Alverno College

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School Overview

Alverno College is a private, four-year, women’s college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. It was first established as St. Joseph’s Normal School in 1887 and was renamed Alverno Teachers College in 1936. It wasn’t until 1946 that it became Alverno College. Even though the college is primarily a women’s college, it does offer a few coeducational master’s degree programs. All bachelor’s degree programs are reserved for women only.

Alverno offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs designed for aspiring educators, teachers and working business professionals. Students can attend Alverno during the week or on weekends–depending on which is more convenient. The college’s weekend program was established in 1977 in an effort to provide accessible higher education for Milwaukee’s working women. Alverno offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Education.

Alverno uses a student-centric education approach that relies on high levels of interaction between students and faculty. It employs indepth performance evaluations and feedback designed to help students learn and grow. The ultimate goal of all programs at Alverno is to help students learn how to effectively comunicate (oral and written), solve problems, develop a global perspective, become contributing citizens and develop critical analysis skills.

General Information

Admission Office

3400 South 43rd Street

PO Box 343922

Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922

(414) 382-6101

(800) 933-3401

Fax: (414) 382-6055

Contact: Dianna Gaebler

Executive Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 343922

PO Box 343922

Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922

(414) 382-6000

Total undergrads: 2,371

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 267

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,303

Graduate enrollment: 411


Urban setting

ery large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 89%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Interactive media design B
Music – General A,B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Business administration/management and operations B
International Business B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Communications Technologies

Communication management and technology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Teacher Assistance A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Art Therapy B
Music Therapy B
Nursing (RN) A,B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi/Interdisciplinary studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Alverno College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(414) 382-6000
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:3400 S 43rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,017
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):39%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:2,017 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$26,932
Out-of-state Tuition:$26,932
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$15,689

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Alverno College Programs

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services31
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs333
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities22
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total1843713

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Alverno College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$625

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid224100%
Grant or scholarship aid224100%$15,689
Student loan aid16674%$6,828

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,43892%$12,905
Federal student loans1,24380%$7,921

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants6420642
Percent admitted100%0%80%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%0%26%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Alverno College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,017
Undergraduate enrollment1,413
Graduate enrollment604

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Alverno College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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