President’s Welcome

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Chatfield College and our website. If you are a first-time visitor to either our college or this website, please know that we are delighted to see you.

Chatfield College is an open-enrollment Catholic college, rooted in the Legacy of the Ursuline Sisters, believing in the potential of every person, and accepting of people of all faiths.  We offer a small, collaborative learning environment with a deep sense of community, and personalized support.  Chatfield meets students where they are and empowers individuals to better themselves, their employability, and their futures.

If you are a current student, alumna or alumnus, faculty, staff, supporter or frequent visitor – welcome back!  You already know that Chatfield is a wonderful place where faculty, students and staff interact in a cordial and friendly manner within a professional, academic atmosphere.

Our website will not only provide you with lots of interesting information about Chatfield, our academic offerings, campuses, scholarships, online classes, upcoming events, recent happenings, and the people who make up our close-knit community, but we have built a transactional website as well.  It is easy to make a donation, contact a staff member, and link to literally hundreds of resources to help you on your educational journey.

Chatfield awards the Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, with concentrations available in business, early childhood education and human services, as well as other pathways and certificate programs to help you prepare for a career in health care, information technology, or literally dozens of other fields of interest.  Many of our students transfer to four-year schools and earn a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or other professional degree or certification.

Founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Brown County, we welcome students of all ages, religions and backgrounds.  Our classes are small and extra help and encouragement is plentiful.  You will receive a level of attention and support unavailable at most larger schools.  Many of our students work full or part-time jobs, so we are accustomed to designing schedules that are flexible and meet the needs of our students.

Please call and set up a visit.  If you have always believed college was beyond your reach, or if you have been sidetracked by one of life’s unplanned circumstances, you owe it to yourself and your family to reconsider.  A college degree IS within reach at Chatfield.  Our admissions and financial aid counselors will show you how.

I look forward to meeting you in person at one of our campuses – in Brown County on State Route 251 just outside Fayetteville, or in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood near downtown on Central Parkway.   See you at Chatfield!

Sincerely yours,

Robert P. Elmore