The University of Scranton is a private Jesuit university in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1888 by William O'Hara, the first Bishop of Scranton, as St. Thomas College. In 1938, the college was elevated to university status and took the name The University of Scranton. The institution was operated by the Diocese of Scranton from its founding until 1897. While the Diocese of Scranton retained ownership of the university, it was administered by the Lasallian Christian Brothers from 1888 to 1942. In 1942, the Society of Jesus took ownership and control of the university. During the 1960s, the university became an independent institution under a lay board of trustees.The university is composed of three colleges that each contain both undergraduate and graduate programs. It offers 65 bachelor's degree, 29 master's degree, and 4 doctoral programs.The university enrolls approximately 6,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Most of its students are from Pennsylvania, New Je
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