms and Particular (United States) Norms of Ex corde Ecclesiae?
Do your institution’s governing documents or institutional policies require conformity to the General Norms and Particular (United States) Norms of Ex corde Ecclesiae?
What is your institution’s mission statement:
‘To form future leaders of society and the Church by a broad program of learning in the Liberal Arts that integrates the insights of faith and reason.’
Campion College Australia is distinctive in both educational and religious terms.
Educationally, the curriculum of the College is based on the traditional Liberal Arts model, which has stood the test of time as an educational structure that fosters the intellectual development of students, as well as preparing them for a career. It entails systematic study across a broad array of subjects, stimulating genuine freedom of thought by opening the mind to the discovery and embrace of truth.
Religiously, it is recognisably Catholic in its affirmation of belief in the teaching authority of the Catholic Church. Students will receive a proper grounding in Catholic belief and thought, and be exposed to the richness of the Church’s spiritual, moral, intellectual and cultural traditions.
The teaching authority of the Church is of decisive importance in the life of Campion College. The Church has a recognised competence in its own sphere of theological enquiry. More broadly, its authority safeguards the search for truth by keeping in balance a range of intellectual freedoms.
Does your institution have a written policy regarding speakers and honorees that at a minimum meets the standards established by the United States bishops in “Catholics in Political Life?”
How does your institution address student and faculty invitations to speakers and honorees who have publicly opposed or acted contrary to Catholic moral teaching?
All invitations for speakers and honorees have to be approved by the President, whether issued by students or faculty.
Describe the makeup of your institution’s undergraduate student body with regard to sex, religion, home state/country and type of high school (public, private, homeschool):
Total number of undergraduates: 85
Male: 45% Female: 55%
Catholic: 95% Other Christian: 4%
Jewish: % Muslim: % Other: 1%
Number of states represented: 6
Top three states: NSW, Queensland, Victoria
Students from top three states: 90%
Catholic HS: 60% Homeschool: 12%
Private HS: 20% Public HS: 8%
Most up-to-date information as of 8/1/14
Are prospective and current members of your institution’s governing board(s) informed of their responsibility for maintaining and strengthening the Catholic identity of your institution?
Are more than half of the current members of your institution’s governing board(s) practicing Catholics?
Do Catholic members of your institution’s governing board(s) make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?
Is your institution’s president a practicing Catholic?
Does your institution’s president make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?
A message from the president.
Campion College is a unique institution in Australia – the only institute of higher education dedicated to the Liberal Arts. Here at Campion we are committed to the Catholic Liberal Arts tradition whereby an education is truly about the fostering of the life of the mind and the pursuit of wisdom. In order to think freely as humans we need the tools that liberate us to know and contemplate all that is good and true. These tools are what Campion provides. Engaging with ideas, reflecting on the big questions, knowing our past, thinking logically, investigating the insights of faith and reason, reading great works, constructing arguments, are just some of the ways that the life of the mind is fostered at Campion College.
Campion, though, is not just about the life of the mind; we attempt to engage and to form the whole person. Grounded in the Catholic tradition, we see no conflict between a dedicated life of study and the flourishing of the whole person.
As part of educating you in wisdom there is special care taken at Campion with your individual academic development. We are fortunate to have a dedicated and talented academic staff that will instruct, prompt and guide you in the life of the mind. With small classes you will not be lost in a crowd as academics and students create a true community of learning.
Thank you for considering Campion College. Please be in touch if you would like to find out more or visit our lovely campus.
Dr Paul Morrissey
+61 2 9896 9300