Madonna Institution is a private, Catholic institution in Livonia, Michigan. It was formed in 1937 by Mother Mary DeSales Tocka and her council of Felician Sisters. The university was formerly known as the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Junior College, and its first-year enrolment was limited to only 18 sisters.
The university’s name was changed to Madonna College in 1969, and it began granting bachelor’s degrees. Madonna College established master’s-level programs in 1982 and became a university in 1991. Madonna University now has nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled.
The university is named after the Madonna, Jesus Christ’s mother. The Felician Sisters chose this name because the Madonna is a symbol of hope, compassion, and wisdom to them. The motto of the institution is “Sapentia Desursum,” which translates as “Wisdom from Above.”
The Higher Learning Commission has accredited Madonna University. It provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, nursing, education, and the arts. The institution is also dedicated to service, collaborating with local organizations to deliver educational and social services to the community.
Madonna University is a vibrant and dynamic learning community dedicated to offering high-quality education to its students. The university is also an outspoken supporter of social justice and is dedicated to making a positive change in the world.