A Community Like No Other!
Situated just 40 miles west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and 25 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport, Franciscan University’s home city of Steubenville, Ohio, offers University employees the best of both worlds: A small town environment with thriving parishes, faithful Catholic schools, an extensive homeschool network, and a close-knit supportive community, plus all the amenities of a major metropolitan area, including professional sporting events, a world-class symphony, opera, ballet, theater, shopping, fine dining, and more.
Steubenville is the seat of Jefferson County whose rich natural resources have lent themselves to an economic history based in industry and agriculture. Over the last several years, natural gas exploration and production have contributed to significant economic development.
Abundant recreational options in our county include parks, lakes, golf courses, trails, historic sites, wineries, festivals, shopping, and more. A variety of fairs, festivals, and community days show again and again the pride that residents take in their hometowns.
The medical field has seen incredible growth and expansion in Jefferson County over the past several years with new facilities, improved technology, and expanded services. Residents can also enjoy the convenience of top healthcare here at home from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Allegheny General Hospital specialists affiliated with local hospitals.