St Patrick's College is a medium sized College of Education with over 2,000 students taking courses in education and Humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Since 1993, the College has been a College of Dublin City University and all courses are accredited by the University.
The agreement for linkage with Dublin City University (1993) facilitates active participation within the University while confirming that the separate identity of the College shall be maintained. The College's academic departments are currently divided into two faculties — the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Education — which were created as part of the linkage agreement. The Catholic identity of the College is fostered through religious worship and campus ministry.
The main College buildings house a range of facilities including large, medium and small lecture theatres, teaching and seminar rooms, College chapel, student canteen and dining room, large auditorium, well stocked library, IT facilities, Education Resource Centre, modern gymnasium, art rooms, language lab, student residences for c300 students etc.