Cardinal Stritch University

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School Overview

Cardinal Stritch University (locally referred to as “Stritch”) is a four-year university that is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic church. The university’s main campus is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but it also has campuses in Kenosha, Madison, Eden Praire and Rochester. In addition to the aforementioned branch campuses, the university has an outreach program that reaches adult learners and students throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Cardinal Stritch has a total annual enrollment of just over 6,000 students (50% undergraduate and 50% graduate) and full-time faculty of roughly 105. Annual tuition is about $21,000 and over 80% of students received financial aid in the form of grants, student loans, scholarships or work-study.

General Information

Admission Office

6801 North Yates Road, Box 516

Milwaukee, WI 53217-7516

(414) 410-4040

(800) 347-8822

Fax: (414) 410-4058

Contact: Kirk Messer

Director of Admission
Main Address

6801 North Yates Road

Milwaukee, WI 53217

(414) 410-4000

Total undergrads: 3,060


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 90%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General Performance B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A,B


Education – General B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) A,B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work C

Social Sciences

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

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pastoral Counseling B
Youth Ministry 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.

Cardinal Stritch University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (414) 410-4000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 6801 N Yates Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,896
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 43%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,364 (72% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $31,798
Out-of-state Tuition: $31,798
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,132

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Cardinal Stritch University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Cardinal Stritch University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1182
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 22113
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 41
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 3236193

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Cardinal Stritch University 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $31,798
Out-of-state $31,798
Books and supplies $700

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,880
Out-of-state $10,880

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 130 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 130 100% $23,132
Student loan aid 99 76% $6,046

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 960 66% $17,302
Federal student loans 784 54% $8,482

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Cardinal Stritch University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Cardinal Stritch University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,140 375 765
Percent admitted 100% 80% 82%
Percent admitted who enrolled 14% 18% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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

Cardinal Stritch University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,896
Undergraduate enrollment 1,248
Graduate enrollment 648

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

Cardinal Stritch University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*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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