Madonna University

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School Overview

Madonna University is a liberal arts university in Livonia, Michigan located on a 80-acre wooded campus in the suburbs of the Detroit metro area. Even thought the university is a Catholic institution directly affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, it is open to all faiths and denominations and employs faculty of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. In addition to its main campus located on the western side of metropolitan Detroit, the university also has campuses in southwest Detroit, Clinton Township, Orchard Lake, at the University Center in Gaylord, Michigan as well as the Michigan at the Macomb University Center. The university is the largest Catholic, Franciscan university in the United States.

The university offers students a selection of over 100 undergraduate degree programs, at both the associate and bachelor’s level, and more than 35 master’s degrees in various fields and disciplines, including business, education, criminal justice, history, health sciences and psychology. Modanna University launched its flagship doctorate degree program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, in 2009. The university is regionally accredited by the Higher Education Commission.

General Information

Admission Office

36600 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150-1176

(734) 432-5339

(800) 852-4951

Fax: (734) 432-5424

Contact: Michael Quattro

Director of Undergraduate Admission
Main Address

36600 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150-1176

(734) 432-5300

Total undergrads: 3,074

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 299

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,851

Graduate enrollment: 1,067


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 76%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 94%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American studies C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Fine/Studio Arts A,B
Graphic Design A,B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Pedagogy C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B,C
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business administration quality and project management C
E-Commerce C
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A,B
Journalism A,B
Television and video communications A,B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A,B
Computer technology A


Early Childhood Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Teacher Education B


Engineering, pre-engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Occupational Safety B,C
Occupational safety and health/fire science A,B,C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A,B

Speech/Rhetorical Studies B
Technical/Business Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Activity and program planning C
Adult Development/Aging A,B,C
Child Development A,B
Consumer Merchandising A,B,C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies A,B

Foreign Language & Literature

American Sign Language (ASL) A,B
American sign language C
Chinese language and culture C
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Dietetics and clinical nutrition services B
Health System Administration B
Health/medical preparatory programs B
Nursing C
Nursing (RN) A,B
Nursing administration C
Pharmacy Assistance A
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prenursing B
Prepharmacy A,B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Substance Abuse Counseling C


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,B
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology A,B
Gerontology C
Natural Sciences A,B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies A,B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Industrial/Organizational Psychology B
Psychological trauma research B,C
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy C
Social Work B

Science Technologies

Applied science A,B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B,C
Fire Science/Firefighting A,B,C
Forensic Technologies B,C
Security and protective services B,C

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B,C

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pastoral Counseling B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology 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.

Madonna University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(734) 432-5300
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address:36600 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia, MI 48150-1176
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,298
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):40%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,046 (62% 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:$19,500
Out-of-state Tuition:$19,500
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$11,952

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Madonna University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Madonna University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services23385
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs44
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services121
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields311
English Language and Literature/Letters224
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences445
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics313
Health Professions and Related Programs1851311
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service10241
Legal Professions and Studies212
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies222
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies12
Physical Sciences2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Science Technologies/Technicians11
Social Sciences121
Theology and Religious Vocations132
Visual and Performing Arts6281
Grand total104329034

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Madonna University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Grand total21

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Madonna 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,272

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 aid17096%
Grant or scholarship aid16894%$11,952
Student loan aid10056%$6,032

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,80463%$7,080
Federal student loans1,40449%$8,161

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Madonna 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 Madonna University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants843289554
Percent admitted100%77%74%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%39%19%

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

Madonna University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,298
Undergraduate enrollment2,629
Graduate enrollment669

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

Madonna University Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*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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